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Top 7 Reasons Why I Love Being a Nurse

We all have good and bad days when it comes to working as a nurse. On my best days, I can’t imagine working in any...
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Listening To Music During Surgery Reduces Pain And Anxiety

A new study confirms listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers. Led by Queen Mary...
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Nurse Bling: No Tricks—All Treats

You know what we love (aside from the obvious, chocolate) about Halloween? The fact that it’s basically become a month-long event, which means you can...
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Five Surefire Ways To Calm A Patient

While we nurses are in the business of saving lives, we sometimes have to remember that part of our “business” (I used this term...

Become A Critical Care Nurse, They Said. It Will Be Fun, They Said

I am a proud, critical care nurse, and I have been in that specialty for the majority of my nursing career. Over the years...
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Hi. I’m the nurse. We’ve never met.

Today, when stereotypes are rampant and when confusion is the common prescription in health care, I find it necessary to share my views of a...

Oh, Organization!

New nurses have several developmental tasks they have to accomplish, in my thinking. Fresh out of school, a nurse learns to adapt to stress, learns how...
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Back Pain, Be Gone—5 Tips for Nurses

Back pain.  Among nurses, it’s at least enemy #3, if not #2 or even #1. What’s worse, nurses don’t exactly have the luxury of...
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10 Awesome TV Nurses

The medical world and Hollywood have never been far apart. This partnership has spawned some of the most memorable moments in entertainment — from...

What’s Behind Your Thirst?

Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Duke University have made a breakthrough that advances our understanding of...


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