The ICU is an overwhelming place to start a new job. This advice for new ICU nurses will help you succeed through your first month.
Working 12 hour shifts can really it difficult to stay on track with health and wellness, but healthy eating for nurses is a critical component of overall wellness. A reader asked what I do to focus on healthy eating while working long shifts: I’m about to start my grad year and was just wondering- what do you usually take for meals? I […]
Neurological Exam: Level of Consciousness. If you’re learning how to do neuro checks, one of the most challenging aspects can be distinguishing level of consciousness. Let’s go through each level of consciousness (LOC) that you’ll see and the main differences between them.
You can be comfortable floating between units and increase your comfort zone to float between campuses. Let’s talk float nurse skills and tips.
Get to know these valuable and helpful tips for the new cardiac nurse from an experienced nurse who’s been there.
Cardiac nursing is very rewarding. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, you’ll find something new. Let’s look at a Cardiac Nurse typical day.
A neuro assessment is a critical skill for any nurse (not just neuro ICU nurses) This goes beyond simple neuro checks. If you’re interested in improving this nursing skill, this article is for yo
What are the qualities of a good nurse? You need to be empathetic, hard-working, and so much more. Read the complete list.
Discharge planning can be a challenge for any nurse, let alone a new nurse. I’ve discharged many patients since I became a nurse in 2010 and would like to give you some discharge planning tips!
One of the most terrifying things for new nurse grads is accidentally messing up a patient’s meds. This is how to avoid medication errors.
I’ve received a lot of questions from new nurses saying that one of their biggest struggles is when they’ve learned a lot but are having trouble learning how to trust your nursing judgment. You think you know what you’re doing, but you’re not sure…
If you ever receive a stroke patient and they are NPO, this is why that call was made and how you should handle it.
You’ve heard of Life Hacks? Well, here are 35+ clever nurse hacks that will save your sanity on those really long shifts. Nurse Hacks That Will Save Your Sanity I have some life-changing nurse hacks that you’ll definitely use. You might not use all of them, but I bet you’ll find at least one or […]
How do I become a nurse? Do you want to become a nurse? This is everything you need to know about school and the job – from an experienced nurse who’s been there.
I know it’s confusing, but this is how a doctor’s schedules works, from an experienced nurse. It’s not always the same, but this can help.
Don’t be intimidated! Follow these tips for working with physicians and banish your nursing anxiety for good.
Read and laugh along with me – a nurse – as I share the very real story of my first bed change. We’ve all been there, it’s so relatable!
This is so important! Nursing delegation frees up your mind so you can focus on the most important tasks first. Here’s how to master it.
If you’re considering international travel nursing, check out this guide for foreign nurses to answer some of the most common questions about nursing and healthcare in the US
The operating room offers a fast-paced, technical, and exciting nursing career. Here are a few tips for new grad nurses in the operating room.