Submitted by Jebra Turner on Sun, 2014-05-18 22:18
Brittney Wilson, RN, BSN, also known as “The Nerdy Nurse,” blogs at thenerdynurse.com and authored The Nerdy Nurse's Guide to Technology. But a love of technology wasn't the genesis of her blogging journey.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Sun, 2014-05-18 18:55
Being a nurse is hard. And stressful. Depending on where you work your daily stress level can escalate from 0 to 10 in a matter of seconds when a critical situation arises. What's the best way for a nurse to manage daily on-the-job stressors?
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Fri, 2014-05-16 10:51
Keeping current with nursing industry news, health trends, or cutting-edge technology and equipment is a great way to boost your career. But, as many nurses know, finding the time to actually get that information in a class or seminar is daunting. With work schedules and family responsibilities, finding hours every week to just grocery shop sometimes seems impossible.
Submitted by Suzie Kolber on Fri, 2014-05-16 10:46
It can be difficult to know what to say when someone passes away. Death is often an uncomfortable topic, making it hard to express your feelings of condolence and sympathy to the survivor. Here are some effective ways you can express your condolences based on what is appropriate and what you feel the most comfortable with.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Thu, 2014-05-15 13:20
Each year, Minority Nurse awards scholarships to three outstanding nursing students. We receive more applications each year so selecting our recipients can be quite the challenge. This year, we teamed up with the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations to help us decide. Find out who they selected.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Wed, 2014-05-14 18:39
Nurse-on-nurse bullying. Lateral violence. Hostile work environment. These are common terms for what's sadly a common situation in many health care environments. If you're being bullied, it can help to have a "script" that helps you face your harrasser. Peggy Klaus, a Berkeley, California, a leadership and communication coach, offers some recommendations.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Sun, 2014-05-11 21:08
As you probably already know, Nurses Week began Tuesday May 6th and runs to Monday May 12th this year. That's the anniversry of the birthday of perhaps the most famous nurse of all, Florence Nightingale.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Thu, 2014-05-08 12:58
Nurses nationwide are being treated to many thank yous and appreciative gestures to celebrate National Nurses Week. Each organization is different, and it's fun to see how nurses' work is being noticed across the nation.
Have you thought about joining a professional nursing association or are you already a member of one? Nursing associations offer a variety of member benefits including opportunities to network and grow your career through continuing education and conferences.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Wed, 2014-05-07 09:04
With this week's celebration of National Nurses Week, organizations across the country are honoring their nurses and nursing students to thank them for putting their hearts and souls into their profession. Germielynn Melendez, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, and a national associate professor of International Studies at Chamberlain College of Nursing, says the importance of saying thank you cannot be understated. Chamberlain campuses nationwide are celebrating nurses with special activities and events this week.
Submitted by James Daniels on Tue, 2014-05-06 14:52
The month of May is probably the most celebrated month of the year. The list, reflecting a very busy calendar, includes Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day, the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May —this might be more than a day’s celebration—and Cinco de Mayo. That’s not all. Starting on May 6th through the 12th, as you swab your wounds from the disappointing performance of your favorite steed at Churchill Downs, celebrating our 3.1 million nurses should also be on the list.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Mon, 2014-05-05 23:15
During National Nurses Week, nurses are honored and thanked for all the different and essential ways they touch lives. From a compassionate hand on a shoulder to life-saving emergency treatment, nurses are at the forefront of the nation's well being.
Submitted by Abimbola Farinde on Fri, 2014-05-02 17:20
While great attention is given to maintaining one’s physical well-being in the health care profession, the importance of the maintaining one’s mental health can be under-recognized or neglected until it is too late. Here are five key things every nurse should know about his or her own mental health.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Tue, 2014-04-29 20:16
As we approach the end of April, let’s not forget National Minority Health Month, and its theme - “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.” As a nurse, you can continue in the coming months to champion the U.S.