The ER is one of the most chaotic places in the whole hospital, and it can be overwhelming at times. From the frequent flyers that come through the door to the traumas that come in covered with blood, there is … Read the rest
Author Archive | Lynda Lampert RN
When nurses work “only” three days per week, it can be tempting to try to fill those other days with other work. Who doesn’t like more money?
If you are looking to supplement your income with other jobs, you can … Read the rest
Nursing on the floor can be a tough row to hoe, and you may find yourself wondering what other avenues you can explore with your hard won degree. It may be difficult to consider that you don’t want to work … Read the rest
Nursing school is tough, and many rumors have developed around it. It has become a mythological rite of passage that many potential nurses fear.
Here are a few of the myths that have arisen around this marathon of an education. … Read the rest
When older nurses say new nurses have it easy, they aren’t kidding. In fact, newer nurses don’t know what nurses in the ‘60s had to deal with that nurse in the new century take for granted.
However, nurses that practice … Read the rest
When you are sick and in the hospital, the last thing you are thinking about is smiling. Even for a nurse, the last thing you may be thinking about it making a patient smile.
However, it may be in the … Read the rest
What happens in hospitals should stay in hospitals, but unfortunately, you need to wear your scrubs home. That means you bring all of the blood, sweat, vomit, sputum, and microscopic bacteria home with you.
As you shudder thinking about that, … Read the rest
A nursing career is a difficult one, and many nurses decide to end their careers at some point. However, nursing is unlike other professions.
The career can end at 65 like other careers, or it can end voluntarily due to … Read the rest
Everyone wants to go on day shift, because it is the most like regular working hours. However, even day shift has its ups and downs, its challenges.
Not only do you have the pressure of management close by, but you … Read the rest
Nurse educators are in high demand due to the high demand for more nurses. It is often hard to find qualified educators who can help mold new nurses and get them ready for the rigors of nursing life.
Perhaps you … Read the rest