Thank you to AORN for partnering with us for this post.A perioperative nurse impacts patients at some of their most vulnerable times. For many patients, a surgery is a significant life event in which every aspect of their medical care can have a life-long impact. The perioperative nursing specialty is continuously evolving requiring nurses to continually seek information … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Every Perioperative Nurse Should Attend the AORN Conference
Being a nurse can be very demanding and most of your day is normally spent rushing about and being “on your toes” literally. But to able to get around the entire day, you need the most comfortable shoes that provide good support. Today, Dansko is a very popular brand that many consider the best shoes for nurses. Dansko nurses shoes are highly comfortable and offer fantastic … [Read more...] about Are Dansko Nurses’ Shoes the Best?
Think about it. After dogs, a bag should be a nurses best friend. Ever trustworthy, loyal, and carrying all your physical burdens, we are of the opinion that having the right bag is half the job done right! This is all the more relevant as a nurse because you’re going to end up needing to carry a million things, right from your books, notes, stethoscope, a change of clothes, … [Read more...] about 7 Best Work Bags for Nurses
If you’re a nurse, chances are, you spend more time on your stethoscope than on your favorite fashion accessory. The stethoscope literally hangs out with you every day. It can be a part of your professional personality. Then why not give it a zing of your persona? After all, stylish stethoscope covers are a great way to personalize your stethoscope while you also enjoy a number … [Read more...] about 6 Stylish Stethoscope Covers
Looking for one of the best nursing stethoscopes? Choosing the right stethoscope for your work may turn out to be more difficult than it appears. That’s because choosing a stethoscope is like selecting a dish from a restaurant menu. Others’ recommendations are needed, but only you know what you’re comfortable with. The stethoscope’s weight, tubing material, angle of the … [Read more...] about 7 Best Nursing Stethoscopes
As a nurse or nursing student, you often need an all-purpose bag that can fit in your everyday essentials and clinical tools. Although there are several bags that can be used, there are a few that are designed especially for this purpose. We've talked before about nursing tote bags with pockets and now I've put together a list of the best nursing bags. The major difference … [Read more...] about 5 Best Nursing Bags
If you’re a student, anatomy coloring books are a great way to enhance your knowledge and comprehension of the human body. They help you improve comprehension and teach you the essentials of a human body through visualizations that are easy to recall. Here’s a list of five awesome anatomy coloring books that will help you master the human anatomy with fun, interactive coloring … [Read more...] about 5 Awesome Anatomy Coloring Books
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
Because of our training, nurses tend to be very organized at baseline. We like to feel as though we’re on top of every single thing under our purview at any given moment. But let’s face it, on occasion don’t we all need help? We’re all busy. Nurse entrepreneurs can be extremely busy, because they often manage a full-time work schedule alongside a side hustle. So it can can be … [Read more...] about Productivity Hacks for Nurse Entrepreneurs
Whether you’re still studying to be one or have been in the practice for a while now, nursing is definitely no easy work. The hours can be crazy, the responsibility is huge, and many times, you may have to spend days without going home and stay at the workplace instead! That means you need to carry a change of scrubs, papers, stethoscope, enough food to last you, towels, … [Read more...] about 3 Awesome Nursing Tote Bags with Pockets
Nursing is hard! It doesn't matter if you are full time, part time, a student, or even an instructor. No matter what area you are in, you deal with death, disease and suffering, you work crazy long hours with an unreal amount of responsibility. You have to navigate relationships with patients, patient's families, doctors, and more. So how do you cope? With some good friends and … [Read more...] about Funny Nurse Memes to Brighten Your Day
We see nurse symbols around us all of the time, and we likely don’t think twice about them. The symbols are on nursing pins, medical jewelry, scrub tops, pens, and badge holders. Some of us may have even used them at our pinning ceremony without comprehending the reason behind them. We know that they indicate a nurse, but do we know where they come from? Do we know what they … [Read more...] about Nurse Symbols: The Origin and the History