Recently I found myself in a mild “slump” – unable to turn on the news or visit my social media homepages in anticipation of what heartbreaking news may be waiting for me that day. Let’s be real: we’re living in … Read the rest
Nurses are not generally hateful people, and perhaps that is a strong word to use. However, there are things that make nurses angry and get their ire up.
This could cause them to hate certain aspects of their jobs, but … Read the rest
From the time she was a child, Sylvia Moreau knew that she wanted to make a difference and help people. Both her parents were nurses and she admired their passion and commitment. Believing that people should do what makes them … Read the rest
I have spent nearly my entire career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). I have friends in other areas of nursing who say that they can not imagine taking care of such tiny patients, yet I can not imagine … Read the rest
Every nurse looks forward to their days off. Sometimes, there is only one day off, bookended by shifts around it.
Regardless, even that one day is so welcome and so wonderful… nurses will countdown the minutes. If the off time … Read the rest
Travel nursing can be as equally daunting as it is exciting. There is a sea of information that can make it overwhelming to even know where to start. Preparation requires choosing the right company and location, gathering of documents, tying … Read the rest
I have worked as a travel nurse on and off for the last 10 years and have been very fortunate to have worked in some of the most welcoming units across the country and overseas.
There is a nursing shortage … Read the rest
Being a nursing student feels like the most difficult thing in the world, but being a licensed nurse is more difficult by far. You take on challenges you’ve never faced before.
You no longer have the security blanket of a … Read the rest
Six months as a nurse, one year as a nurse, and 10 years as a nurse.
Different stages of a nurse’s career carry different experiences. Nursing is variable when you progress through your career and become an “expert.”
Of course, … Read the rest
So you made it through nursing school? Passed your boards? That alone is an AMAZING accomplishment!! Congratulations!!!! You deserve a long vacation and I hope you took it before your first day. In fact, this would be my first piece … Read the rest