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
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 … [Read more...] about Inspiration from 5 Nurse Philosophers and Theorists
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
National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12. The final day aligns with the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses work to improve health care. To help you celebrate this wonderful week, we put together this post highlighting the best Nurses Week 2018 Freebies. We've also … [Read more...] about Nurses Week 2018 Freebies and Giveaway
If you’ve ever asked yourself “what is forensic nursing” you may be considering a change to what you consider the best nursing specialty or becoming a new nurse. This relatively new nursing specialty provides a valuable service to patience that often experience vicious crimes. Let’s dive in and learn a little more about the nursing specialty, the career prospects, and how to … [Read more...] about What is Forensic Nursing?
To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse – Rawsi Williams - Nurses are one of the oldest and one of the largest roles in the healthcare system. Nurses play an active role in just about every aspect of healthcare, from the Emergency Department to Mental Health Clinics, to home health care, to … [Read more...] about What Do Nurses Do?
Let's just get this out of the way, because you probably landed on this page by Googling "What does ICU stand for?" So here's your answer: ICU stands for Intensive Care Unit. When entering a hospital, you are immediately inundated with medical jargon, confusing terms, and many abbreviations. Before you know it your head is spinning and you need a medical dictionary just to … [Read more...] about What Does ICU Stand for?
Being a nurse is emotionally rewarding. You make a real difference in the lives of the hurting and sick people you interact with every single day. The money can also be pretty good, if you find the right career path. We've already talked about how much an RN makes. To give you some goals, here are some of the highest paid nurses so you can decide if one of the high paying … [Read more...] about What are the Highest Paid Nurses?
Thank you to Salix Pharmaceuticals for sponsoring this post. The contents of this article are not medical advice and should not be deemed as such. Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) is a common disorder of the large intestine. IBS that causes increased diarrhea is often called IBS-D. Recently, I had an opportunity to learn more about the disease state and discovered many … [Read more...] about 5 Things Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)
Thank you to AORN for partnering with us for this post. https://thenerdynurse.com/5-reasons-why-every-perioperative-nurse-should-attend-the-aorn-conference/#giveaway A perioperative nurse impacts patients at some of their most vulnerable times. For many patients, a surgery is a significant life event in which every aspect of their medical care can have a life-long impact. … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Every Perioperative Nurse Should Attend the AORN Conference
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. In addition to the stethoscope brand, the weight, tubing … [Read more...] about 7 Best Nursing Stethoscopes
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 12 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