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Four Ways to Boost Your Nursing Career
Four Ways to Boost Your Nursing Career
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

The best way to boost your nursing career and assure more professional prospects for the future is to make yourself stand out. Employers notice nurses who have added skills and education to their résumés, and they'll remember who was willing to go the extra mile.
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NSSRN Ceases, Leaving Nursing Workforce Research and Funding in Question
NSSRN Ceases, Leaving Nursing Workforce Research and Funding in Question
 
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

For 35 years, nursing leaders, researchers and policymakers have relied on the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) to give them a detailed picture of the state of the profession. But now the federal government has decided to discontinue the survey, at a time when the Institute of Medicine has called for better data collection about the nursing workforce.
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Spotlight on Nursing
How to Break Your Unhealthy Habits
How to Break Your Unhealthy Habits
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

Are you longing to break free from a bad habit--especially one that is taking a toll on your health? Understanding the process for gaining willpower and changing habits can help you become the person you want to be.
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Mentoring: It's Not Just for Nurse 'Newbies' Anymore
 
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Who says that mentorships are only useful for new, fresh-out-of-school nurses?  Health care facilities, schools of nursing and professional associations are trying new approaches to reach out and support nurses throughout their careers, resulting in benefits for all parties involved.
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12 Top Apps to Make Your Life Easier
Top 12 Apps to Ease Your Life
 
By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

For years, we've been hearing that whenever we have a problem that needs solving, "There's an app for that!" With more than half a million in the Apple App Store alone, it's likely true--if you have a need for something, it probably exists. The hard part is knowing which apps are really useful.
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Great Summer Reads for Nurses
Great Summer Reads for Nurses
 
By E'Louise Ondash, RN, contributor

In another age, June, July and August signaled a time to slow down and stock up on reading material for the beach, mountains or back yard hammock. Though the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer may not be what they once were, you can still set aside a bit of time to get lost in a good book--be it paper or digital.
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Looking Ahead to the Next Issue:
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