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  • Moving Forward After Loss

    Nurses deal with sorrow and loss on a frequent basis, so much so that it becomes an occupational hazard for some specialties. Yet we never quite get used to the feeling. Whether professionally or personally, grief can feel staggeringly overwhelming. It can encompass us in a way that makes it nearly impossible to move forward or to ...
    Posted to The Nurse Card (Weblog) on January 26, 2017
  • Finding Your Dreams and Visions

    Every year since 2009, I have been making myself motivational vision and dream boards, and it has gotten to a point where I would make them for my family as well. What started as a way for me to motivate and inspire myself turned out to help and inspire my family and my mother's clients in her salon too. I started to study nursing in 2009, ...
    Posted to New to Nursing (Weblog) on January 13, 2017
  • Top 6 Aesthetic Procedures from 2016

    1. Microblading Microblading for eyebrows, which is also known by a variety of names such as microstroking, feather touch, eyebrow embroidery, 3-D eyebrows and hair-like strokes, has become an increasingly popular form of cosmetic tattooing or permanent makeup. Microblading enhances the appearance of the eyebrows with simulated hairs in ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on January 4, 2017
  • Pay it Forward

    SOS Children's Villages South Africa builds families for children in need and in doing so, we help them shape their own futures. We have cared for over 24,000 children since the opening of our first village in 1982. I have the privilege to be a sponsor for a little girl at the SOS Children's Village here in Cape Town. Her name is Aphelele, ...
    Posted to New to Nursing (Weblog) on December 13, 2016
  • Excess Facial Hair in Women

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP Frequently, women develop extra hair growth on the face, especially around their mouth and chin area. It can also occur on the breasts or even the lower portions of the abdomen. This hair growth is frequently referred to as hirsutism and can develop in the teen years, or more commonly, as a middle-aged adult or ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on November 11, 2016
  • Revisiting Place

    Place is too important of a word to have just one meaning:     Know your place.     Save my place.     Win, place, show.     Your place or mine?     My place in the world. We all come from many places but all our places, whether they are a physical, social, or ...
    Posted to Spirituality in Nursing (Weblog) on November 10, 2016
  • Buyer Beware!: Practicing Caution with Pharmaceutical Ads

    If you spend any time watching your favorite televised programs or leafing through a popular magazine, you may be surprised by the increased number of pharmaceutical advertisements targeted at consumers with chronic conditions. The ''patients'' are generally smiling and engaged in lively outdoor activities. They appear to be fully involved in life ...
    Posted to The Nurse Card (Weblog) on November 8, 2016
  • Small Talk Can be a Big Deal

    There are so many instances where small talk is practiced regularly in the various nursing units. Small talk is unescapable: in the elevator, in the lobby, in the café... everywhere. The real benefit to small talk isn't what's said; it's when relationships are built over time. If your shift starts at 0700, then chances are you are going to see ...
    Posted to RN Men: The XY Viewpoint (Weblog) on October 7, 2016
  • 10 Popular Pre-Wedding Makeovers

    Special events stimulate excitement and anxiety not only for the obvious bride and groom but also for those intimately involved, such as the parents of the bride and groom. Many have not seen family members or acquaintances for years and will usually meet new family members, and they want to look their best. Patients who present for pre-wedding ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on September 21, 2016
  • Why You Cannot Possibly Leave Nursing

    I've reached the age where a few of my peers have dropped off fulltime status in nursing. Their husbands are retiring, they have beautiful grandchildren popping up here and there, and holidays are looming. They're tired. They no longer wish to pull weekend and call rotation, so they quit. Yes, they leave with glowing eyes and an atmosphere of ...
    Posted to The Nurse Card (Weblog) on September 14, 2016
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