10 Survival Tips For New Nurses

When you’re a new nurse, it’s easy to become anxious about doing everything right and starting your career on the right foot. We know it can be difficult making the transition from student to professional. So we’ve put together the top 10 tips to help ...

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Nursing Pushed Me Into Depression: How Travel Pulled Me Out

Posted on: 03/22/2017

By Leah Helmbrecht, RN, BSN, Travel Nurse When I was in nursing school I was asked many times, “why do you want to be a nurse?” The answer I would ...

How To Read An Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)

Posted on: 03/21/2017

By Dawn Gray, RN Regular, irregular, fast, slow, wide, narrow, stable, unstable. Does looking at a 12-lead EKG put your own heart into a lethal rhythm? Nurses are usually the ...

Meet Renee Thompson: Leading The Fight Against Nurse Bullying

Posted on: 03/18/2017

Dr. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN is an adult clinical practice and professional development expert. After more than 25 years as a clinical nurse, nurse educator and nurse executive, Renee ...

6 Reasons Nurses Shouldn't Date Doctors

Posted on: 03/17/2017

By Kathleen Colduvell, RN, BSN, BA, CBC Most nurses have seen the Grey’s Anatomy episode where Rose, the nurse, and Derek, the dreamy surgeon, take their relationship to the next ...

Nursing Care For Transgender Patients

Posted on: 03/16/2017

Laverne Cox. Caitlyn Jenner. Amazon’s series Transparent. Transgender issues are becoming more visible in pop culture, and in real life and healthcare, too. The New York Times reported that the ...

Q&A With Nurse B: Day Nurse Left My Patient In Pain!

Posted on: 03/15/2017

Welcome to Q&A with Nurse Beth Boynton, RN, MS. In this 10-part weekly series, we'll be navigating common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared accountability and ...

Here’s How Not To Get The Flu This Season

Posted on: 03/14/2017

By Sean Dent, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN Ahh, the flu season -- that time of year when we’re all on the lookout for the potentially lethal (or at least very virulent) ...

Can’t Relax? Try These Awesome Massage Techniques

Posted on: 03/13/2017

By Keith Carlson, RN, BSN Hard-working nurses need time to relax, and getting a massage is a fun and healthy way to indulge. If you don’t have time to plan ...

Meet Megen Duffy: Not Nurse Ratched

Posted on: 03/11/2017

Writer, editor, nurse, and a passionate voice of the nurse community- meet Megen Duffy! In this interview, she talks about how her experience of nursing seeps into her passion for ...

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