Nurses encounter many sights and sounds during their shift, but they also encounter quite a few smells, as well. Some of these may be smells that are helpful in patient care, but some of them may simply be ones that … Read the rest
Christmas is just weeks away. Crazy, right? It feels like this year has just flown by!! For many of us, finding the perfect gift is exciting, fun, and rewarding while others may find it tedious. Depending on the year, I … Read the rest
Nights off are so precious, so important that you should plan what you are going to do ahead of time. Or maybe you should just plan to do nothing and let the day unfold in a leisurely fashion.
However, there … Read the rest
Last week was a week where Americans took a moment to come together with friends and loved ones to give thanks. While friends, family, and health are at the top of my list, I have been reflecting on what it … Read the rest
Nurses are overworked all the time. Just the straight 36 to 40 hour work week is enough to make a nurse feel exhausted, but if you count overtime, then you are really overdoing it.
Unfortunately, many nurses don’t have a … Read the rest
November ushers in the holiday season. There’s a lightness in the air as most finalize their Thanksgiving plans. The cherished sweet potato recipe, soon the sounds of Bing Crosby, and the crispness in the air all contribute to the season.… Read the rest
No one wants to be just a nurse; you want to be a rockstar nurse! Seriously, you want to be the best nurse you can be, and you want other people to say that you’re the best.
Or maybe you … Read the rest
November is hospice month, a month recognizing the multidisciplinary team that care for the dying and the families of the dying day in and day out. According to a 2013 CDC statistic, hospice nurses cared for 1,3 million patients and … Read the rest
When you went into nursing, you may have known you were getting into a career that was just a little different. What you probably didn’t realize was that nursing is really a career that is like no other one out … Read the rest
My boyfriend is an engineer which means he knows about as much about the medical profession as I do convolutional codes. Over dinner the conversation often starts with, “how was your day?” Most of you can probably relate here. The … Read the rest