As the complexity of patients continues to increase, it’s easy to forget our most basic nursing skills when some days we are just trying to save a life and get a bathroom break. However, the more complicated our patients become … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
When you don’t see me, it doesn’t mean you aren’t on my mind. Often times I leave your side begrudgingly, at best. Perhaps I’m being forced to take five or grab a snack by a fellow nurse down in the … Read the rest
Unlike many other professions, people in the healthcare field can lose much more than their jobs, depending on the severity of their mistakes. When we make a mistake, regardless of how little or how big it is, we have a … Read the rest
You are not just a nurse – you are a conqueror. What normal people do during a day of work pales in comparison to the battles that nurses must face and overcome.
How does a nurse conquer their shift, though? … Read the rest
The demand for nurses has never been has high as it is today. Many hospitals, private practices, and mental health care facilities are aggressively hiring. A nursing education offers a plethora of opportunities once a degree is earned.
From the … Read the rest
I can remember the last time I made a mistake at work. One of a nurse’s greatest fears is that they might one day inadvertently hurt a patient. For a split second, panic took over me. In an instant, every … Read the rest
Safety is so important in nursing that it is the primary focus of nursing school, NCLEX, orientation, and nursing protocols. You could say we have a culture of safety, but what does this mean?
It means it is pervasive, certainly, … Read the rest
We work very hard, and sometimes it can be easy to feel undervalued at work. Especially in an inpatient setting where things are constantly moving, and there may not be time for high-fives and Kumbaya campfire moments.
1. When our … Read the rest
Whether you’re beginning your nursing studies or starting your first nursing job, there are certain habits that ensure success. If you’re a people person, then you’re already half way there, but what are the habits that keep highly effective nurses … Read the rest