Inspiration and Stories

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.

7 Things Nurses Are Grateful For

7 Things Nurses Are Grateful For

  Gratitude is said to be the key to a happy, balanced life. As crazy as life can be at times, stopping for a second and reconnecting to the wonderful things around you can be a blessing. As a nurse, […]

Are You a Hydrated Nurse?

Are You a Hydrated Nurse?

  Nothing is as important as being well hydrated – and you probably know this better than anyone around. If you have stressed the importance of water in many circumstances, and to many patients, the only question remains: are YOU […]

Born Too Soon: How a Premature Birth Can Affect Your Life

Born Too Soon: How a Premature Birth Can Affect Your Life

  Catharine Aboulhouda was supposed to be born in October – a sweet Halloween treat for the family. Instead, she was a 4th of July surprise. Born at only 22 weeks, she weighed just one pound, 10 ounces and measured […]

When Going Outside Could Make You Sick: California Nurses May Be at Risk of Lung Disease

When Going Outside Could Make You Sick: California Nurses May Be at Risk of Lung Disease

Today is Lung Health Day, an awareness day created by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) centered on the wide variety of diseases and health conditions that can affect one of our most vital organs, the lungs. When people […]

Caring for an Aging Population: A Growing Need for Gerontological Nurses

Caring for an Aging Population: A Growing Need for Gerontological Nurses

    October 23-29 is Gerontological Nursing Week, a time to celebrate those among us who care for our senior citizens. As the world faces an aging population, it’s possible that in the coming decades, we may face a gerontological […]

3 Breast Cancer Survivors Thank Nurses

3 Breast Cancer Survivors Thank Nurses

October is well-known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the extent of the awareness for many people ends at pink ribbons, organized walks, or watching NFL players sport pink jerseys. Each year, about 246,000 women in the US are diagnosed […]