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 […]

Nurse Gets Surprise Bedside Pinning Ceremony

Nurse Gets Surprise Bedside Pinning Ceremony

Julie Harless’s story is one that could have simply been sad and tragic. But Julie spends her days surrounded by nurses, and nurses have a way of turning the tables on tragedy. A fifty-year-old nurse’s assistant, Julie had finally decided to take the leap and become a nurse herself. For nearly two decades, Julie had […]

Nurse Saves Her Own Life With Self-Diagnosis

Nurse Saves Her Own Life with Self-Diagnosis

For nurses (or those training to become a nurse), most of your skills are focused on helping your patients… and rightfully so. But there’s another significant advantage to the training… the many ways in which you can help yourself. Understanding healthcare, the importance of healthy habits, and the need for regular “healthy you” checkups are […]

Hospitals Using Cell Phones to Battle Opioid Addiction

Hospitals Using Cell Phones to Battle Opioid Addiction

The opioid addiction crisis in the United States continues to ruin (and claim) lives. According to drugabuse.gov, over 47,000 Americans died in 2017 as a result of opioid overdose, 1.7 million suffered from substance abuse disorders, and the economic burden costs country approximately $78.5 billion every year. As a nurse, this means that your chances […]