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
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
Diversity in Nursing is a popular topic in the world of Nursing. But, why is diversity an issue and what can we do to make improvements? I have noticed people and some nurses; really do not understand the issue of diversity in nursing. In addition, why is diversity in nursing the elephant in the room? There is a need to have diversity in the population of nurses because of the diverse population of patients. Diversity in Nursing Statistics Let’s review the statistics and ethnicities in … [Read more...] about Diversity in Nursing
Personalized gifts for nurses are one of the best ways to give your nursing friends, family or colleagues a great gift that they will cherish for years to come. No matter what nursing specialty, or years of experience, they are sure to love any of these amazing and beautiful gifts. Find the perfect gift for a nurse doesn't have to be a challenge. In fact, there are hundreds of customized gifts for nurses on Etsy. I find that finding a great gift isn't that hard at all. What becomes a … [Read more...] about 22 Personalized Gifts For Nurses
IVs allow patients to get medications more quickly and efficiently than the oral route. They are a vital part of medical care, and many patients would suffer without access to the fast-acting medications delivered directly into their veins. In hospitals, IV poles are as common as patients, but, unfortunately, most of them are poorly designed and, in general, are a huge pain. Reasons Why IV Poles are a Huge Pain for Nurses IV Poles are Top Heavy and Difficult to Maneuver Nearly every IV … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why IV Poles are a Huge Pain for Nurses
You know that feeling. Something’s not right. You've done a thorough patient assessment, and checked and rechecked the vitals and the labs. Maybe you even have a “hunch.” But you need orders. You have to go through the steps of preparing yourself and ultimately paging a doctor. Sooner or later, your nursing judgment will tell you that your patient has a need beyond your scope of practice. That’s when you need to be a patient advocate and call the doctor - even if it’s the middle of the night! … [Read more...] about The New Nurse’s Guide to Paging a Doctor at Night
Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is a career goal for many nurses. In fact, when I was in nursing school nearly half of the class stated that becoming a CRNA was their future goal. It's nurse surprising since CRNAs are some of the highest paid nurses with earning potential much higher than the typical registered nurse salary. However, many nurses and nursing students are unclear of the process that must be followed to become a CRNA. In this blog post, we'll discuss some quick facts about … [Read more...] about CRNA: Nurse Anesthetist Career Guide
There is no single act or event that potential nurses fear more than taking the NCLEX. There’s just something absolutely terrifying about a test that is the final barrier to nursing licensure. I mean, it can make or break your career and life plans. It’s bad enough you’ve got to struggle through 2 years of nursing school with impossible to answer test questions, 50 lbs of books, and many long sleepless nights. But now, after you’ve triumphed over all of that, you’ve got to take a computerized … [Read more...] about Nursing App Review: NCLEX Mastery
Despite the job market taking a dip on a global scale, the nursing industry continues to develop alongside the rising need for qualified nurses. However, according to the American Society of Registered Nurses, 43 percent of registered nurses haven’t been able to find employment after 18 months between 1st January 2009 and 31st March 2010. Why aren’t these graduates landing jobs when the vacancy rate has increased in recent years? According to the Texas Woman’s University associate dean Dr. … [Read more...] about Can Accelerated Nursing Programs Increase Your Likelihood of Getting a Job?
Degreestory.com is currently hosting a fantastic contest just for nurses! They are asking nurses to submit a story that answers the following question: What is it really like to be a nurse? There are so many people who get into nursing without having any idea what it is really like. And while we all know that you have to live it to even being to know if you will love it, wouldn’t it be nice to share your knowledge with a new generation of nurses? Oh, and as a huge bonus, you could win a ton … [Read more...] about What is it Really Like to be a Nurse?
In my encounters with nurses over the years it seems that everyone of them is either loving or hating their career choice. They’re either driven to succeed and feel confident that they’ve made the correct career choice, or they are going through the motions hopeful that no one will notice how much the loathe taking care of patients. I’ve met a few who are somewhere in between these two states but with time these nurses usually choose “a side” and consequently choose to love or hate nursing. I … [Read more...] about Nurses: Are You Thriving or Just Surviving?
Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions in the healthcare industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that that there are 2.7 million nurse practitioners in the healthcare industry and the number is expected to grow by 57% in 2020. Nursing jobs have also been projected to grow quicker than average growth expected among other occupations in the U.S. White the stats look positive, some of those looking to opt for travel nursing as a career continue to face challenges in … [Read more...] about How To Pick The Right Travel Nursing Recruiter
Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Scala As a nurse it’s hard to find the time to exercise. Heck, it’s hard to find the energy for it! Read on for tools for fitting your exercise in as a busy nurse. Sometimes as nurses we don’t have time to exercise. On top of that we just don’t have the energy. Working 12 hour shifts feels like a marathon in and of itself. But this work-exercise see-saw can turn into an unhealthy, vicious cycle. If I don’t work out- I feel tired. Too tired? I just can’t get up the … [Read more...] about Exercise and Activity Energizes the Busy Nurse
Guest Blogger: Alicia-joy Did you know that there is a growing segment of the nursing population who are self-employed? There are way more entrepreneurial opportunities nowadays than most people are aware of. This is not surprising to me. Nursing is an amazingly diverse profession. Also, I think that we already have some excellent entrepreneurial skills. You may not realize it, but there are 5 reasons why nurses often make excellent entrepreneurs: 1. Taking risks Going into business takes … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Nurses Often Make Excellent Entrepreneurs