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It's Okay to Say I Don't Know
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It's OK to Say 'I Don't Know'

Nurses are the most trusted profession on the planet. But, one challenge that nurses sometimes face is the ability to acknowledge they need help or information before they can complete a task or provide care.
How to Teach and Learn Soft Skills
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How to Teach and Learn Soft Skills

One growing concern in the healthcare industry is a desire to help nurses find ways to connect with their patients more. When nurses connect with their patients more, the level of care rises and patients feel as if they are truly valued.
How Can I Become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
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How Can I Become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner?

Are you wanting to work in women's health? Women's health nurse practitioners or WHNPs perform many of the duties of a gynecologist and often provide pre and post-natal care for mothers. Here's how to start a career as a women's health nurse practitioner.
6 Signs You Were Born to Be a Nurse Manager
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5 Signs You Were Born to Be a Nurse Manager

Being a nurse manager isn’t for everyone. It’s a tough job that can feel like you’re being pulled in half a dozen different directions. As challenging as this role can be, some people thrive in this position. Here are five signs that your calling in life is to be a nurse manager.
Happy Nurses' Week
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Nurses Week Celebration & Giveaway!

Nurses care for so much more than the just the primary dx, they tend to anxiety, fears, and sometimes anger(!) of all those in the room. That is why we take a whole week to celebrate nurses. And that is why we have a few ways to enter to win some awesome prizes this week.
Nurse Rules from 1900
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A List of Nurse Rules from the Early 1900s

Medical technology has improved considerably over the last 100 years, and so has the relationship between a nurse and their patient. Take a look at some of the more surprising nurse rules from the early 1900s.
Nurses Week 2018
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Nurses Week 2018 – Enter to Win!

This year, we are honoring the ANA’s theme, of Inspire, Influence, and Innovate. We want to hear how you are inspiring your industry, influencing a colleague, or innovating in your field.
Free White Paper – America's Nurses: Empowering a Silent Majority of Clinicians to Transform Healthcare
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White Paper: Nurse Empowerment

Exploring how empowering nurses—the largest cohort of bedside clinicians—can transform healthcare and provide return on investment for hospitals and facilities.
Free White Paper – The Nurse Engagement Imperative
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White Paper: Nurse Engagement

There are 3.1 million registered nurses practicing in the U.S.—three times the number of professionally active physicians. Despite this majority, policy decisions often lack nurse engagement, which can negatively affect patient outcomes, nursing staff turnover, and readmission rates. Learn more about how empowering nurses — and the steps needed to do so — can help your facility decrease nurse turnover, save money, and transform healthcare in our new white paper.
CFO
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Datasheet: CFO

Download and enjoy the NurseGrid Manager datasheet for CFOs.
CNO
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Datasheet: CNO

Download and enjoy the NurseGrid Manager datasheet for CNOs.
IT
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Datasheet: IT

Download and enjoy the free NurseGrid Manager datasheet for IT teams.
7 Tips for Nurse Managers to Boost Staff Satisfaction
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7 Ways Nurse Managers Can Boost Staff Satisfaction

The positive effects of increased staff satisfaction in nursing units are well researched. These 7 tips will help you to increase your staff’s satisfaction, making the rest of your goals much easier to achieve.
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Struggling to Cover Staffing Holes? There Are Free Tools

When I worked in a hospital department, we would regularly receive emails from management pleading with us to pick up extra shifts. It always struck me as a clunky, inefficient way to solicit staff to take on open shifts. Outside of NurseGrid’s innovative open-shift platform, there were no solutions for those who weren’t NurseGrid Manager customers – until now.
NurseGrid Manager
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NurseGrid Manager Mobile App Is Now Available to Everyone

NurseGrid has placed the power of staff management in your hands. Literally. NurseGrid Manager is our newest mobile app that enables nurse managers to: adapt to census changes quickly, approve shift swaps and giveaways on the go, and more. The best feature? It is completely free.
America's-nurses-transform-healthcare
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Let's Hand over the Bullhorn to America’s Nurses

