50 odors from a nursing floor

Posted on February 24, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Let’s face it: Nursing can sometimes be unpleasant… and often one of the most objectionable parts is dealing with the myriad smells that come from patients and the environment.

Not all of the smells are bad, though.

Fresh linen is … Read the rest

How well-seasoned nurses can welcome new nurses

Posted on February 19, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

The transition from student into nurse can be an overwhelming one for even the most prepared new nurse. Well-seasoned nurses may want to stay far away from the new nurse for a variety of reasons.

One is because new nurses … Read the rest

10 things nurses can handle that you can’t

Posted on February 19, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

“I wouldn’t be able to do what you do,” people say. My proud answer? You’re right: you wouldn’t be able to do my job! Here are ten things nurses can handle that most people can’t.

1. Emptying colostomy bags. Emptying … Read the rest

Nurse Advocacy for Healthcare Professionals

Posted on February 10, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

The social media pages of healthcare professionals are being increasingly wallpapered with memes regarding the stressors that accompany their professions.

While these jokes provide instant gratification and a good laugh for healthcare staff, the sad reality is that there is … Read the rest

30 Reasons New Nurses are Awesome

Posted on February 10, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Many unflattering assumptions are made about new nurses, and although this can cause a chuckle in more seasoned nurses, is it fair to paint all new nurses with the same brush?

While it is true that new nurses sometimes have … Read the rest

8 things your nursing supervisor wants you to know

Posted on February 5, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

In this story, I interviewed a clinical nursing supervisor (we’ll call her Sharon) who oversees a multi-unit inpatient hospital to find out what makes supervisors happy, sad, afraid, and proud! Now: let’s find out what makes a manager’s work easier … Read the rest

25 differences between a new nurse and a well-seasoned nurse

Posted on February 3, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

New nurses are a given on just about any nursing floor, and it can sometimes take them a little while to get up to speed with the rigors of nursing. Here are a few ways you can spot the difference … Read the rest

Nurse Stigma by Association

Posted on February 3, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

I have been working in an acute in-patient mental health unit for 1 and half years.

I started right after graduation and since day one I’ve loved my unit, my team, and my work.

I love the challenge… I love that … Read the rest

Uniting Nurses

Posted on January 30, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

I am not sure if God blessed me with no fear of speaking my mind or if it’s a curse.

Today while at lunch we had a discussion about our failed hospital system. It always amazes me, the majority of … Read the rest

Being the “Old School Nurse” in modern times

Posted on January 28, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

I’ve have had so many nurses tell me that I should have been a nurse in a whole other era.

As a child I dreamt of wearing the white dress and the white tights and the white shoes and the … Read the rest