Critical thinking in nursing is the evaluation of information through observation, experience, and communication that leads to a decision for action.
For the Overwhelmed New Graduate Nurse
So you’ve just started your new job as a new graduate nurse. You have a great preceptor, you like your unit, and your manager seems pretty cool. But you dread going to work. You get report and you’re already an hour behind. You’re already an overwhelmed nurse. There are so many things to do right this second that you shut down. You can’t do this. It’s too much. You struggle through each day, just trying to get to the end of the shift. You are elated for days off. You dread going back. Is this really what you signed up for? Will this EVER end?
Why I Hate “Fake it Til You Make it”
“Fake it til you make it” is a common term we use to encourage people who are learning in a really intimidating and challenging environment. In this episode, Kati discusses why she’s not a fan of that saying.
How to Take Charge of Your Nursing Career with Irnise Williams, Esq
Today, I’m joined by Irnise Williams who is both a nurse and an attorney. We discuss legal considerations for nurses, the realistic likelihood of malpractice situations, and how we can take charge of our day-to-day lives at the bedside.
RaDonda Vaught Trial – Part 2, Interview with Lorie Brown, RN MN JD
This week I talked with Lori Brown about the RaDonda Vaught Trail about what it means for nurses and professional liability insurance.
Resignation Letter for Nursing
Let’s talk about the purpose of a resignation letter and what you should include in a resignation letter for nursing.
SMART Goals Examples for Nurses
Goals provide a keen sense of motivation, direction, clarity, and purpose, they are critical to the success of every nurse.
Exploring Publication Bias
Publication bias results from the selective publication of studies. In this episode we discuss exploring publication bias and what it means.
Communication Tips – Your Loved Ones
Communicating with loved ones can be hard. These communication tips – your loved ones can help make these conversations more effective.
Communication Tips – Other Members of the Healthcare Team
Struggling with communication with your team? These Communication Tips – Other Members of the Healthcare Team can help.
Communication Tips – Your Nursing Team
Struggling with communication among your team? These communication tips can help.
Navigate Your First Nursing Conference Like a Pro
Do’s and don’ts of your first nursing conferences, in hopes that it will help you navigate your first nursing conference like a pro!
How to Stand out as a New Grad Nurse
Learn key tips and skills to ensure you know how to stand out as a new grad nurse. Resumes, Networking, Experience, Volunteering and more!
Becoming An Awesome Nursing Preceptor
Nursing preceptors are a vital component of the nursing education process. Preceptors play a role for nursing students and new graduate nurses as they orient to the floor and get acclimated to the hospital. A nursing preceptor may be involved with a preceptor for a day or several weeks. The preceptor role can vary slightly, […]
Healthy Eating For Nurses
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 […]
Medication Errors: How to Avoid Them as a New Nurse
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.
How Doctor’s Schedules Work (for the most part)
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.
Working With Physicians
Don’t be intimidated! Follow these tips for working with physicians and banish your nursing anxiety for good.
When my patient’s son pulled up my Instagram account
Nurses on social media can be a wonderful thing. It can help build your brand, connect you with others, and even further your career. But depending on how you use social media, it could harm you. I was working in critical care. It was the day shift and I had just finished my morning med […]
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.