Nursing Articles

To Keep or Ditch Past Certifications?

To Keep or Ditch Past Certifications?

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - You wanted it at one point - and probably worked pretty hard to obtain that extra certification or credential. The time, resources and dedication required speaks to the nursing profession and our...

I'm Having A Midsemester Crisis! - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 207

I'm Having A Midsemester Crisis! - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 207

by BizzyBeeNursing - A midsemester crisis is when you get to a point in the semester, where if you read one more syllable, submit one more post, and/or take one more examination, you're liable to lose your mind! One of...

2017 Student Survey: What Students Want from Nursing School - Demographics

2017 Student Survey: What Students Want from Nursing School - Demographics

by tnbutterfly - The 2017 Student Survey to see what factors students consider important when selecting a nursing school was conducted over a 5 week period of time in late August through early-October 2017. We have...

Work From Home: Nurse Case Manager

Work From Home: Nurse Case Manager

by melissa.mills1117 - Many nurses have the dream of working from home. But, how? There are several different types of work at home nurse positions. One of the most common work from home nursing positions is a nurse...

New Journey towards Nursing 2019

New Journey towards Nursing 2019

by Destined4Nursing 2019 - This is my very first blog by the way. :wavey: So please bear with me. I just decided to share my story/journey. I will continuously blog as I am going through my new journey towards nursing. So if...

5 Tips to Handle Stressful Times as a Nurse

5 Tips to Handle Stressful Times as a Nurse

by ElizabethScala1 - We already know that caring for patients comes with a tremendous amount of stress. Nurses are regularly charged to be the calm face in the room with patients, family members, and even doctors. Who...

The Value of Mentors

The Value of Mentors

by whalloran - I chose the nursing profession a little later in life at age 42, after working for several years in the business world. Of course, it was the best career choice I could have made. I have been...

Back to Basics: Spine Health for Nurses

Back to Basics: Spine Health for Nurses

by melissa.mills1117 - You just finished your third twelve hour shift in a row. As you go to clock out, you hear the charge nurse singing your name and praises. This can only mean only one thing - they need help tomorrow....

Mandatory Staffing is a Cop Out

Mandatory Staffing is a Cop Out

by My_NurseConsultant - Mandatory Overtime is a lazy way of making sure that the shifts are adequately staffed. When you mandate staff, you unconsciously say three things about your company's style

How to trick the one you love into staying alive

How to trick the one you love into staying alive

by Carol Ebert - Have you imagined what life would be like if your spouse died? It’s only recently that I have pondered that occurrence. I’ve been lucky enough to be married to the same man for 49 years (I still...

LGBTQ Patient Care?

LGBTQ Patient Care?

by traumaRUs - As our communities continue to diversify many of our patients now have the freedom to express who they are. This can impact the care we provide and in order to be sensitive to this, first we need to...

HESI ENTRANCE EXAM 1st TIME TAKER

HESI ENTRANCE EXAM 1st TIME TAKER

by Godlovesme1 - First of all, I want to thank God for this blessing. I took the Hesi entrance exam today 12/7/2017. Prior to taking this test, I studied my butt off. And when I say I studied my butt off, I mean at...

Ask These Three Questions During Rounds to Improve Patient Experience

Ask These Three Questions During Rounds to Improve Patient Experience

by ErinShipley - "When I round on my patients, they tell me great things about their nurses and say how happy they are with their care, but the surveys tell a different story. Why?" This is a frustration many...

Advice from the PNCB for any certification exam
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Advice from the PNCB for any certification exam

by PNCB - Thinking about getting certified in your specialty? No matter which certification board's exam you take, use these tips from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) for a smart preparation...

All Nursing Education IS NOT Equal.

All Nursing Education IS NOT Equal.

by My_NurseConsultant - All nursing education is not equal and a nursing degree is not just a degree. There are different coursework and experiences that go into each nursing degree. But the reality is that most people see...

Can We Talk? End of Life Discussions

Can We Talk? End of Life Discussions

by jeastridge - Can We Talk? End of Life Discussions Jan busied herself at the bedside of her patient, a woman she had seen before during a similar admission for COPD. As the woman struggled to breathe, Jan...

Online FNP School Isn't A Real Nursing Program!?! - Follow Me Through Grad School Epi 206

Online FNP School Isn't A Real Nursing Program!?! - Follow Me Through Grad School Epi 206

by BizzyBeeNursing - I sat there perplexed as my uncle posed this question to me at the dinner table? How did "please pass the salt" turn into an inquiry about FNP school? Did he think I endured all those all-nighters,...

10 tips for nurses to achieve a healthy lifestyle

10 tips for nurses to achieve a healthy lifestyle

by mooreea8 - Nurses are extraordinary caregivers, but sometimes we disregard the need to take care of ourselves due to hectic work schedules. Consistency is key for a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a positive...

Why Did You Choose Nursing? - 2017 Student Survey

Why Did You Choose Nursing? - 2017 Student Survey

by allnurses - “What do you want to be when you grow up? What are you going to do with your life? Now that life has thrown you a curve ball, what are your plans?” Nursing….that’s what I am going to be and do.

EMDR: Another Tool for Your Mental Health Toolbox

EMDR: Another Tool for Your Mental Health Toolbox

by klsm1968 - This article is about the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy successfully being used to treat trauma. In the article I discuss mental health issues, discuss how...


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