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Guest Post: Nursing Homes: A Plea to Nurses

There is a grave need for nurses in nursing homes. According to the New York Times, 90 percent of U.S. nursing homes do not have adequate staff. A 2002 Health and Human Services (HHS) report found that 86 percent of 43 states reported inadequate staff numbers.

In 2004, there were 917,400 nurse related staff members in the U.S. nursing homes. These nursing staff members provided care to 1.5 million residents in all of the United States. Here are the numbers and the ratios in relation to nursing home residents:

7 Resolutions for the Nursing Profession

With the new year we make many resolutions to improve our lives. As nurses, we have the unique ability to improve the lives of others on a daily basis. However, there are many nursing issues that we as face on a daily basis. We should be focusing attention on these areas to make the nursing profession and more desirable one to be a part of. We need to band together to ensure the best patient care possible.

Puncture: Feature Film Showcases Risk of Needlestick Injuries for Nurses

Vicky Rogers (Vinessa Shaw) in PUNCTURE. Courtesy of Millennium Entertainment

PUNCTURE features Chris Evans, who portrays Micheal Weiss, a drug-addict Erin Brockovich or sorts, in a dramatic and captivating manner that is both shocking and inspiring. Despite his flaws, the mistakes he had made, and those he continued to make in his personal life, he is an underdog who stands up for what was right until the very end.

Best Shoes for Nurses: Timberland PRO Renova Professional Footwear Review

Best Shoes for Nurses: Timberland PRO Renova Professional Footwear Review

If there is one thing every nurse needs it’s a good pair of shoes. Finding the best shoes for nurses should be the goal of any nurse who spends 12 hours shifts on his/her feet. But it’s not just about a comfortable pair of nursing shoes, but also a stylish and functional pair that could trick your feet into thinking they haven’t been working long 12 hour shifts. You know, super-awesome nursing shoes that don’t really look like nurses shoes, and that your feet practically thank you for wearing. The kind of nursing shoes that make you say “This has got to be the best nursing shoe on the planet!” and make the perfect complement to any nursing uniform or scrubs.

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