It might not be the first thing you think about when considering a career in nursing, but cruise ship nursing can be the perfect job for the right person. If you really enjoy travel and don’t mind being away from home for extended periods of time, every cruise ship needs nurses to support the health of both travelers and the staff of that ship. That means there are thousands of people in need of medical personnel, which can add up to a challenging and rewarding experience. What It Is Like to … [Read more...] about What Does a Cruise Ship Nurse Do?
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 - Headaches E - Eye Problems S - Severe Leg Pain Birth control brings its own sets of issues. Just remember ACHES to know the complications from this … [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. Camillus of Lellis St. Elizabeth of Hungary Each has a beautiful story and inspires nurses for different reasons. St. Agatha of Sicily - Patron Saint of Wet Nurses & … [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 best Nurses Week 2018 Freebies. We've also partnered with some AMAZING sponsors to bring you an incredible giveaway with 18 prizes including an iPad, stethoscope, … [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 spinning and you need a medical dictionary just to keep things straight! Medical and healthcare professionals like to use abbreviations and jargon to save themselves the … [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 of their medical care can have a life-long impact. The perioperative nursing specialty is continuously evolving requiring nurses to continually seek information and … [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 is indeed an ideal situation. But is working from home possible in all professions, especially healthcare? To put it bluntly, are there ways a registered nurse can work … [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 Week getting a focus on wellness, as well. Their whole premise for the 2017 celebrations is to encourage nurses to take steps in balancing their mind, body, and spirit. … [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 from a horror movie. Nursing Interventions for Anxiety But nope, this is what our patients go through. And now, as they lie there with all of this going on around them, … [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 into a administrative nursing job Coming off a 5 day stretch of 12 hours shifts Okay… so the last one may have been a little much, but there are still plenty of … [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 shoes grounding our choice on the information provided at Reviews Bee as well as we have formed a list of the most important things and features that nursing shoes should … [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 scrubs that might look better and often last longer. Some of my best scrubs are not expensive- scrubs that aren’t necessarily top-quality but look decent, and with just … [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 men and women who have actually practice nursing and can identify with other nurses. And these nurse author aren’t just writing text books or “how to” guides for nurses. … [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 we want to help you wade through the many choices that are available in the market. Best NCLEX review books As you would know, the NCLEX-RN exam is designed to determine … [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 are ups and downs, often times there are patients that test you, and invariably, there are days full of learning. The unit might not be an episode of Bear Grylls or … [Read more...] about Tips for New Nurses – How to Survive Your 1st Year as a Nurse