Most people think of St. Agatha of Sicily as the main - if not only - patron saint of nursing. She is certainly the most well-known, but there are also 3 other patron saints of nursing that hold deep meaning to nurses. Patron Saints of Nursing The 4 patron saints of nursing are: St. Catherine of Siena St. Camillus of Lellis St. Elizabeth of Hungary Each … [Read more...] about 4 Patron Saints of Nursing and Their Meanings
A not-so-glamorous side effect of working 12-hour shifts on your feet as a nurse are swollen ankles. That is why compression socks are amazing! We've already talked about why every nurse should wear compression socks. Now I found more than 7 cute nursing compression socks. I hope you find some that you like too. Don’t forget to pin this to your nursing Pinterest board. 7+ … [Read more...] about 7+ Cute Nursing Compression Socks
Nursing is such an exhausting job. I think nurses have to have the best sense of humor of all of us because they put up with so much! We've done funny nurse memes, nursing school memes, and even nurses week memes. Now I put together a list of more than 25 hilarious nurse jokes and puns. Share this list with your nurse friends and make their day happier. 25+ Funny Nurse … [Read more...] about 25+ Nurse Jokes That Will Have Your Nursing Friends Rolling
A job as a hospice nurse isn’t for everyone. Let’s look at the hospice nurse salary, job requirements, and help you decided if this job is for you. What Does a Hospice Nurse Do? Hospice nurses are registered nurses (RNs) who provide care for terminally ill patients. They work with patients, their families and other healthcare professionals during the final stages of life. … [Read more...] about Hospice Nurse: What’s the Salary & Is It For You?
A beautiful way to symbolize graduating as a registered nurse is going through a pinning ceremony. Have you ever wondered: what do nurses pins mean? Let’s look at the history and meaning of nurses pins. The History & Meaning of Nurses Pins for Graduation What Is A Nursing Pin? A nursing pin is a type of badge made out of a metal such as gold or silver that is presented … [Read more...] about The History & Meaning of Nurses Pins for Graduation
Clara Barton accomplished so much and was filled with a compassion that was contagious. She said many timeless things that have become a source of inspiration for nurses throughout history. Some of her most inspirational quotes follow. Who Was Clara Barton? Clara Barton is remembered for founding the American Red Cross. She was a pioneering nurse who received no formal … [Read more...] about Significant Clara Barton Quotes – Angel of the Battlefield
While scrub dresses may harken back to an older time, many nurses love to wear them for their style and breathability. Fashion aside, scrub dresses must not only look good but be functional as well. I am all about keeping you looking your best at work. We've already talked about designer scrubs, the must have features of the best scrubs, and even classy Caribbean Blue … [Read more...] about 5 Fun and Functional Scrub Dresses
It’s safe to say that as a nurse, or any healthcare profession, your stethoscope is your loyal companion. Always around your neck or in the pocket of your scrubs, your stethoscope has probably played a vital role in multiple diagnoses and misplacing or losing it can really feel like you’ve lost an arm! Well, turns out, there’s a perfect solution that lets you mark your … [Read more...] about Where to Buy Engraved Stethoscopes
The comfort of a good shoe is truly irreplaceable, especially when you’re in a profession that entails long hours and shifts, where you really wish you could fall asleep on your feet, if it was physically possible. Nursing may be one of the oldest and noblest professions on the planet, but that doesn’t make it any less grueling. Comfortable shoes really are a godsend when you … [Read more...] about Sanita Vs Dansko – What are the Best Nurses Shoes?
If you’ve ever paid attention to how certain creatively-oriented professions work (such as dancers, artists, writers and even teachers), then chances are that you’ve come across the term “freelancer”. “Freelancing” is an option which allows people to work at their convenience, based on their schedule and availability. In other words, no commitment to a long-term employer or … [Read more...] about What Does Per-Diem Mean?
Being in the nursing profession means being on your toes all day long. It becomes very important to have shoes that are very comfortable and can take you through the entire day without you having aches and pains. However, nursing shoes need not be comfortable at the expense of style. You can have shoes that are a blend of both, comfort, as well as, style. Shoes that are not … [Read more...] about 5 Awesome Alegria Nursing Shoes
The nursing profession is very challenging and as a nurse, you always need to be “battle-ready”. You need plenty of patience and dedication to be a competent and dedicated nurse. For this, you need to be adequately geared with the best equipment and gadgets to help you in your everyday work. And one of the basic things that you must own as a nurse is a good stethoscope. In … [Read more...] about What is the Best MDF Stethoscope?
Healthcare is a profession that has long been on the rise due to the demand for expert health professionals. Qualified nurses, in particular, are treasured by institutes and patients alike. However, despite the need for an expert opinion, healthcare has long since moved from being a manually operated profession alone. Just like every other profession, healthcare is also making … [Read more...] about What is Nursing Informatics?
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