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Keith Carlson
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I'm a nurse, professional writer, well-known nurse blogger and Board Certified Nurse Coach. I'm passionate about helping nurses to create the healthiest and most satisfying lives possible!
I'm a nurse, professional writer, well-known nurse blogger and Board Certified Nurse Coach. I'm passionate about helping nurses to create the healthiest and most satisfying lives possible!

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The Five Rights Of A Healthy Work Environment
I recently gave a presentation at a northern California nursing conference on the subject of healthy work environments for nurses. During my preparations, I spent a great deal of time pondering aloud about the scourge of nurse bullying and lateral violence,...

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A Nurse, A Wall, And A Bloody Forehead
As a nurse career coach, I hear a lot of stories, and some of those stories revolve around the way that nursing has sucked the life out of a nurse's ambition and self-confidence. And what I see is that nurses who feel demoralized and beaten down sometimes s...

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The "Nursing Class Hero"
This post was originally published on June 24th, 2013. It has been slightly edited and updated for your edification and enjoyment.  Fans of the late John Lennon might bristle at my adulteration of the title of a famous song by the iconic musician and peace ...

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5 Ways to Build Your Network of Nursing Career Allies
In the course of your nursing career, you need allies who can help you elevate and advance your journey as a professional nurse. Allies are easier to come by than you think, but so many nurses don't think strategically about this important aspect of nursing...

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Is Your Nursing Career on Autopilot?
Nurses, do you ever feel that your nursing career is on autopilot? Are you coasting, resting on your laurels, or otherwise sitting in the back seat of your career? This can work for a while, but it can eventually lead to boredom, ennui, and even burnout and...

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The New LinkedIn: Pay Attention, Nurses!
LinkedIn is an important networking tool for nurses and healthcare professionals, and there are changes afoot on the LinkedIn user interface (UI) that the savvy and prudent nurse needs to be cognizant of. Some readers may be aware that LinkedIn was purchase...

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The "Shoulds" and "Coulds" of Your Nursing Career
In the world of nurses and nursing, it can feel like we are
told what we “should” do with our careers much more often than what we “could”
do. While the difference can seem subtle, it is actually something that can
have a serious impact on the career path w...

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Lions, Gazelles, and Nurses
Nursing has a hierarchy of power and experience just like any other profession; in fact, it also has a hierarchy that sometimes feels akin to the laws of survival on the savanna or in the jungle. Have you ever observed that the less experienced and more vul...

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A Nursing Valentine
On this occasion of Valentine's Day, I want to take a pause for the cause of singing the praises of nurses; you are true heroes of healthcare and humanity. There's no shortage of mentions of the annual Gallup poll that shows us nurses as being the most trus...

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Your Nursing Career Mitochondia
We all know that mitochondria are the energy-producing powerhouses within each cell of our bodies, synthesizing ATP ( adenosine triphosphate ) for us around the clock. In terms of your nursing career, what is the mitochondria that powers your engine? What i...
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