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Why Don’t We Think (Or Talk) About Nurse Burnout?

Nurse burnout is not discussed. There, I said it. A bit of personal experience related to this- I asked my virtual assistant (VA) to perform a search. As a nurse blogger, I want to be sure that my blog is getting found and read by nurses and nursing students. So, I...

Nursing Goals: Steps to Healthy Nurse Success

A while back in the Your Next Shift Facebook community, a nurse shared her weekly goal. She said that when she started in on her next nursing schedule, she would begin to cut back on her hours at work. Good goal, but vague. And likely far off in time... I challenged...

5 Myths about Nursing

Nursing Myths Since the profession has basically been around since the beginning of time, there are many myths about nursing.  Before we get into some of them- really fun myths, I might add- I had to look up the definition, for myself so that I could really understand...

The Alchemy of Self Care

Guest Post by Padma Dyvine One day a friend of mine used the word alchemy and I was catapulted into contemplating the topic and its reality in life today. The feelings and concepts of mystery and transformation tickled my senses, stimulated my imagination and...

5 Tools that will Save Every Nurse Time

When a nurse signs up for my e-zine, they get asked a quick question. “What is the number one thing getting in the way of your nursing career?” Nine out of ten people response: “No time.” Nurses have a ton to do at work. Whether they practice in the hospital setting...

The Way We Think About Nurse Burnout is Broken

The Way We Think About Nurse Burnout is Broken. There are several things wrong with the way we think about nurse burnout. This is troubling for several reasons. If we do not have a clear understanding about burnout, then we cannot help nurses who may be suffering from...

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...

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