Words of wisdom from a young nurse with an old soul

Posted on May 4, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

What drives you? What makes you tick? What inspires you? Engages you? Is worth fighting for?

Many days that I leave work, I often ponder these questions: What makes you do what you do, and why do you keep fighting for … Read the rest

8 reasons why I’d rather be a Nurse than a Doctor

Posted on April 30, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

A lot of people think being a doctor is the gold standard in healthcare. It very well might be. But what are the costs? Here are 8 reasons I’d much rather be a nurse!

1. The Pay Is Proportional To The Read the rest

3 ways for Nurses to cope when you’re short staffed

Posted on April 28, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

You go into work hoping for a good night, but when you look at the assignment sheet you realize you are short staffed… Again! Unfortunately, this happens far too often to nurses in all areas of the profession.

Short staffing … Read the rest

Palliative Care 101 for Nurses

Posted on April 28, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Whether or not to choose palliative care for a patient and loved one nearing death is no new discussion, especially in the hospital setting. I have learned a few things about this subject throughout my ten-year nursing career.

One of … Read the rest

4 tips to prevent Nurse Burnout

Posted on April 22, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

As nurses we all seem to be trying to find a balance, we are all over achievers and usually sign up for more than we should.

On a daily basis we are constantly juggling different hats both at work and … Read the rest

40 things nurses shouldn’t say to their coworkers

Posted on April 21, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

When you work on a nursing unit you get to know your coworkers pretty well. Sometimes you’ll pass jokes between you for a little laugh, or maybe to ease some tension.

However, there are just some things you shouldn’t say … Read the rest

3 items all nurses should have, but probably don’t

Posted on April 16, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Like any other profession, nursing has its own set of gadgets.

You probably already have a high end stethoscope because most nurses realize how important it is to have a reliable one when you are assessing.

In the same vein, … Read the rest

4 ways to judge what type of nurse you are

Posted on April 16, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

What kind of nurse are you? What’s your style, attitude, and personality when it comes to nursing? Quiz yourself and find out! Here are 4 outward signs that you can use to assess yourself… or other nurses.

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Nursing is worth more than money

Posted on April 15, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Sometimes it seems like all signs are pointing to becoming a nurse. The pros say that the pay is great, the workplace is great and the job is secure.

In fact, one site claims this chart is the only reason … Read the rest

The outline for a gold star bedside shift report

Posted on April 8, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Shift to shift report has gone through several changes in my ten year career as an RN on a busy neurological floor in a level one trauma center.

While in nursing school, the tape recorder method was used. Nurses from … Read the rest