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4 P’s of Personal Resiliency

Now more than ever, building personal resiliency could be paramount to feeling grounded at home, in your nursing career, or other areas of your life. We’ve all been put through the wringer this year, but by focusing on personal resiliency, we may be able to come out the other side stronger tha...
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10 Nursing Secrets For Handling Difficult Family Members

Nurses are front-line providers who are regularly face-to-face with patients and their families. That comes with some unique challenges. One of those challenges can come in the form of a rude or difficult family member. Maybe this situation sounds familiar: You’re a nurse doing your best to care f...
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Un/Approachable: 3 Effective Ways to Bring Concerns to RN Leaders

Every nursing unit has a nurse manager. Managers handle the administrative aspect of running a hospital unit and are privy to significantly more of the healthcare structure limitations than staff nurses. Leadership styles vary throughout management. Some are not conducive to a healthy nurse-manageme...
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New Nurse Strategies: Who Will Help And Who Is Your Frenemy

Being a new grad nurse there is so much to figure out. During orientation, the preceptor helps guide new nurses through situations and teaches policies and procedures, but there is still much to learn once you are on your own. Not every nurse has the same work ethic, adherence to policies, or patien...
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Part 1: OVERWHELMED or Feel STUCK? 3 Ways Nurses Can Get UNSTUCK

What do you think of when you hear the word “stuck”? Immovable? Unchangeable? Trapped? Nobody wants to feel stuck, but how many of us find ourselves there anyway in our personal or professional lives? “There are so many opportunities in nursing. How could a nurse ever feel stuck?” Why Are So...
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Part 2: OVERWHELMED or Feel STUCK? Extenuating Circumstances

For some, getting unstuck might be more challenging than others. Extenuating Circumstances The three main categories of extenuating circumstances are: Finances: You may be the breadwinner for your family and cutting hours is not an option. Spouse/Significant Other: You may need to consider the poten...
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