Nurses and Innovation

Nurses are among the most creative people I know. Most nurses can come up with a solution to any problem they face. Since their minds are wired to problem solve, it’s no miracle they can be very creative. Nurses have created sophisticated wound management systems, special sponges to clean wounds,... Click here to continue.

Finding My Place: Part Two

Guest Post by Carolyn Mckinzie A few months after that, I took a secretarial job at an anti-coagulation clinic that was only a few hours a week. But it was something, and I just couldn’t stand doing nothing. I worked there for a couple of years but then left following... Click here to continue.

Happy Nurses Week!

Nurses are truly awesome! You don’t hear that said enough. I want to remind you how awesome you are. By deciding to become a nurse, you are doing an honorable job. Nursing is not a job; it’s a calling. If you look at it as a job, you will become... Click here to continue.

Finding My Place: The struggle a nurse faces after a sudden disability

A three-part series guest post; by Carolyn McKinzie I was working as a nurse at my local county jail when I crushed both legs in an auto accident in October 1998. I also sustained a skull fracture, facial fractures, multiple broken ribs and both lungs partially collapsed. I was lucky... Click here to continue.

Why Emotional Intelligence is Crucial for Change in Nursing

“Nurses are so smart, and their work is so important. Yet every day we see incidents of horizontal violence, inadequate staffing, occupational injuries and unsafe acts or worse.” Boynton explains how an underlying lack of emotional intelligence (EQ) on the part of nurses, doctors, and administrative professionals is contributing to... Click here to continue.

How to Motivate Yourself to Study when You aren’t in the Mood

    One thing every student struggles with is trying to motivate themselves to study when they aren’t in the mood. Despite the fact that the majority of nursing students understand the importance of preparing for exams systematically, yet they tend to put it off till the very last moment.... Click here to continue.