Stress and Technology for Nurses: How to Take Your Computer Less Seriously

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You’re a nurse, and your job is to take care of people, right? So, why does it seem that sometimes you have to spend as much time taking care of your “technological solutions” and EMRs as you do taking care of your patients? As if you don’t have enough stress in your work, do you also need stress over the high-tech of high-touch?

The Rock Ranch: Healthy Family Fun

The Rock Ranch

There are so many festivals in the fall. There are websites where you can find dozens of festivals and events in Atlanta and surrounding areas of Georgia in the fall. However, I don’t think there are any as charming as The Rock Ranch. Since we’re always looking for fun things to do in Atlanta, I was thrilled within they reached out for us to visit.

Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Certified Nurse Midwife? [Infographic]

Do you Have What it Takes to Become a Nurse Midwife

Once the education requirements and the examination has been passed, you are a certified nurse-midwife, enjoying an average annual salary of $114,152. More importantly, you can start making an immediate impact on the lives of women, and their unborn babies. Every day in the life of a midwife is different; each patient and each birth are unique. If you long for a career that encourages close interaction with your patients, midwifery is for you.

Safe Staffing: Are You Part of the Problem or the Solution?

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According to the American Nurses Association, one thing I can do is advocate for safe staffing. I will post a link below where you can take action to contribute to the solution. If you are contributing to the problem by taking unsafe number of patients, I suggest you do your homework. Find out how to report unsafe staffing, tell your charge nurse, manager, etc., that you are not comfortable taking on more than you can handle safely. Remember, it’s your license to protect!

Nurses Can Thrive When They Are Given Ongoing Feedback

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The practice of nursing is ever-changing. There are always new guidelines and regulations that nurses are asked to adhere to, often with little information to accompany it. Nurses sometimes feel like they are just surviving because they are being asked to take on new challenges and aren’t completely sure of themselves. This is because many organizations will give out new job requirements without following up with the nursing staff and providing ongoing feedback.

2014 Nurses Week Giveaway

2014 Nurses Week Giveaway

If you are a nurse then hopefully the hospital or healthcare organization you work for has decided to honor you and all the hard work you do. But we here at The Nerdy Nurse think you deserve a little more this year. I’m sure Florence Nightingale would be impressed with how far we’ve come, but we all know how far we have to go. In some ways nurses are honored everyday, but in many ways we are not. I’m a nurse and I appreciate what other nurse’s do so I reached out to my nursing friends and put together this giveaway.

Are you Nervous about Making a Major Life Change?

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A recent survey, conducted by Identigene, shows that nearly half of adults in the United States plan to make a major life change in 2014. These changes range from buying a new house, having a new baby, paternity testing, getting married, or contemplating a divorce. Understandably enough, 90% of individuals who are planning a major life change state they are nervous about it.

mHealth and Technology in Action: 3 Apps to Improve Your Health

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My favorite thing about technology is that is makes things easier. Smartphone apps can be a huge help by creating healthy habit through a convenient and motivating source. Here are 3 FREE mHealth Apps that will help make getting and staying health easier:

Can Accelerated Nursing Programs Increase Your Likelihood of Getting a Job?

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Despite the job market taking a dip on a global scale, the nursing industry continues to develop alongside the rising need for qualified nurses. However, according to the American Society of Registered Nurses, 43 percent of registered nurses haven’t been able to find employment after 18 months between 1st Jan, 2009 and 31st March, 2010.

7 Ways Nurses Can Use Social Media for Career Success

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If you’re a nurse who uses social media, but avoids talking about nursing topics then you may be missing out on some really valuable ways to broaden your career horizons. If you enjoy social media but don’t understand how or why it can improve your nursing career then the following 7 ways nurses can use social media for career success are for you!