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Change maker

Dori Healey is passionate about patient safety, public service, and volunteering. President-elect for American Nurses Association (ANA)-Idaho, Dori Healey, MSN-RN,…

Create better communications

Communicating assertively is a learned skill. Use the “look, think, and act” model to evaluate and improve your communication skills.

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Do you need a business card?

If you’ve been wondering whether you should have a business card, or if you’ve decided to get a business card…

Do you need a business card?

The author’s answers to five questions will tell you why you need a card and how to use it effectively.

Dress code

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…

E-mail etiquette

17 tips on how to – and how not to – use e-mail for professional communication.

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How to leave a job gracefully

I was diligent. I completed my tasks on time. And I took on extra assignments and shifts. My boss was…
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Knowing when and how to leave your job

When you know it’s time to leave, keep it professional. Takeaways: Signs of workplace discontent include stress, negativity, cultural disconnect,…
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Networking for nurses

Sherry stands nervously in the doorway, watching several dozen people chat each other up. The sound of her heartbeat threatens…
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Presenting yourself professionally

What do your first 12 words, your first 12 steps, and your top and bottom 12″ say about you? Find out how the “rule of 12” can help you make a good first impression.

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The perfect pitch

How many times have you been frustrated by some inefficient aspect of your job? Or wondered why no one has…
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The power of one voice

Dizziness, profuse sweating, a gnawing sensation in the pit of your stomach. Are these symptoms of the latest virus? No—they’re…
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Voice mail etiquette

For any professional, voice mail (VM) is no longer optional; it’s necessary. How you use VM can work for or…

Voice mail etiquette

Don’t get tripped up by voice-mail missteps. Find out how to use voice mail to enhance your professional image.

What you can learn from failure

Editor’s note: At American Nurse Today, we believe every nurse can be a leader. Rose Sherman, founder of the Emerging RN Leader blog (www.emergingrnleader.com), contributes articles on a regular basis to help nurses achieve their leadership potential. Rachel is an experienced critical care nurse who prides herself on her

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