Lifestyle

Nursing is so much more than just a profession, for many it’s a lifestyle. In this category you will find all things nursing that’s not education or career related. Everything from jokes, quotes and entertainment to more serious topics is covered here.

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…

Major Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing

Each day, nurses face situations that they may not know how to deal with, despite years in the profession. These situations usually involve some type of ethical decision that must…

Mood Swings and Low Carb Dieting

Diet trends have been going on for hundreds of years but have gained a lot of attention in the last 50 or so years. From Atkins to Weight Watchers to…

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…

Nurses and Substance Abuse

Nursing is a tough job; it is emotionally taxing and physically draining. With all of the demands that nurses face on a daily basis, it’s not surprising that substance abuse…

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…

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…

The Importance of Empathy in Nursing

In nursing, treating patients with kindness and empathy is as much a part of your job as treating their illnesses and patching up wounds. Otherwise known as “bedside manner,” practicing…

The Importance of Strength Training

When it comes to working out, most people opt for a jog on the treadmill or a few minutes on the bike. Cardio workouts like these are easy to do,…

The Importance of Teamwork in Nursing

Working as a team is a crucial part of being a nurse. You know from day one that you’ll be working with other nurses, doctors, and members of staff at…

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…

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;…

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,…