The Importance of Branding for Nurses

 Guest Post By: Erica MacDonald RN, BSN, MSN Are you satisfied with your nursing career? Are you feeling so confident in your current employment that you don’t ever plan to switch jobs? Or, are you ready for a career change such as job role, or even trying out a different specialty such as nurse entrepreneurship?   What is Personal Branding? No matter what point you are at in your nursing career, utilizing “branding” can make a huge difference at work or in your business. As a nurse, you probably think that “branding” is a marketing activity only used by businesses. […]

How Well Do You Delegate?

Nurses often find themselves in leadership roles by virtue of the fact that they have to work as a team. You will find yourself leading others even though you may not have a designated title. As a leader how well do you delegate? In this article, I want us to look at how you can become better at delegating and some advantages of delegating.   Define the project The first thing you want to do is define the tasks at hand and communicate them clearly. Stop thinking you are the only one who can do the job properly. Some people […]

Enjoy FreshTomato and Melon Salad after a Long Day

      After a long day at work, most nurses find it easy to eat whatever presents itself first. A tomato salad is best because it is healthy, has very few calories, yet can be quite filling. Tomatoes are high in antioxidants and rich in vitamin C. You can use fresh tomatoes from your garden if you have one, or organic tomatoes. Here is a simple recipe for a fresh tomato-melon salad.   Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes cut into ¾ inch cubes 3 cups watermelon cubes. ½ Purple onion peeled and sliced into thin rings A handful of […]

Celebrate Our Military Nurses

        Nurses who serve in the military provide patient care in very challenging situations. They are brave and well skilled and are often stationed in dangerous and challenging locations. Yet they work with passion and determination. Today May 25th we celebrate Memorial Day in the United States. We remember those who lost their lives while serving the nation including nurses. Today, let us celebrate all military nurses, and all who serve in the military. International Nurse Support honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice.   Enter your email for monthly tips.  

How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions

Interviews are stressful to say the least. Your stress levels begin to rise the night before the interview, and you don’t sleep well at all. You keep wondering what you will say, whether you will impress your potential employer and if you will get the job? Making sure you are well dressed and not forgetting to smile and laugh at the not so funny interviewer’s jokes, only adds to your stress levels. When an interviewer asks a question you know is illegal, you have to think fast and answer it as appropriately as you can. Avoid letting your anxiety kick […]

How Hiba finds joy in dancing

By  Dr. Tabinda Habib    My good friend Hiba, a nurse coworker had recently suffered the loss of her first baby. As with anybody afflicted with such a misfortune, Hiba was totally unwilling to discuss the matter. Even then, I still wanted to be with her and console her. I decided to help with her daily household tasks because I wanted her to know there was someone in her life who was really concerned about her well-being. She seemed so weak, wiped out, pale, tired and depressed after the episode. Her husband Asif was not very supportive of her. The […]