Obesity Rate On The Rise

A new federal report shows that more Americans are obese despite an overall increase in the rate of regular exercise. The National Center for Health Statistics found that 31.4 percent of Americans over the age of 20 were obese in 2017. That’s up from 19.4 percent who were obese in the 1997 version of the […]

Is Lying Ever Okay in Nursing

We face challenges and decisions every day within our field that many others may not ever have to make. Does that make lying OK for nurses? Is Lying OK for nurses? Among the challenges and decisions we face is an ethical issue that a lot of professions don’t have to face: When, if ever, is […]

A Powerful Case for Specialist Nurses

  Nurse specialists are an up and coming area for you to consider.  The nursing field is not a “one size fits all” practice. Every nurse does not receive the same training. Provide the same care. Or practice alike.  What is Specialty Nursing Specialty nursing is not just a profession but a passion. It is […]

How Our Coping Mechanisms Affect Us at Home

  The way our coping mechanisms for work affect us at home is not always a good thing. It’s what we are taught to internalize our emotions. We deal with the affects of what we see after the situation is over and we are able to be in our own world. We are taught to […]

What Nursing Jobs Are Out There (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

Yes! There are nursing jobs outside of hospitals. It’s a fact, not every nurse is cut out to work in a hospital setting. But there are still lots of opportunities for you to build your career. There are nursing jobs where you don’t work in hospitals Maybe you are a new nurse, or an established […]

The Nursing World is Changing in Terms of Baby Boomers Retiring

Many factors will influence whether the supply of nurses is adequate in coming years. The health care needs of an aging population is only one of them. Everyone is concerned about the aging population of patients given the retirement of the baby boomers. But, one thing that has been neglected is the age of the […]

The Voice of The Nurse and The Patient Seem to be Missing from the Board Rooms of the Medical Community

While patients are the ultimate focus and purpose of what we do and nurses make up the majority of the care that is provided to them, the voices of nurses  are almost absent from the conference tables of the Boardrooms and Committees that direct decision-making on  patient care. Doctors fill 20% of the board seats […]

Every Nurse Should Experience Working In A Mental Health Unit

Mental Health is one of the most misunderstood parts of the medical field. Statistics show that at least one out of every five people in the world will suffer from a mental health condition, disease, or ailment. This not only affects the individual, but it affects those around them as well. The truth is that […]

Violence Against Nurses in The Workplace

Violence against nurses has become an increasingly problematic issue that to this point has been ignored. However, according to a US Labor and Statistics report issued in late 2016 almost 75% of all workplace assaults occur within the healthcare industry, with nurses bearing much of the abuse. Unfortunately, being nurses requires that we help patients […]

Nursing Cheat Sheets

This collection of cheat sheets are chock full of information to help make your nursing job just a little bit easier. Go take a look and let us know which are your favorites or post any better guides that you may have. http://bit.ly/2vgXUDg