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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...

How to Identify and Prevent Nurse Burnout

Nurse Burnout is Real So I am sure that many of you reading are quite aware of something called burnout. Well, duh. And then, even further, you probably are raising your hand saying, “Yes, I have had burnout”. The more I study nurse burnout and the causes of it… the more I realize it is actually larger than we think. It is about more than physical illness or experiencing stress. In fact, physical ailments may actually be burnout talking to you, asking you to wake up!

The 4 Reasons Most Nurses Fail

Nurses Are Rock Stars That’s right I said it. And you probably already think it. Nurses do GREAT work. All of the time. In every way. So why the title of this post? Even nurses who begin a nursing career with the best intentions experience nurse burnout. They get...

Want to Enjoy Nursing? Start Your Day Like This

A Day in the Life of a Nurse I recently wrote a blog post highlighting just how different the start of a nursing shift can be. In that article, I pointed out how mindset can impact the flow of your work day. Focus on the negatives and you get more of them. Or pay...

The Negativity You Should be Focusing On

Negativity in Nursing Last month I published an article about negativity in nursing. I articulated how there is a lot of social media posts that shed negative light on the nursing profession. And how I was fed up with it! Well, I must admit there is something good...

The Only Nurse Burnout Tool That Actually Works

Nurse Burnout is Hard. Burnout affects some of the very best nurses, taking them away from the nursing profession. And what’s interesting to me is that I do not think people really understand the true nature of burnout. When I first heard the term, I thought ‘tired,...

Do Nurses really have their s*** together?

Guest Post by Taylor Nix, BSN, RN As nurses and healthcare providers we get so consumed in caring for others that we often forget or lack the time to care for ourselves. Trust me, I know because I have been guilty of this to the point where I began to question my own...

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