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 sticky situations? If so, becoming an emergency room nurse might just be the right track for you. Whether you are a newly graduated nurse or a veteran who has been in the industry for a few years, … Read more

How to Become an Infection Control Nurse

With neo-natal nursing and midwifery being a couple of the most popular nursing specialties, it’s clear that most nurses enjoy the more nurturing and life-affirming aspects of the profession. But did you know that there are other specialties out there designed for nurses with a penchant for adrenaline, mystery, and research? From life in the … Read more

The ABCs of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Nurses are often seen as generic nurturers, bustling middle-aged women in a white uniform constantly carrying around fresh sheets or fluffy pillows. We’re often confused with nannies or therapists. In reality, nurses are scientists with an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, the latest in medical technology, and the most recent research into diseases … Read more

8 Cheesy Pick-Up Lines That May Work for Nurses

We may be a bit biased over here, but we are pretty sure that dating a nurse is one of the best ideas you could have. We’re smart, determined, and we definitely know how to nurture and take care of people! Not to mention, we’re great multi-taskers with a lot of personal drive. So, how … Read more

The Four Elements of Medical Malpractice in Nursing

Medical malpractice – two words you definitely don’t want to hear too often if you work in the healthcare sector. Unfortunately, it happens all too often, and recovering from the situation can be a lengthy and costly process for both the facility and the individuals involved. While the issue is most often associated with physicians, … Read more

Types of US Nursing Degrees

The path to becoming a nurse can be a little bit confusing. With so many letters, initials, titles, and programs, there are a variety of ways a person could gain the label of “nurse.” If you’re interested in becoming a nurse and are curious as to how to get there, we’ve compiled a handy guide … Read more

Do Nursing and Tattoos Go Well Together?

Human beings are certainly no strangers to decorating ourselves. From jewelry to hairstyles to clothing trends, humans are always finding new ways to adorn ourselves to enhance our appearances. Tattoos have been around for hundreds of years in certain cultures, but it hasn’t been until recently that they are becoming more and more acceptable in … Read more

7 Motivational Quotes for Nursing Students

As a hard-working nursing student, you’re no stranger to stress. In fact, studying for exams, doing clinical hours, and trying to maintain a social life seem all but impossible to fit into your schedule. Add in the piles of flashcards you still have to make, and it seems like there’s just no way that you’ll … Read more

Can a Nurse Be Too Old to Excel in the Workplace?

If you’ve been a nurse for a while, you may be wondering if you’re too old to excel in your career. After all, with brand new nurses entering the field all the time, it’s beginning to feel like a young man’s (or woman’s!) game. And even though we more experienced nurses feel at the top … Read more

The Highest Paying Nursing Jobs

Entering the nursing field doesn’t mean you are limited to bedside nursing at your local clinic. In fact, there is a huge variety of careers you can enter into as a nurse, and if salary is a factor, there are still plenty of options. If you’re considering entering the nursing career or are already a … Read more

How the Affordable Care Act Has Impacted Nursing

The Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, made some major waves when it was introduced in 2010. A new answer to the continual issue of healthcare in America, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law as a way of making sure that all American citizens had health insurance, regardless of whether they … Read more

How to Become a Pain Management Nurse

Choosing a specialty as a nurse can be a daunting task. You want to find something that you’re passionate about, something that will give you a sense of fulfillment, but also something that will pay the bills. Pain Management Nursing is a specialty that could be the right option for you, especially if you are … Read more

Best Exercises for Nurses

Getting (and staying) in shape is hard enough, but for nurses, it seems like an almost impossible task. With not enough hours in the day or gas in the metaphorical tank, it can be extremely difficult for nurses to make their own health a priority. This is pretty counterintuitive since nurses are concerned with other … Read more

Your Guide to Online Nursing Programs

As the world progresses, it’s clear that technology is becoming an undeniable part of our life in every way. While this can seem frustrating at times, especially as we see interpersonal connections dwindling and children becoming obsessed with the latest game or social media, making use of technology can help us reach our goals in … Read more

Your Travel Nursing Guide

If you’re a working nurse looking for a change of pace, chances are you have heard about travel nursing. Indeed, travel nursing can be an excellent alternative to the occasional boredom of being a “regular” nurse in a hospital or clinic. To help you out, we’ve gathered tons of the best information to create for … Read more

3 Common Medical Errors in Nursing and How to Avoid Them

It’s fairly common knowledge that no one is perfect, so it’s a good idea to realize now that you won’t always perform your nurse duties perfectly. Even if you graduated at the top of your class and have received recognition for your devotion to healthcare, all while maintaining great nurse-patient relationships and getting along with … Read more

SOAPIE: Effective Means to Good Nursing Documentation

Good documentation is a major part of a nurse’s responsibilities at work. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most difficult parts of the job to do well. In this article, we’ll look at a unique strategy to help you improve your documentation skills and become an even better nurse. Why Document? There are a lot … Read more

So You Hate Being a Nurse: Now What?

You spent a few years in school, studying your butt off and working hard to graduate. And then you finally landed that dream job as a nurse, doing the work you always dreamed of. You have a great salary, great professional relationships, and are confident in what you know how to do. And then, all … Read more

To Join or Not to Join a Nursing Union

There’s no word more divisive in an employment setting as “union.” It makes employers nervous and employees concerned about job security. But sometimes, it is in everyone’s best interest to join a union. If you’ve heard about a local nursing union or you’re looking into joining one, keep reading for some pros and cons of … Read more

12 Tips to Improve Your Nursing Documentation

One of the first things you probably learned on the job as a new nurse is the importance of documentation during your shift. Documenting everything is key to ensuring accountability for mistakes and as proof that protocols and procedures were followed correctly. In order to protect yourself liability-wise, you need to take documentation seriously and … Read more

Power and Influence? Yes, Nurses Have Them

It can often feel like we nurses don’t have a lot of power in our work. We have to follow the orders of physicians and our own decisions are often questioned by others. Even in nursing managerial positions, we are still seen as lacking true authority. What is usually more the case, though, is that … Read more

Lose the Ego Nurses, It’s Not About You

While the definition of ego is “a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance,” it is often referred to simply as a person’s  “self” or the “I” of a person. It is the part of each person that regulates their conscious thoughts and actions. When we use this word, we usually use it to mean that … Read more

Tribute to Great Nurses: Why Is It So Difficult?

With thousands of amazing nurses all around the world, it’s impossible to recognize them all. And though each and every working nurse deserves that recognition (along with winning the lottery, having great health, and finding the love of their life), instead we will take the time to recognize some of the incredible things that nurses … Read more

Would You Give Up Your Seat in the Nurses Station?

When it comes to professionalism in the workplace, nurses have it extremely tough, as a general rule. We are put in a sort of middle-man position between physicians and patients, a position which doesn’t allow too much independence or individualism. It can be challenging to work with doctors who don’t respect us and patients who … Read more