Career Advice for Nurses

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, […]

Keeping Up With Claudia Martinez

Keeping Up With Claudia Martinez

Earlier this week I had the privilege of sitting down with Claudia Martinez, a 27-year-old Pre Med Student at McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas. You might have heard about Claudia or seen her in a Facebook viral video recently. […]

Is Nursing Unhealthy?

Is Nursing Unhealthy?

Does our nursing culture promote healthy living? Or does some of our on-the-job culture create an environment that sets us up for unhealthy habits? Most nurses are on their feet working 8-12 hour shifts, often missing meal breaks and even […]

Top 10 Places For A Nurse To Live [2018 Edition]

Top 10 Places For A Nurse To Live [2018 Edition]

Nurses’ salaries vary greatly depending on where they live in the United States due to several factors, including the cost of living. After finishing medical school, a major decision for a nurse to make is whether to relocate. A nurse […]

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 […]

Getting Out Of Nursing: Exploring Alternative Job Opportunities

Getting Out Of Nursing: Exploring Alternative Job Opportunities

There was a time where, statistically, a person would change jobs 11 to 12 times before the age of 50. The numbers today have declined, as researchers expect an individual to change his or her job roughly four times before […]

A Style Guide For Men Working In The Professional Nursing Field

A Style Guide For Men Working In The Professional Nursing Field

As you know, the number of men working in the professional field of nursing has increased dramatically. As one of them, congratulations for choosing a rewarding career. The stigma that only women make good nurses is gone. Just like female […]

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, […]

How To Appreciate The Task Of Being A Caregiver

How To Appreciate The Task Of Being A Caregiver

Caregiver. It is the name affectionally given to individuals who provide care to an individual in need. In most cases, a caregiver helps a family member, friend, spouse, or neighbor with daily activities and medical needs. Informal caregivers provide care […]

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 […]

Honesty In Medicine: Is Lying Ever OK?

Honesty In Medicine: Is Lying Ever OK?

Is it ever acceptable for nurses, physicians, and other medical staff members to lie to patients to alleviate anxiety? This is, unfortunately, a very simple and very complicated question. It is also a very controversial question. Some nurses will tell […]

Problems With Nursing Gossip & How To Avoid Them

Problems With Nursing Gossip & How To Avoid Them

Some consider gossip, rumors, and hushed whispers a harmless way to vent about frustrations in the workplace. For hospital work staff, especially nurses, gossip and rumors can create a toxic work environment. It lowers the work morale and creates a […]

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: […]

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 […]