It there is one thing I have learned in my travels; it is to embrace minimalism. On my first assignment I tried to pack my entire apartment. It was like I was moving out entirely. I packed every photo, piece … Read the rest
I don’t work in a hospital anymore, and I don’t put on scrubs every day. Yet I am still a nurse.
I work as a nurse writer, using my knowledge to help patients and nurses alike to deal with some … Read the rest
HIPPA is the privacy leviathan of our time, and it has so many ins and outs that it is sometimes hard to keep up with. If you really try to settle down and figure out the legalese, you may just … Read the rest
Most nurses can recall the trials and tribulations of nursing school. The first day they attempt to weed out the weak ones by simply reviewing the syllabus. You are told to quit your job, forget any social life until you … Read the rest
There are many reasons that a nurse wants to clock out on time. One of them is to get out of the building and get home to loved ones, sleep, and life outside of nursing.
The other reason is that … Read the rest
A NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) nurse is a special breed of nurse. We care for the tiniest population on the planet. Our babies are the most fragile patients. One tiny baby can challenge us most intensively in one shift. … Read the rest
It is no secret that this country is facing a massive nursing shortage. In fact, it is a worldwide epidemic. Nurses are tasked with far more responsibility, sicker than ever patients, and an unsafe nurse to patient ratio. According the … Read the rest
My mother in law insists she is a great driver. She tells me how well she drives in the snow and about how even eight inches is nothing to her prowess in the lake effect blizzards that plague our area.… Read the rest
Not all mentors are the same, not all mentees are the same. A good fit for one nurse may not be for the next. Finding a good mentor is so essential to a successful and smooth introduction to your new … Read the rest
Nurses aren’t generally passive aggressive, but they probably would if they could be. The pressures of the job may give them a reason to want to fire back inappropriate responses, but professionalism dictates they can’t.
So, nurses let these things … Read the rest