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As a manager, you know that you shouldn’t take your contract nursing staff for granted. They do a lot for your unit, department, or clinic and are a valuable asset for your patients. But is there one aspect of their employment that you might overlook? Do you ask your contract nurses for their opinions often… Read more »

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Are you entering your career as a dialysis nurse? Whether this is your first nursing job or you’re transitioning into a dialysis environment, there are some things that will be helpful for you to know moving forward. While you will go through extensive training to ensure you’re providing proper care to your dialysis patients, there… Read more »

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There are a lot of things involved in ensuring your team is productive and engaged. Have you considered your overall environment? There are many reasons the department, unit, floor, or clinic is as important as your team, tools, and knowledge. As a manager, how can you evaluate your environment and determine if it is conducive… Read more »

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Did you know that volunteering is good for your body and mind? Studies show that giving back to your community can help you stay healthy and engaged. If you’re thinking about volunteering your time and talents as a nurse, it can’t be recommended enough. But what are the tangible benefits of working with volunteering organizations… Read more »

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Are you in the market for your next healthcare job? Regardless of whether you’re looking for something in a clinical environment or in the back office, you have to pass the dreaded interview stage to make it happen. An interview can be intimidating and scary, and few people have extensive practice in the art. What… Read more »

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The intensive care unit is not a placed designed for everyone. The patients under the ICU’s care need additional attention due to the nature of their illnesses or injuries. And it’s perfectly okay that not every nurse is built for working with this department. But as a manager, you need to find talent that will… Read more »

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As a nursing manager, you are responsible for a lot of moving parts in your unit. And, there may be occasions where you are in charge of enforcing a new policy, procedure, or piece of technology. Employees, used to daily processes, may be resistant to this chance. It isn’t because they can’t, but because change… Read more »

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Management advice always encourages team leads and employees to follow a two-way street when it comes to effective communications and feedback. But once you get feedback, how do you use it constructively to improve the overall effectiveness of your unit? Listening to your staff, and even your patients, is a good exercise, but truly successful… Read more »