Career Advice for Nurses

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Depression & Nurses: A Closer Look At A Common Problem No One Wants To Talk About

Depression & Nurses: A Closer Look At A Common Problem No One Wants To Talk About

Whether in a hospital or at a doctor’s appointment, nurses greet patients with a comforting warmth and kindness. Despite this, nurses are at risk of developing depression at twice the rate of a patient who does not work in the […]

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 […]

Top 10 Places For A Nurse To Live [UPDATED]

Top 10 Places For A Nurse To Live [UPDATED]

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 […]

5 Ideas For Nurses Looking For A Side Hustle

5 Ideas For Nurses Looking For A Side Hustle

In the United States, the average salary for a registered nurse is $71,000. This works out to be around $34 an hour. While there are some states where nurses can make over $100,000 a year, there are also states where […]

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 […]

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Nursing Career by Nurse Amanda

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Nursing Career by Nurse Amanda

I am coming up on my two year working nurse anniversary.  I can’t believe I have almost worked as a nurse for two years. I still feel like I know nothing! I definitely didn’t see myself making it this long. […]

I’m A Mom… And A Nurse

I’m A Mom… And A Nurse

Right after my daughter’s first heart surgery, when she was just a month old, I decided the nursing field was right for me.  I took a course and became a CNA.  Shortly after her third (and surprise!) heart surgery, I […]