Is obtaining a BSN degree something that is important to you? Have you considered going back to school, but even the thought of it stresses you out? You’re not alone. Many nurses remember ADN school as a stressful experience they aren’t interested in repeating. But obtaining a BSN isn’t like becoming an ADN. Almost all RN to BSN programs are less stressful than ADN programs and often require less “busy-work.”
If you’ve ever search a hospital job board for an ICU nurse job description, you’ll likely find something very different than what the job actually entails.
Critical care is a an area that is constantly challenging you as a nurse. There is such a wide variety of responsibilities changing from patient to patient. From code browns to code blues, there is always some patient in need of a nurse to help them. It is not always the most glamorous job when dealing with an alcoholic going through withdrawals, but it is well worth it. It dawned on me one day that every patient that comes to the ICU would die without whatever intervention we were performing. Who doesn’t want to be an instrumental part in saving someone’s life?
Being the night shift nurse is a grueling job. Though, it is the shift most nurses start on in their career. I have worked as a labor and delivery nurse for the last 10 years, 8 of them on the night shift. I have come up with these 5 tips that helped me get through it with two kids, a husband, and a dog.
2015 has been an awesome year for The Nerdy Nurse! Traffic has grown by over 200%, and we’ve had some amazing opportunities to highlight interesting and innovative products and tools in the world of nursing and technology.
Have you ever considered becoming a maker nurse? Nurse inventions are being used by healthcare professionals every day to improve patient care. It really makes a lot of sense, if you think about it. Nurses are natural problem solvers. They think on their toes and work on the fly to solve problems for their patients. If they’re short of supplies, they improvise. If an ostomy bag won’t stay intact, they find a way to secure it. Nurses are problem solvers. The leap to becoming a maker nurse and creating nurse inventions really isn’t that far.
A few months ago I wrote about a post titled “What is Visual Privacy and How to Avoid Visual Hacking.” My goal was to define both visual privacy and visual hacking and offer solutions to protect sensitive data. I highlighted 3M™ Privacy Filters and how they can protect data both at home and on the job. This post is a followup to continue to dive into the issue of visual hacking, and how my 3M™ Privacy Filter has helped to keep my data safe from prying eyes.
Working on Christmas is not fun, but Christmas scrubs are! Although many hospitals and other healthcare employers have switched to a solid color for their nursing uniforms, there are a few places where scrubs are still pretty much “anything goes.” This is especially true in pediatric settings, where bright and cheerful scrubs can really impress the patients and put a smile on their face. I made it my mission to find some fun and festive Christmas scrubs to make your “days be merry and bright,” even if all your Christmases aren’t white.
A nurse’s Christmas is often not like others. Instead of spending the day with their families, many nurses will spend the day caring for the ill. On Christmas morning when you’re running downstairs, wearing your Christmas pajamas, and excited to spend time with your family, think of the nurses and other healthcare workers who are taking care of the sickest of the sick. Nurses are hard at work when the rest of the world relaxes. It’s a hard job, but fortunately many people are aware of how difficult it can be, and are very supportive of nurses.
These stethoscope accessories are perfect for gifting, or just updating your own work wardrobe. As nurses, we all use the same tools every day depending on our specialty. That is why I like to show my personality and my creativity in the accessories I choose to bling-up my stethoscope. Etsy is truly full of adorable accessories that will let you upgrade the looks of your stethoscope and here are my favorite picks!
Personalized gifts for nurses are one of the best ways to give your nursing friends, family or colleagues a great gift that they will cherish for years to come. No matter what nursing specialty, or years of experience, they are sure to love any of these amazing and beautiful gifts. Find the perfect gift for […]