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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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