Years ago, when I started working in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), I was explaining to a group of non-medical people what I do. I explained that I was a neonatal nurse… that I work with babies. With that … Read the rest
There are so many ways to get in trouble at work. If you like your job, or at least, if you want to keep it, here are a few things you should try NOT to do.
1. Constantly show up … Read the rest
Some things, like codes, are fearsome, but it seems that some new nurses are more afraid of the night shift. It does happen more often, and the shift can be intimidating if you’ve never worked it.
Many nurses come into … Read the rest
There is just something fascinating about cultures other than our own. We travel to taste new food, hear a new language, and see new sights. What about different nursing cultures? Are they not equally fascinating? What kind of system do … Read the rest
The NCLEX is one of the most difficult tests a nurse will have to face in their career. Of course, passing tests to get advanced degrees are harder, but they don’t have the weight that NCLEX carries in the minds … Read the rest
Most nurses are loathe to say that they hate their jobs. They feel a calling to nursing, and there are many aspects about the job that they really enjoy.
Some do hate their jobs, though, and are so disgusted by … Read the rest
Early in my career, I never imagined working the night shift. In fact, it was not until I worked my first travel contract that I was forced to. The first night I thought I was coming down with the flu. … Read the rest
Happy Nurses Week!!! The reason we take a week each year to honor nurses is because of the deep commitment and sacrifice made for our profession. We work long, often stressful hours. We miss out on holidays and weekends with … Read the rest
If you’ve ever wanted your eyes to be a different color, that technology now exists. Have brown eyes?
Now you can have blue, purple, or any other color that you can think of. The question is whether or not the … Read the rest
It’s that time of year again! Nurse’s week is right around the corner. To express appreciation, hospitals everywhere will be providing free meals to nurses and giving away various tchotchkes, like water bottles, phone chargers, t-shirts etc. If you’re lucky, … Read the rest