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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® Blog -  Quick, Healthy Meals for Night Shift Nurses 4673

Shift work is critical for continuity of care in many health care settings. But working the night shift can take a toll. A 2021 study found that nurses who work the night shift tend to be less active, experience poorer sleep quality, and less satisfied with life than nurses who work days.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 02/21/2024
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog -  Get Your Fill With Plant-Based Foods 4666

Anyone who complains that a plant-based diet isn’t filling may not be eating the right plant-based foods. No matter what you’re eating, feeling full often has more to do with satiety — feeling comfortably full and no longer hungry — than simply filling your belly. Blog 3 in our Plant-Based Food Series!

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 02/14/2024
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ANA Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation® - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Nancy Rodriguez, RN, BSN, CDCES 4662

Nurse revolutionizes diabetes care through health equity and plant-based nutrition

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ANA HEALTHY NURSE, HEALTHY NATION BLOG - Nurses' Guide to Recognizing and Addressing Eating Disorders 4659

When most people think of eating disorders, conditions like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa may come to mind. But two lesser known (and underdiscussed) conditions include binge eating disorder (BED) and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) .  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 02/05/2024
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Embracing Allyship as Nurses 4658

In a 2022 survey of nurses, 63% of respondents personally experienced an act of racism at work. But acts of bullying and bias don’t only happen with racial differences. Gender, age, and education are just a few other reasons some nurses may be treated differently or professionally disadvantaged. The problem is that many nurses don’t recognize that ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 02/05/2024
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Meryl A. Fury, MS, RN 4645

Nurse uses her passion for whole foods to educate children and improve their nutrition.

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - The Pros and Cons of Popular Dietary Supplements 4636

Warning: The CDC cautions all those pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant to discuss all medicines with your healthcare provider including OTC meds, herbal and dietary supplements, and vitamins. Learn more . Additional Warning:  The FDA does not regulate dietary supplements. There is often conflicting research on whether certain ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 01/10/2024
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Deitra Dennis, RN, NBC-HWC 4634

Nurse Uses Coaching and Cooking to Inspire Healthy Change  

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Beautiful Skin, Beautiful Mind: The Link Between Skin Care and Mental Health 4623

Have you ever noticed how life's ups and downs seem to etch themselves onto your skin? When you're going through stressful times, your skin is often the first place to show it. Your mind and skin are connected. It's the perfect time to examine this relationship and the transformative power of a skin care routine.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 12/18/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 7 Tips for Making and Enjoying Plant-Forward Food That Feeds Your Soul 4622

Plant-based eating provides incredible health benefits . But the challenge for many — especially during the holidays — is enjoying the beloved cultural dishes of your heritage while sticking to a plant-forward diet. Blog 2 in our Plant-Based Food Series!  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 12/18/2023
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Help protect yourself and your family this holiday season 4615

The following blog is from our colleagues at the CDC

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 11/30/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Your Path to a Smoke-Free Life 4614

It isn’t news that smoking hurts your health. Yet millions of people still do it despite widespread awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 11/29/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - Champion Spotlight Series - Re-Imagining Nursing Innovation: A Deep Dive into TNA's 2023 Conference 4613

Authors: Ashley Carter MSN, RN, AMB-BC – Tennessee Nurses Association – District 3 President and William Hall DNP, MSN-Ed., RN, PMH-BC, CDP, PLNC – Tennessee Nurses Association- District 3 Director

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Anna Fitch Courie, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC 4610

Nurse creates life-changing wellness programs for first responders

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Trang Dinh-Noonan, MSN, RN-BC 4597

Nurse transforms her health and becomes a wellness crusader, impacting thousands.  

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Health Benefits of Eating Whole-Plant Foods 4596

Your diet is an essential part of healthy living. What you eat can determine how your body grows, functions, and protects itself.  Blog 1 in our Plant-Based Food Series!  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 11/07/2023
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The Role of the Wingman in the U.S. Air Force Health and Wellness 4595

By  Marlon Garzo Saria, PhD, RN, AOCNS, OCN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC, FAAN      Lieutenant Colonel, 452d Aeromedical Staging Squadron, U.S. Air Force Reserve Command      Magnet Program Director and Nurse Scientist, Providence Saint John’s Health Center  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 11/07/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - Champion Spotlight Series - Healthy Men, Inc. 4593

Healthy Men Inc. reimagines the approach to men’s care

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Solutions to the Nurse Staffing Crisis 4591

It's challenging to find a nurse who hasn't been impacted by the nurse staffing crisis.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 10/23/2023
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Mammograms Matter: 5 Things to Know About Mammograms 4586

Courtesy of the FDA Office of Women's Health

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 10/18/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - Champion Spotlight Series - Replenish Mind Body Spirit, LLC 4583

