Can Nurses Be Wealthy?

      Many people say that, if you want to be wealthy or rich, nursing is not the career for you. In a sense, there is a lot of truth to this. If you look at the history of nursing, it was more of a ministry to mankind than a money-making profession in the early days. For many, it still is a ministry, although today it is a career with financial advances and bonuses along the way. You can build wealth and riches as a nurse if you plan well. What does it mean to be rich or wealthy? […]

Are Nurses Good At Saving Money?

        When it comes to money, how good are you at saving? Some of you may say it depends on how much a nurse makes. Some salaries can be considered high and others considered low, depending on where you work and your specialty.   I once worked in a country where nurses were the lowest paid among professionals. I envied my friends who were teachers and secretaries because some of them earned double my pay. The fact that I had little pay was no excuse not to save.   Saving money is an important habit to form […]

5 Ways of Dealing with a Hyper-Competitive Coworker.

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      Do you have a coworker who is constantly trying to outdo everyone else? Some employers encourage competition in the work place because they believe that it causes greater productivity and motivates the employees to meet deadlines. As much as these reasons may be good for any company, such an attitude can cause some employees to become overly competitive. Nurses are no exception when it comes to competition in the workplace. When nurses become overly or hyper-competitive, a number of troublesome things that can happen.   Competition can cause suspicion in the work place. People lose trust for […]

How Nurses Can Find Meaning In Their Work.

      People are motivated to take on a nursing career for a variety of reasons. Once you complete your training, you want to find a job. Your primary reason for looking for work usually is to make money so that you can be independent and take care of your family. Not many of you work as nurse volunteers unless there is a specific reason. When looking for work, you hope to find a job that will have good working conditions and a motivating environment that fosters job creativity. Unfortunately, not many of us get jobs that have all […]

Are You Adding Colorful Foods To Your Diet?

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  When your meal consists of just one or two colors, not only does it not look appetizing and inviting, but you may be missing out on some nutritional value. We are constantly reminded to eat three to five servings of fruit and vegetables daily. Scientists have discovered that highly pigmented fruits and vegetables have phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are natural biochemical components found in fruits and vegetables which work together with vitamins, minerals and fiber to promote good health. Health care workers and nurses handle patients with severe infections on a day-to-day basis. If you are not healthy and your immune […]

Gaining the Courage to Get Back to Your Nursing Career

    It is sometimes necessary to take some time out from work. This may be due to family reasons like having a baby, or you may take time out to travel or take care of a loved one. There are several reasons why people take time away from work, and it may last from less than a year to several years. Many people feel overwhelmed by emotions when it comes to returning to work. Often, if the reason you left was to give birth or take care of a loved one, you may feel hesitant about leaving them. It […]