To better empower nurses to become the leaders that our increasingly complex healthcare system needs, hospital facilities must invest in nurse education, mentorship, and professional development, technology innovation, communication, and mutual respect.
Nurses Using NurseGrid App
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Find Your Next Job Using NurseGrid – an Update

When we launched NurseGrid Jobs, the platform contained only a handful of available jobs for users to apply to. We ramped that up to about 200 in the first few months, and today we are excited to announce there are over 9,000 jobs on the platform!
A Nurse's Story: 3 Things That Helped Me through Burnout
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A Nurse's Story: 3 Things That Helped Me through Burnout

Burnout is one of worst things that can happen to you as a nurse. Blood, guts, and gore — these things don’t phase us. But, burnout? It’s that one thing that can make you take off your scrubs and never want to wear them again.
The Magic Nursing Ratio
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The Magic Nursing Ratio

What is the ideal nurse-patient ratio? What are the errors that begin to occur when staffing breeches that magic number?
NurseGrid Blog
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Finding Your Niche in Nursing

Niche: a comfortable or suitable position in life, or in employment. I think that besides being my calling and passion, nursing has become my niche in life. And, lucky enough, I I’ve found my niche within nursing. Here's how you can too.
nursegird-app-contest
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Win a Party for Your Department!

To show our appreciation for nurses, and in an effort to get nurses’ feedback to make our product even better, we are offering a fully catered party to one lucky hospital department!
NurseGrid Blog
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Nurses Are Raving about the #1 Nurse App in the Nation

Creating and keeping track of a work schedule as a nurse is daunting and antiquated. A group of nurses in Portland, Oregon, were so fed up with outdated scheduling technology that they set out to make a change. Their creation: NurseGrid.
National Nurses Week
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Happy National Nurses Week

Happy National Nurses Week! This week and every week, we're proud to support nurses and the entire nursing profession.
Android NurseGrid Release Calendar
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A Big Update for NurseGrid on Android

We’ve focused new team resources on redesigning our Android experience to be smoother, faster, and more user friendly. Today marks the initial release of our new experience and an ongoing investment into the NurseGrid app for Android.
Male Nurse in Scrubs
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Hidden Nurse Anxiety

Anxiety can significantly impact many nurses’ work environments. Personally speaking, nothing has shaped my career as a nurse more than anxiety derived from negative nursing experiences.
two nurses in supply room
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You Might Find Your Next Job on NurseGrid

We wanted to create something for our users that took the pain out of the job search and application process. So over the past couple months we’ve been working on a feature we’re excited to announce: NurseGrid Jobs.
Three Nurses Leaving a Hospital
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Nursing and the Negative Brain: How to Control It

The trauma nurses experience extends beyond PTSD to a condition called vicarious trauma, the end result of the constant compassion fatigue they experience at work. The good news is that there are things nurses can do to outwit their negative brains, boost their happy hormones, relieve stress, and cope better.
smiling nurses
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How to Be a Great Nurse Leader

Being a great nurse leader isn’t something you do; it’s something you are. And effective management style has a big impact on nurse retention. As a nurse and a leader one must be hardworking, compassionate, organized, and in control, leading by example and not just with words.
NurseGrid Blog
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Nurses and Preventable Readmissions

Readmissions are stressful for both patients and staff, not to mention costly for facilities. Studies show that improving communication between caregiver and patient has the biggest impact on reducing these return visits, which puts nurses in a uniquely powerful position.
NurseGrid Blog
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We Need More Nurses in Healthcare Leadership Positions

There’s an archaic stereotype that looms over the leadership hierarchy of the healthcare industry. That is, that physicians are the leaders, the delegators, the most knowledgeable in the field of medicine. And nurses are the helpers, taking direction from the doctor in charge.
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