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Knaves, Fools, and the Pitfalls of Micromanagement

Our environment is extremely fluid with rapidly changing priorities vying for limited resources. Staff nurses need enough autonomy to nimbly focus our collective energy to do what is best for our patients. Unfortunately, detached, zealous micro-managers who distrust their employees, are not only finding failure, they're creating it.

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2018 Winter Nursing Article Contest - 4 Winners - $150 Each!

Christmas has come and gone and the New Year is here. Was one of your New Year's resolutions to start writing? You have come to the right place.

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Tempted to Tell the Truth in Exit Interview

Is it right to detail the way my manager has acted in my exit interview? I think she is having a tough time in her life, but I also feel she needs help with her professionalism and leadership skills. 

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How Working the Night Shift Can Be A Death Sentence

When I have a sleepless night or two, or more, I don’t think of it as a major health issue, but studies now show that it is life threatening. How can that be? All that seems to happen when I go sleepless is that “I’m tired the next day, and of course once I finish this string of nights I’ll just catch up on the weekend”.

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Suicide screening for all is not needed

At my hospital every patient who comes in to the ER is supposed to be asked suicide screening questions. If they are admitted as an inpatient they are asked again. I don't think this is useful and adds to the plethora of screening questions that is overkill these days.

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2018 Nursing Salary Survey

Not only are nursing jobs ranked high, but once again for the 16th year, nursing holds the top spot as the most trusted profession in the Gallup Poll. With all this favorable public recognition, are nurses getting paid what they should?

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