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Quick Tips: Are you a perfectionist? The pros & cons

“Nurse” and “perfectionism” go together like peanut butter and jelly. Many nurses strive to a high level of excellence and refuse to accept less from themselves. While this is a beneficial asset, and what makes nurses such effective caregivers, having perfectionistic tendencies can also get in the way of success.

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Bath soaks for weary muscles

From transferring patients to walking miles along the same hallways, a nurse’s muscles are always in need of a little TLC. Epsom salts have long been used as a method for easing muscular aches and pains. Combined with the healing properties of essential oils — and oh! Do they smell divine — you’re on your way to blissful relief. These muscle soaks are as delicious as they are soothing.

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Quotes to warm your nursing heart

Sometimes, the right words can send you sailing through your day with a warm heart and a smile on your face. These quotes express some of the nuanced aspects of nursing that are otherwise impossible to put into words.

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The geriatric nurse: What’s in your toolkit?

The geriatric patient population has unique needs that require specialized nursing care. Nurses who take care of older adults have a finely tuned skill set to call their own. These are some of the tools required to take exceptional care our aging patient population. Tell us what we missed!

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9 nurse colloquialisms: A primer for new nurses

New nurses may not be privy to some of the...er….linguistic nuances in healthcare lingo. This is a list of nurse colloquialisms you may come across as you get your sea legs in the real world of nursing.

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11 moments that excite nurses

It's often the little things that bring us the most joy. In nursing, it's no different.

This is a compilation of some of those moments in a nurse's day that make us far more excited than any normal person would understand.

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10 momentary nursing scares

Halloween is a fun time of year filled with tricks, treats and the occasional entertaining fright-fest. But who ever thought nursing could be downright scary? Here is Scrubbed In’s list of nursing scares that might make you jump out of your skin (and chuckle, too).

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5 essential reads for the student nurse

We know how hard it is to get through nursing school. We’ve all been there. These books provide you with tips, knowledge and inspiration so you get through the process with confidence.

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How much of a difference can we make?

How much of a difference can we make in just one day?

Make a Difference Day is an annual event hosted by USA Weekend Magazine in conjunction with Points of Light. The goal is to not only inspire others to provide community service for just one day, but to create a lifelong habit of making a difference in the world around us.

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Quick tips: Checkups you can’t miss

What’s that saying again? Nurses make the best patients?

Oh, that’s right. It’s actually the opposite. Listen, nurses. It’s time to follow your own advice. These important routine checkups are the best way to take active control of your health. Read this infographic and share.

And make those appointments!

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