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What would your superhero nurse name be?

We asked our Facebook fans to come up with their superhero nurse names and special powers; read on for their hilarious, touching and very practical answers!

The Healthcare Professional’s Practical Guide To Practicing Stillness

The Healthcare Professional’s Practical Guide To Practicing Stillness

“Once you know yourself in this living stillness there is nothing in this world that is greater than you” As human beings, we often hear the word “Stillness”, but what does that really mean? How can we, as healthcare professionals, […]

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Entering Healthcare As A Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant works one on one with patients and is right on the ground floor of promoting patient safety and dignified patient care. Most CNA jobs require their personnel to perform all non-invasive procedures such as washing and […]


The Pros & Cons Of The New Opioid Arm Implant In The Fight Against Opioid Addiction

The U.S. is currently struggling with a major and truly nationwide opioid addiction epidemic. In fact, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, in 2014 more people passed away from drug overdoses than during any previous year—remarkably, more […]

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An ER nurse’s description of a heart attack

I said aloud to myself and the cat, “Dear God, I think I’m having a heart attack!”

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10 ways you know you’re a night shift nurse

Not to say that night shift nurses are a totally different breed, but you do tend to relate to the werewolf thing!

12 things to never say to older and younger coworkers

12 things to never say to older and younger coworkers

Bridge the generation gap at work with the help of our cheat sheet.


Top 10 things all nurses must know

A handy, tongue-in-cheek list filled with advice from nurses who’ve “been there”.

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“My patient called me…”

We all know that patients say some crazy things…but what happens when those crazy things are directed at YOU?!

Top 7 mistakes to avoid in  your nursing career

Top 7 mistakes to avoid in your nursing career

Yes. There will be pitfalls. But here are some banana peels that you can veer around.

What Exactly Does A Nurse Do?

What Exactly Does A Nurse Do?

In the United States alone, there are over 3 million registered nurses. To put this number in perspective, there are only about 900,000 doctors. That means that nurses outnumber doctors more than 3 to 1. There are few of us […]

The Last Mile

The Last Mile

Supply chains and other service industries, like telecom, worry about “the last mile”–the final step in delivering a product or service to customers. Like other industries, healthcare must connect most meaningfully to the patient, and the nurse is almost always […]

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What A Tobacco Treatment Course Taught Me About Opioid Abuse

Today concluded over 35 hours of training in the Mayo Clinic Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification (Oh, yeah, these thoughts are my own and in no way reflective of the course). While in this course, my peers (including a variety of professionals: dentists, pharmacists, […]

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This Thing We Call “Nursing”

It seems to me a bit odd to be authoring my personal philosophy on what nursing is and is not as a student for readers who all have a great deal more knowledge, wisdom, and experience in this wonderful field of ours, but […]

A New Normal: Graduate Nursing Students Paying For Clinical Rotations

A New Normal: Graduate Nursing Students Paying For Clinical Rotations

Aspiring Advance Practice Nurses (APNs) enter their prospective graduate programs each semester with the good faith of excelling at their course work and practicum. Unfortunately, that notion may be tarnished by the misfortune of not finding a clinical site. In some instances, unwarranted cancelations […]