45 Things nurses lie about

Posted on December 16, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Nurses are generally an honest group of people, but sometimes we tell little white lies to make the patient’s experience a bit smoother. Here is a list of common tales we tell to patients, coworkers, and management to ease the … Read the rest

The ugly truth about nurse to patient ratios

Posted on December 11, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

There’s one sentence that will send chills up the spine of any nurse.

Nurse to patient ratio.

This topic has been an issue for many years and just like any other issue things have improved…….wait no they haven’t. They seem to … Read the rest

10 questions every nurse should ask their patients

Posted on December 10, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Want to be a more thorough, considerate nurse? Here are ten questions I believe can help us all communicate better with patients and keep us well-informed of our patient’s health!

1.What Should I Call You? How many times have you … Read the rest

The crazy language of a nurse

Posted on December 9, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Nursing has its own distinct language. Aside from the normal medical jargon, such as MI, BID, QID, and HOB, we have our own way of communicating to each other that those outside of the profession just wouldn’t understand.

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6 ways to modernize your nursing resume

Posted on December 2, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Times are changing – and so are expectations when it comes to the job search. As technology and design evolves, how can you make sure your resume stands out amongst others?

Here are ways you can make your resume look … Read the rest

4 steps to landing your first nursing job

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Job Stories, Nurse Stories

Landing your first nursing job may seem like an insurmountable task, but with some hard work, you should be able to find a place to begin your career. Although some areas are experiencing job shortages for nurses, some areas need … Read the rest

The dirty secret that is destroying nursing

Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Let me begin by saying this is just my beliefs and thoughts on the subject. I love being a nurse and I love working at the facility I am at.

However, there is a major injustice being done to nurses … Read the rest

How nurse initiated protocols can change healthcare

Posted on November 18, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Nurses are on the front line of healthcare, and it is only obvious to those who actually work as nurses. Most of the management and administrators are tasked with making policy changes and affecting the way patients are cared for.… Read the rest

Top 10 things nurses secretly steal

Posted on November 13, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Do you engage in a little bit of petty theft where you work? I don’t. (That’s what you should say if anyone ever asks you that in real life). But you probably really do. And this is probably what you … Read the rest

4 annoying nurses you’ve probably met

Posted on November 11, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Every unit has them. The nurse who has peculiar quirks that can be annoying at times. Since you spend so much time with your coworkers, it is only natural that some traits get on your nerves.

Sometimes, these annoying traits … Read the rest