• Seasonal Depression: Signs to Look For

    Posted in General Healthcare on Dec 10, 2021

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    As the daylight hours dwindle during winter, many of us experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Otherwise known as seasonal depression or winter depression, this is a very real phenomenon that can affect your mental and even physical health. As a healthcare professional, it's up to you to remain healthy so that you can perform at your best. Let's take a look at some of the common signs of seasonal depression so you know what to look for in your fellow nurses—and in yourself.

    Feelings of Exhaustion, Apathy, or Sadness

    Let's be honest: it's not uncommon to be tired, or even exhausted, at ...

  • Getting Nurses Excited for the New Year Ahead

    Posted in Managers on Dec 03, 2021

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    It's safe to say that 2021 was a year we won't soon forget. It was a tough year for many of us, just like 2020 was, and nurses and healthcare professionals continued to bear the weight of that burden. It can be difficult to keep your spirits up and get excited for the year ahead—but when you take a positive outlook, you serve your patients best.

    Here are some ways to get excited as we wrap up 2021 and head into 2022:

    Take care of yourself.

    Nursing is a difficult profession. And the pandemic only made it more so. Remember to take care of yourself as this year ends and the new one begins—it's t...

  • How to Bring Cheer to Your Long-Term Care Patients This Holiday Season

    Posted in General Healthcare on Nov 26, 2021

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    The holidays can be a lonely time for many people, especially those in long-term care facilities. Not only are these individuals not at home, but they may also not have family or can’t be with their family over the holidays. That’s where you come in. As a nurse or other healthcare professional, you can bring cheer to your long-term care patients over the holidays and help make this season a little brighter. Here’s how:

    Do the little things.

    The littlest things make the biggest difference this time of year, especially to long-term care patients who may not be expecting them. Decorate patient ...

  • Ways to Show You’re Thankful for Your Employees

    Posted in Managers on Nov 19, 2021

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    November and Thanksgiving season is the perfect time to show appreciation and thanks for your employees. These are the individuals that keep your facility running day in and day out. It’s essential that they know you’re in their corner and appreciate all of their hard work. And recognizing employees increases engagement, employee satisfaction, and your business’s bottom line.

    Here are some ways to show your employees that you’re thankful:

    Say “thank you.”

    That’s right—sometimes, it’s as simple as saying those two words. A “thank you” can go a long way, especially when it comes directly fro...

  • Perks of Per Diem Nursing

    Posted in Job Seekers on Nov 12, 2021

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    Per diem—“by the day” in Latin—is a viable scheduling option for many nurses. The nursing profession is known for having odd shifts and hours, and per diem is a part of that. But what makes this option so attractive for so many healthcare professionals? Let’s take a closer look at the perks of per diem nursing so that you can decide whether or not it’s right for you.

    You can choose your own hours.

    The flexibility that’s inherent in per diem nursing is one of the biggest advantages. Per diem arrangements allow you to select the shifts that you want; the days and hours that you are available,...

  • Traveling for Work During the Holidays? Here Are Some Travel Tips

    Posted in General Healthcare on Nov 05, 2021

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    There’s no denying that travel can be stressful, whether it’s for work or pleasure. And traveling during the holidays is even more daunting. If you have to travel for work during the holiday season, it’s important to do so in a smart way. Here are three tips for traveling for work during the holidays:

    Research No Change Fees

    Most major U.S. airlines did away with change fees during the pandemic, which allows travelers to change their flight dates and times if needed at no extra cost. You may be able to change your plans in a short time frame if necessary, without paying a dime—that's a big a...

  • Your New Nurse Uniform – 5 Scrub Brands to Check Out This Year

    Posted in General Healthcare on Oct 29, 2021

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    When you look and feel your best on the job, you perform at your best, too. This simple truth is why it’s so important to be comfortable when you’re on the nursing floor. And the best way to do that is by wearing a high quality, comfortable pair of scrubs. If you’re in the market for a new pair, check out these scrub brands this year:

    1.) Jaanuu

    Jaanuu’s scrubs are runway-inspired and extremely contemporary; they’re not your average scrubs. They’re extremely comfortable and soft, and they also offer flexibility. Additionally, Jaanuu scrubs are antimicrobial finished, which gives you that adde...

  • Best Team Building Ideas for Your Company Many

    Posted in Managers on Oct 22, 2021

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    Many of us — employees, team supervisors, and leadership alike — tend to roll our eyes at the mention of team-building activities. Often, they can feel like a waste of time. But the truth is that team-building activities are important for doing just that: building camaraderie and fostering solid working relationships between team members. Below, learn about some team building ideas that your company members will actually enjoy:

    Office Trivia

    Who doesn’t like a trivia game? Playing office trivia is a great way to help new team members learn more about your company and even help veterans brush ...

  • How to Show People You Are Trustworthy

    Posted in General Healthcare on Oct 15, 2021

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    In a medical job setting, trust is extremely important. In fact, it can be a matter of life and death. Your teammates need to trust you to do your job, and vice versa. Your patients trust you to give them the best possible care. And the most trustworthy individuals in a healthcare team invariably rise to the top, whether they’re designated as leaders or not. So, how can you show your team members and patients that you’re trustworthy?

    Be authentic.

    The top ingredient for building trust? Authenticity. Be yourself, and people will trust you. Putting on a face or trying to act like someone you’re...

  • Post-Pandemic Job Projection: Healthcare

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Oct 08, 2021

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    One thing that's been on most of our minds over the past year and a half or so is health. And if you're in the healthcare field, you've been at the center of the action in a way that is unprecedented. The pandemic changed all sorts of things about the healthcare industry, and it's left many wondering: what does the post-pandemic healthcare field look like? Read on below to learn about some post-pandemic job projections.

    Many health fields are growing.

    The vast healthcare field is growing in many areas. That means more opportunities for more people interested in entering the field, as well as ...