Etiquette Answers for Nurses

12 things to never say to older and younger coworkers

12 things to never say to older and younger coworkers

Bridge the generation gap at work with the help of our cheat sheet.

When Nurses Become Patients

When Nurses Become Patients

We asked our amazing Facebook community why it is that we keep hearing the phrase “Nurses make the worst patients,” and we received a lot of feedback! If you are as curious as we were, keep reading and see what some of our fellow […]

Can Nurses Have Tattoos?

Can Nurses Have Tattoos?

With seemingly every other person sporting some type of ink these days, it’s clear that tattoos are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. In fact, according to this poll conducted in 2015, roughly three in ten Americans have one […]

The Beauty of Resilience

The Beauty of Resilience

  Article originally published on Huffington Post by Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach  BSN, RN, CCRN, ICU Nurse. Bibliophile. Caffeine Addict. Eternal Optimist. ___ I recently read the psychological definition of the term “resilience.” Somehow it struck me — not only as a nurse, but as a […]

How do I deal with rotating shifts?

How do I deal with rotating shifts?

Nothing is harder than flip-flopping from days to nights. It messes up your circadian rhythm—and your life.

How do I deal with an on-the-job injury?

How do I deal with an on-the-job injury?

If you suffer an on-the-job injury, obtain treatment as soon as possible. That doesn’t mean stopping by employee health on your way out the door after your shift. It means stopping what you’re doing, notifying your supervisor and seeking medical care immediately.

Nurses’ best advice on how to ask sensitive questions

Nurses’ best advice on how to ask sensitive questions

To help you prevent a Nurse Blush Attack, we’ve turned to our Funny Nurses Facebook page for advice on asking patients those touchy questions.

10 things to NEVER say to a nurse

10 things to NEVER say to a nurse

Ever felt like slapping a bandage over an obnoxious mouth? Then you probably heard the kind of stuff that can get under even the most tolerant nurse’s skin.

What do nurses think about tattoos?

What do nurses think about tattoos?

We asked for your opinion on nurses having tattoos…and here’s what you had to say.

Ask Auntie Aggie: Caring for undocumented immigrants

Ask Auntie Aggie: Caring for undocumented immigrants

Auntie Aggie answers two questions about undocumented immigrants in the healthcare setting.

How do I deal with nurse bullies?

How do I deal with nurse bullies?

Any nurse who has been rejected by a nurse clique or has been the victim of another nurse’s malicious gossip wonders, “Weren’t we all supposed to grow out of this?”

How do I deal with bickering and backstabbing?

How do I deal with bickering and backstabbing?

It’s human nature for people to have differing opinions that lead to arguments. But it gets old, tends to solve nothing and creates a counterproductive work environment.

How do I deal with an angry patient?

How do I deal with an angry patient?

The nature of the job forces nurses to encounter people from all walks of life with varying personality traits and demeanors. That can be very gratifying but sometimes extremely difficult, especially if you’re dealing with a personality that clashes with your own…

Got a nursing question? Ask Aunt Agatha!

Got a nursing question? Ask Aunt Agatha!

You’ve got questions. Aunt Agatha has the answers.

Should nurses share their own health stories with patients?

Should nurses share their own health stories with patients?

I never told my patients I had cancer. I didn’t see a reason to. But now I do.