Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Wed, 2014-02-12 02:56
As a nurse working in a large metropolitan medical facility, I am interacting with several languages and cultures. In short, my work atmosphere epitomizes the expression a “melting pot”. Therefore, it is imperative that patients are provided culturally competent care in their native language. In a perfect world, each non-English speaking patient would be provided an interpreter. However, in actuality this is simply a dream. So, I use an amazing app called Talking Translator to communicate with my non-English speaking patients. Take a look at this app's highlights.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Tue, 2014-02-11 22:22
Valentine’s day is coming up and a few nurses may be spending the holiday for lovebirds alone. While it might be a tad late to find a date for Valentine’s Day, nurses aren’t doomed to be alone forever.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Mon, 2014-02-10 00:03
How are you doing sticking to your New Year’s self-improvement goals? According to a new book about American self-help, Promise Land, 45% of us set well-intentioned goals in January. Then all too quickly we abandon them.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Sun, 2014-02-09 20:15
Watching the Olympics can teach even the most driven nurse something new. Viewing the awesome physical feats is stunning, but even more amazing is the invisible, but so apparent, mental focus of these singularly intense world-class athletes.
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Thu, 2014-02-06 22:56
As nurses and budding students, we are constantly washing our hands with harsh industrial cleansers and sanitizers to inhibit the growth and transmission of organisms. Unfortunately, by the end of the shift, we develop unsightly hands that are rough, cracked, and uncomfortably dry. Find out which products this nurse swears by.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Wed, 2014-02-05 22:51
One of the most discussed advances in medical technology today is the mobile revolution, which has opened the doors for patients to use special apps and services to message their doctor electronically. It seems like patients everywhere are thrilled to have the opportunity to text, email, and IM their doctors over HIPPA-compliant communication services.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Fri, 2014-01-31 23:46
So you hear about a great job opening and feel excited, until you read the job description. It’s a long list and you lack some of the requirements. What should you do? Apply even if you don’t think you qualify, nursing experts say.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Fri, 2014-01-31 23:22
Are you a seasoned nurse applying for jobs and finding it difficult to get interviews? You are not alone. Understanding job market demands and the differences of the multigenerational workforce are among the tips for older nurses who are job hunting.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-01-31 22:40
Weight gain doesn't have to be a given for nurses, though it sometimes seems that way. There are so many challenges to eating healthy: working 12-hour shifts (especially nights); eating at oddball hours; not always getting a lunch break; often leaving work feeling starved, etc. Losing weight is one of the most popular new year's resolutions, yet according to many experts less than 10% of us actually achieve our goals. So then, how can nurses rev up their resolutions?
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Fri, 2014-01-31 14:36
Earlier this week, the southeastern United States, particularly Alabama, endured an unimaginable weather nightmare. Who could envision that ice and snow could bring about such disorder? For instance, roadways were gridlocked causing unforeseen traffic nightmares. All in all, it was a health care worker’s nightmare since nurses and other health care personnel could not leave. Essentially, worker's were stranded at our hospital for 3 days without essentials such as: medication, undergarments, etc. Here is a list of essentials every nurse should have stored in his or her locker.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Fri, 2014-01-31 11:12
When you think about your job, do you instantly become stressed? Do you feel ignored at work? Is your unhappiness at work interfering with your sleep and family life? Then you know well some of the common signs that it’s time to leave your job.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Wed, 2014-01-29 11:29
Are you looking for a job, but haunted by what your former supervisor may say when contacted for a reference check? Were your previous evaluations bad or were you terminated? The good news is you can move forward despite an imperfect work record.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Mon, 2014-01-27 23:58
Millions of nursing students began their spring semester last week. For some, it marked their first week in nursing school, while others are continuing their nursing journey. Whatever the circumstance, effective study habits are needed in order to be successful in nursing school.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Sun, 2014-01-26 19:13
When Dr. Romeatrius Nicole Moss, RN, MSN, APHN-BC, DNP, sees a need nurses can fill, she uses everything at her disposal to meet that need. Working in the community is one of the places where she does that best.