The road to becoming a nurse is long and laborious. If you're not sure about the path you're going to take, the process can be twice as difficult. You can even end up spending more money and time than you’re supposed to. If you’re not sure where to start, the guide below can teach you exactly how to become a nurse. How to Become a Nurse Learn everything about being a nurse Being a nurse isn’t always a good thing. You’ll be exposed to all types of body fluids, bacteria, and viruses. You’ll … [Read more...] about How to Become a Nurse
To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse – Rawsi Williams - Nurses are one of the oldest and one of the largest roles in the healthcare system. Nurses play an active role in just about every aspect of healthcare, from the Emergency Department to Mental Health Clinics, to home health care, to Acute Care. So, what do nurses do? Perhaps an easier question to answer would be what doesn’t a nurse do? The image … [Read more...] about What Do Nurses Do?
Being a nurse is emotionally rewarding. You make a real difference in the lives of the hurting and sick people you interact with every single day. The money can also be pretty good, if you find the right career path. We've already talked about how much an RN makes. To give you some goals, here are some of the highest paid nurses so you can decide if one of the high paying nursing jobs is right for you. Highest Paid Nurses As a nurse, you can find quite a few jobs that pay pretty well, but … [Read more...] about What are the Highest Paid Nurses?
You have been thinking and thinking about what career path to choose. There are so many options in the health field! You have finally made up your mind: you are going to be a nurse! It just makes perfect sense. You are kind, compassionate, empathetic, have great interpersonal skills and attention to detail. Another tough decision awaits you: LPN or RN? I have rounded up 10 articles that explain the Differences Between a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse and will help you make that … [Read more...] about Resources on the Differences Between a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse
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
This post includes many cute and original gifts for nurses and a bonus nurse gift buying guide. We've rounded up some of the best thank you gifts for nurses you'll find, so search no more. Whether you are shopping for your best friend, manager, or classmate, finding the best gifts for nurses doesn't have to be hard. Sure you could go with something generic, but most nurses appreciate gifts that honor their chosen profession. Look for items that are cute, original, and classy that are sure … [Read more...] about 20+ Cute and Original Gifts for Nurses
What better way to adorn a Christmas tree than to cover it with nurses? Nurse Christmas ornaments are a great way to show professional pride in your nursing career during the holiday season. There are so many available and range from the cute and cartoony to the delicate and beautiful. Every nurse show own at least one ornament that celebrates his or her chosen profession. We've gathered together some of the best Christmas ornaments for nurses. Pick one up for yourself or a nurse you … [Read more...] about 15 Fun Nurse Christmas Ornaments
The Ebola situation has many in the United States at panic levels. We’ve already had several patients with Ebola on U.S. soil. We’ve already already had a death caused by Ebola. The media is spreading panic and is doing a terrible job at informing the public of any real facts. Mistakes have been made in this Ebola epidemic. For example, the hospital that released the Ebola patient stated the they did so because of a problem related to an EHR, but they later recanted. While I didn’t see it … [Read more...] about Ebola Facts and Checklist for Healthcare Providers (and Everyone Else)
In 2011, a certified nurse-midwife assisted 7.8% of all births in the United States. Women are choosing midwives over traditional birthing options because of the individualized care they receive, a greater incidence of full-term births, and lower rates of Caesarean sections. Birthing a child in the U.S. can feel sterile, and impersonal; midwives break that barrier by providing compassionate expertise in reproductive health for women. Nurse-midwife assisted births take place in hospitals, private … [Read more...] about Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Certified Nurse Midwife? [Infographic]
Recently, I had an opportunity to talk with Risa Rispoli. She has been a labor and delivery nurse and midwife for 34 years, and agreed to answer a few questions about her career, the patients she cares for, and gave some words of wisdom to nurses who are interested in working in labor and delivery. What made you decide to pick labor and delivery as a nursing specialty and what inspires you to stay? “I’ve wanted to be a nurse since I was 10 years old. In the 70’s, nurses didn’t have to go to … [Read more...] about Interview with Labor and Delivery Nurse and Royal Midwife: Risa Rispoli, BSN, RN, RM, CNM
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
97.7% DNA match is overwhelming evidence of paternity. That explains why Eden Braverman, RN, vacillates with her capacity to trust her brother-in-law. Rachel Westbrook, the child’s mother, propels Eden on a journey to find the truth behind the DNA results and Rachel’s suspected ulterior motives. After all, Jarod Fairgate is a multimillionaire. Eden suddenly finds her own life compromised with accusations of drugs, patient abuse, and the final insult, her sister’s murder. To find answers, she … [Read more...] about Can a DNA Test Be Wrong?
When I discovered nursing informatics and healthcare informatics, it was like a dream come true. I was completing my BSN coursework, and I began researching options to further my education in nursing. I realized fairly quickly that I wasn't interested in most of the educational pathways that many of my nursing peers were following. Somewhere in the midst of that research, I stumbled onto "Nursing Informatics" and I knew it was for me. The stars aligned, the angels sang, and the fascinating world … [Read more...] about Becoming an Informatics Nurse: Going Beyond the Bedside
As a nurse, long hours are all too common. With sometimes-mandatory overtime and staff shortages, nurses make up some of the hardest working professionals in the world. Being largely responsible for patient education, engagement, and satisfaction, many nurses are left to wonder how they can accomplish all that is expected of them. With mobile health, and applications on their phones and tablets, iTriage helps to ease nurses’ workflow. “Being on the frontlines of healthcare gives [nurses] the … [Read more...] about How Mobile is Helping Nurses Deliver Better Care
If you have been following the Amanda Trujillo case you might be interested to know the Arizona Board of Nursing has issued the final resolution. You can find the contents of the final ruling on the case here: https://www.azbn.gov/ConsentAgreements/1104073.pdf If you just want to get down to the nitty gritty and hear the “what happened” of it all, you can find the details on page 7 of the document. “Respondent’s licenses is place on probation for twelve (12) months. Prior to termination of … [Read more...] about Update on the Amanda Trujillo Case: Doing the Right Thing Can be Subjective