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Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s
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Tips for Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s

This September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a global event designed to raise awareness for dementia, how it affects patients around the world, and how individuals should care for those struggling with this disease.
The Nurse Scheduling Problem and What to Do About It
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The Nurse Scheduling Problem and What to Do About It

One of the many struggles that go along with managing a nursing staff is the dreaded nurse scheduling problem. As a nurse manager, you have a lot of positions to fill at any given time, all the while juggling the concerns and demands of your administrator and your staff members.
What Nurses Need to Know about Cord Blood
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What Nurses Need to Know About Cord Blood

Did you know: Cord blood or the cells found in the blood of the umbilical cord can be used to treat and develop treatments for a wide range of diseases and conditions, saving the lives of patients and advancing our understanding of medicine.
Obesity: How Nurses Can Help
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Obesity Is on the Rise: What Can Nurses Do to Help?

Obesity is on the rise in the U.S., and it shows no sign of slowing down. While nurses aren’t specifically responsible for the weight of their patients, they can help patients improve their diets and eating habits to reduce the risk of obesity.
Nurse Recruitment & Retention: For Love or Money?
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Nurse Recruitment & Retention: For Love or Money?

In the face of these market conditions, numerous facilities are resorting to creative strategies to recruit and retain staff. Are the trending financial rewards and other incentives the best investment for hospitals looking to hire the right long-term fit or are they merely plugging holes for a costly, short-term fix?
Nurses Call Off or Go In Sick?
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Calling Off When You're Sick vs Going into Work to Avoid Write-Ups

When you’re a nurse, calling out of work comes with a lot of unintended consequences, including forcing your coworkers to pick up the slack, inhibiting a patient’s quality of care, and making your healthcare facility less efficient. But you’re a human being, and sometimes calling out of work is your best option.
Compassion Fatigue: Nurses at Risk
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Compassion Fatigue: Nurses at Risk

Nurses tend to exude a lot of compassion when they’re on the job. They have to comfort those that may be sick or injured, their family members, and deal with all kinds of difficult, emotionally complex situations.
Managing Your Department's Schedule Just Got Easier with the NurseGrid Manager Update
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Managing Your Department’s Schedule Just Got Easier

Today, we are excited to announce a big update and new features to NurseGrid Manager. With the release of our new Reassign, Split Shift, and Convert to Open Shift features, NurseGrid customers have even easier ways to manage their schedule.
How to Address and Prevent Violence
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How Nurses Can Address and Prevent Violence on the Job

Running a hospital is never easy, but nurse managers and supervisors need to do their part when it comes to protecting their nurses and colleagues. The healthcare industry has experienced a rapid uptick in violence on the job in recent years.
5 Lessons Every Nurse Must Learn
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5 Valuable Lessons Every Nurse Must Learn on the Job

Being a nurse can be mentally and physically exhausting, especially if you’re right out of nursing school and you just landed your first job. If you’re just starting out as a nurse, use these lessons to make the best of your new position.
7 Reasons You Should be Using the NurseGrid App to Manage Your Schedule
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7 Reasons You Should Use NurseGrid to Manage Your Schedule

For years, hospitals have used outdated schedule distribution processes, making it hard for nurses to effectively balance their work and life. Here’s how the nurses, designers, and engineers behind NurseGrid modernized processes to healthcare scheduling and staffing.
How to Announce the Death of a Patient with Compassion
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How to Announce the Death of a Patient with Compassion

Nurses aren't numb to pain every time a patient dies on their watch, but every nurse needs to learn how to cope with death. That includes having the ability to speak to the deceased’s relatives and next of kin to let them know that their loved one has died.
Communicating Together
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Communicating Together

While many nurses are personable and able to have conversations, some nurses struggle. The good news is that the skill can be learned and mastered, allowing for joyful and serious communications to occur without a major event. There are a few key points to mastering the art of conversation and confrontation.
Nursing the At-Home Patient: Special Considerations
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Nursing the At-Home Patient: Special Considerations

If you’re taking care of a patient in their own home, you’ll quickly realize that things aren’t like they used to be. The predictability of the hospital is no more, and it’s up to you to deliver the best care possible in a changing environment.
Healing and Humor
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Healing and Humor

If we do not address the heart, help to support the spirit and coping elements of the patient, we may ‘heal’ a short term medical problem but have ignored the patients emotional resolve to have long term success.
NurseGrid Pride socks
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NurseGrid Pride

Today we are changing our logo on the NurseGrid Mobile App and across our social platforms in honor of Pride Month. Though small in terms of changes, we hope it speaks loudly to NurseGrid's support of the LGBTQ+ community and equality for all.
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.
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.
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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.
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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!
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