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Music Is Medicine

Music Is Medicine

Music is a true lifesaver. Once, after a really bad breakup, a friend convinced me to get up out of my misery and get on the good foot at a hip-hop concert. At times, life is so hard that there’s nothing left to do […]

5 Time Management Tips For Fitting in Your Online BSN

5 Time Management Tips For Fitting in Your Online BSN

Procrastination gets the best of us. You can’t put off until tomorrow what you need to do today. What’s stopping you from a BSN?

Path at the sky

A Sea of Me Time

Article originally published on HuffPost by Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach  BSN, RN, CCRN, ICU Nurse. Bibliophile. Caffeine Addict. Eternal Optimist. ___ What I aspire to do and what I hope to say becomes far more lucid when staring at a wide cobalt ocean on the breezy […]

The High-Flying Nurse Mendoza

The High-Flying Nurse Mendoza

Allow us to introduce Edgar Mendoza, an ICU nurse with a big personality and an even bigger social media following. A familiar face on YouTube since 2005, Mendoza has since taken to Twitter and Instagram to share his experiences with new and veteran nurses […]

BE PREPARED

BE PREPARED

Article originally posted on the Katie Duke blog ___ Years of working in the Emergency Room will give you great ability to be prepared for the unexpected. It’s a prized survival skill we learn all too well while working in the […]

The First Loss: Grab the Crash Cart

The First Loss: Grab the Crash Cart

Article originally posted on katiedukeonline.com  ___ It’s pretty obvious when you work in healthcare that one day you will have a shift that you lose a patient. As a nurse I found myself in this situation quite often working in the emergency […]

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 […]

These Are the Best (and Worst) Cities for Single Moms

These Are the Best (and Worst) Cities for Single Moms

Originally posted on Women’s Health blog __ It’s tough to be a single mom, even in the best of circumstances, but a new analysis found it may be a little easier (or harder) depending on where you live. The analysis, conducted by […]

Nurse HERO Spotlight: Rebecca

Nurse HERO Spotlight: Rebecca

My name is Rebecca Lee. I’m a Registered Nurse from New York. During Hurricane Sandy, I was working at Bellevue Hospital, the biggest city trauma hospital in NYC. I stayed in the hospital for 5 days and 4 nights, working 24/7 because […]

Congratulations Nurses – You’re America’s Most Trusted Professionals

Congratulations Nurses – You’re America’s Most Trusted Professionals

Nursing: America’s Most Trusted Profession Yet again, nursing has been rated the most trusted profession in Gallup’s annual poll on the honesty and ethics of various professionals. Considering the fact that nurses have topped the list nearly every year, this […]

8 Books for Nurses That Prove Real Drama Reads Better Than Fiction

8 Books for Nurses That Prove Real Drama Reads Better Than Fiction

As hard as they try, TV shows can’t beat the real dramas that nurses encounter every single day. Some medical professionals have found the time (imagine that) to note their experiences and turn them into books that every nurse should […]

Woman Burned as Baby Reunites with Nurse Who Cared for Her 40 Years Ago

Woman Burned as Baby Reunites with Nurse Who Cared for Her 40 Years Ago

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” While you may or may not agree with William Ross Wallace’s poem, you can’t deny that the fact […]

Historical Moments For African American Nurses

Historical Moments For African American Nurses

As a African-American registered nurse, I find it important to pay homage to those who paved the way by breaking down barriers and forcing out inequality. I attended the historically black college, Hampton University, formerly the Hampton Institute. This  college […]

How Kim Kardashian Could Have Died with this Lesser Discussed Medical Problem

How Kim Kardashian Could Have Died with this Lesser Discussed Medical Problem

In 2013, Kim Kardashian West gave birth to North West, her first daughter.  The pregnancy made headlines around the Globe, but it wasn’t necessarily the high profile celebrity that trailed the wakes of such a power couple pregnancy.  The problems […]

Mercy Ships volunteer Nurse Stephanie Fiduk hugs a patient onboard the world's largest private hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, which is staffed by 400 volunteers from 45 nations. Photo credit: @Mercy Ships/Katie Keegan

Nurse HERO Spotlight: Stephanie

Nurse Stephanie Fiduk quit her nursing job in Orange County, California to volunteer with Mercy Ships onboard the world’s largest private hospital ship. She’s been volunteering for several months at a time since 2012. Stephanie pays monthly room and board […]