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.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Tue, 2014-04-29 14:40
Of all the things that make a career in nursing so fantastic – the flexibility, the people, the constant learning – it's the incredible variety of nursing opportunities that make the profession so appealing.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-04-25 20:07
Does the carpet in your living area get its fair share of wear and tear? That just shows you’re blessed with a happy, active household! Instead of cutting down on the patter of little feet (two or four-legged) and big shoes, try this DIY “green” carpet deodorizer for extra freshness.
One simple way to save money is to brown bag your lunches every day. This is a favorite tip among financial advisors. Brown bagging may not be anything new, but if you want to save up to $1,800 per year, you may want to consider it. $1,800, really? Eating out adds up.
The word “budget” doesn’t usually excite most people. In fact, many think of budgets as restrictive. Or they may think of spreadsheets, complicated equations or time consuming number crunching. The good news is that a good budget doesn’t have to involve any of those things.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Sun, 2014-04-20 23:28
Safely soften your laundry -- avoiding toxins and their associated hazards -- and lower your skyhigh stress levels, so common in the nursing profession, at the same time. Rather than using conventional, chemical-laden fabric softener, you can easily make your own aromatherapy version.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-04-18 01:17
Essential oils are a lovely way to scent cleaners, air fresheners, or bath products. Not only do these naturally scented items make us happier, some proponents of aromatherapy believe they make us healthier, too.
Have you been applying for nursing jobs and instead of getting invited for interviews, you’re only hearing crickets? In today’s competitive job market, how you market your education, skills and experience in writing can make or break your job application.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Mon, 2014-04-14 23:20
At home, you may be the point person in your family that keeps track of who needs what test and then books the associated doctor appointments. But when it comes to your own tests, vaccines, and checkups, do you need a helpful nudge to take care of business?
We’re continuing our travel nursing career series with an interview with Miles Mattern, director of recruiting and marketing at Rise Medical Staffing, a travel nurse staffing company that offers nationwide placements. Today he shares information on what he’s looking for when recruiting new travel nurses, what the current job market is like, and he dispels some of the myths associated with traveling.