9 things a nursing student should do immediately after graduation

Posted on September 16, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Your first instinct after graduating from nursing school is probably to party like you’ve won a very long race.

Of course, you have, and you should really consider partying as part of your welcome back to the real world.

However, … Read the rest

5 things a nurse should never do

Posted on September 9, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

We all know that there are some taboos in the nursing profession. Leaving a code, losing your temper, and not following up on a patient are some of the most damning actions a nurse can take.

Unfortunately, nursing is full … Read the rest

8 reasons nurses can’t eat healthy

Posted on September 4, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

It’s good to eat healthy, right? Yes. Do you eat healthy? We try our best. So why is it so hard for us to do it? Here’s 8 reasons:

1. Stress! We have stressful jobs. We’re not Walmart Greeters (no … Read the rest

Snacking on the Psych Unit

Posted on September 3, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

I had come from working a year on night shift at the pediatric unit to second shift on the mental health wing. Needless to say, I had a huge learning curve.

I loved it from the first day when “Lester” … Read the rest

How to keep your sanity as a nurse

Posted on September 2, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Sanity as a nurse is a downright necessity.

Nurses like to joke about keeping their sanity, but it is really something that needs to be attended to if you’re going to be happy as a nurse.

Of course, we are … Read the rest

9 unusual places to find work as a nurse

Posted on August 25, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Sometimes it isn’t easy to get a nursing job in the traditional venues, and this means that you have to get creative with your job hunting.

Whether you live in a saturated area or just don’t like the idea of … Read the rest

15 signs a nurse is having a good shift

Posted on August 21, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Here are some signs you’re probably having a pretty good day at work! Let us know in the comments how YOU tell you’re having a great day!

1. You Walk In And Everyone’s Sitting At Computers Finishing their Documentation. They … Read the rest

Compassion before judgement

Posted on August 20, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

While I was in nursing school I woke up in excruciating pain. My heart was pounding and I couldn’t move.

I felt like my abdomen would explode. All I could think to myself was “I can’t miss class” and I had … Read the rest

6 places to find nursing jobs

Posted on August 19, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Now that you have your resume prepared, you have to know where to send it.

With the advent of the internet, that is easier now than ever.

In some ways, though, it is also harder.

So many people are out … Read the rest

The rewards of being a nurse

Posted on August 13, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

I would like to prelude this by saying that I haven’t been having any difficulties or anything at work, but rather that this is my reflections on the demands and rewards of being a nurse.

I have been a nurse … Read the rest