Graduation is upon us and there will be many new grad nurses among hospital units very soon if they have not started already. Starting a job in nursing can be very overwhelming. I would argue that learning the ropes of the healthcare culture is quite possibly one of the most difficult jobs. In addition, the […]
A Day in the Life of a Nephrology Nurse
Nephrology Nursing consists of dynamic, diverse, and holistic care that is both challenging and rewarding.
Top Tips for New Grad Nurses in the Operating Room (OR)
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.
Monitoring Patients after Ketamine
Do you know what’s really sexy right now in anesthesia? Opioid-free anesthesia. Let’s talk about monitoring patients after ketamine.
Dropping out of the Hospital Rat Race: Nurse Entrepreneurship
I’ve talked to a lot of nurses lately who feel pressure to go back to school and make more money with an MSN of some sort. Obviously, universities are all about the chance to get a few more years of tuition from them. There are other options besides heading back to the classroom, and one […]
What Do Infection Prevention Nurses Do?
What do Infection Prevention nurses not do! There are a variety of titles that cover our job including Infection Control Practitioner, Infection Prevention Coordinator, and most often the Infection Preventionist, or IP. IPs now come from a variety of backgrounds including nurses, medical technologists, and public health professionals, but the profession has historically been dominated by nurses. In fact, Florence Nightingale is not only viewed as a pioneer of nursing, but also a pioneer of infection prevention and control. A day in the life of an IP is never boring.
What Do Nurse Anesthetists Do? (CRNA)
Ever wonder what it’s like to work as a CRNA? Join Nick Angelis, MSN CRNA as he discusses a normal day at work.
Top Tips for New Nurses Working With Ventilators – From a CRNA!
Periwinkle is a lovely color. A soft, subtle blue, it looks best as Helen Hunt’s eyeshadow in 1995 or on an Easter egg. It looks worst on your patient’s skin. While waiting for the respiratory therapist to come bail you out, understanding some common sense and troubleshooting will keep your patient pink, or in my case, healthy brown instead of sickly green
What Do Labor and Delivery Nurses Do?
If you’re considering working in the labor and delivery department as a nurse, and want to learn more about what their day-to-day really looks like, join our guest author, Brianna Babienco BS, RN, RNC-OB as she explains what labor and delivery nurses do!
What Do Nursing Home Nurses Do?
Many nursing students, as well as nurses in general, carry misconceptions about what it’s like to be a nurse in a nursing home. Many don’t really understand exactly what do nursing home nurses do, so let’s dig into what it’s really like to work in a nursing home!
What Do NICU Nurses Do?
If you’re considering working in the NICU as an RN and are curious about what a normal day looks like, check out this post – written by an expert!
The Power of Embracing Nurse Discomfort
Many nurses are not fully engaged and present when dealing with patients. But nurse discomfort can be a potent tool, enhancing the patient experience, particularly during an emotionally-charged interaction.
Inpatient to Outpatient: Transitioning from the ICU to Primary Care
I am currently two semesters away from graduating with my masters as a family nurse practitioner. I plan to work in family practice in an office setting. It’s a start contrast and it’s reasonable to ask why I made such a big move from ICU to Primary Care.
The Role of the Nurse Preceptor
You are probably prepared for what to expect during your orientation, whether it be from discussions during nursing school, friends, or from personal research on the web. The role of the nurse preceptor? Responsibility, Preparation, and Personalities. I want to talk to you about orientation a little differently. I want to share with you orientation from my point-of-view, as a nurse preceptor. It is important to me that you understand…
What Do Perioperative Nurses Do? An Interview with an OR Nurse
Curious about the world of pre-op, OR, and PACU nurses? Learn more about perioperative nursing from an expert!
I know I want to be a Nurse Practitioner, but which program do I choose?
Hey all – this week’s guest post is by none other than Sean Dent, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN! We realize how confusing the whole nurse practitioner world is right now, especially for those of you just beginning nursing school who know you want to eventually become an NP. Check out this post that outlines the options! […]
The Unexpected Patient: Tips for Nurses Caring for the Seriously Ill from the Family Perspective
Tips for Nurses Caring for the Seriously Ill from the Family Perspective I’ve written many posts about how to provide care to patients in various scenarios. However, I have yet to provide any information from a very vital perspective; that of the patient and family. A long-time personal friend had a very lengthy experience deep […]
Student Loan Forgiveness and Management for Nurses
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….
Master of Science in Nursing: Choosing a Program for Success
Few nurses hold a master of science in nursing degree, so finding someone to discuss graduate nursing education with can be challenging. Even for myself, I remember many of my questions went unanswered when I first began to consider graduate school, as I knew no one who had pursued that level of education. In the […]
Are you a Nurse Bullying Target…or a Snowflake?
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 […]