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.
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.
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 […]
Whether you are shopping for your best friend, or manager, finding the best gifts for nurses doesn’t have to be hard. Sure you could go with something generic, but most nurses appreciate gifts that honor their chosen profession. Look for items that are cute, original, and classy that are sure to touch a nurse’s heart.
The practice of nursing is guided by certain state education laws, rules, regulations, and the code of ethics. According to these, nurses are morally bound to care for and treat all patients regardless of disease entities, socio-economic status, cultural views, religion and sexual orientation, and so forth. Nurses are to care for all people. My nursing school motto was, “Amicus Humani Generis” which translated to be, “ Lover of the Human Race.” Wouldn’t it be ironic to go against the core of this statement?