Taking Control of Your Child’s Behavior

When you decided to become a parent, you likely understood that it wouldn’t be the easiest job in the world, but that it would be worth it, right? And now that you are a parent, you’re seeing just how true that really is! Overall, parenting is a challenging but rewarding endeavor, but it can be … Read more

A Nurses’ Value to Society

One day, many years ago, I was a new nurse. I had just graduated from nursing school and was proud of my new qualifications and after working in a large hospital for about a year, I was getting used to the routine of going to work each day, filling out paperwork, and treating a variety … Read more

List of Nursing Associations

If you’re new to the nursing world, you should know that there are so many nursing organizations out there for you to join. These organizations provide a sense of community, a place to learn and grow as a nurse, and offer networking and career opportunities. While there are hundreds of professional nursing organizations to choose … Read more

Gaining the Respect of Your Co-workers

It is the goal of every person, and certainly every nurse, to gain the respect of the people around them. Respect is a signifier that you are doing your job correctly and that people appreciate you as a person as well as a nurse. But as we all know, respect is earned and not simply … Read more

Why You Should Consider Becoming a Male Nurse

Like teaching and other fields that are seen as “nurturing,” nursing is a female-dominated career, and is one area that lacks gender diversity in the US. While there are men entering the profession, they aren’t doing so at the rate that women are. And now with the nursing shortage being experienced around the world, we … Read more

Nursing Volunteer Opportunities

If you are a current nursing student or recent graduate, finding good volunteer programs is a good idea to start working on. Volunteering can offer you amazing hands-on experience and help you get familiar with the world of healthcare as a profession. We’ve rounded up a few of the best nursing volunteer opportunities that will … Read more

5 Emerging Trends and Driving Forces in Nursing Education

The nursing field is constantly changing, and with changes in the field of nursing come changes in nursing education. Understanding the changes and trends that can affect the field of nursing allows a potential or aspiring nurse to know about the shifts and changes that may occur in their education. Here are five crucial emerging … Read more

About the DAISY Award

Nursing is a profession that requires a lot of hard work, sacrifice, and personal dedication. However, nurses that exhibit these wonderful qualities rarely receive recognition for their efforts. To make sure that outstanding nurses receive the thanks they deserve, the DAISY Foundation has created an award for those deserving nurses. What is the DAISY Foundation? … Read more

Nursing Faculty Shortage: Why is The Pipeline Dry?

Nursing school is experiencing higher demand than ever before. Hundreds of thousands of candidates apply for some sort of nursing education each year in an effort to become qualified and certified nurses. However, each year, over 65,000 applicants are turned away from entering good programs. This isn’t because they aren’t qualified but rather because there … Read more

Wheelchair Dance? Yes They Can!

Our current population of elderly people were clearly not always elderly. Like all of us, they had a childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. And, also like all of us, they liked having fun. Social dancing was once the best way for young people to go out, have fun, and meet new people. It may seem … Read more

Why Personalized Medicine Isn’t Far Away

As advancements in technology come faster and faster, it is clear that we are entering the age of Big Data. There are software programs, apps, and even legislations that are all pushing for the digitizing of medical records and patient information. This is marketed as helpful for both patients and providers, and it’s true that … Read more

What if the Nurse Bully Is You?

You may have come into contact with bullies in your life, and these same bullies could be nurses if they choose that profession. There are clear distinctions that determine whether or not a nurse is a bully, and it’s easy to find out who the bully is within a nursing unit. However, it is more … Read more

No Nurse is an Atheist

Nursing is a profession that requires a lot from those who work in it. A good nurse must be motivated, empathetic, kind, and compassionate. They must also possess a level of spiritual fortitude to remain productive in this line of work. In fact, many nurses rely on a faith system to lead them in their … Read more