Lists and Ideas for Nurses

5 Ups & Downs (But Mostly Ups) Of Becoming A Patient Advocate

5 Ups & Downs (But Mostly Ups) Of Becoming A Patient Advocate

  Considering a career change? Patient advocacy can be a great path for nurses looking for a new challenge. Here’s what you should know before making the leap. 1. Opportunities abound… Patient advocacy is a new and evolving field that […]

Top 10 Places For A Nurse To Live [UPDATED]

Top 10 Places For A Nurse To Live [UPDATED]

Nurses’ salaries vary greatly depending on where they live in the United States due to several factors, including the cost of living. After finishing medical school, a major decision for a nurse to make is whether to relocate. A nurse […]

5 Ideas For Nurses Looking For A Side Hustle

5 Ideas For Nurses Looking For A Side Hustle

In the United States, the average salary for a registered nurse is $71,000. This works out to be around $34 an hour. While there are some states where nurses can make over $100,000 a year, there are also states where […]

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Nursing Career by Nurse Amanda

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Nursing Career by Nurse Amanda

I am coming up on my two year working nurse anniversary.  I can’t believe I have almost worked as a nurse for two years. I still feel like I know nothing! I definitely didn’t see myself making it this long. […]

Nurse Melissa’s Top 10

Nurse Melissa’s Top 10

My name is Melissa Fischer and I’m currently 23 years old. I’m an Emergency Room nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. SMH is the only level 1 trauma center and nationally recognized burn center in the Rochester […]

6 Fun Ways To Stay Active During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

6 Fun Ways To Stay Active During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It’s no secret that many kids aren’t as active as previous generations. With the abundance of screens, from televisions and tablets to phones and computers, many children today are more apt to be found sitting on a couch, eyes glued […]

How We Need To Prepare For Natural Disasters

How We Need To Prepare For Natural Disasters

With all the natural disasters that have struck the U.S. in recent weeks, from Hurricane Harvey and Irma to the wildfires that raged across many western states, it seems as good a time as any to discuss disaster preparedness. Fortunately, […]

Who Made It On This Year’s List Of Best Hospitals?

Who Made It On This Year’s List Of Best Hospitals?

There are many hospitals and clinics across the country, but only a handful earned a coveted spot on the latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals list. Recently released, the latest list is the 28th of its kind. […]

6 Great Nursing Jobs (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

6 Great Nursing Jobs (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

Whether you’re in nursing school or have just finished your first year on the job as an RN, you may be wondering if there are any non-hospital job opportunities for nurses out there. Let’s face it – while many nurses […]

Understanding 5 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Men

Understanding 5 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Men

June has been set as National Men’s Health Month, and during June 12-18, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated. First set forth by a Congressional health education program, National Men’s Health Month has grown into a celebration that’s observed across […]

6 Obscure Nursing Jobs (That You Might Not Even Know Exist!)

6 Obscure Nursing Jobs (That You Might Not Even Know Exist!)

There’s so much more to nursing than just daily life at a hospital. While most RNs start their career working in a hospital, nursing offers a huge variety of career opportunities – and some are more well-known than others. In […]

5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy

5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy

The Alzheimer’s Association has set June as National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This holiday month has been established not just to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s, but to promote healthy lifestyles that lead to healthy brains, and an overall better […]

Understanding The Damage Caused By Tobacco Use

Understanding The Damage Caused By Tobacco Use

The World Health Organization has designated May 31st as “World No Tobacco Day”, and has dedicated this day to spreading awareness about the harmful, damaging health effects of tobacco. This year, the theme of World No Tobacco Day is “Tobacco […]

5 Frequently Asked Questions About HIV Vaccination

5 Frequently Asked Questions About HIV Vaccination

Every year on May 18, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) celebrates HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. This day has been established to thank the thousands of scientists, volunteers, lab staff, and other people who have been involved in searching for an […]

Understanding The “ABCs” Of Hepatitis – The Numbers Behind The Disease

Understanding The “ABCs” Of Hepatitis – The Numbers Behind The Disease

Most nurses are familiar with hepatitis. Viral hepatitis affects around 6 million Americans per year, and if you’ve worked in a hospital, you’ve almost certainly had to treat a patient who was suffering from some form of hepatitis. “Hepatitis” refers […]