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How to succeed at floating

If you’ve ever floated,  you know the experience can be challenging at times. Wherever you work, you may sometimes feel you don’t have enough hours in the...

Ten tips for transitioning from home care nurse to nurse manager

Sarah made the transition from inpatient hospital nurse to home care (HC) nurse 6 years ago. She enjoys her practice and likes helping the...

Dress codes matter!

October’s article “What works: Implementing an evidence-based nursing dress code to enhance professional image” (http://goo.gl/z0frxu) got me thinking about dress codes and how important...

Conversations to inspire and promote a more civil workplace

“I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again. Simple, honest, human conversation…a chance to speak, feel heard,...

Afraid at work

Sometimes certain people have personality problems — and anger problems. If that person happens to be in a position of authority, the result can...

What works: An ED goes vertical to improve patient flow and satisfaction

In the midst of unprecedented change in health care, hospitals and emergency departments (EDs) are attempting the impossible — increase both patient volume and...

Enhance your self-awareness to be an authentic leader

In 2013 alone, U.S. organizations spent more than $15 billion on leadership development activities. Although much of these expenses focus on external programming, including...

When a nurse returns to work after substance abuse treatment

center {display:none;} A substance use disorder (SUD) that impairs a nurse’s ability to practice poses a safety risk. So it’s reasonable to ask: What are...

Differentiating statistical significance and clinical significance

To implement evidence-based practice, nurses must be able to comprehend and interpret research. That means you need to understand the distinction between statistical significance...

Any nurse can do it: Sustaining change when volunteering overseas

Arriving back in Ethiopia for the third time after having left only four months earlier, I had many questions. Had the Ethiopian nurses managed...