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7 Great Things About Being A Single Nurse

7 Great Things About Being A Single Nurse

Being a single nurse can be lonely sometimes. On Valentine’s day, you see your married or paired-off coworkers getting flowers and gifts from their husbands, wives, or partners. Everyone else is having romantic weekends away, it seems, while you’re at […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Three E’s Of The Nurse Commitment

The Three E’s Of The Nurse Commitment

Deciding to become a nurse is more than a career decision, it’s a decision about the way you’re going to approach life in general. The nurse commitment starts when you first enroll in undergrad classes toward your nursing degree, and […]

New Year… New Focus

New Year… New Focus

For me and my unit, my focus this year will be on team building.

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 […]

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 […]

Worker’s Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Claim, A Legal Difference

Worker’s Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Claim, A Legal Difference

    As nurses, we treat many patients whose medical care is relevant to an insurance claim or a court case. This is part of why accurate charting and accurate medical records are so important. For these patients, the details […]

How Much Do Nurses Actually Make?

How Much Do Nurses Actually Make?

In a world where an increasingly poor job market has left many graduates underemployed and overwhelmed with debt, nursing shines as a beacon of hope. Along with IT, software development, and a few other career choices, nursing continues to offer […]

The Right And Wrong Way To Introduce Yourself To Patients

The Right And Wrong Way To Introduce Yourself To Patients

When you meet a new patient, you’ll need to introduce yourself. But for many nurses, this is easier said than done. If you’re not exactly a social butterfly, meeting new people can be challenging. But the way you introduce yourself […]

Night Shift Nursing: How To Make It Work For You

Night Shift Nursing: How To Make It Work For You

With our impressively detailed color vision (for a mammal), and our not-so-great night vision, humans are really best suited to a diurnal lifestyle. And indeed, for most of recorded and archaeologically attested human history, the vast majority of people have […]

Do You Know The Right Things To Say To An Alzheimer’s Patient & Their Family?

Do You Know The Right Things To Say To An Alzheimer’s Patient & Their Family?

Nurses encounter all kinds of people on the job, and if you work with geriatric patients in any capacity, you’ve probably met your fair share of Alzheimer’s patients. This devastating neurodegenerative disease affects 19% of people aged 75-84, and 42% […]

When Doctors Become the Patient: The Psychological Implications of a Role Reversal

When Doctors Become the Patient: The Psychological Implications of a Role Reversal

For physicians, as well as for nurses, one’s occupation puts one in the role of a healer. When it’s your job to treat other people’s injuries and illnesses, it can be jarring when suddenly, you find yourself on the other […]