If you are a nurse then hopefully the hospital or healthcare organization you work for has decided to honor you and all the hard work you do. But we here at The Nerdy Nurse think you deserve a little more this year. I'm sure Florence Nightingale would be impressed with how far we've come, but we all know how far we have to go. In some ways nurses are honored everyday, but in … [Read more...] about 2014 Nurses Week Giveaway
Guest Blogger: Joe WhyteTaking the time to look your absolute best for your job can create short term and long term benefits for your life. People who dress professionally and maintain their appearance project confidence, leadership, intelligence and a healthy degree of attractiveness in the eyes of any beholder. Not only are these theories supported by anecdotal evidence … [Read more...] about Dressing to Impress and How That Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Professional Career
Whenever I’m asked to define a unique trait or some sort of trivia about myself I seem to always forget one of the the most interesting conversation starters I have: My Husband Took My Last Name. It’s funny because when I tell people this I can never quite predict what type of response people will have. The type of response usually depends on the amount of time that person has … [Read more...] about My Husband Took My Last Name
Every time you go to the hospital, you've probably noticed that while not everyone is wearing the same pattern, they're often all wearing scrubs. You may ask: Why are nursing uniforms scrubs? Sometimes, even the non-clinical employees wear them. So why is it that hospitals usually have policies stating that nurses must wear scrubs? Nursing Uniforms Scrubs While the scrubs … [Read more...] about Why Are Nursing Uniforms Scrubs?
Even though white starched caps and dresses are a matter of nursing history, the media still commonly portrays nurses in these uniforms. This makes sense if you think about it. A nurse wearing regular scrubs of any generic color might be mistaken for a doctor, respiratory, therapist, or maybe even an aide or housekeeping. So when Hollywood wants a viewer to instantly identify a … [Read more...] about From White to Blue: Nursing Uniforms Evolve