How to Become an Emergency Room Nurse

Are you the type of nurse that thrives in chaos and loves the adrenaline rush that comes with crisis situations? If so, becoming an emergency room nurse might just be the right specialty for you. Whether you are a newly graduated nurse or a veteran nurse, the emergency room offers a wealth of excitement, learning … Read more

How to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Entering the field of healthcare is a big decision. The process can be challenging and so is the work. However, it can also be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, is a great introduction to the world of nursing in healthcare. Keep reading for a thorough guide on how to … Read more

Male Nurses Are Still in Short Supply

The term “male nurse” is not one that has received much appreciation or recognition; the term is often used in a derogatory way. Unfortunately, many men are looked down on for choosing a profession that is majority female. However, it is becoming clear that while there are now more men in nursing than there were … Read more

25 Nursing Interview Practice Questions

As nursing school graduation approaches, an important next step is securing a job as an RN. This is a very exciting time and could lead to meeting new people and new health care facilities. Ideally, you are confident in the nursing knowledge and skills you have learned in school, but acing a job interview is … Read more

Are In-Person Nursing Classes Better Than Online Ones?

There has been a growing trend for nursing programs to offer online courses in lieu of, or combined with, in-person (face-to-face) classes. This trend exponentially increased during the COVID-19 pandemic due to in-person classes not being allowed. Even before the pandemic, adult learners or students who also work full-time encountered struggles attending classes in-person due … Read more

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Nurse

Maintaining good health and proper nutrition is difficult even in the best of times. Making sure you get all the right nutrients, consume the correct number of calories, enough exercise, and enough sleep can seem like an impossible task. For a nurse, it can be even more daunting. Irregular work schedules and unpredictable work days … Read more

5 Fashion Tips for Nurses

Our appearance sends messages about ourselves to others, whether we want it to or not. People pay attention to hair, piercings, makeup, tattoos, cleanliness, and clothing styles of others. As caregivers, you should want to make sure that all of these aspects of your appearance are positively influencing what other perceive about us while still … Read more

5 Tips to Help You Survive Nursing School

If you’ve made the decision to go to nursing school – congratulations! Healthcare needs qualified and dedicated providers, and nursing is an excellent profession. Nursing school can seem daunting both at the beginning and all throughout. Ask any nurse and they’ll tell you that nursing school held some of the most challenging times of their … Read more

List of Nurse License Compact States: 2022

When becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), you must apply for an RN license in the state you wish to work in. Having an RN license in one state does not make one eligible to work as an RN in another. Each state may have different requirements that must be fulfilled for licensure. However, the Nurse … Read more

5 Leadership Qualities Every Nurse Should Have

In nursing school, leadership and management topics are briefly touched on but generally not taught in-depth. As a nurse you will be expected to show leadership as you work with a team of health care providers collaborating for patient care. For some, leadership skills come naturally, and for others, they are harder sought. Regardless, everyone’s … Read more

What You Need to Know About Bedside Nursing

Bedside nursing is quickly becoming just one of many occupational areas of nursing. Due to a push towards an increased need for mid-level providers (advanced practice nurses) and nurse burnout, fewer nurses choose to stay at the bedside long-term. This may become problematic as the nursing shortage continues to rapidly increase. Bedside nursing is available … Read more

Inspirational Quotes for Nurses

Nursing is a wonderful, yet challenging career. It can be mentally, physically, and emotionally demanding. Yet, the work one does as a nurse can be incredibly rewarding. The following are a few quotes to keep in mind when your work day has been tough.  “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished … Read more

4 Helpful Nursing Mobile Apps You Should Download

Today, there are apps for just about everything, including some that are excellent resources for nurses. Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of a specific topic or need to look something up quickly at work, don’t worry- there’s an app for that! Here are some the best ones that we’ve found. Epocrates This … Read more

Importance of Body Language in Nursing Communication

It is a commonly known fact that non-verbal body language is an important piece of communication. In fact, up to 55% of communication consists of how people move and their body posture while speaking and listening. In a profession like nursing, which requires a lot of communication with patients, other nurses, doctors, and other members … Read more

Tips for Nurses Working with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Working with dementia patients or those with Alzheimer’s Disease can be a challenge, especially if it’s a new population for a nurse. The care required is extensive, challenging, and nearly constant. While it isn’t an area for everyone, working with these types of patients can be very rewarding. If you are currently working with or … Read more

4 Roles Nurses Play that Truly Make Them the Heart of Healthcare

Nurses are often thought of as the “heart” of healthcare because nurses give their all day in and out taking care of patients. In today’s media, physicians often have the starring role in patient care, but in reality, it is nurses who spend the most time at the bedside connecting with patients. Nurses have four … Read more

5 Emerging Trends and Driving Forces in Nursing Education

The nursing field is constantly changing and adapting, and with changes in the nursing profession come changes in nursing education. Understanding the changes and trends that can affect the field of nursing allows those aspiring or training to be a nurse to know about the shifts and changes that may occur in their education. Here … Read more

5 Rights to Prevent Medication Errors in Nursing

The common saying goes: “to err is human.” As a nurse, making mistakes is bound to happen, but in healthcare mistakes may carry heavier consequences than in other work environments. And in the world of healthcare, there is the added the worry of malpractice suits against nurses or physicians that have made a mistake, not … Read more

The ABCs of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

When thinking about nurses, most picture nurturing, bustling middle-aged women in a white uniform constantly carrying around fresh sheets or fluffy pillows. Nurses are often thought of “assistants” or “helpers” for physicians. In reality, nurses are professionals with an in-depth, scientific knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, the latest in medical technology, and the most … Read more

List of Nurse Recruitment Agencies for U.S. Based Employment

As the demand for nurses rapidly increases in the United States, due to the bulk of the population aging, a substantial portion of nurses reaching retirement age, and now a global pandemic, nurses from outside the U.S. may consider working here temporarily or permanently. It is common for nursing recruitment agencies to steadily hire foreign-trained … Read more

45 Fun & Interesting Nursing Facts

Becoming a registered nurse is the ultimate goal for a lot of men and women looking to enter the medical field. Registered nurses work directly with patients to provide care and have a wealth of knowledge and skills to offer, but there might be a few things that you didn’t know about registered nurses. Without … Read more