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Five Best Snacks To Get You Through Those 12-hour Shifts

Five Best Snacks To Get You Through Those 12-hour Shifts

As a nurse, you’re probably working long shifts. Whether you love them or hate them, one thing is for sure: 12-hour shifts make for a long day or night. To get through your shift, proper nutrition is essential to maintain […]

World Leprosy Day: 3 Things You Need To Know About The Disease

World Leprosy Day: 3 Things You Need To Know About The Disease

January 31 is World Leprosy Day. For most people, it’s not exactly a day to celebrate. For nurses, it’s a great reminder of medical advances and inspires us to serve our patients in all situations. Here are the top three […]

LISTEN: Playlist Curated by Nurses to Help You Through the Long Day

LISTEN: Playlist Curated by Nurses to Help You Through the Long Day

With cheap and easy access to music you love during the day, nurses can now unwind with a click on their cell. Of course, you don’t want to waste that five-minute coffee run searching for a song to fuel your […]

Celebrate Peanut Butter Day With These Quick, Easy & Scrumptious Peanut Buttery Snacks

Celebrate Peanut Butter Day With These Quick, Easy & Scrumptious Peanut Buttery Snacks

Peanut butter has been a staple in cupboards since the last turn of the century, providing the world with mouth-watering pleasure for over 100 years. January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day and a perfect excuse for nurses to share […]

4 Brands Turning Standard Scrubs Into A Fashion Statement

4 Brands Turning Standard Scrubs Into A Fashion Statement

For as long as nurses have been attending to patients, there has been interest in the style of clothing they wore. At one time the dress code was nothing more than an apron thrown over a dress until that changed […]

7 Tips for Getting Your Life Organized Starting In January

7 Tips for Getting Your Life Organized Starting In January

January is officially “Get Organized” month. It signals a fresh start. We throw out old stuff, make room for new, and get ready to tackle the upcoming year. For nurses, it means wrangling in all the things we do throughout […]

Seven Ways For Nurses To Keep Their Fitness Resolution

Seven Ways For Nurses To Keep Their Fitness Resolution

If you made a resolution to get fit this year, you’re not alone. Becoming healthier and getting in shape often tops the list of New Year’s resolutions. So if you’re hitting the gym and eating healthy at home, you’re off […]

5 Tips For Getting Into Nursing School

5 Tips For Getting Into Nursing School

So, you really want to be a nurse? That’s great! You’ll need that type of motivation to get you through nursing school; you’ll probably also need it to make it into a good nursing program. Believe it or not, getting […]

13 Pro Tips On Preparing For The Long Night Shift

13 Pro Tips On Preparing For The Long Night Shift

No matter what your specialty is or where you’re located, working a night shift as a nurse presents unique challenges. Often, the most difficult tests of these come from your own body, which wants nothing more than to lie down […]

Celebrate World Braille Day With Your Blind Patients – 5 Ideas For Student Nurses

Celebrate World Braille Day With Your Blind Patients – 5 Ideas For Student Nurses

January 4th 2016 is World Braille Day to commemorate the birth of Louis Braille. Louis is the mastermind behind the innovative system that allows for blind people around the world to still have the ability to read and write. Student […]

6 Apps That Are a MUST for Nurses

6 Apps That Are a MUST for Nurses

Working as a nurse can be extremely challenging at times. Not only are nurses expected to care for multiple patients, they’re expected to perform scheduled procedures and administer medications at precise times. Occasionally, it can feel like staying on top […]

5 Things Nurses Can’t Live Without in 2016

5 Things Nurses Can’t Live Without in 2016

Stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, medication guides. These are all essential items that your patients may not be able to live without. Add a notebook and pen, and you have just put together the standard nursing bag they taught you about […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Nursing New Year’s Resolutions

10 Ways to Keep Your Nursing New Year’s Resolutions

There is a typical pattern to the lifespan of a New Year’s resolution: you make one (or more), spend all of January working on keeping it, and totally forget you ever made it come February. That’s right, the life cycle […]

10 nurse-tested tactics for calming a patient before a shot

10 nurse-tested tactics for calming a patient before a shot

Think your arsenal of soothing tactics could use yet another strategy? Find out how your fellow nurses calm patients, young and old, before a shot.

How to have a happy holiday while working in the hospital

How to have a happy holiday while working in the hospital

So you’re working on Thanksgiving or Christmas or Festivus or whatever holiday you celebrate? Here are some ways to make your shift a bit better.