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
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
Studying to be a nurse is a tough job. I mean, nursing school is so hard! Carrying around 30-40 pounds of textbooks and supplies like a laptop, clipboard, water bottle and other medical supplies and equipment every day to school gets seriously old.While I did see a few nurses using collapsable milkcrate-type devices to haul their garb, what you really need is a good … [Read more...] about 5 Best Backpacks for Nursing Students
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
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
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
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
It’s an honor to be a preceptor. I love taking a new nurse, or a student nurse, under my wing and teaching them the ropes of nursing. And while I find great joy in teaching, I also find it incredibly stressful. Not that the new nurse isn’t smart, they are. It’s just a stressful job, and it’s very fast-paced, which means that it’s easy to fall behind and it’s easy to miss … [Read more...] about Appropriate and Thoughtful Gifts for Preceptors
Last week we talked about the importance of Nurse Mission Statements. This week let's take it a step further and discuss Nursing Goals.If you’re in nursing school and reading this, you may be tempted to stop reading because you’re sick and tired of care plans. You stay up until the wee hours of the morning in order to craft the perfect care plan and you think to yourself … [Read more...] about How to Define and Attain a Nursing Goal in a Nursing Care Plan