Nurse Advocacy

The 10 most influential female nurses of all time

The 10 most influential female nurses of all time

While you may immediately think of Florence Nightingale, can you name nine others who touched not just patients, but people throughout the world?

Doctors’ tributes to nurses in real life

Doctors’ tributes to nurses in real life

These stories are sure to erase any doubt that doctors do appreciate nurses.

How one nurse is transforming her hospital into a “Green Zone”

How one nurse is transforming her hospital into a “Green Zone”

This time, the one who’s sick is Mother Nature.

karandaev | iStock | Thinkstock

18 love notes to nursing

Note #7: Ever cried at the mailbox? I did, after opening up a handwritten thank you card from the parents of a child that had passed away.

Image: iStockphoto | Thinkstock

5 nursing stereotypes debunked

Our society is FILLED with preconceived notions about nurses and nursing. Which of these outdated and inaccurate depictions is the silliest?

Thinkstock + Scrubs

The amazing work of nurses

If everyone showed the appreciation that’s truly due to these heroes of the hospital, our calendars would say it’s “Thank Your Nurse Day” every day of the year.

Ocean Photography | Veer

How to be confident with doctors

“As a new graduate, one of my biggest challenges has been calling a physician on the phone. I often feel flustered and unsure of myself. Then they get frustrated. Can you help? Does this get easier with experience?” —Flustered on the Phone

Image: Goodshot | Thinkstock

Too tattooed to be a nurse?

Visible tattoos may just be a no-no if you’re in nursing school, working in a hospital, or other healthcare settings. What do you think the guidelines should be?

Nursing in 1956: “I was a student in a segregated hospital”

Nursing in 1956: “I was a student in a segregated hospital”

Murray Brown recalls what it was like being a black nurse in the 1950s.

pixelsaway | Veer

Tips on how to thank nurses (a helpful guide for your manager)

Just a little gratitude goes a long way. Here’s a list of ways that your bosses can make your life just a little sweeter. Just print it out and post it anonymously in the nurse’s station, the break room, and drop it on your manager’s desk as you walk by…

Do nurses get credit for putting their own health in harm’s way?

Do nurses get credit for putting their own health in harm’s way?

It’s no secret that nursing is a physically demanding profession: From spending hours on your feet daily to lifting bedridden patients, you are continually putting your body at risk to serve others.

iStockphoto + Hemera | Thinkstock

What would hospitals look like if nurses managed every part of their operation?

First of all, we’d have espresso machines in the breakroom. Then we’d makeover the carts and the gurneys. But I’m just getting started…

Image: Ocean Illustration | Veer

10 nurse depictions we wish would go away

It’s not as if nurses don’t have a sense of humor. Heck, you have to be able to laugh to do what we do, right? But there’s a line—and it’s not that fine a line—between laughing with nurses and laughing at them.

Hemera | Thinkstock + Scrubs

What makes a good nurse?

Do ADN nurses make better nurses due to increased clinical time during their entry-level education? I don’t know about you, but initials after someone’s name never made them ‘GOOD’ at what they do.

Comstock | Thinkstock

Unbelievable!

But I can say, that with the economy the way it is, and insurance being so hard to obtain, it is hard for me to understand why there would be a bias against those people who have to resort to using government programs (legitimately) or have no options at all. And why in the world would that make a difference in the care they receive? It blows my mind.

Marketing by Brighthaus, an SEO Company