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 […]

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 […]

Provo College Looks at Easy Recipes for Medical Assisting Students

Easy Recipes for Medical Assisting Students

If you’re a Medical Assisting student, you may not have the time to create elaborate meals at the end of the day (or the beginning!) It can be tough to make quick, healthy, and filling dishes when your time is limited. With some digging, though, you can find stellar recipes that are low on time […]

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 […]