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The Emotionally Intelligent Nurse

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Emotional intelligence (EI) may be a buzzword in many circles, but there’s no question that emotionally intelligent nurses are sought after communicators, team members, and healthcare professionals. A nurse with a high emotional quotient (EQ) is worth his or her weight in gold.

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Emotional intelligence (EI) may be a buzzword in many circles, but there’s no question that emotionally intelligent nurses are sought after communicators, team members, and healthcare professionals. A nurse with a high emotional quotient (EQ) is worth his or her weight in gold.

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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at www.nursekeith.com and Digital Doorway.
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09 Nov 2020
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Nisha raj
25 Apr 2021
This article increased my knowledge about communication an$ emotional intelligence and effective decision making.
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Jane O'Reilly
02 Dec 2020
Emotional intelligence is often overlooked! I wish they covered this at university to start with and then continued with updates at work. It makes sense! Thank you!
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Caitlin Muir-Cochrane
14 May 2021
This resource regarding emotional intelligence and quotient is a good reading for nurses of all skill levels to undertake. However it does speak of the nurse, RN, EN or otherwise as primarily 'she' even though the author is a male RN. I do not take offense to the terminology used but I believe if it were the other way around, I would want to be viewed as my title of RN or nurse rather than 'he' or 'she'. Inclusivity for men in nursing needs to be viewed as crucial to the future of the profession.
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Kylie Mannix
06 Jan 2020
This was a short paper that covered the importance of emotional intelligence in employees and discussed ways in which emotional intelligence benefited situations in health care and how employees with high emotional intelligence make good leaders and that it is a skill that can be learned.
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Lucy Wilshaw
05 Aug 2022
Registered Nurse
interesting read
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Carrie
17 Feb 2021
A good introduction into the benefits of nurses being emotionally intelligent. Some food for thought to explore further
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