The most joyful and life-changing period of nurses' lives can often be stressful without a plan for balancing work and family life after maternity or paternity leave. Here is a review of some of the best practices to make sure this transition is as smooth and happy as possible.
The expanding role of computers and technology in our lives has pervaded health care settings. This first column in a series on nursing informatics explores the future careers and job functions of nurses in technology.
From the neonatal ward to young adults, minority nurses are fighting for the future health of their communities. These nurses are leading innovative new programs and advocating for disparities that exist even for their smallest patients.
Nurses are implementing measures to protect themselves at work. With a patient's most stressful days being a nurse's everyday, pressure is bound to build up. Hospitals and health care institutions around the country are increasing their security for everyone's safety.
A nurse educator of 15 years outlines best practice tips that new nurses aren’t usually taught in the classroom. From the clinical to the personal, these bedside words of wisdom can help new nurses achieve balance in their careers.
Though you're probably aware of the legal troubles nurses sometimes face, no one starts a day on the hospital
floor braced for a legal showdown. But these things happen to the best of nurses. Hopefully, your career will be nothing but smooth sailing, but you should still prepare yourself with knowledge. Lawyer and former Texas Board of Nursing counselor Phong P. Phan offers an introduction to the process and some do's and don'ts for nurses.
The American Assembly for Men in Nursing profiles the progress of its campaign for a 20% increase in the number of male nurses in the workforce by 2020. Through image marketing, research, and advocacy, male nurses are increasing their presence at the bedside as well as in today's culture.
Doctoral degrees require sacrifices on multiple levels—financial, personal, and professional. Two nurse professionals offer their advice for navigating this investment in the most advanced degree, and why it is worth it.
President Obama signed the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, and its first changes went into effect on July 1 of the same year. But signing that bill was just the beginning of a passionate national health care debate.
Texas is a big state with a big population. To be singled out as one of the most powerful and influential people in the Lone Star state is quite an achievement, and it's one that Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., can now celebrate.
During the 2011 National Nurses Week, a week the American Nurses Association honors every year from National Nurses Day, May 6, to Florence Nightingale's birthday, May 11, four nursing students were given the opportunity to travel to Sierra Leone to work on a field mission for Mercy Ships.
As a nurse, you know what it’s like to be on your feet all day. According to a recent study sponsored by SIGVARIS, maker of compression therapy leg ware, wearing compression socks can reduce pain and swelling during long shifts. The Assistant Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dr.
People may joke about their "addiction" to chocolate or potato chips, but for people struggling with obesity, it's no laughing matter. In fact, efforts in the past several years to link obesity with a physical addiction to food have garnered a great deal of attention.