Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-01-31 22:40
Weight gain doesn't have to be a given for nurses, though it sometimes seems that way. There are so many challenges to eating healthy: working 12-hour shifts (especially nights); eating at oddball hours; not always getting a lunch break; often leaving work feeling starved, etc. Losing weight is one of the most popular new year's resolutions, yet according to many experts less than 10% of us actually achieve our goals. So then, how can nurses rev up their resolutions?
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Fri, 2014-01-31 11:12
When you think about your job, do you instantly become stressed? Do you feel ignored at work? Is your unhappiness at work interfering with your sleep and family life? Then you know well some of the common signs that it’s time to leave your job.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Wed, 2014-01-29 11:29
Are you looking for a job, but haunted by what your former supervisor may say when contacted for a reference check? Were your previous evaluations bad or were you terminated? The good news is you can move forward despite an imperfect work record.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Mon, 2014-01-27 23:58
Millions of nursing students began their spring semester last week. For some, it marked their first week in nursing school, while others are continuing their nursing journey. Whatever the circumstance, effective study habits are needed in order to be successful in nursing school.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Sun, 2014-01-26 19:13
When Dr. Romeatrius Nicole Moss, RN, MSN, APHN-BC, DNP, sees a need nurses can fill, she uses everything at her disposal to meet that need. Working in the community is one of the places where she does that best.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-01-24 15:41
New research suggests that reading fine novels heightens social sensitivity – the capacity to understand the beliefs and desires of other people, and how they differ from your own, that's the bedrock of nursing.
Submitted by Christine Cliff on Thu, 2014-01-23 16:01
After the holiday cookie exchanges and potluck meals, your patients may want to focus the New Year on strengthening their eating habits and taking a healthier approach. For some who have lactose intolerance, however, new recipes and eating habits may cause apprehension. With a few tips and tricks, your lactose intolerant patients can still enjoy healthy foods that include low-fat and fat-free milk, cheese, and yogurt.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Mon, 2014-01-20 00:46
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day we naturally remember Dr. King’s “I have a Dream” speech, delivered in 1963 at the March on Washington, where he called for an end to racism. That stirring address is ranked by scholars as the top American speech in U.S.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-01-17 00:38
How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? Are you persisting and persevering? The first 90 days are especially crucial. Why? Research shows that by the end of this month, more than half of us have already fallen off the self-improvement wagon.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Wed, 2014-01-15 18:36
As more foreign educated nurses are working in US hospitals, health care organizations and settings are going to need to address some of the barriers that are preventing these highly skilled nurses from making a smooth transition to their workplace.
Submitted by Dee Fletcher on Fri, 2014-01-10 17:00
A growing sector of the nursing industry continues to be in the field of research. Nurses use their research to provide evidence-based care for patients, which in turn promotes health and aids in disease prevention.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Thu, 2014-01-02 15:20
Today marks the 2nd day of the New Year. Maybe one of your goals for 2014 is to save more money. What is your plan to reach that goal? Today, on the 2nd day of the year, have you already implemented money saving changes?