New Years Resolutions for Nurses

December 31st, 2014 by

new years resolutions for nursesIt’s that wonderful time after the “most wonderful time of the year.” New Year’s. It’s a time for personal reflection and celebration. As the date rolls over to a new number, we are challenged to do better and be better for the next year. [...] Read More

How to Create Holiday Cheer for Your Patients

December 24th, 2014 by

holiday nurseThe holidays can be a lonely time for anyone experiencing them away from home. We all have our family traditions that we look forward to: Christmas Eve at Grandmas, pumpkin pie, caroling. Imagine how your patients must feel throughout the holiday season, isolated from loved ones, sick and trying to cope with the interruption of their daily life and routines. [...] Read More

How to Deal With Medication Errors

December 17th, 2014 by

nurse giving medication“We’re all human. We all make mistakes. I’m glad you came to tell me.” [...] Read More

How to Beat the Holiday Shift Blues

December 10th, 2014 by

working the holiday shiftIt’s that time of year again. The hustle and bustle of holiday parties, shopping ’til you drop and of course, eating ’til you’re stuffed. But most of all, the holidays represent a time for bonding with family; shared moments to celebrate traditions and make new memories. [...] Read More

Home Sweet Healthcare

December 3rd, 2014 by

Home Health AidesOne of the major changes in healthcare in the last decade is duration of hospital stay. Post-op, in-hospital care is shortened not by hours, but by days. [...] Read More

Travel Nursing: Plug into your (Current) Local Scene

November 26th, 2014 by

travel nurses get locally involvedMost of us know the pros (Money! Traveling to exotic locales! Meeting new and interesting people!) and the cons (Loneliness. Separation from loved ones. Less than desirable working conditions) of travel nursing. These are the obvious ones, but talking to travel nurses, something else came up a lot in our discussions: the lack of professional local support. [...] Read More

Pros and Cons of Joining a Nursing Organization

November 19th, 2014 by

pros and cons nursing organizationThe decision to join a nursing organization is one that many graduate and seasoned nurses face. [...] Read More

Travel Nursing as a Career

November 12th, 2014 by

travel nursing Travel nursing basically means that one travels to provide nursing care. Instead of working in one medical facility or location, the nurse will travel to wherever he/she is most needed. [...] Read More

Should Health Care Workers Be Required to Get a Flu Vaccine?

November 5th, 2014 by

flu vaccine ts smallIn Ontario, Canada, a policy is being debated called the “Vaccine or Mask Policy” in which health care workers are required to either get a flu shot or wear a mask when caring for patients. This policy has already put in place in British Columbia and in 8 hospitals in Ontario in 2013. [...] Read More

Working as a Travel Nurse While Homeschooling

October 29th, 2014 by

travel nurse homeschooling her kidsDoes your family enjoy exploring new places and look forward to the next adventure? Have you considered travel nursing, but don’t think it is a valid option? [...] Read More