There are many challenges and difficulties associated with nursing school. One of the most annoying things I remember about my nursing education was the 100 pounds of books. I had to lug that enormous piles of non-fiction back and forth to class, clinicals, my car, my home, and anywhere else I might need to have access to them. It was a literal pain in the neck. I saw nursing students get so creative when it came to carrying their books. I saw them using rolling carts, rolling luggage, and one … [Read more...] about 6 Essential Smartphone Resources for Nursing Students
Many nurses are apprehensive about having to titrate a Cardizem drip. Patients who require Cardizem are usually facing life-threatening conditions like A-fib and this can be very stressful to a nurse who doesn’t typically deal with this sort of condition. Depending on your floor there may actually be policies that state that you should transfer patients to critical care or intensive care units if they require titration on a Cardizem gtt. You should make sure that you are familiar with your … [Read more...] about How to Titrate a Cardizem Drip
If you are are interested in advancing your nursing career, there single, most effective method, would be furthering your education. As nurses we have many assets that we utilize to provide patient care. These range from technical skills, knowledge, critical thinking skills, and leadership abilities. But we can always stand to have more tools in our nursing toolbox. To keep current on the fundamentals of nursing. To put this in perspective, I’ll offer an example. Being a nurse can be compared … [Read more...] about Education Adds to Your Nursing Toolbox
We all know that nurses educate patients, their families, and other nurses. But what about doctors? What is the Doctor Nurse relationship (or the nurse doctor relationship)? There are so many cases of doctors learning from nurses. The Doctor-Nurse Relationship Many nurses are able to carry a great sense of pride knowing that their knowledge and expertise is shared with others. In addition to helping to train an educate new nurses in the workforce, many nurses also are unofficially tasked with … [Read more...] about The Doctor-Nurse Relationship: Nurses Teach Doctors More Than You Think
Guest Post By: Carolyn of BrainTrack.com Maybe you were the kid who asked if they could take home another frog from science class to dissect again in your free time? Or perhaps you could sanitize and bandage all your friends’ scrapes and cuts on the playground lickety split. Now, you’re a grown up and you think nursing might be the right profession for you. The good news is that this is a great time to be a nurse in the job market. The questions you may have now probably start with: now … [Read more...] about Interested In Nursing? Now What?
With the implementation of meaningful use in healthcare, and the requirement of EHR for physicians by 2015, there is expected to be creation of 50,000 new jobs in healthcare informatics. This is welcome news to a struggling economy, and very welcome news to nurses who wish to get their nerd on. After searching through various educational resources, linkedin, job listings, and other opportunities I stumbled upon HITECH and the various grants and opportunities that have been created. HITECH is … [Read more...] about Getting Into Nursing Informatics: HITECH EHR EMR Certification
Received an email about a Free webinar for ANA members about lateral violence in nursing and steps to eliminate it. If you are a non-member it is $15. It is part of the Navigate Nursing: ANA Leadership Resources. I'll copy the contents of the email below for your convenience.It gives 1 CE our if you are in need of those credits! Navigating the Work Environment: Embracing Zero Tolerance for Bullying WEBINAR Navigating the Work Environment:Embracing Zero Tolerance for Bullying“Sticks … [Read more...] about Navigating the Work Environment: Embracing Zero Tolerance for Bullying, Webinar, Free for ANA Members