All nurses should consider writing their own stories, but how can you write when you still have all those negative demons placed in your brain from sixth grade creative writing assignments? Find out why you should give creative writing a try as well as some tips for how to go about it if it’s your first time.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Wed, 2014-06-25 22:33
With the economy being non-ideal lately, it’s no wonder that most nurses stay focused on their career, and the advancement thereof. In the midst of managing daily life and sending a resume to that new hospital on the horizon, don't forget about one of the greatest mood-boosting, healthy-habit resources out there: friends.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Wed, 2014-06-25 13:16
Lots of students seek out help for college costs through scholarships, work reimbursements, work study, grants, and loans. Of all these, loans cause the most long-lasting effects on your budget because they have to be paid back. When you’re considering your loan options to finance your education there are a few things you should know.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-06-20 22:54
Obviously, as a nurse you know how to be there for your patients, but maybe you’re in uncharted waters when it comes to friends who are sick with a serious or chronic condition. Especially as we and our friends age past 50, our odds of stepping in to help in a caregiving role rise significantly.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Thu, 2014-06-19 11:35
Graduating with a new nursing degree is one of the most thrilling highlights for anyone just starting out in this career track. A degree represents hours of hard work and lots of sacrifice to achieve this goal. Congratulations to you if you have a new diploma in hand!
Feeling a bit down or bored? Everyone experiences periods of not feeling enthusiastic about life or work. But as a nurse, it’s important to remain positive for your patients. If you’re feeling down in your personal life, those feelings can creep into your work day.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Wed, 2014-06-18 00:15
Does even the thought of giving yourself a compliment make you blush? Nurses are all about showing compassion to others, but how about when it comes to showing yourself the love? If you can see the good in others, you can train yourself to claim the good in yourself.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Sat, 2014-06-14 19:26
Congratulations! You have successfully finished nursing school, passed the NCLEX and are now preparing to start your first job! Now that you are out of school you may be wondering if your first job will be anything like what your professors taught you in school. I’m here to tell you no, but don’t fret. Here are a few tips that can help you ease into the transition from student to nurse.
Submitted by Miriam Ogalo on Fri, 2014-06-13 11:54
After braving the storm of nursing school and conquering the NCLEX, nursing students are conditioned to work in hospitals first and foremost. For many, the thought of community nursing makes them shudder, but the public is often misinformed about what exactly a school nurse does. It's about a lot more than just band-aids, runny noses, and stomach aches.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Thu, 2014-06-12 16:44
Pilgrim Studios is seeking outgoing male nurses for a new unscripted TV series that will feature men who break the stereotypes of what lives are like for working male nurses. If interested, contact the producers today!
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Thu, 2014-06-12 00:38
Here are five creative crafts to get your mind into shape and start flexing your mental muscles. Try these out when you have time, and you won't be afraid of getting a bit crafty. These crafts may even help improve brain functions such as spacial memory, analogy creation, and overall ingenuity.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Fri, 2014-05-30 21:07
If you’re anything like the typical email user, you have tons of emails in your inbox and spam folders. And if you’re anything like me, it drives you absolutely crazy to see hundreds of emails in your box! Who seriously needs 452 messages in their inbox?
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-05-23 18:52
Many nurses are sensitive to bullying behavior from others in the workplace – fellow nurses, doctors, administrators, and even patients – but not to that of their own. Bully or bullied, it’s no fun to experience a hostile healthcare workplace.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-05-23 18:12
Ever heard the expression “Nurses Eat Their Young”? Somehow it’s meant to be humorous, though those who’ve experienced that abuse know it’s anything but. Perhaps you, right now, are a victim of a of bullying from other health care “professionals.” Where can you turn? First, take a look at what Brittney Wilson, RN, BSN, the blogger behind thenerdynurse.com, has compiled on the topic.