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Finding My Place: Part Two

Guest Post by Carolyn Mckinzie A few months after that, I took a secretarial job at an anti-coagulation clinic that was only a few hours a week. But it was something, and I just couldn’t stand doing nothing. I worked there for a couple of years but then left following knee surgery. My battered … [Read More...]

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Happy Nurses Week!

Nurses are truly awesome! You don’t hear that said enough. I want to remind you how awesome you are. By deciding to become a nurse, you are doing an honorable job. Nursing is not a job; it’s a calling. If you look at it as a job, you will become unhappy. You have been called and chosen to … [Read More...]

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Finding My Place: The struggle a nurse faces after a sudden disability

A three-part series guest post; by Carolyn McKinzie I was working as a nurse at my local county jail when I crushed both legs in an auto accident in October 1998. I also sustained a skull fracture, facial fractures, multiple broken ribs and both lungs partially collapsed. I was lucky to be alive. … [Read More...]

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Why Emotional Intelligence is Crucial for Change in Nursing

“Nurses are so smart, and their work is so important. Yet every day we see incidents of horizontal violence, inadequate staffing, occupational injuries and unsafe acts or worse.” Boynton explains how an underlying lack of emotional intelligence (EQ) on the part of nurses, doctors, and … [Read More...]

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8 Tips on Creating a Healthy Work Environment

  When I was a young nurse in my twenties, I once worked in an environment that was truly toxic. We only worked 7-hour shifts; the work itself was not difficult because all I had to do was help recover patients after surgery. But I remember going home with a throbbing headache every day. I … [Read More...]

Wellness

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7 Ways Nurses Can Treat Their Feet Right

  Your feet literally carry you through life, bear your weight and take you places. As a nurse, you are constantly on your feet, from eight

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What to Eat Before and After You Workout

    By now you’ve probably dedicated yourself to living a healthier lifestyle. Since exercise is an integral part of any

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How to Take Good Care of Your Back

  If overwork or injuries have caused strain on your back, you are by no means alone! Many people around the world suffer from some form of

International Nurses

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6 Immigration Test Questions & Answers

A few years ago I did my citizen exam. I must say I was quite nervous, but confident I would pass because I had studied for several

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Can your International Nursing Education Enable you to Take the NCLEX Exam?

  Linda had completed all her nursing courses in Haiti. However, she had not taken her government's nursing exam. Her uncle who lived in