Nursing Articles - page 3

Tears Trials and the Importance of an Open Heart

Tears Trials and the Importance of an Open Heart

by JS McCabe, RN - Sometimes we find ourselves in unexpected places doing things we never thought we'd do. It is like we make a rule in our head about who people are, how we are supposed to do things, and why we do the...

When You Want to Call Off Sick-Of Your Job

When You Want to Call Off Sick-Of Your Job

by Maureen Bonatch MSN - There might be days when the alarm goes off and you just feel sick—of your job. Is it time to move on? Or do you only need a mental health day? Consider trying a few ways to get through a work slump...

Stay on Top of Your Game by Exercising Your Mind

Stay on Top of Your Game by Exercising Your Mind

by Maureen Bonatch MSN - Perhaps you’ve found the job of your dreams and you’re satisfied to stay there, but don’t make the mistake of letting yourself fall into the routine of, that’s the way we’ve always done things. Seek...

Beyond the Bedside: 10 Nurse Opportunities Outside of the Hospital

Beyond the Bedside: 10 Nurse Opportunities Outside of the Hospital

by melissa.mills1117 - For most nurses, landing your first hospital job right out of school is one of the high points in your career. As you become more skilled, you may move around to try new specialties and find your...

Cancer Vaccines/Immunotherapy - The Future of Cancer Treatment

Cancer Vaccines/Immunotherapy - The Future of Cancer Treatment

by Brenda F. Johnson - The future in cancer treatment offers hope in individualized treatment. Our immune system works hard to keep us safe from disease, and the use of immunotherapy uses our own cells to formulate an...

Is A Vampire Draining Your Energy?

Is A Vampire Draining Your Energy?

by Carol Ebert - Got any Energy Vampires in your life? These are folks who suck the life out of you, spit you out and leave you in a pile of dust. Sounds pretty awful, doesn’t it? Let’s explore what is going on...

Understanding Pain Assessment Tools

Understanding Pain Assessment Tools

by melissa.mills1117 - Nurses need to be savvy when it comes to assessing pain. There are several different pain tools you can use. This article explores pain tools and other aspects of pain to consider when performing...

A Pocketful of Hope

A Pocketful of Hope

by zoeyherman - In the far reaches of Vietnam, we had just finished up patient screening. In fact, we had just finished securing our entire surgery schedule that would begin the next day in the city of Can Tho. Our...

8 Ways to Prepare for an Interview for the Mid-Career Nurse

8 Ways to Prepare for an Interview for the Mid-Career Nurse

by melissa.mills1117 - Mid-career nurses have special needs when it comes to finding new jobs. Preparing for interviews can be stressful and confusing. This article gives 8 ways to prepare for an interview for the...

Travel Nursing:  The good, the bad, and why I probably will never do again-Part 1

Travel Nursing: The good, the bad, and why I probably will never do again-Part 1

by Have Nurse - Based on true Travel Nursing experiences by Cynthia Hubbard, R.N. It was Wednesday when the call came in: "Can you be here by Tuesday?" Moira, the Director of a well- established Home Health and...

Kicking The Habit or Kicking The Dog?

Kicking The Habit or Kicking The Dog?

by jimmygionti - As the month of March is coming to a close, I'm now only 2 months away from my 7-year anniversary as an RN. To many in this community, I'm sure that still seems "fresh." To me, I find it hard to...

How can you help me?...Let me name the ways...

How can you help me?...Let me name the ways...

by debraglick - Following a serious accident, I was a patient on a trauma unit for over two months. During this time, I had many medical needs. However, my emotional needs were just as--if not more--pressing....

Confession: Nursing Wasn't My Dream Career And That's Okay

Confession: Nursing Wasn't My Dream Career And That's Okay

by ValinMNG - I've always admired the kids who, with such conviction, knew what they wanted to do as if it were as an obvious life function like breathing. Me, on the other hand, chose nursing out of necessity and...

Co-workers, Criticism, and How to Calm Your Storm

Co-workers, Criticism, and How to Calm Your Storm

by JS McCabe, RN - When things are stressful at work it is easy to feel trapped and hard to not bring it home. It seems to spill into our everyday life and can leave us feeling hopeless and demoralized. Don't give up!...

Just Wrong: Three Simple Fallacies

Just Wrong: Three Simple Fallacies

by RobbiRN - Several articles have been published in the past the few years highlighting myths about nursing. Some are silly, like “all nurses marry doctors.” Some might be more believable to those on the...

Nurses Smoking: Compassion Instead of Judgement

Nurses Smoking: Compassion Instead of Judgement

by jeastridge - In this article the author goes over some of the reasons nurses continue to smoke and urges a compassionate approach with an encouraging touch toward all who struggle with habits that are hard to...

Safe Staffing Facebook Live Event Part 3 - Get the Facts About Opposing Legislation

Safe Staffing Facebook Live Event Part 3 - Get the Facts About Opposing Legislation

by tnbutterfly - We've all experienced the effects of unsafe nurse-patient ratios. Did you know there are currently 2 sets of opposing federal legislation before Congress focused on addressing this issue? Learn the...

Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

by CardiacDork - I want to start by saying that I want to thank every nurse/aide/medic/healthcare worker. Truly, thank you for what you do and I'm glad to belong to a group of people who have a desire to help their...

Travel Nursing:  I'm in Maine Now! Part 2

Travel Nursing: I'm in Maine Now! Part 2

by Have Nurse - It took 36 hours to arrive at my destination. It was pitch black and chilly when I rolled into northern Maine. The night air fragrant with flowers and dampness, moist in my face as I rolled down the...

What if your patient goes missing?

What if your patient goes missing?

by HKBrandon - Ann was not a run-of-the-mill patient for the surgical floor. Actually, she was not a surgical patient at all. An elderly woman who had fainted, Ann needed to be hospitalized for observation and...


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