Nurse Stories- My Defining Moment

Guest Post by Nursing@Simmons Why Nursing? From the emergency room to the doctor’s office, nurses are present to provide some of the most necessary care to their patients. Working long hours, coping with the physical demand of the job, and making many personal sacrifices, nursing- in any capacity- is no easy feat. So why bother pursuing this as a career?   Delivering a Meaningful Experience Nursing@Simmons, the online master of science nursing program at Simmons College, has recently published an e-book illustrating some of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences by some of the field’s top voices- their defining moments. […]

Leading a Diverse Health Team

“Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.” ~ Immanuel Kant A few years ago, I worked with what I would call the most challenging team leader of any project. This lady had no real interest in the project. The irony was, she fought for the ‘Team Leader’ position and would be upset with anyone who appeared interested in the role. Once she got the role, she had no interest in seeing the success of the project. She would report to work and sit in the office reading a newspaper or drinking coffee. We […]

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.