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

Staying Organized: A Simple Guide to a Happy Shift

February 25th, 2015 by

Nurse With Patient ChartKeeping up with all the tasks in a work day is a challenge. For you overworked and exhausted nurses, here are a few simple methods you can employ for a smoother shift. [...] Read More

Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Health Care

February 4th, 2015 by

Health Care Team The physician writes the orders that are put into action by the nurse, the therapist, the sonographer and the patient care assistant. How do all these individuals work together to provide a positive outcome in patient care? [...] 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

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

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

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

Ebola Virus Disease: How to Stay Protected During Travel

September 16th, 2014 by

“The 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa. It is affecting five countries in West Africa. The outbreak does not pose a significant risk to the United States.” – update from the CDC. [...] Read More

Navigating the Murky Waters of the Nurse-Doctor Relationship

September 11th, 2014 by

nursing doctor relationshipThe first thing you have to learn about your relationship with a doctor is what stage of your relationship to doctors you are in. Every nurse goes through certain stages of reacting to physicians, and not necessarily in the same order. [...] Read More