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jeastridge BSN, RN

Faith Community Nurse (FCN)

BSN, RN, Faith Community Nurse

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    General Nursing
    Racism in Nursing: Is It Real?

    Racism in Nursing: Is It Real?

    Racism is still a part of nursing just as it is in society in general. And it is still hard to talk about. But by sharing with one another, maybe we can gain new insights. Let's listen and learn.

    45 replies
    Disasters
    Nurses Inspiring Hope During Hard Times: 3 Helps to Share

    Nurses Inspiring Hope During Hard Times: 3 Helps to Share

    Hope is necessary all the time but even more critical now during upheaval of the twin troubles of COVID-19 and racism. How can we, as professional nurses, continue to hold on to hope and inspire it in…

    5 replies
    Disasters
    Conquering COVID-19: 8 Ways Nurses and Parents Can Help Kids Cope

    Conquering COVID-19: 8 Ways Nurses and Parents Can Help Kids Cope

    As families find themselves working from home, or unemployed and at home, children are sometimes caught in the middle of times of high stress.

    7 replies
    Disasters
    Tips for Nurses on Zoom

    Tips for Nurses on Zoom

    COVID-19 has brought along with it many changes, including nurses’ expanding use of technology to stay connected and to help their patients.

    5 replies
    Disasters
    Psychiatric Nurse- COVID-19 Unit Volunteer

    Psychiatric Nurse- COVID-19 Unit Volunteer

    This article blends a discussion about COVID-19 and a description of phych nursing. If you have ever considered going into this field of nursing--or wondered about it--this article is for you!

    3 replies
    Disasters
    Covid-19: What Nurses Can Teach

    Covid-19: What Nurses Can Teach

    The novel coronavirus presents the world with a lot of unknowns. Nurses are in an important position to learn and interpret information to their patients. This article contains discussion on 7 FAQ.

    5 replies
    Disasters
    COVID-19 and Faith Community Nurses

    COVID-19 and Faith Community Nurses

    Read one Faith Community nurses' story below and share your own experiences.

    5 replies
    General Nursing
    When Nurses Say the Wrong Thing: 4 Ways to Improve

    When Nurses Say the Wrong Thing: 4 Ways to Improve

    We all mess up from time to time and say the wrong thing. This article focuses on some specific things we can do that will help improve our practice.

    28 replies
    General Nursing
    Nurses and Lice: Practical Tips

    Nurses and Lice: Practical Tips

    No nurse wants to deal with lice on the job but it happens. Here's what you need to know to help your patients (and yourself) deal.

    1 replies
    General Nursing
    3 Ways Nurses Dispense Rx: HOPE

    3 Ways Nurses Dispense Rx: HOPE

    We all need hope even when a situation feels hopeless. As nurses, what can we do to inspire hope in our patients?

    3 replies
    Specialties
    How to Be a Good Nurse During the Holidays: 4 Tips

    How to Be a Good Nurse During the Holidays: 4 Tips

    Working the holidays? Here are some works of reflection and encouragement.

    1 replies
    General Nursing
    How to Listen: Do Nurses Do It Best?

    How to Listen: Do Nurses Do It Best?

    Being a better listener is something we can all work on. In this story the author describes several colleagues responses. Are you a good listener?

    1 replies
    General Nursing
    Code Green and Emotional Trauma: How Nurses Help

    Code Green and Emotional Trauma: How Nurses Help

    Code Green, indicating a combative patient, can be challenging and seem to occur with increasing frequency. How can nurses help? What helps you to respond appropriately?

    11 replies
    General Nursing
    Nurses and Bullying: 4 Things You Can Do

    Nurses and Bullying: 4 Things You Can Do

    Bullying is real. It happens in all workplaces, including settings where we work as professional nurses. How can you recognize it? What can you do about it?

    33 replies
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