Learn How You Can Use Your Nursing Skills to Benefit Your Community

January 7th, 2015 by

nurse community volunteerIn 2013, one in four adults volunteered through an organization. Volunteering is an important element that is present in a strong community. As nurses, we have the opportunity to provide valuable services and information that will make our own communities stronger and better. [...] Read More

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

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

Starstruck by Starlord

October 22nd, 2014 by

I have been starstruck in a big way recently. I am not usually the type to go gaga over good looking movie stars, and I don’t keep up with celebrity gossip as well as I could, although I’ll admit to occasionally reading People magazine, or even one of it’s trashier counterparts. I’ve always been more interested in the clothing choices of celebrities rather than their personal choices. [...] Read More

Marking the Milestones in Your Nursing Career

October 9th, 2014 by

milestones in nursingA milestone, according to Merriam Webster, is “an important point in the progress or development of something.” Here, we’ll explore some milestones that occur early in one’s nursing career. [...] Read More

New Research Indicates that Nurses who Care More Burn Out More Quickly

October 7th, 2014 by

nurses who careNursing is a work of heart.” “Caring is the essence of nursing.” “Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.” Do these slogans motivate nurses to invest more in their jobs? Perhaps, but studies show that caring more may not translate into career longevity. [...] Read More

How to Prevent Medication Errors

September 30th, 2014 by

medication errorsNurses are taught in school to be prudent caregivers and how medicine and medical procedures can be applied to help people. [...] Read More