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6 Skills That Amplify a Nurse’s Sixth Sense

It takes a remarkable amount of education and training to become a nurse or a physician—especially in the ER, where staff has to be...
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Top 10 Reasons You KNOW You’re A Nurse

1. You wash your hands before you use the bathroom. Isn’t microbiology a wonderful thing? My microbiology class scared the be-jeezus outta me. After that...
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“My Guilty Pleasure At Work Is…”

Crazy patients, ridiculous schedules, overbearing doctors…yep, nursing is one heck of a tough job! Sometimes, you just need a two-minute time-out at work—if you...
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Bitten by a Turkey? There’s an ICD-10 code for that!

It's bigger, it's badder, it's more billable medical codes than you could ever imagine.  Ladies and gentlemen, it's the newest iteration of  the “International Classification of Diseases”! The...
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Lost And (Unfortunately) Found—Strange Things Patients Have Left Behind

It’s not often that one will find a seasoned nurse in a state of even semi-bewilderment. From reaaaalllly questionable injuries to bizarre patient superstitions, veteran nurses have...

13 Things That Only A Nurse Would Do

We asked our fabulous ModernNurse family to fill in the blank after “You know you’re a NURSE when…” and we got some pretty great responses!...
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12 Signs That It’s Time To Take A Nurse Vacation

If you find yourself doing any of these things throughout your day, it may be time to submit your vacation request…STAT!   1  You see pictures of your non-nurse friends...
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“The Specialty Where Nurses Laugh the Most Is…”

Nursing is an undeniably tough job, but it sure has its moments of humor, too. After all, if you’re not laughing, you’re crying! We...
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5 Things Worse Than Germs To Take Home With You

Nurses, we know you’re exposed to all kinds of things at work—and you try your best to leave it all behind at the end...
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The Truth Behind a Nurse’s Facial Expressions

. The hospital is nothing if not unpredictable, and nurses know best that the mood can shift from “awww” to “THIS IS TERRIFYING” at any given moment. That’s why...

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