Welcome to the NICU! Whether you are a brand new nurse or a nurse with years of experience in other areas, the NICU will be a new world to you. Prepare yourself for a most exciting career! In my previous … Read the rest
Welcome to the NICU or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is here we care for the tiniest patients on the planet. Equally fragile as they are small, the patients in the NICU rely on an enormous team of people to … Read the rest
When you are sick and in the hospital, the last thing you are thinking about is smiling. Even for a nurse, the last thing you may be thinking about it making a patient smile.
However, it may be in the … Read the rest
What happens in hospitals should stay in hospitals, but unfortunately, you need to wear your scrubs home. That means you bring all of the blood, sweat, vomit, sputum, and microscopic bacteria home with you.
As you shudder thinking about that, … Read the rest
In honor of National Nurses Week, what better way to celebrate than to honor what defines a nurse? Florence Nightingale described nursing as “no man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be … Read the rest
Over the past century, advancements in technology and science have transformed the nursing industry as a whole. Changing health care policies, crowdsourced recruiting with companies like Relode, electronic medical record keeping and the birth of new specialized certifications have all … Read the rest
Nursing school is challenging enough. You jump through every hypothetical hoop and hope to get some real clinical experience before transitioning from the ideal world to the real world. How many of us have heard that time and time again? … Read the rest
A nursing career is a difficult one, and many nurses decide to end their careers at some point. However, nursing is unlike other professions.
The career can end at 65 like other careers, or it can end voluntarily due to … Read the rest
If you have worked 12 hour shifts long enough, you begin to convince yourself that you really do not require more than a few hours of sleep to function. Perhaps your plan is to “catch up” on your days off. … Read the rest
Everyone wants to go on day shift, because it is the most like regular working hours. However, even day shift has its ups and downs, its challenges.
Not only do you have the pressure of management close by, but you … Read the rest