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Where Nursing Ethics and Personal Morals Clash

Where Nursing Ethics and Personal Morals Clash

  Ethical dilemmas are a well-spread issue across the medical field. If you have been in the nursing world for some time now, you have probably already stumbled upon many ethical dilemmas. With nurses working with so many and diverse […]

Has Nursing Taught You To Be A Better Parent?

Has Nursing Taught You To Be A Better Parent?

  It’s unquestionable: being a nurse influences your whole life. With such a demanding yet such an enriching job, there are many things you learn to handle and to look at in very different ways.   Have you ever thought […]

The Healthcare Professional’s Practical Guide To Practicing Stillness

The Healthcare Professional’s Practical Guide To Practicing Stillness

“Once you know yourself in this living stillness there is nothing in this world that is greater than you” As human beings, we often hear the word “Stillness”, but what does that really mean? How can we, as healthcare professionals, […]

Top 7 Hottest TV Doctors of All Time      

Top 7 Hottest TV Doctors of All Time      

With so many great medical TV shows airing these days, it’s simply impossible not to have a little crush on one of the many hot characters.   What’s that? Between your long shifts and social life, you don’t have time […]

The Busy Nurse’s Guide to Functional Fitness

The Busy Nurse’s Guide to Functional Fitness

Physical activity serves as a crucial component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends adults get 150 minutes of aerobic activity each week. Fulfilling this standard is perhaps even more […]

Nurses Need Happy Places, Too

Nurses Need Happy Places, Too

Whether it’s under the covers tucked-in, or on the hot sand in the Bahamas with a Mai Tai, every nurse has their own idea of what their happy place is. When we turned to our awesome Funny Nurses community to see […]

Top 7 mistakes to avoid in  your nursing career

Top 7 mistakes to avoid in your nursing career

Yes. There will be pitfalls. But here are some banana peels that you can veer around.

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Show Your Support for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Millions of people around the world are directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease, and countless others, including family members and caregivers, struggle with the effects of this disease on a daily basis. This month, which happens to be Alzheimer’s & Brain […]

How Much At-Home Nursing is Too Much

How Much At-Home Nursing is Too Much

For nurses, the instinct to ease pain and care for the sick becomes so inherent that it just becomes habit, even at home. While taking a sick child’s temperature is a normal parent duty, nurses may end up crossing the […]

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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 “go to the ER” Mentality of American Medicine

The “go to the ER” Mentality of American Medicine

Original article HERE by Edwin Leap, MD  ___ Currently, in American health care, experts are wringing their hands in confusion.  I mean, people have insurance, right?  And yet, health care is still expensive and dang it, people just keep going […]

13 Pro Tips On Preparing For The Long Night Shift

13 Pro Tips On Preparing For The Long Night Shift

No matter what your specialty is or where you’re located, working a night shift as a nurse presents unique challenges. Often, the most difficult tests of these come from your own body, which wants nothing more than to lie down […]

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Angry male nurse myth debunked

This one always humors me. Do I get angry because someone called me a ‘male nurse’? Why in the world would a fellow male nurse get angry at these questions? I mean we are nurses…and uhh..we are of the male persuasion. So why get mad?

Don’t worry, nurses, be happy

Don’t worry, nurses, be happy

So what we’re trying to say here is that there really are some things nurses DON’T have to worry about. Seriously.

Can’t we all just get along? Stopping the cycle of bullying in nursing

Can’t we all just get along? Stopping the cycle of bullying in nursing

What better place to start than the beginning? Perhaps if we simply teach and empower our teachers, we’ll begin to see the change we need.