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    Big Nurse Mistakes During a Double

    Working doubles: this is something that most, if not all, nurses deal with. It’s even harder when your double shift includes a night shift. Staying awake and being able to think critically amidst fatigue is no small feat. You probably have plenty of things to do that keep you awake, but are you making one of these common mistakes? Here are some big no-no’s when you’re stacking those shifts. 1.     Gorging Down a Big Meal Don’t have time to eat? Make time. It’s never good to eat huge meals at once. It’s bad for your health. It makes you gain weight. It makes you sluggish and sleepy afterwards. Instead, take…

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    Top 9 Things Nurses Secretly Pocket

    The pocket of a nurse during a shift gets filled with random items and well, some of those items make it home. 1. Juice, Milk, Crackers, and even Ensure. It seems like every facility has these “nutritional staples” to appease the snacky patients. Well, patients aren’t the only snacky ones around. There is nothing like downing an ice cold juice cup after running yourself sweaty at work! And yes, sometimes the Ensure if you’re desperate. 2. Hospital Socks. You know those non-slip socks? Aren’t they great? They are thick, warm, colorful, and…non-slip! And they match your tacky holiday sweaters. Why wouldn’t you snatch one? 3. Alcohol Pads. This you just…

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    Nurses Week? Nurses Year!

    Nursing is one of those professions that requires you to be compassionate, intelligent, ever evolving, while having sick and twisted sense of humor. I love being a nurse (most days) and I may be biased, but I do not think nurses get the recognition or appreciation we deserve. Although to add we do not go into this professions for the “Thank Yous” or praise. For the record there are days we get to take a “breather” and have a smooth sailing shift, but nursing is known as a very busy on your feet type career. Nursing has one of the highest percentages of burn out and I can 100% see…

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    The Easiest Nursing Scholarship Applications

    Scholarships can be very confusing and time consuming! Not only is finding a scholarship that applies to you difficult but finding one that you meet all of the requirements for is even harder. Nursing school is not cheap, surprise! Nursing school textbooks alone rank among the highest in any academic major. Do you want a little help with paying for some of the bills? Take a look and apply to these scholarships for a chance at helping out your wallet. 1. The iFlipd More Money for Life Scholarship: The iFlipd textbook scholarship application is the simplest application you’ll complete, plus it’s open to all students, races and genders! They know how…

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    Petition for Safe Nurse Staffing Ratios

    NYSNA and their supporters are urging legislators to pass Assembly Bill A1532 and Senate Bill S3330 (the “Safe Staffing For Quality Of Care Act”) which would require acute care facilities to maintain specified minimum levels of staffing, ensuring that the staff-to-patient ratio is sufficient to protect patient safety. Passage of the bill would effectively resolve the staffing issue in favor of the union – and the patients. Please sign the petition below in support of these bills and allow for a Safe Nurse Staffing Ratio. Please spread the word! Assembly Bill A1532 Summary Enacts the “safe staffing for quality care act” to require acute care facilities and nursing homes to…

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