Stress Relief for Nurses

Depression & Nurses: A Closer Look At A Common Problem No One Wants To Talk About

Depression & Nurses: A Closer Look At A Common Problem No One Wants To Talk About

Whether in a hospital or at a doctor’s appointment, nurses greet patients with a comforting warmth and kindness. Despite this, nurses are at risk of developing depression at twice the rate of a patient who does not work in the […]

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 […]

Breaking The Mental Health Taboo In The Nursing Industry

Breaking The Mental Health Taboo In The Nursing Industry

It’s estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that one in four people will suffer from a severe mental health problem at some point in our lives – including depression, high levels of stress, or anxiety and panic attacks, among […]

The Noise That Helps You Sleep Better

The Noise That Helps You Sleep Better

So you’ve committed your next couple years to nursing school or perhaps you’re a working nurse and have a long stretch of shifts in a row coming up… you’re going to need to get some GOOD sleep to make push […]

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, […]

Summer’s Best Of Funny Nurses: Round 1

Summer’s Best Of Funny Nurses: Round 1

We know just how stressful your days can get as a nurse, so we have put together a list of some of our best images from the FunnyNurses Facebook page to brighten up your day with a few laughs. Be […]

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The #1 stressful thing about being a nurse

What is the one thing we nurses pride ourselves on? Or better yet, what is the one characteristic of all nurses that is virtually required to survive and succeed in this profession?

You Won’t Believe Some of the Things Nurses Do…

You Won’t Believe Some of the Things Nurses Do…

Part four to “You Know You’re a Nurse When…” article. We asked our Funny Nurses family to fill in the blank after “You know you’re a NURSE when…” (above photo) and we got some pretty great responses! We think you’ll relate – see below:   You […]

Men’s Health Week 2016: 5 Ways to Relieve Stress

Men’s Health Week 2016: 5 Ways to Relieve Stress

Men’s Health Week runs from June 13 to June 19 (Father’s Day). This year’s theme, stress management, is one that deserves some extra attention, especially from men working in the nursing field. When left unchecked, stress can contribute to a […]

Path at the sky

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 […]

LISTEN: Playlist by Nurses to Help You Through the Long Day

LISTEN: Playlist by Nurses to Help You Through the Long Day

With cheap and easy access to music you love during the day, nurses can now unwind with a click on their cell. Of course, you don’t want to waste that five-minute coffee run searching for a song to fuel your […]

7 Best Inside Jokes of a Nurse

7 Best Inside Jokes of a Nurse

With the pressure that comes with nursing, it is only natural to develop a quirky sense of humor to help make it through the day. Jokes exchanged between nurses may seem inappropriate to others, and in some cases downright morbid. […]

Is Quitting Smoking On Your Calendar For 2016?

Is Quitting Smoking On Your Calendar For 2016?

  It’s no secret – nursing can be stressful. Whether you’re dealing with a patient about to code or two new admits at the same time, there are days your stress meter goes through the roof. We all sometimes turn […]

Under stress and overwhelmed

Under stress and overwhelmed

Stress is ubiquitous in nursing—let’s face it, it’s part of the job description—so it’s easy to write off as something you just have to live with.

Podcast perfection: A top-10 list for nurses

Podcast perfection: A top-10 list for nurses

You CAN get through this day. Here, let any one of these podcasts help see you all the way through to the finish line.