Every brand new nurse needs a new nurse survival kit. There are two kinds - a funny one that encourages nurses when they feel stressed out. Then there is also a more practical survival kit that I personally think all nurses need. How To Make A Funny Nurse Survival Kit As nurses, our jobs are pretty intense. The best way to make it through the long shifts is to find ways to laugh. This funny nurse survival kit makes a fun gift or just a printable reminder that life is better than the terrible … [Read more...] about Make Your Own New Nurse Survival Kit
Dreaming of a career as a nurse? There many factors that may lead someone into the nursing profession, but the cost of tuition and the length of study can be significant factors in your decision. The longer the course of study, the less time you have available to work, and the more student debt you will accrue! Luckily there are many options available to become a nurse. You can choose to go straight to your desired level or slowly work your way up with part-time studies. The choice is yours! So, … [Read more...] about How Long Does it Take to Become a Nurse?
Being a nurse is about care for the patient beyond just dosing out meds and taking temps. I found 5 nurse philosophers that changed the nursing career for the better. I hope their theories and ideas encourage you as much as they did me. Inspiration from 5 Nurse Philosophers and Theorists Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing and the first nursing theorist. In fact, her Environment Theory changed the entire field of nursing. To … [Read more...] about Inspiration from 5 Nurse Philosophers and Theorists
The road to becoming a nurse is long and laborious. If you're not sure about the path you're going to take, the process can be twice as difficult. You can even end up spending more money and time than you’re supposed to. If you’re not sure where to start, the guide below can teach you exactly how to become a nurse. How to Become a Nurse Learn everything about being a nurse Being a nurse isn’t always a good thing. You’ll be exposed to all types of body fluids, bacteria, and viruses. You’ll … [Read more...] about How to Become a Nurse
Graduating from Nursing School is a major accomplishment. They have studied hard to pass the NCLEX, they have picked the best nursing specialty, and now they are ready to be a fantastic nurse. Show them that you have seen all their hard work and recognize all they have accomplished with one of these Nurse Graduation Gifts. 8 Awesome Nurse Graduation Gifts 1. Registered Nurse Pendant Necklace This RN Pendant Necklace is sure to be a hit with any nurse grad. It's classic look features a … [Read more...] about 8 Awesome Nurse Graduation Gifts
Being a new nurse can be really scary. You’ve learned only a slice of the nursing pie and you are expected to jump in and take care of patients. If you are lucky then you have a lengthy amount of time that you get to spend with your preceptor. This will help you practice your skills and increase your confidence. However, it will all end quickly and you’ll be on your own. I know that I personally didn’t feel like a nurse until a year after I became one. Everything seemed foreign and time … [Read more...] about Tips For New Nurse Grads