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Compassion Fatigue

By Sheryl Ness, MA, BSN, ADN, RN

As a nurse, you have likely experienced compassion fatigue. When you see the term, you know exactly what this is. However, the concept of compassion fatigue is…

Nurse patiently explaining a diagnosis to an elderly lady.

Cultural Competency and Implicit Bias

By Sheryl Ness, MA, BSN, ADN, RN

Nurses work in an ever-changing environment with many nuances to manage. Each person brings their own values, beliefs, and unique culture with them to work each day….

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Finding Time for Work-Life Balance

By Sheryl Ness, MA, BSN, ADN, RN

Do you find that you’re having problems finding just the right balance between your work and life responsibilities? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone…

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Relaxation Strategies for Nurses

By Sheryl Ness, MA, BSN, ADN, RN

Now more than ever, nurses need to have self-care strategies in place to manage the everyday stress of working as a nurse…

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Emotions in Healthcare

What stirs our souls when we watch a glorious sunrise, depresses our mood when facing a disappointment, enflames our passion when we see injustice, or sickens us when we see repulsive behavior? Emotions do. But what are emotions…

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Service and Assistance Animals

A variety of animals lend themselves as assistance animals—whether as a service animal, an emotional support animal (ESA), or therapy animal—to provide various services and comfort to humans…

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Nursing CEU Online

Nurses (LPN, RN, APRN) in almost every U.S. state are required to keep current with medical practices and developments through taking nursing continuing education courses (CEUs)….

Nurse helping an elderly lady to walk

How Nurses Can Boost Support for Family Caregivers

Today 40+ million family caregivers in the United States perform home healthcare for their loved ones. The burden on family caregivers has become increasingly heavy over the years, with many taking on complex medical responsibilities….

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Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing License Renewals

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing protects the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth through the fair and consistent application of the statutes and regulations that govern nursing practice and nursing education…

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Ohio Board of Nursing License Renewals

All licensed medical professionals work under accepted standards derived from local, state, and federal laws as well as professional guidelines. Licensed nurses are no exception…

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