See the current issue of Scrubs Magazine

Author Archives: Cynthia Dusseault

Cynthia Dusseault

About Cynthia Dusseault

Cynthia Dusseault is a professional freelance writer with both a health and an education background. A former medical radiation technologist and elementary school teacher, she realized that no matter what she did, she was drawn to any task that involved writing, so she decided, over a decade ago, to write full-time. Since then, she has written for a variety of magazines and websites including Nursing PRN, National Review of Medicine, University Affairs, Your Health, Education Leaders Today, Today's Parent, Children's Playmate, WeightWatchers.ca and many more. She has written about topics such as asthma, genital herpes, circumcision, teleradiology, body art, learning disabilities and exercise trends, and she absolutely adores the fact that writing—particularly doing the research for the articles she writes—makes her a lifelong learner.

Remembering military nurses on Memorial Day

Remembering military nurses on Memorial Day

Along with the soldiers who go to war, nurses go as well—not to fight in battle, but to help save the lives of injured soldiers and to provide comfort to those soldiers they cannot save.

Fourth of July injuries: A little pep talk

Fourth of July injuries: A little pep talk

Injuries during the long weekend are more than likely going to fall into one of two categories: fireworks-related or “weekend warrior.”

Doctors’ tributes to nurses in real life

Doctors’ tributes to nurses in real life

These stories are sure to erase any doubt that doctors do appreciate nurses.

Jupiterimages | Polka Dot | Getty Images

Cómo pueden las enfermeras ganarse el respeto de médicos difíciles

El estereotipo del doctor irrespetuoso amonestando a la enfermera no está tan lejos de la realidad. Obtén el respeto que te mereces siguiendo estos dos efectivos pasos.

iStockphoto | Thinkstock

Should nurses sign off of Facebook?

Some nurses have been a tad imprudent with their posts, divulging confidential information about patients and hospital happenings.

T-shirts JUST for nurses

T-shirts JUST for nurses

Do you “call the shots?” Then wear it proudly! Here are some choice nurse T-shirts that you might want to add to your wardrobe. They’ll make you—and those around you—smile.

Jupiterimages | Polka Dot | Getty Images

How nurses can earn the respect of difficult doctors

Get the respect you deserve by following these two effective steps.

Hemera | Thinkstock

What does a winning nursing job applicant look like?

Here are four steps to market yourself so that you can land that coveted nurse job.

Like mother, like daughter: A nursing story in honor of Mother’s Day

Like mother, like daughter: A nursing story in honor of Mother’s Day

This mother and daughter do more than share the same profession. They work together—in the same hospital, on the same unit. And guess what? This nurse mom has a son in nursing school, too!

Medioimages | Photodisc | Thinkstock

8 ways nurses can make extra cash

From medical transcription to call center nursing to immunization clinics, here are some “moonlighting” ideas that are perfect for nurses (plus tips on how to get in the game).

6 best ‘daily deal’ sites for nurses

6 best ‘daily deal’ sites for nurses

Are there certain daily deal sites that are better for nurses than others? We think so! These six offer an array of appealing…and steep…discounts.

iStockphoto | Thinkstock + Scrubs

The best and worst states to be a psychiatric nurse in 2012

Where will you get paid more? Where are there jobs to be had? And where is the best standard of living? We narrow it down to two states where you should start your search.

geotrac | Veer

3 ways to break out of the “sleepy nurse” rut

Rotating shifts, night shifts, double shifts, 12-hour shifts…these all play havoc with your circadian rhythm. Your solution may lie in behavioral therapy, sleep assessment or bright light therapy. Here’s why.

iStockphoto | Thinkstock

The best and worst states to be a CNA in 2012

So, which states should you set your sights on if you’re a CNA looking for a job and you have nothing holding you to any particular place?

iStockphoto | Thinkstock

5 lessons from nursing greats of the past

Lesson #1: Strive for change when change is warranted. Lesson #5: It’s never too late to do something great.