Learn What it Takes to Become a Direct Support Professional

As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you’re responsible for assisting and connecting with those who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities with their everyday tasks. This may mean housekeeping, meal preparation, driving to appointments, or running errands. While the description of the duties is similar to that of a home health aide, the responsibilities and education…


Interview Workshop: The Best Online Prep Tools You Should Be Using

Once you’ve sent in your application with a well-polished resume, you may receive a request for an interview. You mustn’t assume this interview is a simple formality before you receive a job offer. Your hiring manager is probably interviewing several people, and your job interview is an audition. The interview is one step closer to…


Protect Your Skin: How to Keep Your Skin Healthy While on the Job

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It is responsible for protecting your organs, regulating your temperature, and is an effective barrier against bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. One of the best ways to help protect your health is to support and maintain the protective role your skin plays. Your Skin Is One…


Tech Corner: How Technology is Improving Training for Nurses

There are several ways in which technology is transforming patient care. From ordering a pizza to financial security, technology and artificial intelligence are changing the way we live our lives. Medical care is no different. As life expectancy increases and the nursing shortage continues, many hospitals and home care agencies are finding medical technology is…


How to Balance Being a Nurse and Motherhood

Being a mom might be one of the hardest jobs on the planet. When you combine that with being a nurse and caring for other people all day long, you might think that you could not make those two jobs work together. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. While challenging, it is possible…


How to Build the Perfect Nursing Resume

Looking for a new job is stressful enough. But as you consider making a foray into the job market, it will be important to put a facelift on your current resume. Nursing is one of the fastest-growing job markets, and registered nurses are in high demand. However, while there may be enough jobs to go…


4 Challenges Every Nurse Faces, and How to Overcome Them

Although nursing is engaging and rewarding, it does come with challenges. It is a demanding profession that requires your dedication and commitment to provide safe patient care for those who have entrusted their lives to your hospital. Your career may be intertwined with some of the same problems healthcare providers have been struggling with for…


Self-Care Tips for Any Nurse

Burnout is a common occurrence in the medical field. It’s caused by excessive and prolonged stress and often results in exhaustion and feelings of being overwhelmed and emotionally drained. Unable to meet the constant demands of medicine, a nurse experiencing burnout may also suffer from long-term changes to their health making them vulnerable to illnesses…


How to Resolve Workplace Conflicts

Whether at work or at home, conflicts happen. The difference is at home you have the opportunity to speak openly and transparently with your family. At work, conflict resolution can sometimes take on a political flavor. But whether it’s at home or at work, there are steps you can take to help resolve conflict and…


Grow Your Skills: How You Can Better Connect With Your Patients

Building genuine connections and relationships with your patients helps you perform your duties better and puts your patient at ease. By developing some simple skills, you can quickly and easily step into a situation and build rapport with your patients, improving their experience and growing positive outcomes in their medical care. While creating connections outside…