8 nursing lessons from Breaking Bad

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

I’m going to go out on a limb here and make some connections between lessons in nursing – and lessons from Breaking Bad! You might say nursing is definitely not the same as dealing in drugs – but is that … Read the rest

45 signs you might be a nurse

Posted on October 27, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Being a nurse is like no other profession in the world! You develop traits that only a nurse will understand. You might be a nurse if…….

  1. You can read a doctor’s handwriting.
  2. You’ve seen dead people, and it doesn’t bother
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A sane guide to Ebola for Nurses

Posted on October 21, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

It seems everyone is talking about Ebola right now. You can’t swing a stethoscope without hitting someone who is scared of it, opining about it, or just plain ignorant of the facts.

In fact, I saw on Amazon the other … Read the rest

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

Stories - Mighty Shoes

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