5 Reasons Why IV Poles are a Huge Pain for Nurses

5 Reasons Why IV Poles are a Huge Pain for Nurses

IVs allow patients to get medications more quickly and efficiently than the oral route. They are a vital part of medical care, and many patients would suffer without access to the fast-acting medications delivered directly into their veins. In hospitals, IV poles are as common as patients, but, unfortunately, most of them are poorly designed […]

3 Best NCLEX Prep Apps

3 Best NCLEX Prep Apps

Are you using an NCLEX prep apps to get ready to take your nursing boards? Are sure you know how to pass the NCLEX on the first attempt? I remember walking out of the testing center after taking my NCLEX-RN®.  It was a warm September morning.  I had stayed in a hotel in downtown Dallas […]

Nurses Need to Learn the Business of Blogging

Nurses Need to Learn the Business of Blogging

I have helped many nurses discover blogging, learn more about blogging, and even encouraged some (like my friend Nurse Eye Roll) to come out of the anonymous blogging and social media closet. I’ve spent countless hours researching the skills, tools, and methods needed to be a successful blogger and have grown a site that attracts over 100,000 visitors every month. It’s time that I start lighting more torches in the world and teach nurses the business of blogging.

The New Nurse’s Guide to Paging a Doctor at Night

The New Nurse's Guide to Paging a Doctor at Night

Did you know that communication failures are among the most common root causes leading to patient deaths as reported by the Joint Commission? That call could be the most important nursing intervention you make! Experienced nurses, as well as new grads, know the pain of dealing with a snippy doctor, but as a nurse, it’s your job to report changes in the status of your patient. Don’t let intimidation stop you.

Most Comfortable Shoes for Nurses

Most Comfortable Shoes for Nurses

The search for the most comfortable shoes for nurses is one that many will face. Everyone has different feet and every nursing shoe offers a new opportunity to take your feet on an adventure. Unfortunately, some of those adventures leave your feet, back, and legs feeling less than stellar. Through months, and sometimes years, of trial and error nurses work to find their favorite pair of shoes based upon their own unique criteria. After having the opportunity to test the Grey’s Anatomy Meredith Clog by Softwalk, who I have partnered with for this post, I believe I had found my pick from most comfortable shoes for nurses (or at least this nurse).

4 of the Best Health and Fitness Apps for Android

4 of the Best Health and Fitness Apps for Android

Getting and staying fit has is important to live an healthy and full life. Some of the best health and fitness apps for Android can help you on that path by giving you to the tools you need to be accountable for your exercise, food choices, and lifestyle.

Many people desire to get fit purely for vanity. There are are also those who do so because they wish to be healthier overall, and looking better is just a bonus. Then there are those who seek the mind-body approach and consider meditation and yoga as must-do’s, no matter what other exercises they might do Wherever you are on that spectrum, there’s are probably some ways that your smartphone can help to keep you on track. Here are some truly top-notch apps for building a better lifestyle, thus building a better body.

3 Pharmacology Tips to Help You Pass the NCLEX

3 Pharmacology Tips to Help You Pass the Pass the NCLEX

One of the most difficult courses in nursing school is Pharmacology. There are hundreds of medications that often must be memorized along with their indications, contraindications, side effects, dosing, and much more. Learning all the medications you need to know to pass the NCLEX can seem nearly impossible. Fortunately, it’s not impossible, and while I would never call learning pharmacology in nursing school easy, there are definitely ways to make it easier.

9 Designer ID Badge Reels for Nurses that Rock

9 Designer ID Badge Reels for Nurses that Rock

More and more hospitals are making the transition to standard uniforms. This means every nurse on the floor will be wearing the same color and have little ability to show personality in their uniform. While sometime nurses show their nursing flair in their nursing shoes, there is a lot more opportunity to express your personal style with a Designer Badge Reel like the ones made by BadgeBlooms.