Career

The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

Sleep deprivation is a real problem in America. Americans are getting less sleep than ever – approximately 6.8 hours on average, according to bettersleep.org. This is below the recommended physician average of 7-8 hours of sleep per day. The statistics […]

5 Simple Ways To Help Yourself Stick To Your Resolutions

5 Simple Ways To Help Yourself Stick To Your Resolutions

Setting goals and resolutions isn’t just for New Year’s. In fact, psychologists have found that only 8% of people manage to achieve their New Year’s resolutions – so maybe it’s not best to try to set a goal when you’re […]

7 Tips To Stay Calm During A Patient Emergency

7 Tips To Stay Calm During A Patient Emergency

It’s an hour from the end of your shift, and you’re at the nurse’s station filling out some paperwork. It’s boring – and you’re already mentally at home in your pajamas, watching Netflix. But suddenly, a code blue rings out. […]

What To Expect From Your Nursing Externship

What To Expect From Your Nursing Externship

Nursing externships can be challenging. These long-duration, out-of-school externships often give you your very first taste of what life is like for a professional nurse. Pursuing an externship is highly recommended for any nurse trying to get a competitive nursing […]

The Noise That Helps You Sleep Better

The Noise That Helps You Sleep Better

So you’ve committed your next couple years to nursing school or perhaps you’re a working nurse and have a long stretch of shifts in a row coming up… you’re going to need to get some GOOD sleep to make push […]

Five Ways A BSN Can Boost Your Career

Five Ways A BSN Can Boost Your Career

Nursing is a growing field, especially in the US. As baby boomers age and the population continues to grow older, the job outlook for nurses is bright – with a 16% increase in nurses predicted by 2024. Because of this, […]

What You NEED To Know About Bleeding Disorders Like Hemophilia

What You NEED To Know About Bleeding Disorders Like Hemophilia

March has been designated by the National Hemophilia Foundation as National Bleeding Disorders Month. Despite the name, the National Hemophilia Foundation is focused on much more than just hemophilia – understanding, diagnosing, and spreading awareness of every type of bleeding […]

From Night shift Nurse To WBFF Pro & Fitness Model

From Night shift Nurse To WBFF Pro & Fitness Model

Dear Nurses, My name is Lauren Drain Kagan (@LaurenDrainFit on Instagram) and I wanted to share my personal struggles & success story of becoming a professional fitness model all while working a stressful night shift nursing job. Both my peers […]

National Patient Safety Awareness Week – 5 Steps To Improving Patient Safety In Your Hospital

National Patient Safety Awareness Week – 5 Steps To Improving Patient Safety In Your Hospital

March 12-18 of this year is National Patient Safety Awareness week. This week was established by the NPSF – National Patient Safety Foundation, in an attempt to raise awareness about proper methods, procedures, and processes to ensure patient safety in […]

Get The Job Every Time: 5 Resume Tips For Nurses

Get The Job Every Time: 5 Resume Tips For Nurses

One of the best things about being a nurse is that your job is always in demand. There’s currently an ongoing nursing shortage that’s projected to get even worse, and despite today’s tough employment market, nurses have a great deal […]

Were You Forced Into The Flu Vaccine?

Were You Forced Into The Flu Vaccine?

Did you get a flu shot this year? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, many people in the healthcare industry have felt pressured by their workplace to get a flu vaccine. In some cases, they could lose their job […]

After Nursing, What Will You Do?

After Nursing, What Will You Do?

Have you been considering a change of career? Nursing can be an incredibly stressful job, and for many people, it can get to be too much after a decade or two of service. Many nurses eventually decide to switch careers […]

3 Simple Tips For Making A Great First Impression On Your Patients

3 Simple Tips For Making A Great First Impression On Your Patients

First impressions are super important. There’s no real scientific consensus on how long it takes to form a first impression. Some say it takes 7 seconds, and some say 30. A new study from the Association of Psychological Science says […]

How To Make The New Nurse Feel Welcome

How To Make The New Nurse Feel Welcome

Your first day on the job is always hard. You don’t know where anything is yet, you don’t know anyone, and you’re still getting settled into your new workflow. One of the worst things is when you start someplace new, […]

Single Tasking Day – Increase Your Productivity By Doing Less!

Single Tasking Day – Increase Your Productivity By Doing Less!

Multitasking is a lie. There is no such thing as true multitasking – the human mind is built to be the most efficient when focusing on a single task. According to modern psychological studies, what we think of as multitasking […]