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Are You Charting Correctly? What To Look For In A Patient’s Chart

Are You Charting Correctly? What To Look For In A Patient’s Chart

  For nurses, charting is an essential part of the job. But are you doing it correctly? Filling out a chart the wrong way can have serious consequences for a patient’s care. There’s a saying in medicine: “If you didn’t […]

When Everyone Else Is Home: How To Deal With Working Holidays

When Everyone Else Is Home: How To Deal With Working Holidays

The alarm rings at 05:30, and it only takes a second for the dread to set in. Today is Thanksgiving. And you have to work the holiday shift. Your mind starts to look for solutions. Maybe you could call in […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Vibrant

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Vibrant

  If there were such a thing as a magic potion that would help us get healthy, glowing, incredible skin, we’d be the first in line to buy it. But, great complexion doesn’t come in a bottle (believe us; we’ve […]

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Bullying Is Not Just For The Playground…. How To Handle Passive Aggressive Behavior On The Job

Nurse bullying is a thing, and it affects all nurses, directly and indirectly. Passive aggressive interactions with your peers can leave you feeling emotionally drained and defeated. Yet, whether 10 or 30, a bully can always be put in their […]

How To Identify The Onset Of Alzheimer’s Disease

How To Identify The Onset Of Alzheimer’s Disease

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, designated by Ronald Reagan back in 1983. It’s a time to raise awareness about one of the most common, yet devastating, degenerative diseases affecting our senior citizens. Many nurses interact with Alzheimer’s patients […]

10 Tips for New Nurses on Avoiding Medication Errors

10 Tips for New Nurses on Avoiding Medication Errors

Nursing medication errors are not as uncommon as we would like to admit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 1.5 million cases reported every year and that over 60% of the errors are […]

How To Survive Nursing School: 10 Essential Tips

How To Survive Nursing School: 10 Essential Tips

Sit in the front of the class. Make sure your instructors know you. And ask questions!

It’s Infection Prevention Week! These 6 Tips Can Help You Protect Your Patients

It’s Infection Prevention Week! These 6 Tips Can Help You Protect Your Patients

  This week is Infection Prevention Week, a time to raise awareness of how infections spread and how they can be prevented. Infection prevention is of great importance in a healthcare setting. In one 2011 study, it was discovered that […]

My Patient Won’t Stop Hitting On Me. What Can I Do?

My Patient Won’t Stop Hitting On Me. What Can I Do?

It’s a given. Patients will hit on you, in more or less obvious ways and varying degrees of inappropriateness. It can get very upsetting, especially after a long shift. Although we are not encouraging this practice, we try to understand […]

6 Steps for NCLEX Success

6 Steps for NCLEX Success

The peak of all that hard work applied during nursing school is the NCLEX – National Council Licensure Examination. Provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, NCLEX is a way of measuring your knowledge, abilities, and skills, […]

The 5 Best Scrubs For Halloween

The 5 Best Scrubs For Halloween

It’s October! We’ll give you a second to do your happy dance…   We love this time of year. The best part, though? Breaking out those orange and black scrubs! If your Halloween scrubs game has room for improvement, we […]

8 Grab And Go Snacks For The Busy Nurse

8 Grab And Go Snacks For The Busy Nurse

Taking care of your health has never been as important. You have a real crazy schedule and work sometimes feels like a never-ending marathon. As a result, not only that your work sucks all the energy out of you, but […]

6 Events To Run, Walk And Dance Through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

6 Events To Run, Walk And Dance Through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brought to you by…. This October, show your support for everyone touched by breast cancer by cinching on your pink tutu and hair spraying a pink mohawk. Walk, run and dance through one of several breast cancer awareness events throughout […]

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A List Of Rules For Nurses… From 1887

“Any nurse who smokes, uses liquor in any form, gets her hair done at a beauty shop or frequents dance halls will give the director of nurses good reason to suspect her worth, intentions and integrity.”

Make The Most Of Your Children’s Time When Working Long Shifts

Make The Most Of Your Children’s Time When Working Long Shifts

It’s not easy being a full-time parent when you also have to be a full-time nurse. Both jobs take up a lot of time and attention, so making sure you balance them can be quite the challenge.   With long […]