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“Breast Is Best”: A Mantra to Promote Infant Health? or Stigmatizing Adage to Guilt Moms

“Breast Is Best”: A Mantra to Promote Infant Health? or Stigmatizing Adage to Guilt Moms

by cjcsoon2bnp - In my last article “Becoming Dad: A Humbling Birth Experience of a New Father and Nurse,” I discussed my journey to becoming a first-time parent and included some of the challenges that being a nurse...

Be a Real Nurse: Compassion is the Key

Be a Real Nurse: Compassion is the Key

by jeastridge - The three siblings stood woodenly to the side in the ICU room, trying to stay out of the way while they waited for the doctor to make her early morning rounds, and fighting the tears that kept...

Men With Eating Disorders are Underrecognized and Underserved

Men With Eating Disorders are Underrecognized and Underserved

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - February 26 – March 4 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week for 2017. Nurses at all levels of practice must stay vigilant in their assessments to help discern which patients may be suffering...

Word Love; My Writing Journey

Word Love; My Writing Journey

by Brenda F. Johnson - I have always loved words.  Before I  was able to read, I copied the words out of the books we had.  The letters forming words strung in a sentence captivated my imagination.   I desperately wanted...

Superbugs On The Rise; How Can Nurses Help to Exterminate Them?

Superbugs On The Rise; How Can Nurses Help to Exterminate Them?

by Brenda F. Johnson - With the increase use in antibiotics in patients who don’t need them and people not taking them properly has led to the evolution of superbugs that are almost impossible to treat.      We as nurses...

10 Tips to Organize Your Life, Family, and Schedule as a Nurse

10 Tips to Organize Your Life, Family, and Schedule as a Nurse

by JanineKelbach - Organizing your work day and family time can be difficult when you work odd hours and nontypical days. These tips, if utilized well will help you feel less stressed and more purposeful with your time...

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