Organization offers nurses a rapid response, micro-restorative program and ongoing support  

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Tackling the Teach-Back Method 4537

Quality patient care requires partnership. Health care providers bring expertise and experience. Patients (hopefully) follow their providers’ guidance to help make treatment and health care as effective as possible. But patients can only truly participate when they understand what the provider is asking of them and why it is important.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 09/27/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Angie Koppe, RN 4534

Nurse hits her stride and walks her way to wellness while she works

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Capitol Beat Blog Post:  ANA's Position Statement On Climate Change 4533

Reprinted with permission from the American Nurses Association’s Policy and Government Affairs  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 09/25/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - How are vaccine recommendations made? Understand ACIP’s Process For Making Vaccine Recommendations 4522

As we head into another cold and flu season, we’re also gearing up for immunizations — both for ourselves and our patients. As a nurse, you know you need a flu shot every year, but have you ever wondered where updated immunization recommendations come from?

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 09/13/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Heather Goss, BSN, RN 4520

COVID-19 pandemic sparks a self-care flame for 53-year-old nurse  

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 5 ways health professionals can help address health disparities In Hispanic patients 4516

The Hispanic population is growing in the United States. Hispanics account for roughly 19% of Americans — the largest minority group in the U.S. But Hispanic adults are the least likely ethnic or racial group to have health insurance or get preventive care. And their health outcomes reflect that.

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 08/28/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Lisa Bell Henson RN, BSN, MBA 4505

Burned out and brokenhearted, Lisa Bell Henson, RN, BSN, MBA found a new calling as a certified holistic nurse coach  

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 8 practical ways to make the most of your commute 4502

Do you feel like you spend a huge chunk of your time traveling to and from work? Do you wish you could make better use of that time? Even if it means using that time to simply relax or decompress?  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 08/07/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN 4487

ANA President overcomes autoimmune diagnoses and finds self-care on her mini farm

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ACHIEVING WELLNESS THROUGH  COMRADERY 4482

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” (Paulo Coehlo)

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 06/28/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Turn To Tea For An Assist With Hydration 4480

As we gear up for the Hack Your Hydration Challenge, powered by Compass One Healthcare, this is the perfect time to discover more about tea. If you already drink it on a regular basis — great! If you don’t, maybe you’ll decide to incorporate a cup or 2 into your daily routine.

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 06/27/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Lesa Stevenson, RN, CPC, COC, CCS, AHFI 4468

Manager prioritizes work/life balance through team bonding, exercise, and volunteerism

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Jumpstart Your Day With Veggies 4466

Most people understand why they should eat vegetables every day — they’re loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. But you may not realize that when you eat your veggies can make a difference. Packing veggies into your breakfast can impact how you feel and how much you eat that day.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 05/24/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Resume Writing For Nurses 4465

It’s always a smart idea to have a strong, updated resume. But “updated” doesn’t only mean having your latest credentials and work history in a formatted template. It also means abiding by the tried-and-true best practices every nursing resume should follow.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 05/23/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Maria Creed, BSN, RN, CCM 4464

Nurse finds joy in travel, food, and friends, even after the death of her son.

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Viji George, DNP, MA, RN, RNC-NIC 4446

Celebrating Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month: One Nurse’s Journey From Military Nursing In India to Magnet Program Director In Texas.

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Calling All Nurses To Look Inward And Embrace Innovation 4437

Change begins with a single idea. But all too often, great ideas don’t make it out of the breakroom.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 04/20/2023
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 10+ Adult Team Sports That Promote Movement And Socialization 4435

When you think of playing a team sport, do you have tunnel vision of your school-age days? Or do you associate organized athletics with cheering for your kids on the sidelines? Just because you’re an adult now doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy the camaraderie and physical benefits that come from team sports.

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - Champion Spotlight Series - Penn Medicine Princeton Health 4429

Organization creates a CEO Step Club to promote engagement and physical activity among nurses and other staff

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - Champion Spotlight Series - Orlando VA Health Care System 4419

Orlando VA Health Care System embraces innovation and wellness

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - #healthynurse Spotlight Series - Georgina Villarreal, MSN, RN 4376

Nurse creates wellness program built for health care professionals.

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Yes this is what I'm doing too. Less carbs. It's harder than I thought though lol @NurseEducator 

@katpash You've got this! It's hard at first finding a good spot scheduling -wise but give it some time. I truly disliked waking up and working out right away at first, but once I got into the rhythm of it, it really made my days a lot better.

@rebeccmich I hope you find your fun! Enjoy yourself!!

Excellent plan @Liz Bilooka !! You've got this and I hope you start feeling better soon!