Nurses Rally After Controversial Playing Cards Comment

Nurses Rally After Controversial “Playing Cards” Comment

This week was a busy one for the healthcare community. Researchers discovered that hospital curtains are potentially a source for drug-resistant bacteria transmission. Reusable tourniquets for venipuncture, another study revealed, are another source for contamination. And scientists in Israel successfully 3D printed a miniature human heart (including blood vessels and other supporting structures)… using actual […]

Lack of School Nurses Reaches Crisis Levels

Lack of School Nurses Reaches Crisis Levels

The desperate need for nurses nationwide is very well-known, making the RN license (especially a BSN degree) all the more valuable for those looking at a career in healthcare. But one niche of nursing—school nurses—has hit a new level of need, and it could be costing kids their lives. According to CBS News, only three […]

Nurse Adopts Baby Girl After Family Stops Visiting

Nurse Adopts Baby Girl After Family Stops Visiting

Every day, nurses touch the lives of other people. But every so often, one of those patients can change the life of a nurse forever. And this was exactly what happened when nurse Liz Smith (of Franciscans Children’s Hospital in Boston) first locked eyes with infant Gisele. Gisele’s story was a sad one. Born at […]

Better Care for Patients Starts with Better Care for Nurses

Better Care for Patients Starts with Better Care for Nurses

We already know that nurses are the pulse that keep a hospital alive and thriving, but it’s still nice when the numbers back up that fact. And this week, the numbers did just that. A new meta-analysis from Penn’s School of Nursing found that by focusing on improving the work environment for nurses, patient and […]

Tips for Nurses with Difficult Patients

Tips for Nurses with Difficult Patients

There are all sorts of factors that contribute to making a person cranky. Maybe they’ve had a bad day. Maybe they have low blood sugar. Maybe they’re scared. Or maybe that’s just their personality. As a nurse, you’ll run into difficult patients from time to time—just like any other job with human interaction. And it […]

Moving to a Better Nursing Job…Without Burning Bridges

Moving to a Better Nursing Job Without Burning Bridges

You waited and waited for the news, yet it was still a surprise when it came in… the best kind of surprise. The new nursing job to which you’d applied decided that you were an excellent fit for their program. They were offering the works—a salary increase, extra vacation days, even moving expenses—and the potential […]