New Year, New You: How to Boost Your Communications Skills on the Job

Your communication skills may be the one personal skill with the greatest impact on your job satisfaction, your relationships with your colleagues and your patient satisfaction. In fact, it’s integral to your career success and professional development. It really does not matter what field you practice in; your communication skills help you to succeed. It…


5 Tips For Improving Your Bedside Manner

Your bedside manner has a direct effect on patient satisfaction and scores used to determine financial reimbursement for the hospital. Patient satisfaction also improves patient outcomes. This means your bedside manner counts. Many nurses have had discussions about bedside manner and practiced it in nursing school, yet it is sometimes forgotten once you enter the…


How to Help Your Patients Celebrate The Holidays!

It is likely that at some point or another, you found yourself working a holiday shift at the hospital. And while this may be a bit of a Debbie Downer, it’s important to remember that you’re not the only one there. The whole reason you’re working holiday shift is because there are patients who need…


Top Methods for Continuing Your Education With a Family

College students come in all ages today. Attending college or training school directly out of high school often means you are balancing your education against everyday living. However, once you have a family and a job, adding education into the mix can become challenging. How Does Work-life Balance Impact Academics? Maintaining an optimal school –…


What to Do When You Are Faced With An Ethical Dilemma

It’s a question commonly asked during a job interview because it’s a situation that is not uncommon in the medical profession. How have you handled an ethical dilemma in the past? Understanding the Ethical Dilemma There may come a time when you’re faced with a situation that goes against your ethics, morals or values. It…


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…


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…


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…


Top 5 Websites Where Nurses Can Find Advice

It was once difficult for nurses to interact with other nurses who didn’t work at their facility or in their immediate geographical area. But, with the phenomenal growth of the internet and a growing number of resources online, it has become much easier to connect with other health professionals and grow from your shared experiences.…