Ah, the holiday season. The Christmas trees are up, hot cocoa is out and the hectic shopping begins. Of course we all want to give original gifts to our friends and family, but what can we give to the special nurse in our life?
Most people appreciate when you pick out something personal for them. Since nurses are so passionate about their job, a gift that shows off their profession is sure to make them smile.
You can’t go wrong with any of these gifts for nurses this holiday season.
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter — and now another social networking website?
Really, who actually needs another online profile? Well, you.
Nurses, nursing students and other healthcare professionals should sign up for a LinkedIn account for career development. The professional networking website is beneficial to people from all industries. Professionals ranging from recent college graduates to CEOs can join LinkedIn to make connections, showcase their experience and recruit employees.
If you’re a nursing student looking for some insight into the industry, or a seasoned nurse seeking some extra inspiration, these speeches will get you motivated.
TED is a nonprofit organization focused on spreading ideas and sparking conversation in the form of motivational speeches. The organization was born in 1984 as a conference to bring together Technology, Entertainment and Design. Today, independent TEDx events around the world cover nearly any topic, in more than 100 languages.
Here are five professionals who will bring out your passion for nursing all over again:
Frustrated with the lack of health care in homeless populations, Jim Withers, MD, decided to bring healing directly to the needy on the street.
In 1992, Dr. Withers started dressing as a homeless man to walk alleyways, search under bridges, and make undercover “house calls” wherever he could help the people of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“By showing them that you’re actually willing to go under a bridge to visit them, you’re reinventing how health care can be done,” Dr. Withers said.
More than 30 million people are living with diabetes, a chronic disease where there is a high level of sugar in the blood.
Of those millions, nearly 28 percent do not know they even have this disease and are not caring for themselves properly. More than 7 million of people who have diabetes are undiagnosed, according to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report.
Even though a chunk of the population deals with diabetes every single day, the general population knows little to no factual information about it. Did you know there is actually two types of diabetes?