6 Reasons Nurses Shouldn't Date Doctors

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 level. But it's not that simple. Nurses rarely sneak off to on-call rooms in the ...

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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) ...

Bystander Or Nurse: When Being Off-Duty Gets Complicated

Posted on: 03/10/2017

By Lee Nelson Decades ago, Ann Rhodes and her husband were coming home from a movie on New Year’s Eve when a car passed them and spun out of control ...

Q&A With Nurse B: How Do I Get Help While Being Bullied?

Posted on: 03/09/2017

Beth Boynton, RN, MS specializes in communication, collaboration, and workplace culture. She offers advice on how to navigate common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared accountability ...

10 Tips For Caring For LGBTQ Patients

Posted on: 03/07/2017

By Anne Devine Many healthcare organizations are striving to ensure sensitive and equitable care for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). Recent societal changes, including ...

Nursing Workplace Culture: Change Begins With You

Posted on: 03/06/2017

By Keith Carlson, RN, BSN Workplace culture in nursing and healthcare is so important to job satisfaction, staff retention, and patient outcomes. Culture isn’t always talked about, but nurses are ...

Q&A With Nurse B: Overheard A Mean Conversation!

Posted on: 02/22/2017

In this 10-part weekly series, we'll be navigating common conflicts in nursing and healthcare with an eye towards shared accountability and co-creative solutions. Submit your conflict to keith@nursemail.org. Take your ...

Nurse Writers: Telling Your Patients' Stories

Posted on: 02/17/2017

By Anne Devine, MA, BSN As a nurse turned writer, I often think back on patients I cared for in my nearly 10 years of clinical experience. What do I ...

Flu Breakdown: The 2017 Influenza Season

Posted on: 02/16/2017

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness, does not discriminate who, when, and where it strikes. It is crucial for nurses and other healthcare professionals ...

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