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Tips for Staying Energized Through a Nursing Shift
A long shift can feel even longer when you’re tired. A study from Tel Aviv University in collaboration with UCLA finds that when you’re sleep-deprived, even your brain slows down. Research has shown that sleep deprivation will slow reaction time and now demonstrates your visual perception and memory associations also slow down. These slow or sluggish responses can also change the way you perceive time.
Classic Bad Workplace Habits Nurses Need to Break
Habits play a significant role in your everyday life. A habit is a routine way of speaking or regularly doing something that may have become subconscious. In other words, you start doing or saying something without even thinking about it. Some habits are good for you – like exercise, drinking water and going to bed early. But some habits are destructive to your career and your personal relationships.
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 is the number one soft skill employers are looking for during an interview. The good news is that you are not born with good skills, they can be learned. There are steps you can take immediately to strengthen your communication skills and stand out at work.
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 to be cared for, who also cannot be home with their families.
How to Look For a New Nursing Job While You’re Still Employed
Sometimes you are gainfully employed but interested in seeking a new position. There are ways to land a new job in nursing while you’re still employed at another facility. Job searching can be challenging when you’re doing it full-time, and it can be even more challenging while you’re working full-time. It may seem like the best of both worlds to collect a paycheck while you’re looking for a new job, but there are a few extra challenges you’ll want to account for.
Why Choosing The Right Nursing Job is Important for Your Long Term Career Goals
Is nursing a job or a career move for you? Another question you might ask yourself is, where do you see yourself in 5 years? This isn’t just a question you’ll be answering for hiring managers but should be asking yourself as the answers will drive your choice of positions and determine your desire to advance your career or education.
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.
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?
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 critical to providing patient care in a safe environment. Portable monitors, smart beds, wearable devices, and electronic health records are all ways hospitals and home care agencies are using technology to reduce their dependence on a growing shortage of nurses, and improve communication between shifts.
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 to balance being a nurse and motherhood. Walking that line may even make you a better person all around.