Submitted by Kimberley Ensor on Fri, 2013-10-11 11:12
In three weeks I will begin the nurse residency program and take a step closer to my fulfilling my lifelong dream of being a nurse. Last month I received the coveted phone call from a facility I had applied to. After a long telephone interview and two panel interviews that spanned three months, I was offered a position in their nurse residency program. For those who do not know what a nurse residency program is, it is a bridge that takes the newly graduated nurse and aids in the transformation into a confident practitioner.
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Thu, 2013-10-10 22:39
Nursing school can be difficult and at times overwhelming. As a new graduate, I have strong memories of fast approaching exam dates, hundreds of clinical hours, and jam-packed study sessions. Since nursing school differs from other disciplines, I was imparted with invaluable guidance and wisdom that certainly directed my path. Fortunately, I have an insider’s guide to navigate and thrive while enrolled in any nursing program. If you follow my prescription for success, you will flourish and rise to the top of your nursing program!
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Thu, 2013-10-10 15:30
Nurses work long hours and have very demanding jobs, making it hard to manage a healthy exercise and eating plan. We preach healthy eating and exercise habits to our patients, but do we practice what we preach? What’s the best way to stay fit on 12 hour shifts?
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Wed, 2013-10-09 22:14
Preparing for the NCLEX can be cumbersome and finding the best review course may be a bit overwhelming. Are you looking for a course that is affordable, interactive, and self-paced? Well, the NCSBN review course, or the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, may be the right course for you! Notably Hurst, Kaplan, and Sylvia Rayfield are the most publicized and recommended review courses among nursing students and faculty. Certainly, these review courses are excellent resources, but they are marked with a hefty price.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Mon, 2013-10-07 16:49
Angelica P. Herrera, DrPH, MPH,an Assistant Professor in the Center for Aging Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, knows all too well the havoc that diabetes plays in the Hispanic community.
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Fri, 2013-10-04 22:06
Yet again, nurses have been chosen as America’s most trusted profession. Nurses are increasingly depicted as honest, trustworthy, and compassionate—and nurses are needed more than ever with the always changing health care atmosphere and the rise of the baby boomers. In spite of nursing’s increasing popularity, media outlets have failed to report a rising development in the nursing arena, which are increasing accounts of lateral violence and burnout among new graduates.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Tue, 2013-10-01 18:05
Today, October 1st, is the beginning of enrollment in online health insurance marketplaces nationwide. The exchanges are at the center of the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), the largest healthcare expansion this country has seen in nearly half a century.
Submitted by Brooke Krausse on Tue, 2013-10-01 15:44
The Affordable Care Act was introduced to provide all Americans with affordable health care coverage while lowering the burden of health care costs on individuals and the government. The act is designed to provide preventative care before the need for long-term care occurs. With the cost of doctor and nurse visits rising, it’s important to ensure access to health coverage is available to Americans. Additionally, our own health care employees need to be made aware of the effects the ACA has on their own health care.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Tue, 2013-10-01 01:47
The countdown to the institution of the historic Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) has started. October 1st is the first day for enrollment through each state’s Health Insurance Marketplace; coverage won’t actually kick in until January 1, 2014.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Mon, 2013-09-30 23:22
The constant stress of dealing with physical and emotional demands as a nurse may leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and disconnected. Some days, it may be a struggle to head into work. You may find yourself increasingly needing a “mental health day” and calling in sick.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Mon, 2013-09-30 19:43
Leadership is a passion and a duty for Arilma St.Clair RN, MSN, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses District of Columbia (NAHNDC) Chapter President, and Occupational Health Nurse and Wellness Coordinator at Organizat
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Wed, 2013-09-25 13:05
Whether to fulfill a lifelong dream or to secure a dream job, you have decided to return to nursing school as a middle-age student. Congratulations! Many other nurses in their 40s, 50s and even 60s are enrolled or planning to head back to classrooms, too.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Tue, 2013-09-24 01:47
Welcome to this annual national celebration – currently in full-swing – commemorating the achievements, culture, and history of the largest minority group in the U.S. Latino Americans have contributed greatly, over the course of the past 500 years, to making this a truly diverse nation.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Mon, 2013-09-23 20:48
What do you say when someone turns to you and says, “What do you do?” Is your quick, standard answer, “I am a nurse”? If so, you might want to practice an elevator pitch – a quick, precise summary of what you do and why you do it so well.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Mon, 2013-09-23 14:56
Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship continues Macy’s ongoing support of the Go Red For Women movement. The fund — now in its third year — provides $2,500 scholarships for multicultural women pursuing college or graduate school degrees in health care fields.