Press Release: DES PLAINES, Ill. (Oct. 26, 2017) – New research from the Emergency Nurses Association recently published in the International Emergency Nursing Journal indicates workplace bullying is a significant factor in the dynamics of patient care, nursing work culture, and nursing retention. The study, aimed at developing a grounded theory of workplace bullying in emergency departments, describes bullying behavior, the dynamic of hazing and how nurses and patients are … [Read more...] about Study: Workplace bullying is underestimated driver of nurse and patient outcomes
You completed your nursing school requirements and lined up your nurse scholarships. Now comes the part that will leave you wondering why you ever thought this was a good idea. 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 … [Read more...] about Why is Nursing School So Hard?
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 helpful to learn time management and organization strategies to increase your productivity and reduce your stress … [Read more...] about Productivity Hacks for Nurse Entrepreneurs
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 a little bit of a twisted sense of humor, and some great nurse jokes or some funny nurse videos. No matter where you … [Read more...] about Funny Nurse Memes to Brighten Your Day
In my opinion, if you’re going to do something, do it 100%. Do it with soul, do it with your whole heart. That’s why I created a nurse mission statement for myself. It would be easy to go to work every day solely for the paycheck. And there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that; you’re making an honest living, and you’re benefiting society in the meantime. But what I realized recently is that I’m just not okay with setting for that. Nurses show up in patient’s weakest moments in life, when … [Read more...] about How to Create a Nurse Mission Statement
Being a nurse is one of the hardest things in the world. Too often nurses become burned out because they feel like they just give and give without every getting anything in return. Many nurses find that nurse prayers can offer just what they need to keep on going. But some nurses don't pray. For those nurses, these nurses week quotes and these nurse quotes may help you feel inspired to face another day! 17 Inspirational and Empowering Nurse Quotes As a Nurse Inspirational Wall Art "They … [Read more...] about 17 Inspirational and Empowering Nurse Quotes
How Many CC's are in an Ounce? We really need to start with another question: how much is 1 cc? CC and ml are equivalent. So... cc to ml is 1 to 1 or 1cc = 1ml. Now your question is: how many ml in an ounce? That is what you are really asking when you're looking to convert cc to ounces. So many hospitals don't even allow the use of CC in charting. There are approximately 30ml in an ounce. So there are 30 ccs in an ounce. 30 ml = 1 oz or 30 ccs = 1 oz To convert oz to ml (or … [Read more...] about How Many CCs in an Ounce and Other Common Nursing Questions
If you've ever searched a hospital job board for an ICU nurse job description, you'll likely find something very different than what the job actually entails. Guest Blogger Courtney shares with us the dirt on what being an ICU nurse is a really like. We've discussed what ICU stands for, so now let's look at the ICU nurse job description. Have you ever thought about doing critical care nursing? Or wondered what it is actually like? There's a big difference between the television drama … [Read more...] about The Real ICU Nurse Job Description
Being the night shift nurse is a grueling job. Though, it is the shift many nurses start on in their career. I have worked as a labor and delivery nurse for the last 10 years, 8 of them on the night shift. I have come up with these 5 tips that helped me get through it with two kids, a husband, and a dog. Night Shift Nurse Survival Tips Schedule It Right Many nurses, like me, are mothers. As a mother, you have many responsibilities and sleep is never a priority, especially on the night shift. … [Read more...] about 5 Survival Tips for the Night Shift Nurse
Whether working in an office or on the floor, whenever comes the time to decide on what to bring for lunch, I unmistakably lack inspiration or motivation. I always end up bringing the same sandwich or simple salad and frankly grew tired of it. More often than I would like to admit, I found myself bringing a nondescript frozen meal that likely has a day's worth of sodium as the main ingredient. I would love to have more options that are both healthy and easy to prepare. I did some research and … [Read more...] about 20 Quick and Easy Packable Lunches for Nurses
Guest Blogger: Lisa Marie Walsh, RN, BSN, MSN(c) Safe staffing, or the lack thereof, is a challenge that almost every nurse has had to deal with. I recently encountered a nurse on my floor who respectfully told the charge nurse that she was not comfortable taking on a 7th patient. She had been floated to our floor and this was not her regular patient population. The house supervisor came to the floor to speak to her and she continued to maintain her position. She did not receive a 7th … [Read more...] about Safe Staffing: Are You Part of the Problem or the Solution?
In October of last year I bought my dream car: a Baby Blue, Turbo, VW Beetle Convertible Bug. I’ve wanted this car since I was 13 year old. As much as some may consider a new vehicle to be a foolish purchase and not the best financial decision, I think there are some decisions that you make for you in the now and not the you in the future. I bought my convertible because I wanted one since I was a little girl and knew it would make it happy. I can tell you now, that after exactly 6 months of … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Every Nurse Should Drive a Convertible
Depending on your role as a nurse, there are usually several ways you can be reimbursed for the care you perform. For most of us, there are two basic forms of compensation for nurses: hourly and salaried. The benefits and detriments of both are varied. However, it is interesting to take a look at differences because you may just find the grass may be greener on the other side. For reasons of simplicity, we will use nurses in a hospital setting to compare pay types. Hourly Wages Hourly … [Read more...] about Compensation for Nurses: Hourly Wages Vs. Salaried
Many new night shift nurses ask the question "How do I stay awake on night shift?" The body isn't meant to be up at those hours, and there are seriously physiological and psychological forces working against you. Your body releases chemicals at night that encourage you to go to sleep. So if you find you’re having trouble staying awake at night, it’s just because you’re human. Even so it, it can be done, and many nurses thrive on the night shift and would even tell you that they would never go … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Stay Awake on Night Shift
If you’re scheduled to work the night shift as a nurse, you better start saving up on that sleep and getting ready for long nights that will switch between being arduously boring and tremendously busy, seemingly at random. Unlike the day shift in hospitals and medical clinics, the night shift often sees a less steady flow of traffic, though things can get really messy and hectic should an emergency occur overnight. Below, read through 10 tips that can be helpful to you as you prepare for the … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Nurses on the Night Shift