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What Is Your Patient Ratio Where You Work?

Let's talk patient ratio! I was chatting with a med-surg nurse friend and we started discussing the patient ratio where she worked. I let...

Can Talking to Your Patients Help You Avoid Burnout?

Burnout can be a much more serious issue than most people realize. Many nurses are working around the clock in the midst of the...
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Your COVID-19 Stories

We asked. You answered. As an online community committed to nurses and healthcare providers, we hope that ModernNurse can serve as a safe space...
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Stop the Panic: 6 Coronavirus Facts to Help You Stay Sane

Public health officials are urging healthcare providers and the general public not to panic over the coronavirus. Those at risk of getting infected and...
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Why Are More RNs Deciding to Travel?

Travel nurses fill short- and long-term staffing needs at hospitals across the U.S. The popularity of travel nursing is in part due to a decades-long...
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What Do You Think? –The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and...

A recent opinion piece in The New York Times has got a lot of people talking, especially nurses. It focuses on the exploitation of...
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Did You See It? –Nurse Comforts Boy After Tonsil Surgery

Don't you just love when a positive story about an amazing nurse goes viral!? Here's one that caught our attention. After 5-year-old Slade Thompson woke...
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What “Useless” Advice Did You Get That Turned Out To Be True?

We've all received unsolicited advice --at work, in life, online. But sometimes the advice that we thought was totally useless at the time can...
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When Is it Okay to Use Personal Devices at Work?

Nurses are often asked to work long hours and, like most professionals, they like to send personal texts and emails while on the job....
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What do you think? –Washington Senator Says Nurses ‘Play Cards’ for ‘Considerable Amount of...

No doubt you've heard the news and seen the coverage about the Washington state senator suffering from a severe case of foot in mouth...

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