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Create your own nurse retreat

Who wouldn’t want to go to a nurse wellness retreat in a beautiful locale like Hawaii or the Caribbean! Of course, for many of us, that isn’t a feasible option. But you don’t need all the bells and whistles to have a rejuvenating respite from the stressors of your life as a nurse. All you need is a few designated hours, a great group of interested nurses and some ideas to get you started.

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Top Nursing “Follows” on Twitter

Twitter. The only place you can receive info, news, research and inspiration in 140 characters or less. Looking to widen your follow list? This is your guide for who to follow NOW for the best real-time healthcare and nursing knowledge.

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Quick tips: Hello? Anybody there? Night shift nurses, find your voice

Night shift nurses, this infographic is for you. Learn how other night shifters feel and gather some tips for strengthening your voice.

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Mandated nurse-patient ratios: Where do you stand?

The issue of adequate nurse staffing remains a challenging one for the profession. We know that adequate nurse staffing means better and safer care for patients. We also know that nurses with appropriate levels of staffing are more likely to stay in the profession.

But how, exactly, we arrive at that outcome of appropriate nurse staffing remains a hotly contested topic among the profession, as nurse leaders work to create legislation that will protect both nurses and their patients.

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The hospice nurse: What’s in your toolkit?

Like each and every specialty in nursing, hospice nurses are one of a kind. It takes a special skillset to work as a hospice nurse, taking care of patients and their families who are at the end of life.

These are some tools that belong in the hospice nurse toolkit. Tell us what we missed!

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Nurses’ Health Study: A nursing legacy

You’ve all heard about the Nurses’ Health Study at one time or another.

But did you know that NHS3 is actively recruiting participants for the next generation of invaluable health research?

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33 timeless truths in nursing

For all of the numerous ways nursing has evolved over the last 150 years, some things will never change.

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10 qualities found in the perfect nurse

Of course no nurse is perfect.

But if you were in that hospital bed instead of your patient, what qualities would your ideal nurse have?

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The many benefits of social media

Are you using social media to its very best advantage? Whether through Twitter, Facebook, blogs or LinkedIn, social media can benefit nurses in many ways. Here are just a few.

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When the worst moment in your nursing career hits, what do you do?

Nursing is about treating and healing patients. When we have unintentionally caused harm, how do we pick up the pieces? By realizing we are not alone. By learning about the healing process after a sentinel event. And by getting help through Critical Incident Stress Management.

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