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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.

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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.

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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.

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Takes One to Know One: Nurse Retention from a Personal Perspective

Reasons that nurses leave have been well documented; however, not everything can be analyzed by statistics, dollar signs, or anecdotes from Managers and CNOs. Here are the main reasons nurses leave their jobs from the perspective of a nurse on the front lines.

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The Benefits of Taking a Break

For many of us outside nursing, taking a break in the workday—to grab a bite, go for a walk, or catch up with a coworker—is a practiced habit. It’s something we take for granted. Not so for nurses.

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5 Reasons to Throw a Nurse Engagement Party

Congratulations, you’re engaged! You feel connected, supported, appreciated, and heard—happy to put your energy into a relationship that promises positive returns. Shouldn’t that be how nurses feel at work? So often, though, they say they feel the opposite.

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Why Does a Tech Company Have a VP of Nursing?

When I started out in nursing, I knew little of what it took to be a nurse outside of assessments and patient care. In today’s world, it isn’t enough to just be a good clinical nurse. Like it or not, technology has become a part of our society and therefore a part of our industry.

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When Best Practices Become Too Much of a Good Thing

What do you feel when you hear the words “best practice”? It probably depends where you sit. For those in the C-suite, a best practice may seem like a no-brainer. If something works well in one area, why not multiply its effects by mandating its use elsewhere?

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