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Nurse Bling: No Tricks—All Treats

You know what we love (aside from the obvious, chocolate) about Halloween? The fact that it’s basically become a month-long event, which means you can...
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Nurse Bling: Male Nurse Edition

Male nurses—your numbers are on the rise, and it occurred to us that you could use your own nurse “bling.” So we took to Etsy...
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The 5 Best Scrubs For Halloween

It’s October! We’ll give you a second to do your happy dance…   We love this time of year. The best part, though? Breaking out those...
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How the Chaos Theory is Combating On-The-Job Stress

The transition from the classroom to the workplace can be tough. Sure, the first round of learning pains is behind you, but so are the benefits of a...
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Top 10 Nursing Lessons From Your Mentors

Every single nurse experiences a learning curve, and that transition from nursing student to practicing nurse can be a doozy! That’s why you need someone...
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DOs and DON’Ts for Mixing Street Clothes With Scrubs

. "Help! My hospital cranks the air conditioning way too high!” writes one nurse from Florida, while another Minnesota-based nurse emails, “There are corridors in...
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Juggling The Holidays

The other night I was completely prepared to work my Thanksgiving holiday night-shift. I’d baked a couple of casseroles to share in the unit...
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How Do I Deal With an Angry Family Member?

A patient’s family can become angry for any number of reasons. This anger is usually brought on by fear. Their loved one has become...
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What Do Nurses Think About Tattoos?

Historically, if you mentioned the word “tattoo” to a nurse, you might as well have drawn a line in the skin—er, sand. On one end of...
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Hi. I’m the nurse. We’ve never met.

Today, when stereotypes are rampant and when confusion is the common prescription in health care, I find it necessary to share my views of a...

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