Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2013-06-14 14:07
It’s simple but it’s not easy. Eating nutritious foods and staying hydrated is vital to fueling up for this physically challenging nursing profession. Plus, a nurse’s energy has to last up to 12 hours, sometimes without a break to rest, let alone eat, during a shift.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Wed, 2013-06-12 13:11
Weighing the pros and cons of a job offer might seem silly when you just need a job, but making sure you have found the right position can mean the difference between a successful career move and one that could set you back.
Submitted by Eliss Cucchiara on Mon, 2013-06-10 12:15
Nursing school is tough, and it’s only going to become harder. One of the major challenges that nursing students face is the transition from being a pre-nursing student to a nursing student. Read on to find out how to make the transition.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Mon, 2013-06-10 11:09
Cherokee Uniforms, a leading provider of healthcare apparel, is accepting nominations for its 11th annual Inspired Comfort Award. The award recognizes nurses, nursing-school students, and other non-physician healthcare professionals who have taken extraordinary and inspiring steps to serve their patients and their communities. The deadline for nominations is August 1, 2013.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2013-06-07 10:44
You can go from pessimist to optimist and enjoy the good health benefits of a sunny outlook. The secret? Positive self-talk. You can learn how to talk to yourself to boost well-being, but it does take practice. Here’s how.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Wed, 2013-06-05 16:30
Let's get two myths about meditation out of the way: yes, you have the time to meditate and no, you don't have to sit still to meditate. Busy nurses can reap meditation's benefits – they just have to commit a few minutes a day!
Marcia Lowe, MSN, RN-BC, advanced nursing coordinator at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, AL, knows the importance of serving as a mentor to other nurses. Lowe has been a nurse for 30 years and is currently working toward her PhD at the UAB School of Nursing in Birmingham, AL. Here she shares her career path and advice for other nurses – including why she feels it’s important for nurses to be lifelong learners.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2013-05-31 16:47
If your outlook on life is bright and sunny, rather than dark and gloomy, you have a head start towards health and well-being. On the other hand, if you’re a pessimist you may want to lighten up and develop a positive mental attitude. You’ll reap many rewards.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Wed, 2013-05-29 10:17
Any nurse will tell you life is busy. Long work hours are enough to make anyone fall behind, but add family obligations, possibly classes, volunteer time, and the never-ending errand list and life gets pretty booked.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Fri, 2013-05-17 16:40
Each year, Minority Nurse offers scholarships to three outstanding individuals pursuing a career in nursing. Last week, we announced Corinna Hughes as a runner-up of our 2013 scholarship. And the second runner-up is...
Submitted by Margarette Burnette on Mon, 2013-05-13 00:00
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has designated May 12 -18, 2013, as NCADD Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week. It is designed to increase knowledge about the effects of drugs and alcohol in newborn babies. We want every child to be healthy, so it’s important to understand how illicit substances can affect growth and development. Here are six facts everyone should know.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Fri, 2013-05-10 15:11
Each year, Minority Nurse offers scholarships to three outstanding individuals pursuing a career in nursing. We received an overwhelming number of applications this year and selecting our winners was no easy task! Several of our applicants had an impressive academic background as well as a dedication to community service, and we commend each of you for your compassion and stellar work ethic. Unfortunately, we could only select three winners so an outstanding GPA alone was not enough. We took into account your personal struggles as well as your devotion to your families and your communities. After much deliberation, we have chosen our 2013 winners. And the first runner-up is…
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Wed, 2013-05-08 16:37
If your ideal day is spent in the presence of other like-minded professionals, attending a conference, whether it is a broad-scope nursing conference like that of the American Nurses Association or a conference geared specifically toward minority nurses
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Mon, 2013-05-06 13:11
As many of you know, this week is National Nurses Week. Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6th to May 12th, which marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. So from all of us here at Minority Nurse, a happy Nurses Week to you!