45 Fun & Interesting Nursing Facts

Registered Nurse in hospital

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

12 Characteristics that Describe Nurses (And What They’re Not)

There are more than a few misconceptions out there regarding what nurses are and are not. We nurses know what we are capable of, what we’re responsible for, and what that means for patients. Here are a few characteristics that describe nurses and a little bit of clarification for what that means (or doesn’t mean. … Read more

5 Important Personality Traits to be a Successful Nurse

Becoming a nurse is not for the faint of heart; it requires a very special type of person to become a successful nurse, and not just anyone is cut out for the job. And while it’s possible for pretty much anyone with enough drive and determination to make it through nursing school and into a … Read more

Integrity in Nursing: What’s It All About?

The concept of integrity is a difficult one to define, especially in medicine. As nurses, we have a duty to act ethically according to our professional duties, but where does that meet with our personal integrity? Or does our personal life need to stay completely out of our professional dealings? There are a lot of … 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

Items That New Nurses Should Have in Their Bag

One of the worst things you can do as a new nurse is show up to work un- or under-prepared. But how do you know what to bring to your brand-new job at the local hospital? This type of practical knowledge isn’t usually taught in nursing school, but a well-packed bag can make a huge … 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

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

How Much Does a Nurse Really Walk During Their Shift?

Being a nurse is a job that takes not only a lot of education but also extreme endurance throughout every shift. You might wonder how much a nurse walks during an average day because a nurse will be on their feet almost their entire shifts. What once would have been a more challenging task to … Read more

Should All Nurses Be Forced To Get Flu Vaccinations?

In the midst of the flu season, many hospitals and health centers have required all of their employees, including nurses, to get a flu shot or flu vaccination. They must get the flu shot or be forced to leave their jobs. Some people think it should be necessary for all nurses to get flu shots, … 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

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

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

4 Tips Nurses Can Use To Reduce Stress In Pregnant Women

Pregnancy inherently involves a certain level of stress, especially if it is the first one for a woman. The new mother-to-be will be experiencing new physical sensations that are often unpleasant. Morning sickness can derail her daily routine, and she might be missing out on some of her favorite foods for nearly a year. She … Read more

What Does the Automobile Industry And Healthcare Have In Common?

Nursing is a famously human profession. It focuses on the human touch, human interaction, and the physical failings of simply being in human bodies. For hundreds of years, nurses have been seen as healers and helpers. Considering all this, it might surprise you to know that healthcare is pickup up a few helpful hints from … Read more

Elderly Care: 5 Ways to Enjoy Life Even in Your 80s

Growing older is a part of life that no one really looks forward to. We imagine a life of limited physical capabilities, dwindling mental capacity, and a lot of time spent in loneliness. But life doesn’t have to be that way, at any age! Even in your 80s, life can be fulfilling, exciting, and worthwhile. … Read more

12 Statement T-Shirts That Speak a Nurse’s Mind

Being a nurse can be a demanding job most of the time, so having some t-shirts that make a statement can be rewarding and sometimes humorous. Here are 12 statement t-shirts all nurses should have. Proud supporter of messy hair and sweatpants. This shirt is a statement to a nurse’s day off. After forty, fifty, … Read more

How Nurses Can Stop Blaming Others and Change Their Life Today

In this world, there’s no shortage of conflict. From wars to a squabble with your loud neighbor, it’s impossible to go a day without at least hearing of some type of fighting. As humans, we tend to strive to remove blame from ourselves and place it on others in an effort to keep issues from … Read more

10 Signs You’re Being Raised by a Nurse

Nurses have a different way of doing things compared to most people. And children of nurses have seen and heard it all. If you were raised by a nurse, some of the following might look awfully familiar. Read on for the ten signs that you were raised by someone in the nursing profession. You know … Read more

The Life of a Nursing Student… in GIFs!

Studying nursing is hard. It’s hard to get in, it’s hard to learn everything, and it’s even hard to deal with people who think you’re more than a little crazy for joining the profession in the first place. If you’re a current nursing student, here are some GIFs that will surely resonate with your experience … Read more

On Nurses Schedule: The Truth About Working 3 Days a Week

Having to explain a nursing schedule to non-nurses is, well, interesting. When we say that we “only” work three days a week, we are met with disbelief and incredulity. I mean, what other profession gets four days off a week, right? We can see the jealousy in their eyes as they hear of our oh-so-long … 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

Unhealthy vs. Healthy Relationships: Power of Positive Thinking

It’s no secret that we take on the attitudes of people we spend a lot of time with. From siblings and parents to coworkers to significant others, attitudes, opinions, beliefs, and emotions are easily exchanged back and forth. If you’re lucky, you’re surrounded by positive people; if not, you know how frustrating it can be … Read more

19 Inspirational Quotes for Nurses

Nursing is tough. It’s demanding and often thankless, and sometimes you’ll feel a bit discouraged. Before you lose motivation to continue doing your great work, have a look at the following inspirational quotes just for nurses. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when … Read more

Another Horror Story in Nursing: Violence in the ER Continues

Many nurses choose to work in the emergency room because it is constantly moving and there is a lot of work to be done. For those that thrive on rushes of adrenaline in chaotic situations, the ER can be the perfect place to work. However, it is not known for being the safest department in … Read more

8 Common Problems in the Nursing Profession

Working in the world of healthcare is a goal for many people, and with good reason. It is fulfilling, rewarding, and monetarily lucrative. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t without problems. Nurses face a lot of challenging issues in their profession, regardless of geographical location or paygrade, and they can be quite difficult to … Read more

5 Tips to Look Great in Your Nursing Uniform

Scrubs: the epitome of high fashion, right? Um, not so much. As a nurse, you probably struggle with how to feel confident about the way you look at work when your uniform is not the most flattering set of clothing to be seen. But have no fear – looking good at work, even in scrubs, … Read more

The Benefits of Naps and Sleep Rooms for Night-Shift Nurses

Nursing is an occupation that comes with a lot of responsibility, and every action should be taken to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Not only do you have to worry about caring for patients, but you also have to make sure that legal requirements are being fulfilled. In the case of night-shift nurses, sleep deprivation … Read more

3 Reasons Why Obesity Is Common in Nursing (and How to Fix It)

Obesity is a growing health problem in the US. As a nurse, you have probably seen to quite a few obese patients or others who are struggling with their weight. However, as a nurse, you probably also work with other nurses who are overweight. Indeed, obesity is becoming more common in the nursing profession. As … Read more

Things Nurses Can’t Live Without

People in every position probably have a list of things they need to survive in their field. Teachers rely on coffee and the infamous red pen; accountants definitely need calculators; food servers need that pad of paper and pen to take orders. Nursing is no different in the fact that they generally have a few … Read more

The Four Basic Personality Types of Nurses

Every profession has certain stereotypes about the people who work in it. But, like with most stereotypes, they aren’t always completely true. While certain professions may attract a certain type of person, the reality is that there are generally a few common personalities that show up at different jobs. Nursing is a field that certainly … Read more

The Dangers of Stilettos: Are They Worth The Risk for Bone Health?

Did you know that high heeled shoes were originally created for men? There are a few different stories as to the origin of the high heel, but the history can be traced back to medieval horse riders. These men were looking for ways to stay in the saddle better even during raucous rides. The elongated … Read more

Cupid in the Workplace! Nurses, Would You Date a Co-Worker?

There are lots of different thoughts on whether it’s a good or bad idea to date a coworker. It can be a tricky situation to navigate, especially in the medical field where there are all sorts of connotations, expectations, and issues that could arise. If you’re thinking about dating a coworker, especially as a nurse, … Read more