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The Importance of Creating a Good Death

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Most of us have seen it. Some of us have even felt it. That moment. It's the moment where a person leaves their body. Where their face goes slack, their breath ceases, the electricity goes out of the air, and they are finally at peace. Death in nursing, particularly in critical care, is an inevitability.… Continue reading The Importance of Creating a Good Death

How to Guides, New Nurse Resources

When it’s Time to Move On.

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In nearly all of our careers, there will come a time when it's time to move on. Whether it's to leave for a new specialty, a role transition, or merely to escape a toxic environment, that change is inescapable.  Since becoming a nurse I've left four jobs, and I was ready to leave when I… Continue reading When it’s Time to Move On.

Improving Your Practice, New Nurse Resources

What I want to be when I Grow.

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"Growth is uncomfortable because you've never been here before-you've never been this version of you. So give yourself a little grace and breathe through it." Kristen Lohr As nurses, we often struggle appreciating where we are in our careers.   We are encouraged to continually enhance our skill set. Whether it's to learn a new specialty,… Continue reading What I want to be when I Grow.

How to Guides, Improving Your Practice, New Nurse Resources

Joy in Your Daily Shift, 5 Tips to Change Your Personal Work Culture.

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"What we focus on expands. Focusing on the good doesn't change the bad, but it changes our perception of it, and perception is everything"-Me As we kick off Nurse's Week, I'd like to explore a concept that is dear to my heart.  I have developed it as my practice has matured. It's a concept I… Continue reading Joy in Your Daily Shift, 5 Tips to Change Your Personal Work Culture.