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Good Morning Readers,

This week was a full moon, and I’m not sure about you, but it sure felt that way. Full moons are notoriously bad luck in the hospital, but is there actually any truth to this? I researched and found an answer straight from the NIH for us here.

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The Robot Will See You Now

The software company Nvidia and startup Hippocratic AI have partnered to test-drive an answer to the nursing shortage right out of the uncanny valley: AI nurses. We don’t mean virtual nurses β€” real people who meet patients over video. These beautifully β€” or creepily? β€” airbrushed nurse β€œbots” can do non-diagnostic tasks like post-op and medication follow-ups or nutritional guidance for $9/hour. Want to see it in action? Hear β€œLinda” make a patient call or watch β€œRachel” follow up after an appendectomy.

Big City, Bright Lights!Β 

You’ve likely heard that air pollution and extreme heat can both increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. But there’s another form of pollution that may also increase the risk of stroke β€” and it’s probably not what you think: light pollution. A new study of more than 28,000 people in China has found a link between bright outdoor lights at night and stroke, possibly related to alterations in the body’s melatonin regulation.

Impressing Them Softly

Soft skills are those non-technical skills that have more to do with work behaviors, healthy habits, and interpersonal interactions than the knowledge you learn from books. Think communication, teamwork, flexibility, problem-solving, time management, creativity β€” in other words, the skills nurses particularly excel at. But which ones do employers value most? According to a recent analysis from CashNet, it depends on the state. Find out your state’s most coveted soft skills here.



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Mark your calendars because the ultimate learning extravaganza is coming your way May 5 - 7, 2024. The BCEN Learn Live conference is an electrifying experience packed with knowledge, networking, free massages, and swag. You will leave feeling inspired and more passionate about your nursing career. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about how to better protect your nursing license, the impact of social media, burn management, human trafficking, and so much more.Β 

Picture this: starting your day with free breakfast,Β Β diving into riveting clinical sessions by top-notch experts - like Nurse Alice, all while earning 14 CEs! BCEN Learn Live will have TED-talk style sessions lined up to keep you engaged and empowered throughout the conference.Β 

BCEN Learn Live is not just about learning; it's about connecting with your community, sharing experiences, and building relationships that last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Register now and get ready to experience the ultimate nursing conference that will leave you feeling refreshed, inspired, and ready to take your career to new heights. See you there! 🚀



Mentors & Nursing Success

Nurse mentors have been described as a β€œkey to future success” by Becker’s Hospital Review. How do you find one? And what makes a good mentor?Β 

Many nursing associations offer mentorship programs as a free benefit to their members:Β 

According to connectRN’s Leona Werezak, a good mentor should be positive, tolerant, patient, insightful, a clear communicator, and committed.Β 

Here are a few ways a mentor can benefit your nursing career:Β 

  • Offer advice and build up your confidence

  • Provide emotional supportΒ 

  • Support you in solving problems

  • Help you navigate your career

Sounds like something you’re interested in? New Thing Nurse offers mentorship through supportive career coaching and academic advisement services tailored to your needs.

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A Sweetly Scented Shower

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A Talented Doctor

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