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Honesty In Medicine: Is Lying Ever OK?

Honesty In Medicine: Is Lying Ever OK?

Is it ever acceptable for nurses, physicians, and other medical staff members to lie to patients to alleviate anxiety? This is, unfortunately, a very simple and very complicated question. It is also a very controversial question. Some nurses will tell […]

When Compassionate Care Takes A Turn Toward Fatigue

When Compassionate Care Takes A Turn Toward Fatigue

By Jennifer Flynn, Risk Manager, Nurses Service Organization & Mary M. Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN, FAAN, Corporate Director of Nursing Innovation and Research for Emory Healthcare Fatigue, emotional distress, or apathy resulting from the constant demands of caring for others: […]

5 Ups & Downs (But Mostly Ups) Of Becoming A Patient Advocate

5 Ups & Downs (But Mostly Ups) Of Becoming A Patient Advocate

  Considering a career change? Patient advocacy can be a great path for nurses looking for a new challenge. Here’s what you should know before making the leap. 1. Opportunities abound… Patient advocacy is a new and evolving field that […]

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 […]

5 Ideas For Nurses Looking For A Side Hustle

5 Ideas For Nurses Looking For A Side Hustle

In the United States, the average salary for a registered nurse is $71,000. This works out to be around $34 an hour. While there are some states where nurses can make over $100,000 a year, there are also states where […]

Nurse Melissa’s Top 10

Nurse Melissa’s Top 10

My name is Melissa Fischer and I’m currently 23 years old. I’m an Emergency Room nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. SMH is the only level 1 trauma center and nationally recognized burn center in the Rochester […]

I’m A Mom… And A Nurse

I’m A Mom… And A Nurse

Right after my daughter’s first heart surgery, when she was just a month old, I decided the nursing field was right for me.  I took a course and became a CNA.  Shortly after her third (and surprise!) heart surgery, I […]

6 Great Nursing Jobs (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

6 Great Nursing Jobs (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

Whether you’re in nursing school or have just finished your first year on the job as an RN, you may be wondering if there are any non-hospital job opportunities for nurses out there. Let’s face it – while many nurses […]

High School Students Get First-Hand Nursing Experience At Camp

High School Students Get First-Hand Nursing Experience At Camp

High school students interested in entering the world of nursing spent this summer at a camp hosted by George Mason University in Virginia. Professors at George Mason University designed this camp to educate high school students about everything involved in […]

Is America Still Facing A Nursing Shortage?

Is America Still Facing A Nursing Shortage?

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about America’s nursing shortage. This national shortage of nurses has resulted from a number of factors, including limited availability in medical schools, a shortage of qualified nursing school […]

Nurse Of The Year Gets A Unique Surprise

Nurse Of The Year Gets A Unique Surprise

A student nurse has had a tram named after her, after she was voted 2017 Nurse of the Year. Christina O’Loughlin was one of eight nurses to win this year’s Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards back in May, […]

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6 Soft Skills Necessary For Hardworking Nurses

Every hard working nurse needs to have a set of skills beyond what can be taught in medical school. In the nursing profession, strong personal skills are just as important as qualifying technical skills. Soft skills, often referred to as […]

I Have A 2.5 GPA. Can I Still Become A Nurse?

I Have A 2.5 GPA. Can I Still Become A Nurse?

The short answer is yes, you can still become a nurse if you currently only have a 2.5 grade point average. But it’s also more complicated than that. Through taking proper action to market your individual medical qualifications and raise […]

The Future Of Nursing [Infographic]

The Future Of Nursing [Infographic]

Nursing is tough. There’s no doubt about that. But is it about to get even harder? Current RN employment projections predict a massive RN deficit in the coming years. There are believed to be multiple factors causing this projected deficit […]

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5 Helpful Tips For Dealing With Difficult Patients

Nursing is a profession of caring and dedication. Most nurses are devoted to their patients. Communication is everything when it comes to establishing a comforting and healthy nurse–patient relationship. Taking care of patients and changing their lives for the better […]