This article shares work from home nursing jobs, many of which make great side hustles for nurses. 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 … [Read more...] about 13 Work from Home Nursing Jobs
As you create your goals for the new year, think about these 3 nursing goals. What are your professional resolutions? Use this list to create your own plans and attack them. Nurses spend so much time caring for others that they often don’t have the time or energy to really take care of themselves properly. A new year is a great time to start some new good habits and maybe even quite a few old bad ones. If you want to live a happy life with a fulfilling nursing career then these resolutions … [Read more...] about 3 Nursing Goals & Resolutions for Nurses Everywhere
Have you ever wanted to use your nursing degree to make a bigger difference in the world? Taking care of patients at the bedside is vital and it’s improving the world one life at a time, but what if you could improve the world in a different way? There are so many nursing specialties where you can really hone your nursing practice and specialize in a area that you feel passionate about. Have you ever thought about working in nursing research? What if you could use your nursing background to … [Read more...] about What is Research Nursing and How Can You Make it Your Career?
There is a lot of nursing gear that is can make caring for patients a little easier. It can be difficult to find items that are of quality and recommended by a trusted source. It’s a good thing that we’ve already taken some of the work out of it for you and rounded up some of the best nursing gear on the web. Nursing Gear If you’re looking for the best shoes for nurses, best stethoscope, best nursing tote bags with pockets, or best gifts for nurses we’ve got you covered. Heck, we’ll even tell … [Read more...] about Guide to the Top Nursing Gear
Guest Blogger: Robert Sanchez LinkedIn is a great way for professionals of all kinds to market themselves, network and to find new employment opportunities. If you are just entering the nursing field, you are in luck: There are dozens of really helpful LinkedIn groups that can help you to get a great start in your new career. The top nine LinkedIn groups for new nurses are as follows: 1 American Nurses Association: The ANA is the only full-service association that represents the … [Read more...] about 9 Awesome Linkedin Groups to Follow for New Nurses
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
Nursing is #1 in many areas which makes it a very attractive career choice. In 2012 “Nurse” was number 1 in U.S. News Best Jobs of 2012. Nursing is ranked number 1 for new jobs between 2010-2020. In a rocky economy, a career with steady rise of available positions is always attractive. My personal favorite reason why nursing is #1 is that nursing has consistently been ranked as number 1 in honesty and ethical standards by Gallop poll for the past 11 years. I appreciate a profession that’s … [Read more...] about Why Become a Nurse? [Infographic]
There are various accounts as to the origin of the following poem. It is most commonly described as a found in the possessions of an elderly woman who passed away in a nursing home. Regardless of the origins, the contents of this poem will pull at the heartstrings of any caring nurse. What do you see Nurse? What do you see, nurse, what do you see? What are you thinking when you're looking at me? A crabby old woman, not very wise, Uncertain of habit, with far away eyes. Who dribbles her food … [Read more...] about Poetic Exchange Between a Patient and Nurse
Guest Post All kinds of people become nurses, but those with a technical mind and an eye for technology can really make the best kind of nurse. In addition, being a science geek certainly pays off, particularly if you enjoy chemistry, since you’ll have to take about two years of chemistry to get a bachelor’s of science in nursing. The best nurses have a bit of nerd and a lot of good communication skills. Since you have to work in a team, it’s good if you can talk to other people, including … [Read more...] about Why Nerds Makes the Best Nurses
Nursing is a fantastic career for a multitude of reasons. One of my favorites is the possibilities and flexibility available in the profession. There are so many pathways in nursing and thousands of things you can do with a nursing degree. There are nearly as many ways to get you there, in terms of education, certifications, and specializations. What is right in nursing for you may not be right for everyone. While it is perfectly acceptable to practice as a nurse with an LPN or ADN nursing … [Read more...] about So You Want to Be a Nurse? Pathways In Nursing [Infographic]
What is a Nurse Informaticist? It's a "big picture nurse," and one that can leave you feeling disconnected. But it can still be very rewarding. My Experience as a Nurse Informaticist It's been a whole month since I jumped over onto the informatics train in nursing leaving my bedside care buddies behind and diving deep into the world of nursing informatics. The change was met with confusion from my colleagues and excitement from me. "Finally," I thought, "I can be a part of the big picture." … [Read more...] about Nurse Informaticist – The Bigger Picture Nurse
I've always been an advocate for my fellow-man. I expect the most out of humanity and do my best to remain optimistic in most situations, especially those involving innovation and technology. But it happens, more often than I'd like unfortunately, that my fellow-man disappoint me in their lack of effort to rise to a challenge. Nurses Are Human Too Unfortunately, nurses are human too. Well, it's not so much unfortunate that they are human, as much as it that humanity has flaws. We are not … [Read more...] about Integrity & Clinical Judgement: You Can’t Buy it at Walmart
There are many differences between working as a nurse on the floor and working as a nurse in an administrative role. However, a nurse should never forget “where we came from” and should utilize the caring and thought process applied in hands-on patient care in whatever role they have chosen. The reasons for this should be obvious, but I will clarify. The Nursing Process Remains the Same Assessment, Diagnosis, Outcome, Planning, Intervention and Expectations (ADOPIE). This shouldn’t change … [Read more...] about The Nursing Process as an Administrative Nurse
There is this thing in the quest for a B.S.N. degree called A.P.A. And while I could tell you what I think those letters actually stand for,the fact is that I am forced to use these insane rules of writing to produce much of my work. What would normally only take 15 minutes to compose takes me an hour when forced to uphold the constraints of the scholarly form. I rather enjoyed writing my last assignment. Well, let me rephrase that, I enjoyed gaining the knowledge, rearranging the … [Read more...] about Theory of Organizational Empowerment, for Nurses?
If you've been looking for the Being a Nurse Means poem, then you've found it. Being a NURSE Means... You will never be bored. You will always be frustrated. You will be surrounded by challenges. So much to do and so little time. You will carry immense responsibility and very little authority. You will step into people's lives and you will make a difference. Some will bless you. Some will curse you. You will see people at their worst... and at their best. You will never cease to … [Read more...] about Being a NURSE Means…