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Music Is Medicine

Music is a true lifesaver. Once, after a really bad breakup, a friend convinced me to get up out of my misery and get on the...
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Become A Critical Care Nurse, They Said. It Will Be Fun, They Said

I am a proud, critical care nurse, and I have been in that specialty for the majority of my nursing career. Over the years...
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The Benefits Of Taking A Break

For many of us outside nursing, taking a break in the workday—to grab a bite, go for a walk, or catch up with a...
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Top 10 Things All Nurses Must Know

No doubt your head is already full with everything you need to remember about the patients you’re caring for, the doctors you’re babysitting for,...
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To Report, Or Not To Report, That Is The Question

Nobody likes that coach who plays favorites. Having a spot on the starting lineup should be earned, not just given because the coach likes...
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Do “New Nurses” Scare You, Too?

Lately I find myself becoming quite the cynic. I’m not a cynical nurse, I’m just discovering things throughout my ‘world’ that are cause for...
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How To Deal With The Patient No One Wants To Take

As nurses, we all occasionally run into patients that could be described as “difficult.” For any of a variety of reasons, they’re unusually difficult...
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15 More Memorable “First-Time” Nurse Moments

They make us laugh. They make us cry. They are "first time" nurse memories that have left an indelible mark on us. Our "First...
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Top 10 Things This Nurse Is Thankful For

For nurses, being thankful is a state of being. We spend our time at work and away from work thinking on how fortunate we...
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Oh, Organization!

New nurses have several developmental tasks they have to accomplish, in my thinking. Fresh out of school, a nurse learns to adapt to stress, learns how...

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