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.
The weather is finally warming up and you may be dreaming about your vacation this summer. Travel doesn’t have to break the bank. If you’re looking for ways to save on your vacation, consider these four tips.
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.