Nurses in the military have been an essential part of our American Armed Forces since the American Revolution. Their dedication in aiding the injured and ill, along with their service to the United States, deserve our respect and appreciation.
From the beginning, where military nurses were “volunteers” that wished to follow and care for their loved ones during battle, to the decorated veterans of today, we owe our thanks and gratitude to their selfless acts of heroism and courage to protect and mend our soldiers.
As we know, prescription medications play an important role in the health of millions of Americans. But when expired or unused medications are allowed to remain in our cabinets or in our homes, they can pose a serious health risk. Additionally, as the medication is left or forgotten, the chances of it circulating back into the public is of serious concern. A U.S. government report shows that more than half of all people who first misuse prescription drugs get them from their friends, relatives or simply take them without asking.
A nurse, is in a key position to help reduce America’s opioid epidemic. From education related to drug abuse to being an encouraging factor for patients to properly dispose of unused medication, the field of nursing has made strides in helping U.S. citizens with this devastating issue.
Nurses and other professionals in the healthcare industry work long hours, save lives and often forget to take time for themselves. Although this work is often selfless, some companies recognize this hard work and dedication through discounts.
Start saving some extra cash today by signing up for rewards programs and doing business with those who recognize your service.
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.
You may have graduated nursing school, but now you have another step before you can start saving lives. There’s only one thing standing between you and your goal of becoming a nurse: the NCLEX RN exam.
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The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN exam) is a test used to see if someone is qualified to begin practicing as an entry-level nurse. The questions are designed to test the critical thinking skills a nurse needs to make educated decisions while on shift.
Tired of working long hours at the hospital and not seeing your family? Well, I have news for you. You can have an RN career from the comfort of your own home.
You may have heard of nurses working from home and thought, “that’d be a great opportunity to spend time with my family,” or “I could use the extra cash,” but then dismissed that option.
You may have thought work at home opportunities for nurses are limited and far in-between. After all, you’ve got to work in a hospital, office, clinic or at the very least, a patient’s home to practice nursing, right? Wrong.
As nurses, you have knowledge that is very valuable and you can provide that knowledge outside of hospital walls.
It’s a nurse’s duty to care for patients and improve the overall health of others, but how often do you stop to think about your own health?
If you’re in the majority of nurses, you don’t focus on your own health often enough — and it’s leading to medical errors when you treat patients at work.
A recent study by The Ohio State University showed more than half of U.S. nurses are depressed, making them prone to medical errors.
Longer life expectancies and health care advancements are just a couple factors contributing to the growing need for nurses. More qualified professionals are entering the health care field, so nurses are searching for jobs where they can get the highest possible nursing salaries.
Indeed, a job search platform that reaches 200 million monthly visitors, recently investigated nurse paychecks across the country to discover the places nurses make the most money. You can read Indeed’s analysis here: Where are the Highest Paying Nursing Jobs?
Sacramento, Seattle and Portland are all on the list for the best cities to be a nurse. If you’re a new nurse kickstarting your career, or looking for your next job, consider sending applications to these locations and more.
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.
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:
Working in a hospital, you’re bound to see some interesting things. Maybe miraculous, maybe terrifying, but occasionally just strange. You surely have your own stories to share around the campfire, but here are just a few to get you started. And, believe it or not, they’re all true.
Did you know October 14 is National Travel Nurse Day?
If you are a travel nurse, we salute you’re adventurous spirit, and if ever considered becoming one, it’s a great idea.
Getting your license is one of the most exciting moments of a new nurse’s life, but that’s obviously just the beginning of your career. There are many ups and downs you will face, and mistakes you will likely make, but many of them are preventable.
We don’t subscribe to the “nurses eat their young” philosophy.
One thing that nurses always need more of is time, but it’s a limited commodity that’s not for sale and you can’t get it back. So many of us make up for it with hard work and long hours energized by our favorite legal addiction---coffee.
Do you know many nurses making over $100 an hour? It’s not something all that common, but if you’re a nurse who happens to love babies, you may want to consider jumping on the “baby nurse” career path.
Nothing feels better than a fulfilling relationship, but nursing can be one of the least forgiving careers when it comes to investing the time to make it happen.