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
Working from home can really be a Godsend. Working in the convenient setting of your home, the ability to take breaks when you want to, no senior executive breathing down your neck to get the job done, the freedom to work the hours you want and all the while be there for your family when they really need you. Working from home is indeed an ideal situation. But is working from … [Read more...] about 5 Work from Home Nursing Jobs
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 … [Read more...] about Funny Nurse Memes to Brighten Your Day
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