7 Great professions nurses work with

Posted on April 17, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Mighty Nurse is all about nurses (duh!). But let’s give a shout-out to all the other members of the healthcare team that nurses work with on a day-to-day basis! We don’t always get along – and we often stereotype each … Read the rest

How to survive online classes

Posted on April 16, 2014 by in Nurse Stories, Students

Although most nurses have heard of the online RN to BSN programs, they are not the only form of online teaching that a nursing student is likely to encounter.

In fact, many colleges now have a wide variety of their … Read the rest

Striptease therapy

Posted on April 14, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

The East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently found itself in an ethical quagmire.

Unlike most nursing homes, they don’t just entertain their residents by facilitating bingo or by providing a milieu conducive to reminiscing about a foregone age.

Instead, … Read the rest

7 Things I wish nursing school taught me

Posted on April 10, 2014 by in Nurse Stories, Stories and Opinions

This is probably a subject written about and talked over multiple times, but it always rears its head. Why? Because these holes in a new nurse’s education persist!

Here are some practical, real world applicable things that I think a … Read the rest

Work the jungle

Posted on April 8, 2014 by in Nurse Stories, Stories and Opinions

As an inner-city home health nurse, I’ve seen some crazy stuff.  The inner-city is a volatile mix of machismo and attitude.

It’s ruthless, Darwinistic, aggressive, and raw.  If you’re not street smart, you’re vulnerable.

And when you’re vulnerable, you’re prey.… Read the rest

Preparing your friends and family for nursing school

Posted on April 8, 2014 by in Nurse Stories, Students

Deciding to go to nursing school is an intensely private decision.

You have to decide if you are willing to spend your time pursuing one of the hardest programs in the medical profession, and if you are willing to dedicate … Read the rest

11 Ways nursing has changed since the 50s

Posted on April 3, 2014 by in Nurse Stories, Stories and Opinions

Some of us newbies don’t realize how much technology and culture has changed in just the last 50 or so years! Let’s take a look back and peek into what nursing was like back in the day.

1.     Syringes used Read the rest

The Pinning Ceremony

Posted on April 1, 2014 by in Nurse Stories, Students

Although most colleges and courses have graduation ceremonies, most nurses look back on their pinning ceremony as the most moving, definitive moment of their educational experience.  Caps and gowns are nice, and you shouldn’t avoid the ceremonies your school gives … Read the rest

Durable power of attorney, living will, & life insurance

Posted on March 31, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

On admission to the hospital, home health, or hospice, we typically ask our patients if they have a durable power of attorney and/or a living will.  When tragedy strikes, these documents permit family, friends, and the healthcare team to act … Read the rest

7 Signs bedside nursing is not for you

Posted on March 27, 2014 by in Nurse Stories, Stories and Opinions

While bedside nursing encompasses a whole lot of nurses, sometimes it’s just not right for everyone. How can you tell if bedside nursing is not for you? Here are 7 ways.

Your Body Can’t Handle It. Do you come home … Read the rest