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

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond the Bedside: Oncology Nursing

When a person is diagnosed with any type of cancer, they will become very familiar with the oncology team. They will turn to them for care and treatment. The oncology nurse is one person that the patient will probably interact with the most. If you find yourself in a situation where oncology is part of … Read more

Beyond the Bedside: The Role of Telehealth Nursing

Nursing is a very hands-on job, there’s no denying. But with advancements in technology in recent years, it’s impossible not to extend nursing practice into the world of remote communication. In fact, it’s fairly likely that you’ve already had a hand in telehealth nursing, even if that means you’ve just made a simple phone call … Read more

FDA Now Regulating Mobile Medical & Nursing Apps

In recent years, mobile medical and nursing apps have gained favor from providers and patients alike. The apps are available on a variety of mobile devices and make healthcare more streamlined and easier to understand. With apps to track steps and calories, check heart rates and glucose levels, and monitor chronic health conditions, it’s clear … Read more

7 Best Nursing Apps for Android and iPhone

As technology advances before our very eyes, it comes as absolutely no surprise that apps are becoming indispensable for people. There are apps that help you manage your finances, apps for finding a soulmate, and apps for ordering groceries for delivery. Unsurprisingly, the world of healthcare is joining in with the app fun; hundreds of … Read more

How Nurses Can Identify Human Trafficking Victims

Human trafficking is a growing epidemic in the United States and around the world. With victims numbering in the millions globally, there is an increasing need for people to recognize human trafficking when it does occur and intervene appropriately. In the world of healthcare, nurses often come into contact with trafficking victim quite regularly, whether … Read more

Is Psychiatric Nursing Right for You?

When it comes to choosing a specialty as a new nursing grad, the process can be difficult and confusing. Like most new grads, you probably have a good grasp on the medical knowledge of diseases, treatments, techniques, and technology, but that doesn’t make the choice any easier. In actuality, deciding which specific field to enter … Read more

6 Hot Tips to Help You Survive Nursing School

If you’ve made the decision to become a nurse – congratulations! Healthcare is in desperate need of qualified and dedicated providers. Your first step is to start nursing school, which can be a daunting task, believe us. Ask any nurse and they’ll tell you that nursing school was some of the most challenging times of … Read more

9 Pieces of Advice for Every Nursing Student

Getting through nursing school with your sanity intact may seem like an impossible task. Programs are difficult with high levels of rigor expected from every student. Students who lack good study habits and time management skills will struggle. If you’re finding that nursing school is a lot harder than you expected, keep reading for some … Read more

Useful Tips to Obtain RN License

One of the most infamous exams in the world of nursing is the RN licensure exam. We won’t mince words – it can be pretty rough. However, there’s also nothing quite as satisfying as being able to take and pass that exam because with that comes those two wonderful letters you get to add to … Read more

Are You a Nursing Professional?

Anyone with a nursing degree can become a nurse, but it takes more than a degree to truly become a nursing professional. There are evident attributes and qualities that professionals in the workplace have when pursuing their nursing careers. This article discusses the attributes and qualities a nurse needs to be a true nursing professional. … Read more