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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 […]

March 22 Is National Diabetes Day. Here’s How To Reduce Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

March 22 Is National Diabetes Day. Here’s How To Reduce Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

March 22 has been established by the ADA – The American Diabetes Association – as National Diabetes day. The numbers behind type 2 diabetes in the US are nothing short of astonishing. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes – […]

March Is National Kidney Month! 5 Simple Steps For Better Kidney Health

March Is National Kidney Month! 5 Simple Steps For Better Kidney Health

Kidneys are one of the most important – and often overlooked – parts of our bodies. Us nurses know how essential these miraculous filtration systems are for filtering our blood of toxins and dangerous poisonous compounds. And despite advances in […]

5 Easy Steps Towards Healthier Eating Habits For National Nutrition Month

5 Easy Steps Towards Healthier Eating Habits For National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. First established by Eat Right, by the Academy of Nutrition And Dietetics, National Nutrition Month is a time to reflect upon our eating habits, and whether we’ve been fuelling our bodies with the right stuff […]

Ways To Help Your Co-Workers Deal With Shift Stress

Ways To Help Your Co-Workers Deal With Shift Stress

Being a nurse is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding occupation. Nurses struggle with unusually high stress levels, compared to many other common white-collar occupations. Work stress in nursing was first explored as early as the 1960s, when four key […]

You Can Thrive On The Night Shift

You Can Thrive On The Night Shift

How to sleep, stay connected with your social circle, relieve stress, avoid the “hangover feeling,” and enjoy the perks of working when everyone else is slumbering.

7 Reasons To Start Your Day With Lemon Water (Infographic)

7 Reasons To Start Your Day With Lemon Water (Infographic)

We love taking everyday things and making them a little more fun. As nurses, we’re constantly on the go, so it’s important to stay hydrated especially when our schedules get the best of us. Tired of lugging around a bottle […]

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, […]

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Back Pain? Try These 4 Things

Between lifting patients, constantly standing on their feet and rushing from room to room, nurses experience intense physical demand on the job. In fact, according to 2015 statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing ranks as one of […]

The 5 Hottest Nurse Vacation Destinations

The 5 Hottest Nurse Vacation Destinations

Are your productivity levels at an all-time low? All you can think about is white sands, blue skies, and no shoes required destinations? We totally get you! The days are already getting shorter, but there’s still time to sneak in […]

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 […]

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An ER nurse’s description of a heart attack

I said aloud to myself and the cat, “Dear God, I think I’m having a heart attack!”

How To Build Confidence In Your Nursing Skills

How To Build Confidence In Your Nursing Skills

Conquering Confidence in Your Nursing Skills In nursing school, you aced every exam and impressed all of your professors. Now, with your learned skills being put to the test, you find yourself constantly second-guessing your actions. Your senior nurses are […]

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How to Get a Good Sleep After Working a Long 12-hr Night Shift

Tips and Tricks to Avoid Shift Work Disorder From 12 Hour Rounds Nurses are at a higher risk for an ailment referred to as shift work disorder. This disruption in sleeping patterns can make it increasingly difficult to get the […]

Crazy Work/Life Balance & Its Serious Effects On Mental Health

Crazy Work/Life Balance & Its Serious Effects On Mental Health

Creating a Balance For Improved Mental Health The demands put on us can often make nurses feel overwhelmed at times. Work days are spent hustling through patients while home life is a balancing act of sleep and attending to personal […]