melissa.mills1117's Nursing Blog

melissa.mills1117, BSN 16,657 Views

Joined: Feb 8, '17; Posts: 210 (70% Liked) ; Likes: 684
Freelance Writer, Nurse Case Manager, Professor; from OH , US

Choosing War: A Celebration of One Nurse Veteran

Have you ever considered choosing to enter a war as a nurse? For most of us, the answer is likely a resounding, "No." But, for one nurse - Sallie Cory - heading into a war zone in the middle of...

6 Places the Community Needs Nurses

Everyone knows that nurses work at the bedside. But, the community doesn't usually consider the need for nurses in other areas of healthcare and even other industries. Just imagine a world without...

Nurse Salaries Versus Executive Administrative Salaries: A Chasm Worth Crossing

According to the World Health Organization, there is a 1 in 300 chance of a patient being hurt while receiving healthcare. Compare this to a 1 in a million chance of being harmed while traveling by...

It's Time to Stop Nurse Bullying in Its Tracks

You might think that bullying only happens inside the walls of schools. We often hear stories about bullying between younger children and even teenagers. But, if you've been a nurse for any amount of...

Calling All Nurse Innovators

Nurses are innovators. Whether they create something new or revise an established product, idea, or method - they're at the center of new ideas in healthcare each and every day. You might notice this...

Renee Thompson and the Healthy Workforce Institute - The Many Faces of Nursing

This article is featured in the Fall 2018 issue of our allnurses Magazine...Download allnurses Magazine Now! Think of a nurse who has a career that you wish you could have. You know, that one...

8 Tips for Tough Conversations with Patients

Informing patients of abnormal assessment findings or lab values can be hard. On the one hand, you want to be honest and forthcoming, yet, you don't want to cause unnecessary stress or alarm for the...

Nurse Suicide is Real: 3 Ways to Help

"The Power of Connection," is the theme of the National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from September 9th -15th. Many organizations and professionals are working diligently this week to ensure...

Just Landed Your First Nursing Management Job - Now What? - 8 Tips For Success

You hang up the phone. You did it! You just landed your first nurse leadership position - now what? You may have literally had this thought running through your mind. Sure, you know you need to tie...

7 Ways to Increase Your Patient's Health Literacy

Nurses rattle off acronyms and big words like it's their job - well, actually it is! But, when those big words get in the way of your patient understanding what's going on with their health, it's a...

3 Signs it Might be Time to Leave Bedside Nursing

When you graduated nursing school, you may have envisioned working at the bedside for thirty or forty years before hanging up your nursing shoes. But, lately, you're not sure you want to finish 2018...

5 Questions to Ask if You Think Your Patient is a Victim of Domestic Violence

I remember the first time I had visible bruises on my arms, neck, and chest. I tried my best to hide them with long sleeves, even in the summer months. I made excuses. I told people I fell or bumped...

Donna Cardillo (The Inspiration Nurse) - The Many Faces of Nursing

In 1974, Donna Cardillo -- The Inspiration Nurse -- received a diploma in nursing. Little did she know that graduating from nursing school would provide her with an opportunity not only to care for...

5 Things Your Home Care Quality Assurance Nurse Wants You to Know

If you're a home care nurse, there's a good chance that your agency has quality assurance nurses (QA). They might be in-house, or they may work for another company. No matter where or how these...

Too Many Hours: The Dangers of Long Shifts on Your Health and How to Avoid Them

You wake up to get ready for your 5th, 12-hour shift this week. As you open your eyes, you realize that your head is pounding, your stomach churns, and you feel feverish. Ugh - you're sick, but why?...


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