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Getting Involved: How to be an Advocate for Nursing
How to effectively advocate for nursing and how to identify the difference between advocating and lobbying.


When in Rome . . . Why Speaking English in the Clinical Setting is Important
The importance of using English in the clinical areas and when executing your nursing responsibilities with your nursing and medical peers.


Sleeping on the job, and why that can be a good thing
How allowing for power napping and opening sleep or nap rooms can improve nurse retention and lead to better and safer patient outcomes.


Page the Physician
So the doctor ignores his/her page, what can a nurse do?


Being the Patient Advocate
What does being the patient advocate really mean? And what tools are available to the nurse when he/she needs to advocate for their patient?


Who are our Nursing Leaders?
Do you know who is speaking about Nursing in your name? Are these individuals representative of you -- are they even a nurse? Tips and techniques for nurses to groom their own nursing leaders.


Universal Precautions: Clean to clean, dirty to dirty
All too often some nurses take short cuts, this article serves as a reminder of "clean to clean, dirty to dirty" a simple tool to help the nurse remember the one of the foundations of safe nursing and good patient care.


Put an A.P.B. out on your D.O.N.
What is a nurse to do when the Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Nursing is more often missing in action than not?


10 Things to make your shift easier
A veteran nurse shares ten tips/techniques that can make your shift easier.


Demotivation and the Nursing Profession -- an update Pt. 3
Part three of a three part series on demotivation in the nursing profession, its causes, the toll it takes on the nursing team and how to address it.


Demotivation and the Nursing Profession -- an update Pt. 2
Part two of a three part series on demotivation in the nursing profession, its causes, the toll it takes on the nursing team and how to address it.


Demotivation and the Nursing Profession -- an update Pt. 1
Part one of a three part series on demotivation in the nursing profession, its causes, the toll it takes on the nursing team and how to address it.


The Nurse/Patient Ratio
The Nurse/Patient ratio versus an acuity system. Which one serves the patient and nurses the best, allowing nurses to exercise the skills that are the foundation of their profession.


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