Since moving to another country nearly seven years ago, I have had the privilege of absorbing another culture entirely and in that time it has made me a better nurse and citizen of the world. It has taught me how … Read the rest
It is human nature to talk and talking is certainly not immune to the nursing profession. Gossip is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details which are not confirmed … Read the rest
Burnout is not a joke, and any nurse who has experienced this devastating condition knows that it can sometimes be hard to overcome. Recovery, like recovery from any sort of illness, can be a long and arduous process.
Fortunately, there … Read the rest
Burnout is all too common in the nursing community, but you may not know for sure if you are feeling burnout. What are the symptoms of this insidious problem?
Actually, there are many symptoms, and they change depending on the … Read the rest
Travel nursing is all it seems and more. It can be enriching and life changing. I recall my first year as a graduate nurse. I soaked up every bit of information I could and dreamed of the day I would … Read the rest
While we have little control over how busy the unit is, how sick the patients are, or how understaffed we are, there a few things we as individuals can do to create a better work environment. We do have control … Read the rest
Sometimes when we are young, we don’t really know what we want to do with our lives. We train for jobs because we don’t know what else to do or because we are forced into careers that our parents find … Read the rest
Nurses always tell patients how detrimental smoking is for their health, yet many nurses continue to smoke on their own breaks. This isn’t to single out smokers, though.
Many nurses also indulge in alcohol consumption, overeating, and other unhealthy lifestyle … Read the rest
Nursing is at the center of daily hospital life. The nursing station acts as the hub where all things come and go and the nurse acts as the conductor. In a twelve hour shift a nurse is tasked with questions … Read the rest
The ER is one of the most chaotic places in the whole hospital, and it can be overwhelming at times. From the frequent flyers that come through the door to the traumas that come in covered with blood, there is … Read the rest