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Good Times in Nursing
July 7, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
Everyone likes a good laugh. Laughter causes physiological changes in our bodies and makes us feel good. It can be used as a coping strategy and to help us diffuse anger. For example, have you ever tried to be angry at someone but were too busy laughing at them? It...
19 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Every Nurse
July 29, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that medical facilities strive to offer the most advanced technologies possible. Those developments don’t just apply to machines and techniques, though. Today’s medical professionals are more likely to greet you with an iPad and stylus in hand, rather than a paper folder...
2 Mindset Shift to Protect Your Nursing Energies
June 7, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You wake up from a wonderful night of quality rest. The morning flows smoothly and since you were off last week you’re feeling refreshed and ready for work. You actually feel happy, excited, looking forward to being a nurse again. Then you walk onto...
20 Best Nursing Career Specialties
October 20, 2021 | Janice Monti
Interested in nursing, but unsure which career track is best for you? This guide describes the 20 best nursing career specialties and how to get started in these fields.
10 Great Nursing Careers in a Patient Care Setting
June 7, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
There are endless opportunities in the profession of nursing. Job opportunities abound. However, the are in the direct patient care setting. While new nurse graduates may have a difficult time finding a job, most experienced nurses can have their choice of positions. Nurses that desire a career change often seek...
20 Instagram and Twitter Accounts for Nurses (Plus Hashtags!)
October 6, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
Now more than ever nurses are using social media for fun, education and community. Are you wondering which nurses to follow on Instagram and Twitter? Here are a few of the best hashtags and accounts that offer a dose of fun and education for nurses: The magic of Instagram is...
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