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

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

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

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

A Nurse’s Job Doesn’t Always End When the Shift is Over

September 25th, 2014 by

cprAs a nurse, you probably get a lot of phone calls from friends and family wanting medical advice. They want to know what they should do about their health concerns and need to be assured regularly that their symptoms are not a sign that they are dying from Ebola, Swine Flu, West Nile Virus or Cholera. [...] Read More

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

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