NRSKarenRN's Nursing Blog

By NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator

Joined Oct 10, '00 - from 'RN Spirit from Philly Burb'. NRSKarenRN is a PI Compliance Specialist, prior Central Intake Mgr Home Care Agency. She has '35+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Home Care, VentsTelemetry, Home infusion'. Posts: 26,562 (21% Liked) Likes: 12,413

Mary Eliza Mahoney: America's First Black Woman to Complete Nursing Training

Mary Eliza Mahoney (May 7, 1845 - January 4, 1926) grew up in the Dorchester area of Boston, Mass. At the age of 18, she started working at the New England Hospital for Women and Children as a maid, cleaning women and cook. In 1878 at age 33, she became a student nurse at this hospital's nursing training program, one of 42 students who entered the program. This was an extensive nursing education program for the times, spanning 16 months: 12 months in medical, surgical and maternity care and... Read More →

Stamps Commemorating Nursing

While rummaging in my parents basement after my mothers death, I ran across a scrapbook of stamps with a loving note from Mom " these are for Karen". In it was a set of four 1961 nursing stamps: Scott Catalogue# 1190 Issued on Dec 28, 1961 Read More →

Stress, Depression, Suicide and Mental Health Resources

The American Nurses Association 2001 health and safety survey involving 4,800+ nurses reported that 67% nurses worked mandatory or unscheduled overtime. Over seventy percent (70.5%) of nurses surveyed indicated 'acute/chronic effects of stress and overwork' as one of their top three health and safety concerns. They demonstrated that today's nurses are overburdened, overworked and overstressed. 59 % were concerned about a severe back injury due to lack safe handling practices in their facility... Read More →

10 Ways to Develop Nursing Leadership

Great article in May 2012 issue of American Nurse Today: Launching yourself in nursing leadership This lead me to thinking about Ways to Develop Nursing Leadership Skills: Participate in Workplace Committees Participating workplace committees allows you to learn how and why decisions are made within your institution and healthcare politics involved in decision making. Observe how committee lead and members identify issues, problem solve, and resolve (or place on back burner)... Read More →

Resume Tips: Perfecting Nursing Resume, Cover Letter, Online Nursing Job Applications

Wondering why you're not getting interviews or being hired? Look at your RESUME!!! I've been reviewing resumes this May 2012 for open positions in my department and can't believe the resumes I've received: misspelling, words crossed off, no cover letter, including personal information about family life. Please don't send a resume if you have NONE of the job qualifications, unless your cover letter has explanation e.g. enrolled in education program etc. Also, agree with our members that... Read More →

Free Nursing Continuing Education Programs - 100+ contact hours

Note: Links updated 3/8/15. Several courses listed to expire 3/31/15 but may be updated to next years date. Please check CE expiration date prior to taking course after this date. CDC: Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses (Web-based) 2.6 ce; Expires 8/12/15 Heart Disease Cardiovascular Health:The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing Hypertension 1 ce Read More →

Landing a job in a tough economy

while wandering the internet tonight, found an interesting article at ana's career center: landing a job in a tough economy by sharon brewer, rn, bsn, msn originally published in lippincott's career directory 2010 see the side bar on broadening your horizons. nsna also has advice regarding the realities of the current job market Read More →

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