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

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

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 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

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

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

What are the Benefits of Higher Education for Nurses?

October 14th, 2014 by

higher education for nursesThere are several ways to become a registered nurse in the United States: [...] 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