Submitted by Marc Laughton on Fri, 2014-02-28 14:04
After a long day, there’s nothing like coming home to a friendly face. But with long shifts, studying, and traveling from office to office or house to house, it can be hard to keep up with the needs of a creature. Here are a few pets that will warm your heart, each one picked specifically for the lifestyle of a nurse.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Thu, 2014-02-27 11:14
Looking for reading material in all the wrong places? Feeling like you’d like to read something other than a textbook? (don’t we all…) These books will refresh your soul and offer a few new perspectives in patient care.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Wed, 2014-02-26 20:40
For a long time we've been told that in 28 days we could count on a new habit sticking for good. But not so fast -- does scientific research back up that claim? No, it turns out that figure is a considerable underestimation.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Mon, 2014-02-24 15:06
When you apply for a job, do you ever wonder if the hiring manager might think you are too old? Can you really age-proof your credentials so your talents and your capabilities shine thorough and not your age?
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Sun, 2014-02-23 23:43
So you've decided to take your out-of-control financial situation firmly in hand. You've identified your spending "hot zones," set some motivational savings goals, and created a budget to get you where you want to go. Now the trick is: Sticking to it.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Thu, 2014-02-20 01:02
Like most Americans, your financial situation may feel out of control. Maybe you overspend for big-ticket items – like a car payment. Or more likely, your money problem is little purchases here and there that add up over time. What financial gurus call the “latte factor.”
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Mon, 2014-02-17 02:37
In commemoration of Black History Month, I find it befitting to honor Mary Seacole. Seacole was an amazing individual that weathered injustices and revolutionized the art of nursing. As a contemporary of Florence Nightingale, she too weathered the battlefronts of the Crimean War. Notably, soldiers christened her the “Black Nightingale”. Although she was not an American citizen, her tenacity and bravery continually inspires nurses worldwide. Watch this exciting clip celebrating the legacy of our “Black Nightingale”.
Submitted by Christopher Salvato on Fri, 2014-02-14 12:10
Are you considering a career in nursing, but afraid of the financial and time commitment necessary to obtain the degree? Consider becoming a certified nursing assistant. It requires less training and can be a great stepping stone for those who want to test the waters before committing to years of training and school.
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Fri, 2014-02-14 02:20
As a new nurse, I have observed and learned from outstanding clinicians. Some have provided invaluable guidance. While others have taught essential skills and tricks only experience could bestow. So, when I asked the age-old question, “ How can I make it through my shift unscathed and emotionally sound?” Thankfully, these outstanding nurses offered similar advice time and time again. Here’s the scoop.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Thu, 2014-02-13 11:08
New research in the past year alone has emerged to tell us that video games are not as bad as they’ve seemed to be. In fact, game play may help us flourish since it is a plentiful source of stress-relief, and some video games may even help us feel more calm. Gone are the days of intense running, jumping, and button-mashing, here to stay are games that can fit any mood!
Submitted by Cecilia Pozo Fileti on Thu, 2014-02-13 10:51
When it comes to consuming milk and other dairy products, does your heart tell you yes, and your mind tell you no? Lactose intolerance (LI) could be the culprit in the lover’s quarrel that keeps you from the enjoyment of delicious and nutritious dairy foods. Red alert: It doesn’t have to be that way. Many people with lactose intolerance can enjoy these foods- even on a daily basis.
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.