Career Advice for Nurses

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 […]

Nursing Culture & Why It’s Hard To Stay In Shape

Nursing Culture & Why It’s Hard To Stay In Shape

My name is Lauren Drain and I want to talk to you about the difficulties we as nurses face when it comes to being healthy and staying in shape. We as nurses have an incredibly good track record for going […]

Find Your Center With These Easy Yoga Positions Perfect For Anywhere

Find Your Center With These Easy Yoga Positions Perfect For Anywhere

Yoga has been growing in popularity for years. Not only is it a great workout and helps people strengthen their bodies, it’s also effective for strengthening the mind and relieving stress and tension. Actually, yoga is so popular that it […]

How We Need To Prepare For Natural Disasters

How We Need To Prepare For Natural Disasters

With all the natural disasters that have struck the U.S. in recent weeks, from Hurricane Harvey and Irma to the wildfires that raged across many western states, it seems as good a time as any to discuss disaster preparedness. Fortunately, […]

Do TV Programs Like ‘13 Reasons Why’ Impact Suicide Awareness?

Do TV Programs Like ‘13 Reasons Why’ Impact Suicide Awareness?

Sept. 10, 2017, was World Suicide Prevention Day and marked the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week. During this annual campaign, state officials and healthcare professionals educate the public about suicide warning signs and prevention in an effort to bring […]

Hurricane Irma From The Front Lines: The Florida Nurse’s Story

Hurricane Irma From The Front Lines: The Florida Nurse’s Story

I am 24-years old, and have lived in the Tampa Bay area my entire life. I have endured multiple hurricanes throughout the years, but none were as catastrophic and fearsome as Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma was a category 5 hurricane, […]

Honoring Recovering Addicts During National Recovery Month

Honoring Recovering Addicts During National Recovery Month

Have you heard? September is National Recovery Month. Millions of people around the world are recovering addicts. During the month of September, we celebrate and honor individuals who took charge of their lives and sought help and treatment for their […]

Preparing For An Active Shooter In A Healthcare Setting

Preparing For An Active Shooter In A Healthcare Setting

Active shooter incidents throughout the country have prompted individuals and organizations, including hospitals and other healthcare facilities, to consider response plans for an “active shooter”. An “active shooter” is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as “an individual […]

6 Great Nursing Jobs (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

6 Great Nursing Jobs (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

Whether you’re in nursing school or have just finished your first year on the job as an RN, you may be wondering if there are any non-hospital job opportunities for nurses out there. Let’s face it – while many nurses […]

Is America Still Facing A Nursing Shortage?

Is America Still Facing A Nursing Shortage?

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about America’s nursing shortage. This national shortage of nurses has resulted from a number of factors, including limited availability in medical schools, a shortage of qualified nursing school […]

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6 Soft Skills Necessary For Hardworking Nurses

Every hard working nurse needs to have a set of skills beyond what can be taught in medical school. In the nursing profession, strong personal skills are just as important as qualifying technical skills. Soft skills, often referred to as […]

I Have A 2.5 GPA. Can I Still Become A Nurse?

I Have A 2.5 GPA. Can I Still Become A Nurse?

The short answer is yes, you can still become a nurse if you currently only have a 2.5 grade point average. But it’s also more complicated than that. Through taking proper action to market your individual medical qualifications and raise […]

5 Ways That Nurses Can Improve  Medical Visits For People With Higher Weights

5 Ways That Nurses Can Improve Medical Visits For People With Higher Weights

Nurses can make a tremendous difference in how people with higher weights get treated during their health appointments. With anti-fat bias and weight stigma rampant in our society—yes, studies tell us, even among professionals in hospitals and medical offices—nurses can […]

The Future Of Nursing [Infographic]

The Future Of Nursing [Infographic]

Nursing is tough. There’s no doubt about that. But is it about to get even harder? Current RN employment projections predict a massive RN deficit in the coming years. There are believed to be multiple factors causing this projected deficit […]