A Blog for Moxie Nurses

Whether burnout, compassion fatigue, demands of the pandemic (or all of the above!) have inspired a re-evaluation of beside nursing, we’re here to help you make the best decision for your career, physical, and mental health. With predictable schedules and lower patient acuity, outpatient nursing jobs are ideal for nurses who: - have school-aged kids - are caretakers for aging parents - need a less physically demanding role - need a change from the adrenaline rush of departments high acuity units such as the emergency room, NICU, PACU, or Labor and Delivery - are fresh out of nursing school  Create real work-life balance via transitioning to outpatient nursing.
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As nurses, we know that successful care relies on providing healthcare in a language our patients understand. But, what do we do when translation results in less quality patient-doctor time? Support your patients by advocating for extended visit times, and following these best practices to optimize your time with a translator. Together, you can create a successful visit for your patient.
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“I’m so sorry,” I repeated multiple times as I prepared for a second IV attempt. She graciously smiled and said, “Please stop apologizing. I know you’re just trying to help me feel better!” Her response was so kind and helped me feel a little more at ease. I was grateful and relieved when the second attempt was successful. As I connected the tubing and proceeded to administer fluids, we talked about our shared interest in science, shows we were watching at the time, and what our husbands did for a living. 
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