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3 Differences Between An EMT and Paramedic

Do you know the difference between an emergency medical technician and a paramedic? If you’re thinking about becoming one of these kinds of first responders, it’s important to know the difference and what it takes. While both EMTs and paramedics are dispatched to an emergency situation, such as a 911 call, there are a few… Read more »

Compact Nursing License Growth – How Can You Retain Your Best Nurses and Entice Other Nurses to Move Here

You’ve long heard about the talent shortage in nursing, but could a revival of an old idea come at exactly the right time to improve nurse retention? The NLC or Nurse Licensure Compact, formed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in 2000, allows for nurses to practice in other NLC states without… Read more »

How to Attract Bilingual Nurses to Your Team

The patients who come into your facility, hospital, or clinic are diverse. It’s your job to ensure that their healthcare needs are being met. Do you have nurses on staff who can communicate with individuals who do not speak English? How can you attract bilingual nurses to your team? Here are just a few ways… Read more »

Getting a BSN – Why Is This Useful to Your Career?

If you’re on your path to a nursing career, or maybe an RN interested in more, have you thought about getting a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing? A registered nurse can practice with only an associate’s degree, but there are a variety of reasons many professionals choose to go on to get their BSN. Could… Read more »

5 Tips to Connect with Your Patients Better as A Nurse

As a nurse, you wear a lot of hats. It’s unsurprising that you might find yourself pulled in multiple directions throughout the course of the day. But in the end, the most important role you have is to provide care for your patients. Connecting with your patients and becoming their advocate in the hospital, clinic,… Read more »

Why Strict Management Is Important in Healthcare

Are you considered a nice healthcare manager or a strict one? Do you know that these two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive? Strict doesn’t have to be defined as mean, but as a manager, you need to demonstrate authority so your team understands the importance of the work you’re doing. Why do you… Read more »

How to Narrow Your Nurse Job Searching

It’s easy to get bogged down in job boards and networking when you’re looking for your next nursing job. The market is very competitive right now, so you may also find that you miss out on opportunities if you’re looking in the wrong places. For example, many job boards aggregate positions from other sources, which… Read more »

How to Deal With Nurses Not Getting Along With Each Other

It’s a simple fact of human nature. Some people get along, some people don’t. There are even degrees of our ability to get along. You may not like someone, but you may be able to deal with them in the workplace because your work depends on it. But sometimes, there are two people who can’t… Read more »

4 Tips for Nurse Managers to Fix a Business Problem

A nurse manager wears a lot of hats. Not only are you the direct line from your nursing staff to the organization but also the first defense to upper management regarding concerns, questions, or activities on the floor that impact business. It’s often a fine balancing act between the two. Doing what’s right for your… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your Nurse Night Shift

You are finally taking the plunge into an overnight shift as a nurse. Shifting your sleep schedule can be difficult, and it can be compounded if you work multiple shifts within the same month. But it’s essential that you be prepared and effective during your night shift hours. There are a few small changes you… Read more »