The_Optimist's Nursing Blog

By The_Optimist

Joined Aug 3, '13. Posts: 176 (56% Liked) Likes: 333

The following are articles I have written and shared with the nursing community. If you enjoy an article please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Nursing: The Financial Side

Our finances are mostly decided by the choices we choose to make or not. You do not have to be a Wall Street guru (this is also debatable!) or a whiz kid to understand that if you spend way above your income, you stand a greater risk of falling into debt and other financial messes. Some situations are simply unavoidable on how one can get into a financial mess (think hospital fees related to lack of insurance or bankruptcy from staggering hospital fees!) and yet others are consciously made... Read More →


Nursing: A Broader Perspective

After having come across several reasons as to why there is low morale in nursing, I felt that I should pen this down. Have a pleasant read! Your expectations? Some people come into nursing with unhealthy expectations of what the profession can and should do for them. Understand something, nursing like any other is a profession. It would not provide for you what you don’t already have (inner peace and fulfillment). It has neither intrinsic nor extrinsic powers in itself. You... Read More →


The Insanity that is APA in Nursing School

I am sure that I am not alone in having had pure evil thoughts about “A.P.A” format. What is this APA format, you ask! This so well-loved format that could be the determining factor between a passing or failing grade. If you have ever heard the saying, “crying more than the bereaved”, then you have successfully described the APA in nursing. Nursing schools took APA from the original initiator and simply ran with it.APA is to nursing school, what water is to fish; one crazy love! It was... Read More →



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