Melissa Mills's Nursing Blog

Melissa Mills, BSN 17,405 Views

Joined: Feb 8, '17; Posts: 214 (71% Liked) ; Likes: 708
Freelance Writer, Nurse Case Manager, Professor; from OH , US

Top 10 Nursing Apps You Need to Download Today

It seems that there is an app for just about everything these days. I mean, there's even an app that tells you if it's a good time to run to the bathroom during a movie and one that will help you...

Understanding the Risk of Firearms: Suicide vs. Homicide

If you watch the news or TV shows, you might be led to believe that there is a high risk of firearm homicide. Researchers from Northeastern University, University of Washington, and Harvard...

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...

To Unionize or Not to Unionize: That is the Question

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10.7% of all wage and salary workers in the U.S. were members of a union in 2017. UNIONFACTS.com reports that there are over 170,00 nurses in the country...

6 Positive Ways to Use Social Media in Your Nursing Practice

You might think that social media is only for personal use. If you've heard about social media from a professional perspective, it may have been in a negative context. There are stories about...

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...


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