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Proper management is important in any profession, but it’s particularly crucial in the medical field, where patient care can easily become compromised due to improper communication or internal strife among the staff. Not surprisingly, studies also show that nurses often leave jobs where they don’t feel they’re being properly managed. In order to reduce turnover… Read more »

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Medical professionals work in a field that promote health and wellness, however, it can be a very demanding, high-stress career, and it’s easy to not put yourself first.  In an industry where 12 hour shifts are common in hospitals, fatigue makes fast food and other unhealthy choices seem more appealing than taking care of yourself…. Read more »

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When it comes to places to live and work, Houston continues to be one of the most raved about cities in the country. Given the incredible amount of social, educational and business advantages to living in Houston, it’s no wonder the city regularly tops “best of” lists, and if you work in the healthcare field,… Read more »

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Nurses make up the nation’s largest segment of the healthcare workforce, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the fastest growing occupations in the country.  An aging population and advances in medicine are creating an unprecedented demand for nurses that we have not seen in decades.  Since the Bureau of Labor Statistics is estimating… Read more »

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Working as a nurse can be incredibly exciting and rewarding. Unfortunately, nursing is also a very stressful profession, and many nurses find that their unpredictable work schedules and rigorous job duties prevent them from maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Still, creating that balance is important, as spending quality time away from work allows you to… Read more »

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So many New Year’s resolutions are focused on diet and exercise, but the start of the year is also a great time to set some goals and resolutions for your career.  Whether you are happy with your current position or looking to make changes, New Year’s resolutions for the medical professional can help keep your… Read more »

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Healthcare is a team endeavor, requiring physicians, nurses and other support staff to work together in order to properly care for patients. When it comes to providing care, nurses serve on the front lines, as they’re often the first to interact with incoming patients and in busier offices, they may even be able to spend… Read more »

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It is easy for workplace conflict in a hospital to happen due to the emotional nature and intensity of the job.  Nobody likes dealing with conflict, but effectively handling workplace conflict in a hospital setting is a critical skill that can help your career.  Avoiding the conflict just adds stress to your job and potentially… Read more »

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Successfully managing a work-life balance over the holidays is difficult for everyone, but it’s especially tough in a stressful field like nursing.  With frequently changing schedules and emotional ties to work, it may seem impossible to manage, but a few simple tips can help you get control over your work-life balance this holiday season. Print… Read more »