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What’s the best way to use the internet and social media when looking for...

Social media is a great tool that most of us use daily. Whether you are shopping online or writing a friend about meeting up for coffee, social media is an amazing resource. This tool...

Exploring nurse case manager practice

As healthcare delivery evolves, the case manager role expands. Takeaways: Case management is seen as a solution to lack of access to healthcare and limited resources. Case management is a collaborative process of assessing, planning,...

RN to BSN: Why and how

Prepare yourself to successfully pursue a BSN. Takeaways: Research has shown that baccalaureate-prepared nurses are preferred by nursing administrators and patients. The healthcare environment is evolving and increasing in complexity, so nurses must be prepared...

Should you pursue leadership? 10 questions to help you decide

I FREQUENTLY ASK clinical nurses if they’re interested in leadership positions. They usually say no, but when I press them, many reveal that they’d like to take on a leadership role but they don’t...

Leadership styles that promote innovation

Supporting innovation requires commitment and thoughtful actions. Takeaways:  The healthcare systems operate between past models and the need to evolve.  Innovation leadership skills are about adaptive problem solving, building a culture of improvement, facilitating a...

Make an effective transition to a new job

Success depends on collaborating with your orientation team and speaking up when you need help. Before you started your new job, your employer gave you a snapshot of what your average day might look like,...
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Nurse coaching: Facilitating a paradigm of health and wellness

Use coaching skills to enhance your practice and support patients. Coaches work in a variety of fields, including business, health and wellness, fitness, and education. The International Coaching Federation estimates that in 2015, $2.3 billion...
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Forensic nursing: Overview of a growing profession

Combine your nursing skills with forensic science to help victims of violence and trauma Takeaways: Forensic nursing is a specialized nursing field focused on providing nursing care to patient populations affected by violence and trauma. ...

2019 Career Watch

The work you do should be challenging, rewarding, and bring you joy. Is your current career trajectory fulfilling those requirements? If not, maybe you should take the nursing process approach—assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and...

How to develop mentoring skills in nurse practitioner preceptors

Simulation can help build confidence and improve communication skills. Takeaways: Mentoring provides an extension to the preceptor role by focusing on the human connection and relationship building. Nurse practitioner preceptors have self-identified their lack of...
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Nurse mentorships: A two-way street

Mentoring is successful only when both the mentor and mentee contribute. Takeaways: Formal or informal mentorship can promote the longevity of mentees. Mentorship can create pride in mentees while simultaneously increasing the confidence of mentors. ...
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6 tips for new clinical nurse educators

Don’t be overwhelmed by your new role—make a plan for success. Takeaways: Transitioning into a clinical educator role is both rewarding and challenging. Prepare for the clinical educator role by establishing a relationship with the...
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8 steps for making effective nurse-patient assignments

Successful assignments require attention to the needs of both nurses and patients. Takeaways:  Making nurse-patient assignments is challenging but rewarding.  Nurse-patient assignments are created based on knowledge and understanding of nursing unit environment, nurse qualities,...