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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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Best nurse-written blogs, vol. 2

A while back, we highlighted some of the exceptional nurse-written blogs out there in the blogosphere. We got tons of great recommendations from readers and bloggers about additional noteworthy blogs we had missed. We pulled these suggestions together for our second volume of best nurse-written blogs.

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Nurse entrepreneur series: Q&A with founder of Diabetes Education Services

Welcome to our Nurse Entrepreneur Series! Meet Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM. Registered nurse, diabetes educator and founder/owner of Diabetes Education Services, Beverly is dedicated to making an impact in diabetes education through training clinicians and teaching patients how to take control of the disease.

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10 satirical nursing headlines

Have you ever read a headline that seemed completely ridiculous, only to discover it came from a satirical news source like The Onion?

Well, if The Onion had a nursing section, here would be 10 hilarious (and fake) headlines that might catch you off guard if you weren't paying attention.

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Professional foot forward: Scrubs do’s and don’ts

Maybe you're looking for a few professional scrubs-wearing tips yourself. Or maybe you want to subtly pass them along to a coworker who unknowingly needs some pointers. This guide can help you sort out what works and what doesn't.

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Breast cancer awareness: Nurses can make a difference!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Whether you are a breast cancer survivor, know someone who has had the disease, or feel connected to the struggle simply because you’re a nurse, October is a great impetus to get involved in the fight. Here are 5 ways you can make a difference as a nurse.

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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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