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Why Healthcare Providers Need Disability Insurance For Doctors & Nurses

Why Healthcare Providers Need Disability Insurance For Doctors & Nurses

Protect Your Ability to Earn a Living with Disability Insurance As a nurse or a doctor, saving lives takes a significant toll on your body, including standing or walking for hours at a time and constant stress with little sleep […]

Non-Hospital Jobs For Registered Nurses

Non-Hospital Jobs For Registered Nurses

Every day you probably think about getting out of Nursing. What is life like beyond the Shadowlands? Now, granted, you may not want to be the next owner of a Gym in Hillcrest, or even a Plumber in San Diego, […]

In this July 26, 2017, frame grab from video taken from a police body camera and provided by attorney Karra Porter, nurse Alex Wubbels is arrested by a Salt Lake City police officer at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department/Courtesy of Karra Porter via AP, File)

Utah Nurse Who Refused To Draw Blood From Unconscious Patient Settles Over Rough Arrest

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient settled Tuesday with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000. Nurse […]

5 Tips To Stay Lean During The Holidays

5 Tips To Stay Lean During The Holidays

My name is Lauren Drain – Registered nurse of 10 years, WBFF Bikini Pro, NASM certified personal trainer and Fitness Model; here are my 5 tips for helping you get through the holiday season. When the holiday season begins, things […]

In Praise Of Nurses: Learning At The Knee (And Heart And Mind) Of Bobbie

In Praise Of Nurses: Learning At The Knee (And Heart And Mind) Of Bobbie

For four very long years — from March 2001 when my first child was born to September of 2005 when she was cured — she, and I and her dad and her brother spent large spans of time in the […]

Florence Nightingale: Founder Of Modern Nursing [Infographic]

Florence Nightingale: Founder Of Modern Nursing [Infographic]

Florence Nightingale is a towering figure in the nursing profession. No single person has contributed more to the field than she. Her work saved countless lives in the Crimean War and captured the world’s attention in the mid-1800s. She pioneered […]

The Three-Dimensional Thinking In Nursing

The Three-Dimensional Thinking In Nursing

Have you ever considered your inherent thinking process? What are the depth, and width and height of your thinking? Examining your own thinking matrix could prove valuable as it might just encourage you to utilize your brain one step further […]

We’re All A Little Twisted

We’re All A Little Twisted

There are times as a nurse when you get the distinct impression your patient does not like you. On a labor and delivery floor, this is often the case as I tell my patient that we are going to deviate […]

Are We Helping Others While Ignoring Ourselves?

Are We Helping Others While Ignoring Ourselves?

She was a registered nurse. She was the mother of four children. She was also an alcoholic and a benzo addict, with Valium being her drug of choice. That person was my mother, and her alcoholism and prescription pill addiction […]

When Compassionate Care Takes A Turn Toward Fatigue

When Compassionate Care Takes A Turn Toward Fatigue

By Jennifer Flynn, Risk Manager, Nurses Service Organization & Mary M. Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN, FAAN, Corporate Director of Nursing Innovation and Research for Emory Healthcare Fatigue, emotional distress, or apathy resulting from the constant demands of caring for others: […]

How This Four-Time Cancer Survivor Is Making Life Better For Nurses & Patients

How This Four-Time Cancer Survivor Is Making Life Better For Nurses & Patients

I’m Cinde Dolphin, a four-time cancer survivor and a patient who’s experienced 9 medical procedures which included Jackson Pratt (JP) drains. As you probably know, a JP drain uses suction to funnel a body’s natural healing fluid out and away […]

5 Ups & Downs (But Mostly Ups) Of Becoming A Patient Advocate

5 Ups & Downs (But Mostly Ups) Of Becoming A Patient Advocate

  Considering a career change? Patient advocacy can be a great path for nurses looking for a new challenge. Here’s what you should know before making the leap. 1. Opportunities abound… Patient advocacy is a new and evolving field that […]

Chemo To Scrubs: Q&A With A Breast Cancer Fighter

Chemo To Scrubs: Q&A With A Breast Cancer Fighter

Thanks to Annie for sharing her story with us here at Scrubs Mag. Follow her journey on Instagram. Tell us a little about your story. After graduating college in April 2016 with my BS in Biology/Pre-Medicine, I eagerly applied to […]

Let’s Get Real About Gender Stereotypes In Nursing

Let’s Get Real About Gender Stereotypes In Nursing

Recently, I posted a meme on Instagram about being hit on by patients. The tagline read, “When a creepy patient hits on you”, and the picture showed a giraffe pushing another animal away with its hoof, some kind of wild […]

Score Of Three

Score Of Three

“What’s the Score?” I said to the ER nurse as I ushered the patient’s convoy towards its ICU bed. “Three,” the nurse said with a regretful face. He is in a good physical shape. Only a few abrasions are evident on […]