Like most nursing students, there came a point in my education where I literally slammed my textbook shut late one evening and yelled, “Why is nursing school so hard!?!”.The more people I talked to about my nursing school headaches, the more I find that so many people struggled during their nursing school years! I couldn’t help but wonder just exactly why nursing school is … [Read more...] about Why is Nursing School So Hard?
Sometimes as healthcare professionals, we are trained to look at the numbers. We run tests and examine the heck out of lab values and vital signs to discern how our patient is doing today. This is all very important, and ultimately it allows physicians to assist in determining what the patient’s official diagnosis is, or help nurses to paint a picture of a patient's condition, … [Read more...] about Subjective Data Vs. Objective Data in Nursing
Working from home can really be a Godsend. Working in the convenient setting of your home, the ability to take breaks when you want to, no senior executive breathing down your neck to get the job done, the freedom to work the hours you want and all the while be there for your family when they really need you. Working from home is indeed an ideal situation. But is working from … [Read more...] about 5 Work from Home Nursing Jobs
So often as nurses, we can be on cruise control just going through the motions of our day. Sometimes we forget or we don't really know what our common medical acronyms mean or why they mean what they do. It’s not until a patient asks us what something means that we start to feel a little silly when we’re stammering for an answering, as well as simultaneously kicking ourselves … [Read more...] about What does PRN Stand for and When Should it Be Used?
All hearts have the potential to be touched by a nurse. As nurses, we carry the potential to affect many peoples’ lives on a daily basis. The small things that we do for everybody can actually add up and create a huge effect. We could just show up to work every day and mull through our tasks to make our paycheck and punch out at the end of the day. That is entirely possible, … [Read more...] about How Nurses Can Touch All Hearts to Make a Difference