7 things a nurse should do before every shift

Posted on October 15, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

“Great, I’ve got work tomorrow.” “Oh man, I have to go in for work later today.” Those thoughts got you down?

Do you dread your upcoming shifts, repress it from your mind, and stress out the day before? Here are … Read the rest

What to do when you’re asked to come in on your day off

Posted on October 13, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

You’re sitting in your living room, watching your 60-inch television, your feet propped on an ottoman, and you’re eating bon bons. Suddenly, the phone rings, and you feel a pang of dread as you realize your work is calling on … Read the rest

The 4 best nursing shoes

Posted on October 7, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

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Nurses are on their feet for 90 percent of their shifts, and it is imperative to have a good pair of shoes to cushion your feet.

Your feet take a pounding, and you should try a wide range of shoes … Read the rest

8 things a nurse should do after a shift STAT

Posted on October 1, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Being a nurse is a challenging career. It’s not for the weak. Nurses work all hours of the day 365 days a year. Below are some things a nurse should do after their shift.

1. Find a bathroom! We all … Read the rest

9 facts about IM injections you may not know

Posted on October 1, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Has it been a while since you’ve gotten the latest scoop on Intramuscular injections? Here are some facts (evidenced-based, too!) that all nurses should know about it.

1. The Most Popular Site: The Deltoid. That seems to have a clear … Read the rest

5 things nurses HATE to hear

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Some things, nurses love to hear. The sound of our badge punching out, the cry of a newborn baby, or the reassuring beep of a heart monitor are all good things in our book.

However, some sounds we don’t like … Read the rest

5 secrets of a nurse

Posted on September 23, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Nurses have a tough exterior, and sometimes it makes them appear a little superhuman. In fact, nurses are humans with feelings, problems, and secrets that may not be obvious to a casual onlooker.

The secrets of a nurse’s heart are … Read the rest

6 actually useful apps for nurses

Posted on September 18, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

I title this article actually useful apps, because most other “top apps” articles list a lot of reference apps (pharmacology, procedures, labs, medical terminology).

Sure, those are nice, but I find it easier most of the time to just type … Read the rest

9 things a nursing student should do immediately after graduation

Posted on September 16, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Your first instinct after graduating from nursing school is probably to party like you’ve won a very long race.

Of course, you have, and you should really consider partying as part of your welcome back to the real world.

However, … Read the rest

5 things a nurse should never do

Posted on September 9, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

We all know that there are some taboos in the nursing profession. Leaving a code, losing your temper, and not following up on a patient are some of the most damning actions a nurse can take.

Unfortunately, nursing is full … Read the rest