Nursing school is one of the most exciting, difficult, and stressful times in a nurses life. On the one hand you are totally excited to be accepted into a nursing program and are eager to learn. On the other hand, there are times when you aren’t even sure why you wanted to be a nurse to begin with and you feel like you’re just treading water. The highs and lows of nursing school are epic and no one enjoys every aspect of it.
of course I am tired I am a nursing StudentWhen I entered nursing school I knew very few people who were nurses. I questioned everyone that I thought might know anything about nursing on what I needed to know to do well in nursing school. Honestly I was given very little practical advice. But I don’t think it was the fault of the people I asked. I honestly think that many in nursing school struggle to make it through and wipe many of those memories from their brain. But I’m a firm believer that the nursing school experience doesn’t have to be a terrible one. And even though it’s going to be hard, you will be tired, and you’re probably not going to have a great social life, you can make it through nursing school while enjoying the experience (or at least not completely hating it!).
There any many celebrations and occasions that justify having an awesome nurse cake. Here are just a few:
Getting accepted into Nursing School
Graduating from Nursing School
Getting your first nursing job
Getting a promotion into a administrative nursing job
Coming off a 5 day stretch of 12 hours shifts
Okay… so the last one may have been a little much, but there are still plenty of awesome reasons to have a nurse themed cake.
Check out these awesome Nurse and medical themed cakes found on Pinterest.
When you work on your feet all day long it’s important to have shoes that are comfortable. However, a nurse shouldn’t have to sacrifice style all in the name of comfort. Luckily, these days there are many nursing shoes that are both stylish and comfortable. Nursing shoes that meet both of these requirements are generally […]
Flight nurses (also known as aero-medical nurses) play a critical role in patient care in some of the most emergent situations possible. They provide life supporting care while a patient is transported from medical facility to medical facility or in some cases, from the scene of an accident to a trauma center.
A flight nurse will work alongside a flight paramedic to delivery advanced critical care. They follow strict guidelines and established life saving protocols, processes, and techniques. These nurses play a primary role in direct patient care and are responsible for a continual patient assessment. During the flight they may initiate IVs, apply splints, administer medications, and any other number of procedures that he or she deems appropriate for the situation.
Throughout my informatics, nursing and pre-nursing career I have worked with a variety of people. In this time, I have found that that working with different groups of people has allowed me the opportunity to experience different ideas about the way things should be done. Sometimes people can work well together when they differ in a opinion and sometimes not so much.
Healthcare professions are growing at a rapid pace and nursing is projected to be one of the quickest growing careers over the next five years. Certified nursing professionals are in high demand, so if you are considering a career in nursing, you have made a great choice. You can attend courses in a traditional classroom setting or through any of the accredited online colleges.
Did you know that the salary of an RN can stall at a certain point? Nurses who earn an MSN on average see a wage increase of nearly $40 an hour. The visual also addresses additional economic benefits of pursuing an MSN along with projections for the increased need in the profession, job satisfaction and other interesting tidbits.
Highly-educated nurses are increasingly depended on for primary care due to physician shortages. And, when it comes to the medical field, the number of programs nurses can take to further their education is countless.
But, with so many programs out there, how is one to choose the path that’s right for them? Looking at factors such as work experience, passions, available time for studying, and financial goals is a good first step. Check out this infographic below, which compares two nursing programs: nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice.
Have you ever wanted to use your nursing degree to make a bigger difference in the world? Taking care of patients at the bedside is vital and it’s improving the world one life at a time, but what if you could improve the world in a different way? What if you could use your nursing background to improve nursing research through research nursing?