See the current issue of Scrubs Magazine

Nurse News and Opinion

Filling The Void And Feeling The Love

Filling The Void And Feeling The Love

Working bedside as a nurse takes its toll. I’ve been punched, kicked, yelled at and (much) more through the course of my career– sometimes all in one shift. If you’re a nurse, this isn’t anything new, but it doesn’t make […]

What Would Nurse Jackie Do? The Dangers of Taking a TV Nurse Too Seriously

What Would Nurse Jackie Do? The Dangers of Taking a TV Nurse Too Seriously

On the popular social media site and link aggregator Reddit, there’s a subreddit — one of the site’s specific subforums — that’s called “It’s a Unix System.” The name is a Jurassic Park reference, and the subreddit is a place […]

When Nurse Staffing Becomes A Matter Of Life And Death

When Nurse Staffing Becomes A Matter Of Life And Death

Earlier this year, Johns Hopkins Medicine released a study that made many people think twice about their fates when being admitted to a hospital for care. In it, researchers suggested medical errors are the third leading cause of death in […]

Blend Images | JGI

Living Well with Arthritis: Tips for a Full and Healthy Life

If you’re living with arthritis, you’re definitely not alone. Many other nurses share your plight. A staggering 52.5 million adults in the United States have some form of arthritis — that’s 22% of the population. By 2040, that number is […]

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 […]

Substance Abuse Among Nurses: A Silent Epidemic

Substance Abuse Among Nurses: A Silent Epidemic

It’s Red Ribbon Week, an awareness week that was founded in 1985 in the wake of the brutal murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena. Red Ribbon Week is a bit of an awareness melange, simultaneously bringing attention to alcohol, tobacco, […]

Suffering Silently: Work Stress & Mental Illness in Healthcare Workers

Suffering Silently: Work Stress & Mental Illness in Healthcare Workers

The week of October 2-8, 2016 was Mental Health Awareness Week, an occasion to shine some light on psychiatric issues that otherwise get overlooked. Mental health disorders are surprisingly common in the United States. In 2014, there were an estimated […]

Do You Know What a Teal Pumpkin at Halloween Means?

Do You Know What a Teal Pumpkin at Halloween Means?

When you think about trick or treating, most of you imagine seeing an orange pumpkin on a doorstep, window or front yard.  But have any of you ever seen a Teal Pumpkin, and understood what it’s there for?  When Scrubs […]

Is Personal Malpractice Insurance Worth It?

Is Personal Malpractice Insurance Worth It?

Becoming a nurse is all about caring about other people and wanting to bring them comfort and wellness. Despite our best efforts, we sometimes fail. When such situations arise and patient demand justice for what happened, it’s important to know that […]

What is Dilaudid?

What is Dilaudid?

Belonging to the opioid class and derived from morphine, Dilaudid is a drug prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain such as bone injuries, heart attacks, burns or cancer. Dilaudid can come in several forms, including oral solutions, tablets, […]

6 Events To Run, Walk And Dance Through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

6 Events To Run, Walk And Dance Through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brought to you by…. This October, show your support for everyone touched by breast cancer by cinching on your pink tutu and hair spraying a pink mohawk. Walk, run and dance through one of several breast cancer awareness events throughout […]

Prescription for Marijuana

Marijuana: 4 Facts Every Nurse Needs To Know

Since the beginning of the last century, the use of marijuana in the United States has been a legal taboo, no matter what the reason. This has changed dramatically at the beginning of this century, as more and more states […]

Stockbyte | Wendy Hope

Entering Healthcare As A Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant works one on one with patients and is right on the ground floor of promoting patient safety and dignified patient care. Most CNA jobs require their personnel to perform all non-invasive procedures such as washing and […]

Florida Catches Zika: What Nurses Need To Know About This Dangerous Virus

Florida Catches Zika: What Nurses Need To Know About This Dangerous Virus

  The recent Zika outbreak in Florida has got everybody across the country talking about the dangerous virus.   The virus has firstly been identified in 2007 in the Yap Island, but it had only become a real concern when […]

It’s Surgical Technologists Week, 3 Things They Do!

It’s Surgical Technologists Week, 3 Things They Do!

  Now, from September 18 to September 24, is National Surgical Technologists Week. Like so many other medical professionals, surgical technologists really do deserve some extra recognition, which is why we’re happy to highlight their unique contributions to the medical […]