Maureen Bonatch MSN's Nursing Blog

Maureen Bonatch MSN, BSN, RN 9,770 Views

Joined: Mar 3, '05; Posts: 62 (71% Liked) ; Likes: 264
from PA , US
Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in Leadership|Psychiatric Nursing|Education

When It's Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Months before the holidays arrive we start getting bombarded with advertisements and movies depicting the perfect holiday scene. These fictional people are happy, and stressors are wrapped up while...

Banish Negative and Self-Destructive Thoughts

All day, every day, we analyze each thing that occurs with our inner thoughts to determine our view, which can make or break our day depending on our perception. We spend more time in the company of...

Is Your Nursing Career in a Rut?

After years of nursing school, and then choosing what seemed like the perfect job, sometimes it's hard to consider that your job may have lost its luster and that it might be time for a change. That...

When Your Personal and Professional Life Collide

Congratulations, you're a nurse! The questions and solicitation of advice from family and friends may have started before you finished nursing school. Perhaps it began when you took your first step...

A Negative Workplace Can Be Contagious

We spend a large part of our day at work. Unfortunately, there are times when it may feel as if it doesn't matter how good our day begins, because once our feet hit the work floor, we know our mood,...

When You Take Your Work Stress Home

Some days the end of the shift can't come soon enough, although often it might seem as if after you physically leave work, your mind decides to stay. Your thoughts run like a hamster on the wheel and...

What's Your Why That Motivates You?

Most of us have days when we must dig deep to maintain progress toward our goals. It could be dragging ourselves out of bed to get to work, finishing that endless report, or sticking with that diet...

When You Can't Take a Day Off-Even When You're Off

We might look forward to a vacation for weeks, months, or maybe all year, only to discover that once it arrives we still can't stop thinking about, or completing, work. That tropical destination...

When the New Workforce Is the Old Workforce

Many of us begin planning for retirement early in our career with most of our concerns evolving around financial planning. Although it's essential to plan for adequate retirement funds, it's just as...

Nurses Can Be at Risk for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is usually associated with active and retired military members, and although they may consist of the majority of those suffering from PTSD, they're not the only...

Are Your Older Patients at Risk for Isolation?

As we age, most of us experience cognitive and physical losses. This could include chronic health issues that impede our ability to complete everyday tasks, or ones due to sensory issues with...

Benefits of Networking in Your Personal Life

The thought of networking makes many people cringe. It can evoke a vision of a room full of strangers with half trying to sell themselves, while the others try to find a good place to hide. Often, we...

Is It Me? Or My Generation?

While attending nursing school, I worked my way through various roles at my job at a women's health clinic. When I graduated, I was ready to move into a nursing position with the company. Imagine my...

Unexpected Side Effects from the Side Gig

A side gig is something you do to add to your income in addition to your regular job. Having a side gig has become more common with many people cashing in on a variety of things. The new endeavor may...

Look Beyond Your Older Patient's Medical Complaints

Many of us imagine getting older as a time when we're free from constraints of work and can enjoy traveling or spending more time with family and friends. Although some discover that those golden...


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