Horrible Bosses: How to Deal

April 8th, 2015 by

Frustrated Nurse“Nurses may not be angels, but they are the next best thing!” – Author Unknown [...] Read More

Reliable Internet Sources for Nurses

April 1st, 2015 by

Nurse At ComputerWhich websites are good sources for nurses to find information pertinent to the care they provide? [...] Read More

Speak Up, Nurses!

March 27th, 2015 by

Successful NurseWhen the one who speaks the loudest and gets the response of the team is not providing safe or ethical care, whose responsibility is it to take the lead and advocate for the patient? [...] Read More

The Nurse’s Role as a Mentor

March 18th, 2015 by

Nurse Mentor Staffing ratios look glum, but full nursing programs are an encouraging sight! In order to benefit from an influx of new nurses, we must take on yet another role: that of nurse mentor. [...] Read More

The Daily Transition From Work to Home

March 11th, 2015 by

Stressed NurseIt’s hard for nurses to switch from work mode once they get home. Finding a way to transition smoothly can improve your quality of life on a daily basis. [...] Read More

As Seen on TV: The Portrayal of Nurses in the Media

March 4th, 2015 by

Two Nurses Facing OffCan you think of more than a handful of characters in TV and movies who are nurses? Of those, how many are realistic portrayals? [...] Read More

Finding Balance: The Role of the Nurse as a Health Care Consumer

February 18th, 2015 by

Mom and daughter at hospitalWhen a close family member is hospitalized, how do you manage to find the balance between advocating for the best care, and not threatening and challenging the nurse on duty? [...] Read More

Professional Boundaries Between Nurses and Patients

January 28th, 2015 by

Female Nurse-Male Patient Nursing is a unique profession in that we must assist patients with rather intimate things at very private and vulnerable times in their lives. What are the professional boundaries nurses should establish? [...] Read More

Retention for Graduate Nurses: How Long Will They Last?

January 21st, 2015 by

Young Female NurseI was a May graduate with big dreams. By the time I took the NCLEX in July, my list of job requirements had shrunk considerably. When I finally was hired in October, there was only one thing I wanted out of an employer – that they hire me. I didn’t care what the job was, as long as it needed an RN, and I could get work experience. [...] Read More

Men in Nursing: Recruitment and Inclusion

January 14th, 2015 by

Male NurseThe ratio of males to females in nursing is one to ten. Though this is a ratio that has grown significantly, the balance is still far from even. Today’s recruitment methods and the current image of men in the nursing profession still perpetuate the stereotypical image of a nurse. [...] Read More