Where Am I Going?  The List of Hospital Unit Acronyms Every Nurse Should Know

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Getting around a new hospital can be confusing, especially for newer nurses who have so much to learn and don’t yet know the acronyms designated for certain areas. If your coworkers are starting to sigh heavily every time ...

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The Culture of Safety - Part 1: No Innocent Bystanders

Posted on: 02/21/2017

By Beth Boynton, RN, MS When I attended graduate school in 2003, I studied organizational development and behavior, group dynamics, coaching, and emotional intelligence, all of which added depth and ...

High-Protein & High-Energy Snacks For Nurses

Posted on: 01/27/2017

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC Snacks can be a nurse’s best friend during long 12-hour hospital shifts. Nurses often do not take meal breaks, and even if they ...

A Medical Improv Activity: Breaking Tension & Improving Communication

Posted on: 01/18/2017

Happy New Year! 2017 is ringing in with all sorts of possible changes in healthcare and nursing. Whether you are excited or worried or both, the uncertainty can contribute to ...

10 Gifts for the Graduating Nurse

Posted on: 04/20/2016

That time of year has come; your friend or family member has sacrificed so much for this moment: nursing school graduation. And that’s not including what’s next for them: the ...

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