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Improve Your Bedside Manner with Active Listening Skills

Authored by Alison Brandt on

Active Listening is a technique where the “listener” actively participates in the flow of communication through their actions, body language, and interaction with the speaker.  Active listening involves both verbal and non-verbal techniques and is extremely beneficial in supporting patients. 

Collaborating in Team Enviroments

Authored by Nicole Burleson on

Since 2010, one of the hottest topics about how healthcare delivery is evolving in response to the Affordable Care Act is the gravitation toward team-based patient care models. The legislation encourages providers to operate in cross-functional teams to provide more comprehensive care for patients and streamline healthcare delivery processes. Read on to see how you can make the most of these team environments.

Enhance Your Career by Earning Certificates

Authored by Melissa (Missy) Blankenship on

In the nursing profession, there are many ways to become more valuable to your employer, earn more money, and expand your career options. Upgrading your degree is a reasonable approach to take that next career step; however, there is another option that adds value to the nursing degree you already have: Nursing certifications!

Working With Your Recruiter

Authored by Melissa (Missy) Blankenship on

Whether they’re helping you plan your next career move, setting up your next assignment or counseling you through a career transition, your recruiter is here to help you be successful.  Read on for some tips to strengthen your relationship with your recruiter.

Time Management Tips for Healthcare Professionals

Authored by Editor on

Effective time management can help reduce your personal stress and even guard against burn out on the job, particularly in healthcare environments where heavy workloads are a daily challenge. Take note of the following tips to help you better manage your time, organize your activities and maintain that all-important work-life balance to help you stay sane throughout the workday and beyond.

Stay a Step Ahead and Diversify Your Skillset

Authored by Editor on

Not only does diversifying skills make you more marketable, it also keeps your job fresh, fun, and exciting.  Studies show that through 2014 more than 19% of the wage and salaried jobs added to the economy will be in a healthcare related field. Check out our tips to prepare yourself.

Five Tips for Building a Solid Resume

Authored by Melissa (Missy) Blankenship on

Having a solid resume is key to your career success. It is usually the first piece of information an employer receives about you and making an outstanding first impression is imperative. With the right plan and appropriate details, you can create a shining resume that will help your application get the attention it deserves!