When I started my first nursing job in the hospital, I thought 12-hour shifts were really daunting. That is a long period of time to be working!! The best perk about it, though, is that you get four days off. It definitely made the long shifts worthwhile. Here are a few tips from Jessica at Vive Health about how to survive the seemingly never ending shifts.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

I volunteered on a Navy hospital ship in 2011 for five months. What was it like living on a Navy ship? What were the nurse's responsibilities?  Learn about volunteering and how it will help you in the nursing field.

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Giving insulin IV is a lifesaving measure for patients experiencing diabetic ketoacidosis or hyperkalemia.  Monitoring these patients closely is essential to safe treatment.  Learn the basics about IV insulin from an ICU RN.

Need some tips dealing with stressful situations? We never really get taught to deal with stress in life – and that’s why so many of us struggle with it.

But here’s the thing: If you can learn how to manage stress now, it will pay off for the rest of your life. Just imagine learning how to effortlessly overcome any stressful situation in your life. You’ll feel happier. You’ll worry less. Your life will become a much smoother, enjoyable journey. Isn’t that an incredible thought?

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AuthorCourtney Tracy