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Depression & Nurses: A Closer Look At A Common Problem No One Wants To...

Whether in a hospital or at a doctor’s appointment, nurses greet patients with a comforting warmth and kindness. Despite this, nurses are at risk...
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The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

Sleep deprivation is a real problem in America. Americans are getting less sleep than ever – approximately 6.8 hours on average, according to bettersleep.org. This...
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Top 10 Things Patients Have Said To Me

With apologies to David Letterman…the top 10 things patients have said to me: 10. “How much would it cost for you to date my son? I’m...
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What Becoming A Nurse Means To Me

My mom and I were at the Bloomsburg Fair, an annual week-long event in central Pennsylvania; I couldn’t have been more than a teen...
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10 Questions to Ask Before You Change Your Hair Color

Nowadays the range of hair color options—from buttery blonde hair to luscious "bronde" to lively unicorn hair color shades—makes it so tempting to experiment with...
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Do Occupational Factors Affect Reproductive Health And Chronic Disease Risk For Nurses?

A prospective study of more than 20,000 nurses aged 20-45 years, 88% of whom had worked night shifts, reported their most common health issues,...
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4 Tips to Prevent Burned-Out Workers

Technology is supposed to make us more productive and efficient but people are working harder and for longer hours than ever before. Some employees...
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The 5 Nursing Nightmares I Have When I Sleep

To sleep, perchance to dream…have you had any of these five nightmares when you get the chance to sleep? What do nurses dream about when...
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If I Had Super-Scrubs…

Scrubs don’t protect the average wearer against much. I routinely get peed on, bled on, vomited on (when I can’t dodge) and am generally...
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Just How Tragic Were Your First Scrubs?

When I think about the history of my scrubs, I say to myself, “Oh Lord Oh Lord Oh Lordy Lordy Lord.” Then I go and...

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