Submitted by Marc Laughton on Mon, 2013-10-28 18:42
Well, another week is upon us and–if you’re anything like me–you’re probably feeling that familiar hint of anxiety that precedes the start of the Monday routine. We’re not alone. In fact, many people suffer from this type of anticipatory anxiety and stress.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Sat, 2013-10-26 01:03
A “nappuccino” is a double-delight -- you sip a delicious caffeinated brew before laying down your sleepy head for a short nap. The coffee takes effect just as you wake up, so you're refreshed, not groggy. A delicious luxury!
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Fri, 2013-10-25 20:20
Nurses deal with a spectrum of emotions on any given day. As caregivers, you see your share of gut-wrenching moments. Stressful occurrences are constant. With time, you learn coping skills to protect your heart, your sanity, your life. But what if the “blues” or a “bad day” lingers too long?
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Wed, 2013-10-23 12:27
Last week we reviewed reasons a nurse wouldn’t feel confident starting their own business. This week we will be continuing this theme, but with a focus on what you can do to hone in on a potential business.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Tue, 2013-10-22 10:22
Black nurses practice in all areas of nursing: clinical, education, administrative, research, government and private enterprise. Black nurses past and present are known for providing quality health care services, and they play an integral role in delivering health care within the United States and its territories. Since February is the month that has been set aside to honor the contributions made by Black Americans to this country, it is only fitting that Black nurses be recognized and honored, during this time, for their outstanding contributions to their community and country. Contact the National Black Nurses' Day Committee and nominate an outstanding Black nurse today! Deadline for nominations is December 8, 2013.
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Mon, 2013-10-21 12:32
Communication breakdown is the leading cause of medical errors such as gaps in health care, incomplete or missing information, and medication errors. Most importantly, communication supports the foundation of patient care. So, hand-off reporting during shift change is a critical process that is key in protecting a patient’s safety. Throughout the hand-off report, it is vital to provide accurate, up-to-date, and pertinent information to the oncoming nurse. Not only are nurses transferring responsibility, we are shepherding and ensuring a safe passage.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Mon, 2013-10-21 12:31
Now more than ever, the promise of control appears to be everywhere. Every new magazine or book seems to say: "Take charge of your personal development, relationships, finances, and career with the push of a button." We download the apps, we make calendars and budgets, and we track our miles and our achievements with pedometers. But all the technology and planning in the world can't prepare us for the unexpected challenges of a health crisis.
Submitted by James Daniels on Fri, 2013-10-18 11:19
Huge changes are sweeping the health care landscape; electronic medical records (EMR), the resurgence of clinics as the point of care delivery, the medical home, care disparities, cost and financing issues, the Affordable Care Act, and the market-driven nature of medical care. But their significance, however, is not matched by one that is passionately mentioned in that list. It’s the primacy of the patient and their satisfaction.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Wed, 2013-10-16 10:15
Do you know that being a nurse qualifies you for many unique business opportunities? Many nurses aren’t aware or don’t know how to capitalize from the knowledge they possess. Let’s explore some common reasons a nurse wouldn’t feel confident about branching out on their own and how to change your mindset to become a successful business owner.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Tue, 2013-10-15 10:35
Whether we're just starting on our path to serve in the health care industry, or already in service to our communities, there's no better time than now to remember that taking time to nurture our creative sides can be an asset to our careers.
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Mon, 2013-10-14 21:13
As nurses, faculty, and nursing students we are staunch advocates for healthcare promotion and principally disease prevention. Continually, we encourage our patients, families, and friends to become health literate in expectation of living healthy, fulfilling, and satisfying lives. With the incredible growth of technology and research, this is an apt time to take back one’s health. In particular, the developers of 23andMe share equal interests concerning individuals being cognizant about their health report card. Foremost, the initial and most important step is identifying our health risks.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Mon, 2013-10-14 09:09
We all have bad habits and, luckily, most of them are very forgivable. After all, we are all human and not perfect. But at work, employees' bad habits can lead to conflicts with coworkers and even being overlooked for a promotion.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Sun, 2013-10-13 23:31
Perhaps there's no disease as feared and diagnosis as dreaded as that of cancer. Here are a few health resources that your Hispanic patients can turn to for information, guidance, or help dealing with a possible or actual cancer diagnosis.
Submitted by Kimberley Ensor on Fri, 2013-10-11 11:12
In three weeks I will begin the nurse residency program and take a step closer to my fulfilling my lifelong dream of being a nurse. Last month I received the coveted phone call from a facility I had applied to. After a long telephone interview and two panel interviews that spanned three months, I was offered a position in their nurse residency program. For those who do not know what a nurse residency program is, it is a bridge that takes the newly graduated nurse and aids in the transformation into a confident practitioner.
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Thu, 2013-10-10 22:39
Nursing school can be difficult and at times overwhelming. As a new graduate, I have strong memories of fast approaching exam dates, hundreds of clinical hours, and jam-packed study sessions. Since nursing school differs from other disciplines, I was imparted with invaluable guidance and wisdom that certainly directed my path. Fortunately, I have an insider’s guide to navigate and thrive while enrolled in any nursing program. If you follow my prescription for success, you will flourish and rise to the top of your nursing program!
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Thu, 2013-10-10 15:30
Nurses work long hours and have very demanding jobs, making it hard to manage a healthy exercise and eating plan. We preach healthy eating and exercise habits to our patients, but do we practice what we preach? What’s the best way to stay fit on 12 hour shifts?
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Wed, 2013-10-09 22:14
Preparing for the NCLEX can be cumbersome and finding the best review course may be a bit overwhelming. Are you looking for a course that is affordable, interactive, and self-paced? Well, the NCSBN review course, or the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, may be the right course for you! Notably Hurst, Kaplan, and Sylvia Rayfield are the most publicized and recommended review courses among nursing students and faculty. Certainly, these review courses are excellent resources, but they are marked with a hefty price.