Patient Care is a Work of Heart

Posted on March 26, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Lately, I have noticed a growing trend amongst health care workers both in the workplace and via social media: negativity. I cannot recall the last time I went an entire week without hearing complaints of “frequent flyers”, outrageous patient demands, … Read the rest

What to do with used nursing school materials

Posted on March 25, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Nursing school is over, and now you have a mountain of material that is left over from your ordeal. It may be difficult to know what to do with everything you have left over.

Some think that they need to … Read the rest

A nurse anchor for generations of children says goodbye after 50 years

Posted on March 24, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Just before 8 on the last morning of her 2,604th week on the job, a nurse in a kaleidoscopic scrub top hobbled across the lobby’s cream-colored tile and switched on the lights.

At a computer in the back of the … Read the rest

Two thumbs where? 4 Nurses on TV and Movies

Posted on March 23, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Hey Mighty Nurse readers! I was originally going to post a list of nurses from TV and movies, then rate them based on realism and how they portrayed nursing. It occurred to me, however, that I haven’t watched enough myself … Read the rest

10 characteristics of a great nurse educator

Posted on March 19, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Nursing educators can often seem like the boogie man to nursing students who are just trying to get through school. Not all of them are like this, though, and here are ten characteristics students should look for when seeking mentorship … Read the rest

The Nurse-Stripper Paradox

Posted on March 18, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

About two years ago, I was joking with a coworker/friend at dinner after our shift ended.

We commended ourselves for having a great sense of humor. It was our self-proclaimed coping mechanism for surviving our three 12 hour shifts that … Read the rest

36 best graduation gifts for new nurses

Posted on March 10, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Order your “Can’t Scare Me Shirt”

Nurses take a great deal of satisfaction in graduating from nursing school, and you may want to help them out by buying a gift to make their transition easier.

Some items you won’t be … Read the rest

The Breakthrough Saving the Nursing Profession

Posted on March 9, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

The truth is, I like patient satisfaction. I kind of think it’s secretly saving the nursing profession.  And let me make one thing clear—I don’t believe that patient satisfaction should trump employee satisfaction.

I believe what Richard Branson once said… … Read the rest

Nursing…..After Dark

Posted on March 5, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Oh the night shift! Many never venture into this extreme and peculiar type of nursing. Do you know what it’s like… to work in the night?

1. The 3 O’clock Brain Block: If you’ve worked night shifts, you know what … Read the rest

How the Stages of Grieving are Like a Nursing Shift

Posted on March 3, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Nearly every nurse is familiar with the Elizabeth Kubler-Ross stages of grief… Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. A person progresses through each stage to get to the point of Acceptance.

Have you ever thought that these stages could apply … Read the rest