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Made a Mistake as a Nurse? Now What!?!

As nurses, we all make mistakes. Though we try our very best not to... it is inevitable that a mistake may happen. Rather than do what we may want to do (which is run under a rock and hide), here are three tips to help you with a nursing mistake: Let’s hear from you!...

A Skill Every Nurse Should Have… And Why

Nursing students are taught certain skills during clinical rotations. New graduate nurses, upon entering orientation, enter nurse residency programs and preceptorships that teach them even more nursing skills. As nurses, we get a ton- I would dare to say- an...

Proven Strategies that Improve Resiliency

Around the world, nurses are challenged with burnout. In response to nursing burnout, organizations that seek to find and implement strategies that improve resiliency, have found that this is not always so easy to do. Nurse burnout is a difficult issue, mainly because...

3 Things to Never Do with a Burned Out Nurse

Don't Do This with a Burned Out Nurse. Nurse burnout. A tricky subject. Why? Sometimes the very nurse experiencing the burnout does not know that they are! Historically, burnout has not been discussed in nursing schools or during nursing orientation. I imagine that we...

5 Habits Every Nurse Should Develop

Nurses pick up things on the job. There are habits that nurses learn from other nurses that can be good. And then there are habits nurses develop that are not so good. While we as nurses do learn from our educators, during our clinical rotations and in nursing...

New Year. New You. Setting & Reaching Nursing Goals.

New Year. New You. Happy New Year to everyone here reading! Gosh, another year is about to start. This can mean so many things for nurses and nursing students. A chance to reflect. The first thing I like to do when starting out with something new- is to look at how...

3 Extreme Burnout Tactics You Have to Read to Believe

Burnout is Multi-Faceted. Did you know that burnout has many layers? It is about much more than physical exhaustion or illness. Sure, when experiencing nurse burnout, you may feel tired. You may even get sick. But did you know that it is about so much more than stress...

RE: Invention

Guest Post by Debra James I don't know about you, but I had this nursing thing all worked out. I'd put in my 3 years med-surge, then move on to my love of geriatric Alzheimer's/dementia patients. I'd become the pre-eminent nursing expert for quality dementia care, I'd...

How to Keep Your Nurses Happy

Happy Nurses = Happy Patients. So, before I start off on the content of this post... let me point out that this post is for any nurse. Sure, the title may make it sound like I am speaking only to nurse managers, nursing supervisors, or nurses in leadership positions....

3 Reasons Why Nurses Should Embrace Burnout

Embrace Burnout? What are you nuts? You must be thinking, "Hey, Elizabeth. I thought that burnout was something that was bad for us! I thought that it was burning out was something we wanted to avoid. What the heck are you talking about?" It is true. Nurse burnout can...

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