How can nurses help foster transparency in healthcare?I was very fortunate to attend The National Patient Safety Foundations’ Lucian Leape Institute's 8th Annual Forum & Keynote dinner on September 17, 2015 as one of the nurses selected to represent our organization. Lucian Leape is considered the father of the modern patient safety movement in the US. In 1994, he … [Read more...] about Transparency in Healthcare
Lateral Violence is all too common in the workplace. Thankfully more and more are insisting this issue no longer remain a secret, but instead are doing everything they can to bring this issue to light and make sure that all nurses know how to stop being a victim of nurse bullying.Today's guest post by Marie A. Castronovo MS, RN, FNP-BC proposes to hold hospitals … [Read more...] about Nursing’s Dirty Little Secret: Nurse Bullying, Can Hospitals Resolve the Issue?
Nurses eat their young. If you're a nurse and haven't experienced bullying, you likely know someone who has. When I speak about social media and talk about how my bullying experience lead me to find community and connections with nurses online, I always have nurses who approach me after my talk to confide in me their bullying experiences. This happens without fail. I am … [Read more...] about Nurses Eat Their Young – How to Stop Being a Victim of Nurse Bullying
I’m not going to beat around the bush on this one. Nurses need a bigger and better presence in the media. The Dr. Oz show is giving us that chance! While there are many nurses who would make great additions to the show, I’m just going to put this out there: I think it should be me.Here are a few reasons why:I am passionate about promoting the nursing professional and … [Read more...] about Nominate The Nerdy Nurse for the Dr. Oz Show #NurseSearch
There are many blog posts and articles touting the benefits of social media. However, there are few blog posts outlining the career benefits of social media for nurses. This is the post you that answers the question "Can nurses use social media for career success?" Most nurses are using social media in their personal lives daily. They use social media to connect with friends … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Nurses Can Use Social Media for Career Success