Inspiration and Stories

Nurse Of The Year Gets A Unique Surprise

Nurse Of The Year Gets A Unique Surprise

A student nurse has had a tram named after her, after she was voted 2017 Nurse of the Year. Christina O’Loughlin was one of eight nurses to win this year’s Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards back in May, […]

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Pregnant Doctor Delivers Patient’s Baby Just Before Giving Birth Herself

A Kentucky doctor who checked into the hospital to give birth to her own child found herself back on call, delivering the baby of another woman first after the patient had last-minute complications. Obstetrician Amanda Hess was preparing to be […]

I Had An A+ In Hating School

I Had An A+ In Hating School

Well, that was in the past. I used to be average in high school and middle school. I never was the smartest. I could have been, but I chose not to. Why? Because I didn’t care. I didn’t care about […]

#FirstWithCherokee: Taking Time To Recognize The Little Things

#FirstWithCherokee: Taking Time To Recognize The Little Things

I broke my glasses the other day. As I was relaxing while reading a book, I casually rolled over, and crack—there they went. Right in two pieces, clear as day. If you asked what my glasses meant to me at […]

Help Norma Jean – the 60 yr Old Aspiring Nurse

Help Norma Jean – the 60 yr Old Aspiring Nurse

  Norma Jean’s story is somewhat of a sad one. Except her name of course, we all know the reference. Since Norma’s daughter divorced from her ex-husband a few years ago, the whole gang has been living in a cramped two bedroom […]

Understanding 4 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Minority Populations

Understanding 4 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Minority Populations

April has been chosen by the US Office of Minority Health as National Minority Health Month – a time during which nurses, doctors, and the general public can discuss the health issues, diseases, and other problems that disproportionately affect the […]

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 […]

The White Helmets: Providing Care In The Most Dangerous Places In The World

The White Helmets: Providing Care In The Most Dangerous Places In The World

Most of us are aware, in some way, of what’s happening in Syria. For nearly 5 years, this Levantine country has been embroiled in one of the worst civil wars ever fought in the Middle East, between various rebel groups […]

5 Random Acts Of Kindness That Will Warm Your Heart

5 Random Acts Of Kindness That Will Warm Your Heart

National Random Acts Of Kindness Week is celebrated this year from February 12-18. Started by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, Random Acts of Kindness week is a celebration of the kindness of our world – something that, nowadays, seems […]

3 Incredible Real & Tales Of Nurse Bravery

3 Incredible Real & Tales Of Nurse Bravery

Nurses deal with challenges on a daily basis. Whether it’s making a risky decision that could help a patient come back from death’s door, or questioning the decisions of physicians and team leaders, nurses need to be courageous sometimes. These […]

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 […]

heartsoul Presents: What’s Your Story?

heartsoul Presents: What’s Your Story?

  To celebrate the launch of heartsoul’s new Spring 2017 collection, we’re looking to feature 5 unique stories across the medical field.  You don’t have to just be a medical nurse. You can be a veterinarian, dentist, anything. We want […]

How Much Can You Share With a Patient’s Family?

How Much Can You Share With a Patient’s Family?

  Family members want to know as much as possible, especially when their loved one is seriously injured or ill. But for adult patients, how much can you really share with their family? Many nurses aren’t always clear on what […]

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 […]

6 Tips For Nurses With Disabilities Going Back To Work

6 Tips For Nurses With Disabilities Going Back To Work

Hospitals have varied ways of supporting nurses with disabilities. The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act has helped, but hearts and minds are slow to change.