Lists and Ideas for Nurses

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 […]

Understanding The 5 Mental Health Issues Most Common To Nurses

Understanding The 5 Mental Health Issues Most Common To Nurses

This May, Mental Health America will celebrate the 68th annual Mental Health Month. First established in 1949, Mental Health Month has been founded in order to spread awareness about mental health issues, and educate the public about the most common […]

7 Reasons To Try Travel Nursing In 2017

7 Reasons To Try Travel Nursing In 2017

Are you an RN with a spirit of adventure? Do you want to expand your horizons and advance your medical skills? Then a career in travel nursing might just be the right fit for you! Here are 7 reasons you […]

Worrying About Health Can Make You Ill – How Health Anxiety Can Cause Real Diseases

Worrying About Health Can Make You Ill – How Health Anxiety Can Cause Real Diseases

Can worrying about your health make you sick? A recent study performed in Norway has indicated that health anxiety – a general unease about the state of one’s health, even if they have been confirmed to be healthy – can […]

5 Diseases That Have Been Almost Totally Eliminated By Modern Vaccinations

5 Diseases That Have Been Almost Totally Eliminated By Modern Vaccinations

This April, National Infant Immunization Week and World Immunization Week will be celebrated almost concurrently – a rare coincidence that goes to show how important immunizations and vaccinations are in our modern world. National Infant Immunization Week, promoted by the […]

How To Recognize The 5 Most Common Signs Of Meningitis

How To Recognize The 5 Most Common Signs Of Meningitis

April 24 has been marked by the Confederation of Meningitis Organizations as World Meningitis Day – a time during which the facts, statistics, and impact of meningitis can be publicized. The Confederation of Meningitis Organizations is dedicated to eliminating meningitis […]

What Makes Pediatric Nursing Unique?

What Makes Pediatric Nursing Unique?

Like the physicians we work with on a daily basis, nurses can specialize in different areas of medicine. One of these specialties is pediatric nursing. For people who love working with children, pediatric nursing can be an incredibly rewarding career. […]

The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

Sleep deprivation is a real problem in America. Americans are getting less sleep than ever – approximately 6.8 hours on average, according to bettersleep.org. This is below the recommended physician average of 7-8 hours of sleep per day. The statistics […]

5 Ways That The Spread Of STIs Can Be Prevented

5 Ways That The Spread Of STIs Can Be Prevented

April has been set by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) as STI Awareness Month – and April 10 has been appointed National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness day. This focus on youth and STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases) is not a coincidence […]

5 Simple Ways To Help Yourself Stick To Your Resolutions

5 Simple Ways To Help Yourself Stick To Your Resolutions

Setting goals and resolutions isn’t just for New Year’s. In fact, psychologists have found that only 8% of people manage to achieve their New Year’s resolutions – so maybe it’s not best to try to set a goal when you’re […]

7 Tips To Stay Calm During A Patient Emergency

7 Tips To Stay Calm During A Patient Emergency

It’s an hour from the end of your shift, and you’re at the nurse’s station filling out some paperwork. It’s boring – and you’re already mentally at home in your pajamas, watching Netflix. But suddenly, a code blue rings out. […]

Fitness and Health Expert John Rucker Gives Advice on How to Take Care of Your Body

Fitness and Health Expert John Rucker Gives Advice on How to Take Care of Your Body

It’s no secret that being a nurse is downright tiring at times! Whether it’s rushing for emergencies, standing for hours on end, or even working at your station for extended amounts of time, our bodies can take a beating. Here […]

March Is National Save Your Vision Month! Follow These 5 Tips For Healthier Eyes!

March Is National Save Your Vision Month! Follow These 5 Tips For Healthier Eyes!

March has been established by the American Optometric Association as National “Save Your Vision” Month – and we think that it’s incredibly important to spread awareness of this event, and the importance of healthy vision. It’s surprising how many people […]

7 Facts About Tuberculosis Nurses Need To Know

7 Facts About Tuberculosis Nurses Need To Know

March 24 has been chosen as World Tuberculosis day – commemorating the 1882 date when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus bacteria responsible for tuberculosis (TB). At the time of his discovery, tuberculosis was an […]