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4 Nurse Stereotypes That Are In Fact True (And 4 That Aren’t)

4 Nurse Stereotypes That Are In Fact True (And 4 That Aren’t)

There are plenty of stereotypes about nurses, but which ones are true? There are a few predominantly positive stereotypes that really have a grain of truth to them. Here are some of them. Male nurses have it easier. This one […]

14 Surprising New Uses for Alcohol Pads, Nurse Approved!

14 Surprising New Uses for Alcohol Pads, Nurse Approved!

  As nurses, we end up accumulating tons of those little alcohol pads from work. These handy little sanitizing pads are for more than just cleaning off wounds and injection sites — they have a ton of great household uses […]

Phyllis the Decoy Nurse [Video]

Phyllis the Decoy Nurse [Video]

The nurse shortage just got a whole lot better. When you need to grab a snack or sneak away for a minute, just call on Phyllis! Check out everything she can do…

Our 5 Favorite Nursing Memes On Tumblr This Week

Our 5 Favorite Nursing Memes On Tumblr This Week

Check out our favorite LOL finds from Tumblr this week!

Ways To Help Your Co-Workers Deal With Shift Stress

Ways To Help Your Co-Workers Deal With Shift Stress

Being a nurse is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding occupation. Nurses struggle with unusually high stress levels, compared to many other common white-collar occupations. Work stress in nursing was first explored as early as the 1960s, when four key […]

3 Incredible Real & Tales Of Nurse Bravery

3 Incredible Real & Tales Of Nurse Bravery

Nurses deal with challenges on a daily basis. Whether it’s making a risky decision that could help a patient come back from death’s door, or questioning the decisions of physicians and team leaders, nurses need to be courageous sometimes. These […]

Bad Moon Rising: Are ERs Really Busier On The Full Moon?

Bad Moon Rising: Are ERs Really Busier On The Full Moon?

January 12, February 10, and March 12 are the first full moons of the year. You’ve probably heard other nurses comment that during the full moon, things go a little crazy. There’s a persistent belief that ERs get busier and there are […]

How To Protect Yourself From Malpractice Lawsuits

How To Protect Yourself From Malpractice Lawsuits

Physicians and healthcare facilities aren’t the only entities that can become the target of a malpractice lawsuit. Nurses can also be sued, and over the last ten years, malpractice suits against nurses have been on the rise. Not only could […]

Meet Celebrity Veterinarian Alex Hynes

Meet Celebrity Veterinarian Alex Hynes

Dr. Alex Hynes is a rare breed. Not only is she an accomplished professional veterinarian, but she’s also somewhat of an internet celebrity. She’s a mom, a fitness enthusiast, and an accomplished emergency veterinary surgeon. Her exciting lifestyle and passion […]

Balancing Studying With A Full Time Job, 5 Helpful Tips For Nursing Students

Balancing Studying With A Full Time Job, 5 Helpful Tips For Nursing Students

  Between rising educational costs and high costs of living, it’s almost impossible to go to school without working at the same time. Whether you’re working as an RN while you get your Master’s degree, or you’re an undergrad student […]

6 Things Nurses Say Under Their Breath Every Shift

6 Things Nurses Say Under Their Breath Every Shift

As nursing professionals, we have to be tactful — with our patients and with each other. There are always things we wish we could say, but we can’t, because it would be rude, inappropriate, or just plain mean. Here are […]

The Affordable Care Act and Nurses – What Has Changed?

The Affordable Care Act and Nurses – What Has Changed?

  Back in 2010, Barack Obama passed a federal statute known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA, often referred to as “Obamacare,” has been the most significant overhaul of US healthcare since Medicaid and Medicare were enacted in 1965. […]

Are You A Nurse Administrator Natural?

Are You A Nurse Administrator Natural?

  Becoming a nurse administrator is one of many possible career paths within nursing. While most nurse administrators have a bachelor’s degree, many also have a master’s degree. Some nurse administrators are in charge of a single department, while others […]

The Most Dangerous Holiday: Christmas And New Year’s Eve Are A Prime Time For Accidents

The Most Dangerous Holiday: Christmas And New Year’s Eve Are A Prime Time For Accidents

With Thanksgiving already behind us, we’re headed headlong into the holidays. In late December, a variety of holidays from different cultures occur near the annual winter solstice. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Saturnalia, the holidays aren’t all […]