How Nursing Students Can Prepare For the NCLEX-RN

Toward the end of nursing school, nursing students begin the process of preparing to take the RN licensing exam, the NCLEX-RN. After all, a nursing degree without a license to practice is almost useless. The exam is notoriously difficult and covers multiple years’ worth of information from school, as well as measures one’s ability to … Read more

12 Tips to Improve Your Nursing Documentation

One of the first things you probably learned in nursing school and as a new nurse is the importance of documentation. Accurate and appropriate documentation is key to ensuring accountability for nursing care and proof that protocols and procedures were followed correctly. In order to protect yourself liability-wise, you need to take documentation seriously and … Read more

SOAPIE Charting: Nursing Notes Explained & Examples

One of the most important parts of a nurse’s job is accurate, descriptive documentation. While a lot of charting that nurses do is “charting by exception” in an electronic medical record (EMR), there are plenty of scenarios in which a nurse will need to “free-write” nursing notes. It can be difficult to write a nursing … Read more

4 Tips Nurses Can Use to Reduce Stress in Pregnant Women

Pregnancy inherently involves a certain level of stress, whether it is a first pregnancy or an experienced mother. While pregnancy has many joyful aspects, there are some that rather unpleasant. Morning sickness can derail her daily routine, and she will often feel tired or have headaches. She may be worried about exercising too much or … 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

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

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