Your First Year as a Nurse

August 28th, 2014 by

First Year NurseCongratulations! You made it through endless hours of care plans, graduated nursing school, passed the boards, and now you’re looking for your first job as a graduate nurse? Well you have accomplished a lot already, but here’s what you have to look forward to. [...] Read More

The Nursing Shortage Prediction for 2012 and What Really Happened

August 26th, 2014 by

nursing shortageIn 2000, it was predicted that by the year 2012, a hospital that employed 1000 nurses would only be able to fill 800 of those positions. Nurses everywhere were filled with dread at those numbers. They envisioned a world where they would never be able to retire and would be rolling their own wheelchairs down the hallways trying to do the work of two nurses with all the energy of a 90 year old who had been working med-surg for the past 70 years. [...] Read More

Night Shift Nursing: Get your Shift Together!

August 21st, 2014 by

night shift nurse As I write this, sitting on my back porch in the late morning sun, smelling the grass my husband mowed and glimpsing birds flitting past in my peripheral vision, I feel removed from overnight shifts. The sun, so long the enemy of my sleep, has become my friend over this past year, my first year to work day shift as a nurse. [...] Read More

Bon Voyage! Enjoy the Experience of Nursing Abroad

August 19th, 2014 by

nursing abroadOne of the beauties of being a nurse is the multiple opportunities available not only domestically, but internationally. There are openings for non-profit work, paid work and volunteer work. Nurses who take these international options often report them to be life changing. [...] Read More

A Photo that has Stood the Test of Time

August 14th, 2014 by

nurse and sailorThe year is 1945, August 14th early in afternoon in Times Square. It is a comfortable mid to high 70s. After 4 years of a wartime blackout in New York City the lights are turned back on. [...] Read More

A Day in the Life of a Nurse

August 12th, 2014 by

day in the life of a nurseAs I arrive to start my shift, I am greeted by my co-worker’s tired faces who are eager to hand off their assignment to me and end another long day. [...] Read More

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Nurses: How Do They Do It?

August 7th, 2014 by

Do you ever get that sinking feeling when the alarm goes off in the morning? Thoughts chase each other through your brain and darken your mood, putting you behind before you even get out of bed. [...] Read More

Ten Things Every New Nurse Needs to Know Before Embarking on a New Career

August 5th, 2014 by

Tips for New NursesCongratulations! You’ve just graduated. After years of classes and fine-tuning your nursing skills, you probably feel like you’re ready to take on the real-world. [...] Read More