Did you learn a nursing mnemonic in nursing school that saved your sanity? There's so much information as a nurse that crowds our brains. These little memory helpers make storing that information just a little bit easier. Nursing Mnemonics Complications of Birth Control Pills - ACHES A - Abdominal Pain C - Chest Pain H - … [Read more...] about Remember These Nursing Mnemonics to Save Time & Reduce Stress
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. … [Read more...] about 4 Patron Saints of Nursing and Their Meanings
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 … [Read more...] about Nurses Week 2018 Freebies and Giveaway
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 … [Read more...] about What Does ICU Stand for?
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 … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Every Perioperative Nurse Should Attend the AORN Conference
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 … [Read more...] about 12 Work from Home Nursing Jobs
If you were to ask me if I had a new and improved nurses week gift idea, I could give you a laundry list of suggestions. Every year, May 6th quietly approaches on the heels of Cinco de Mayo, and subsequently ushers in a new National Nurses Week. The ANA has designated 2017 "the year of the healthy nurse” with National Nurses … [Read more...] about A New Nurses Week Gift Idea – The Art of Nursing
Being admitted to the hospital can be a jarring experience. You start the day, living your normal routine, and before you know it you’re lying on a stretcher under intense fluorescent lights with people hovering over you, poking you with needles and talking in a language you’re not really familiar with. Sounds like a scene … [Read more...] about Effective Nursing Interventions for Anxiety
There any many celebrations and occasions that justify having an awesome cake. There are also some awesome nurse cakes if you do some looking. Here are a few reasons why a nurse cake is needed: Getting accepted into Nursing School Graduating from Nursing School Getting your first nursing job Getting a promotion … [Read more...] about Super Cute Nurse Cakes from Pinterest
Are you in search of a pair of nursing shoes? Don’t know what qualities to look for in order to get the best shoes for nurses? Puzzled about the brand choice? You can find the answers to all these questions and more by reading our guide for the best shoes for nurses. We have singled out the top 10 brands of the best nursing … [Read more...] about 10 Best Shoes for Nurses
Let's review the pros and cons of buying scrubs at a premium price and buying cheap scrubs. Are Cheap Scrubs as Good as Expensive Scrubs? If you’re in the market for nursing scrubs, there are a few things you should keep in mind. You could buy a bunch of cheap scrubs and save money, or invest in a couple pairs of finely-made … [Read more...] about Are Cheap Scrubs as Good as Expensive Scrubs?
With over 3 million nurses in the United States it’s not surprising to hear about ways they practice nursing that are a little less traditional. Nurses are becoming authors at an increasing rate and bringing quality content to a growing library of books for nurses. It’s not surprising that the best nursing books are written by … [Read more...] about 5 Excellent Books For Nurses By Nurses
So you’ve worked pretty hard to complete your basic nursing program successfully. Now the only thing standing between you and your all-important nursing license is the NCLEX-RN examination. Choosing the best NCLEX-RN study materials wisely is critical for maximizing your chances of passing the examination with a top score, and … [Read more...] about 5 Best NCLEX Review Books
Knowing a few tips for new nurses are critical to surviving your first year as a nurse. Being a new nurse on the floor can present many terrifying, wonderful and insane experiences (usually all in the same day). Any nurse would be lying if they said that their first year in the workplace was a walk in the park. Sometimes there … [Read more...] about Tips for New Nurses – How to Survive Your 1st Year as a Nurse
If you want to get better at auscultation and enjoy the convenience of documenting the sounds auscultated by transferring them to a computer using cutting-edge Bluetooth tech, look no further than Littman electronic stethoscopes. Digital stethoscopes have been here for quite some time now. As advanced instruments that are … [Read more...] about Is the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope better than other stethoscopes?