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6 Advantages of Becoming a Nurse Practitioner (Infographic)

6 Advantages of Becoming a Nurse Practitioner (Infographic)

Why would you not be interested in becoming a Nurse Practitioner? With opportunities to make real impacts in the lives of people around the country—with greater autonomy over your career, including the opportunity to run your very own health clinic in […]

Nurse Of The Month – Nurse Patty

Nurse Of The Month – Nurse Patty

Every so often, a Nurse catches our eye.  Whether it’s down to demeanor, personality, or just their sheer will to do good for their patients. Nurse Patty wins our Nurse of the Month award for May. After working a lot […]

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How Can a Nurse Who Has Developed a Disability Continue to Practice?

Whether you have developed carpal tunnel’s syndrome over the years, or are dealing with diabetes, a nurse with their own medical needs gives a unique perspective when providing care to patients. Don’t allow a so-called disability deter you from practicing. […]

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Donating An Organ To My Son

Sammy was born small and had a hard time gaining weight. When he was 2 months old we learned he had a rare condition, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. This disease, inherited from both sides of our family, significantly impaired Sammy’s liver […]

After Losing My Husband to Cancer, Nursing Saved My Life

After Losing My Husband to Cancer, Nursing Saved My Life

I always knew I was meant to help people, but it wasn’t until I met a very special person that I was able to recognize how I was supposed to achieve that goal. As a new undergrad, fresh out of […]

Katie Duke’s Favorite Patient Story For Nurses Week

Katie Duke’s Favorite Patient Story For Nurses Week

TRANSCRIPT: Hey, guys! It’s Katie Duke, and in honor of Nurses Week I wanted to share one of my most favorite patient stories ever of all time. A patient was pulled out of a cab with chest pain assisted into triage, […]

Top 7 Reasons Why I Love Being a Nurse

Top 7 Reasons Why I Love Being a Nurse

We all have good and bad days when it comes to working as a nurse. On my best days, I can’t imagine working in any other field. On my worst days, however, there are certainly times when I consider leaving […]

Nurse Mo’s Patient Story For Nurses Week

Nurse Mo’s Patient Story For Nurses Week

Nurses Week is all about recognizing the hard work that nurses put in every single day and the patients that we love! Check out this video from Nurse Mo about a favorite memory:

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 […]