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Pediatric Codes: What Nurses Need to Know

Pediatric Codes: What Nurses Need to Know

If you’re a nurse working in emergency medicine, you will inevitably encounter at least one pediatric code. They’re scary, and sadly, the prognosis isn’t always good for those patients. Delays in providing basic ABCs — airway, breathing, and circulation — […]

Entering The Working World: Challenges In Transitioning From School Into Practice

Entering The Working World: Challenges In Transitioning From School Into Practice

First of all, congratulations. You did it! You made it through the rigors of grad school, and now, you’re ready to go into practice as a nurse. That’s a huge achievement, and you should be incredibly proud of that. Transitioning […]

Nursing Abroad: Becoming An International Nurse

Nursing Abroad: Becoming An International Nurse

Even if you got your degree in the US, it’s not necessarily the only country where you can practice medicine. You can actually find nursing positions in other countries, giving you a great opportunity to travel. The skills and education […]

How To Relate To Your Non-Nursing Friends

How To Relate To Your Non-Nursing Friends

As nurses, we often have friends both inside and outside of the healthcare world. And honestly, there are some things that non-nurses just don’t really seem to “get” about our jobs. Every day, we run into new challenges and don’t […]

5 Essential On The Job Study Tips For Nurses

5 Essential On The Job Study Tips For Nurses

If you’re like many nurses, you’re currently working a full-time job while you earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree. In today’s tough economic climate, it’s nearly impossible to get yourself through school without holding at least a part-time job, unless […]

The Top 5 Financial Moves Nurses Need To Make In 2017

The Top 5 Financial Moves Nurses Need To Make In 2017

Planning for the Future: Important Financial Decisions for Nurses in 2017 Nursing is an extremely demanding career. From nursing school to long hours at the office, anyone that works in the nursing industry needs to make sure that they are […]

Dear Patient Who Keeps Hitting The Call Light

Dear Patient Who Keeps Hitting The Call Light

As nurses, we often find ourselves working with difficult patients. These uniquely hard-to-work-with patients come in many varieties. Some of them suffer from dementia or severe mental illness, making them combative and noncompliant in ways that they can’t really help […]

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 […]