ADN vs. BSN – a nurse’s thoughts on the New York bill requiring a BSN in 10. In December 2017, New York State signed a bill that requires all newly licensed nurses with their ADN to obtain their BSN within 10 years of their initial licensure.
Nursing is weird. This strange nurse life we lead includes situations the rest of the world never even considers. Learning to function in a busy hospital and manage your life around 12-hour shifts takes some time and perseverance. The good news is you don't have to do it the hard way. We've got you covered with lots of real-life examples of ways to live your best nurse life.
Dear Detective Jeff Payne, When I was scrolling through my Instagram feed after a day of moving to our new home, the last thing I expected to see was a nurse being chased and handcuffed. The last thing I expected to hear was a nurse sobbing and screaming as she was pinned against a wall […]
You can rely on two things once you earn your degree, a new profession and lots of student loan payments. Student Loan Forgiveness and Management for Nurses….
This post has been sponsored by Aurora University. Please see my disclaimers page for more information on our partnership. Instant messages, email, video conferences – these and other forms of technology now allow patients to access their health care providers via a new field known as telehealth, created by the demand for greater access and […]
This episode discusses how to deal with a negative unit culture, the importance of emotional intelligence, self-inventory, how to respond to bullies, and confrontation. We talk empathy, sympathy, and more. A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned […]
We had to quickly use the word “snowflake”, because it is so overused and abused that it won’t mean anything within the week—it already refers to anyone with a different opinion than you do, as opposed to referring to someone easily hurt. Nurse Bullying doesn’t necessarily take place when someone gets offended or disagrees with […]
Nurse blogging has been good to me. It has allowed me to travel the country, interact with nurses all over world, and has provided extra income. But it hasn’t always been wonderful. I’ve made some mistakes along the way. I’m going to share with you some of my biggest nurse blog mistakes in hopes that […]
Throughout my career as a nurse, I’ve cared for many individuals who are addicted to opioids. When you’re a nurse caring for patients, you can kind of forget that nurses are just as likely to fall into addiction as anyone else. While nurses are no more likely than the general population to struggle with addiction, […]
As you’re getting bedside report in your busy intensive care unit, your stomach starts to drop. “54 year old female… full code… no allergies… here for septic shock from pneumonia… unresponsive… “ Your eyes fixate on the intubated patient, and you start to realize she looks like your mom. Your mom who is 700 miles […]
It’s that time of year again for nurses in administration… Time to think up ideas for Nurses Week. For those of you that let out a weary sigh, I feel you. I used to plan those activities and it was not an easy endeavor at all. It can become so burdensome that turns into just […]
I cannot believe another YEAR has gone by! In the last year, I had a baby (what!), wrote two books, revised Becoming Nursey, started working at NRSNG.com, transitioned from Nurse Eye Roll to FreshRN, recorded a podcast, and perfected my homemade wing recipe. via GIPHYGuys, seriously. It’s legit. ((Pppssstt… here’s the recipe, just don’t tell […]
Nursing units are very tight-knit groups of people, who rely heavily on one another, but it can be a nightmare if you’re dealing with nurse bullying.
At some point and time even the most seasoned nurse was a new nurse. They too were bright eyed, anxious, excited, and scared to death they were going to mess it all up. I recently asked on Facebook for one piece of advice for new nurses. The response was so great that it just had […]
This post is sponsored by Capella University. Please see my disclaimer page for more information on our partnership. When I was getting into the field of nursing, I pictured the entire profession at the bedside. To me, all nursing looked like was nurses providing direct patient care 24 hours/day. I did not realize that not […]
This post contains affiliate links I recently had a chance to interview Only In The ICU about her experiences with being a flight nurse. She really blew my mind and I enjoyed this interview so much. Have you ever wondered about being a flight nurse? Then you are going to want to read on. What […]
This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own, from my own experiences, or from those of loved ones where indicated. For more information on my partnerships and affiliates, please see my disclaimers page (link in menu). What to Buy When You’re Expecting! Must Haves for Baby. (I realize this is my blog for […]
This post is sponsored by Capella University. Please see my disclaimer page for more information on our partnership. When you hear the word “nurse” .. what do you think? What do you see? More importantly, what do you feel? I see a person, standing there in the middle of chaos – with a subtle grin. […]
This week I am featuring an interview with my sister in-law, Elizabeth Fields. She recently went to Bora, Ethiopia with the medical mission group Health Gives Hope. Last week, I interviewed their founders, one of whom is actually a Nurse Practitioner! Click here to check out the previous post. To give you a little background about […]
Have you ever been on a medical mission? Let’s look at what a medical mission is, how to get involved, and what to expect.
Please note that this post is sponsored by Capella University. All opinions are my own. Please check out this video about my 2016 partnerships and why I’ve decided to work with these amazing organizations. When I graduated from nursing school I was given a packet of information about the various professional nursing organizations. I was […]