Nurse Lifestyle

The Nurse Lifestyle is complex. We wear have different priorities, wear different clothes, and have a different perspective on the world than “normal” people. The Nurse Lifestyle category focuses on topics devoted to improving the lifestyle of nurses.

Nurses and the Bullying Experience: Lateral Violence

I’ve written about lateral violence (the act of nurses being bullies) frequently in the past. To be completely honest, I hate that this is something that I even know about, and especially felt the need to write about. Not because I don’t think the issue should be addressed, but its just completely absurd that it exists at all. The jokes …

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Hospital Funding Cuts Impact Nurses But Not The Fountains

It’s getting harder and harder to stay in the black on hospital budgets. So It’s not uncommon for there to be hospital funding cuts. Unfortunately, the first place hospital administrators seem to look for extra money is in the paychecks nurses. Come along with me as I share the story of how fountains were deemed more important than the pay of nurses.

10 Differences Between a Public Not-For-Profit Hospital Verses a Private For-Profit Corporate Hospital

I work for a private, corporate hospital as a floor nurse. I am precepting at a public, independent hospital in an administrative role. The differences in the way things are done and the possibilities for change and innovation are astounding. As much as I am a loyalists, and would really love to stay where I am, as a nurse who …

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Patient Modesty: Yes, It is Very Important

Let’s chat about something that lots of nurses think, but few say out loud: patient modesty. Is it really important? Is medical nudity something nurses should be comfortable with, in every circumstance? Honestly, it’s complicated. But it needs to be discussed. The Importance of Medical Patient Modesty First, what is modesty? According to the dictionary, it is “behavior, manner, or appearance …

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What defines a Nurse Manager or Nurse Leader

In my RN-BSN class we discussed the difference between being a nurse leader and nurse manager. It was unfortunate that theses two titles are not always describing the same role/person. Ideally any manager should be a leader, but it is often not the case.Leadership should be a standard and a requirement in order to be a manger, but unfortunately middle-management …

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They Made Me Put My Socks On With a Stick

They made me put my socks on with a stick

I find it interesting how the most grumpy, disgruntled people react to kind gestures. It’s been my experience that usually someone with an attitude has a pretty good reason for it. There are the occasional crapheads who are just crappy for no reason, but usually there is some sort root cause for most meaness I experience in my nursing practice.

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