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What Was It Like to Be a Nurse During WWII?

What Was It Like to Be a Nurse During WWII?

Throughout the history of nursing, some of the most well-known figures have been war nurses. But what about World War II? This massive conflict transformed the world of nursing, with huge numbers of women signing up as Army and Navy […]

Nurse Ghost Stories

Nurse Ghost Stories

Over the weekend we asked you for your most compelling Ghost Stories.  Real stories from our readers.  Get ready for Halloween, and read these at your peril. Room 6 I worked night duty in the hospital I trained at for a […]

Do You Know What a Teal Pumpkin at Halloween Means?

Do You Know What a Teal Pumpkin at Halloween Means?

When you think about trick or treating, most of you imagine seeing an orange pumpkin on a doorstep, window or front yard.  But have any of you ever seen a Teal Pumpkin, and understood what it’s there for?  When Scrubs […]

The Worst Pranks EVER.  As Told By You.

The Worst Pranks EVER. As Told By You.

We read every comment you make on our posts, including those on our social channels and thus, we recently pulled together some of the best pranks we’ve read, as written by you.  But don’t worry, we’re very HIPAA conscious, so […]

Sapphire Scrubs Competition….And the Winners are….

Sapphire Scrubs Competition….And the Winners are….

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition with The Resilient Nurse and Sapphire Scrubs. Here are the 5 winners who’ll each be receiving a set of scrubs from Sapphire Scrubs. Darette Ly of Naperville, IL. Jessica Leech of Buckhannon, WV […]

What is Dilaudid?

What is Dilaudid?

Belonging to the opioid class and derived from morphine, Dilaudid is a drug prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain such as bone injuries, heart attacks, burns or cancer. Dilaudid can come in several forms, including oral solutions, tablets, […]

Mortality And Causes Of Death (Infographic)

Mortality And Causes Of Death (Infographic)

The World Health Organization released a report titled “Projections of Mortality and Causes of Death, 2015 and 2030” which summarized the deaths last year as well as makes predictions for 2030. As nurses, we’re especially interested in the evolution of […]

11 Simple and Budget-Friendly Date Ideas for Busy Nurses

11 Simple and Budget-Friendly Date Ideas for Busy Nurses

Nurses, without a doubt, have a very demanding profession. It becomes exhausting when you work long hours and attend to so many other’s needs…which is why a little ME time is always in order.  And for those of you with […]

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8 Hilarious Ways To Tell You’re Actually A Nurse

  Part six to “You Know You’re a Nurse When…” article. We asked our Funny Nurses family to fill in the blank after “You know you’re a NURSE when…” (above photo) and we got some pretty great responses! We think you’ll relate – see below: […]

Meet The Dogs Who Sniff Out Cancer

Meet The Dogs Who Sniff Out Cancer

Can dogs sniff out cancer? Lucy, a cross between a Labrador retriever and an Irish water spaniel, failed miserably at guide dog school. As she was curious and easily excitable, random scents distracted Lucy from her master’s path, and it […]

13 Things That Only A Nurse Would Do

13 Things That Only A Nurse Would Do

  Part five to “You Know You’re a Nurse When…” article. We asked our Funny Nurses family to fill in the blank after “You know you’re a NURSE when…” (above photo) and we got some pretty great responses! We think you’ll relate – see below: […]

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Scleroderma Patients: What Nurses Need to Know

As a nurse, you’ll care for patients from all walks of life. You’ll also encounter a wide range of disorders and diseases. To provide the best care possible, it’s necessary to learn what you can about treating a diverse range […]

Making the Most of a Bad Patient Outcome

Making the Most of a Bad Patient Outcome

Nurse debriefing is an effective method of coping with a negative patient outcome as well as a learning tool. Nurses know all too well that not every patient is going to have the outcome they were working towards. These tragic […]

pH Levels in the Human Body – What Are They?

pH Levels in the Human Body – What Are They?

Would You Recognize the Signs of Acidosis in Your Patients? The state of your patient’s blood is at the center of their health. As blood runs through veins, arteries and capillaries, it is dropping off oxygen to feed cells, and […]

Combative Psych Patients

Combative Psych Patients

For nurses who work in mental health facilities, having to deal with a combative patient could be an everyday event. Learning how to recognize a potentially volatile situation is just one of the many special skills you must learn to […]