Submitted by Miriam Ogalo on Fri, 2014-06-13 11:54
After braving the storm of nursing school and conquering the NCLEX, nursing students are conditioned to work in hospitals first and foremost. For many, the thought of community nursing makes them shudder, but the public is often misinformed about what exactly a school nurse does. It's about a lot more than just band-aids, runny noses, and stomach aches.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Thu, 2014-06-12 16:44
Pilgrim Studios is seeking outgoing male nurses for a new unscripted TV series that will feature men who break the stereotypes of what lives are like for working male nurses. If interested, contact the producers today!
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Thu, 2014-06-12 00:38
Here are five creative crafts to get your mind into shape and start flexing your mental muscles. Try these out when you have time, and you won't be afraid of getting a bit crafty. These crafts may even help improve brain functions such as spacial memory, analogy creation, and overall ingenuity.
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 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.