Leave No Nurse Behind!

Donna Maheady is one nurse I personally admire. Her passion is to help nurses who have or suffer from any disability. I was fascinated by her book titled, “Leave No Nurse Behind” Where she talks about working with nurses who have disabilities. Donna shares her personal story about her twenty year old daughter who has autism. When you have a child with a disability, one challenge you face is the ongoing medical and therapy needs among others. The general society may not understand what parents and families with disabled children face and they need to be informed.   Education As […]

How Minority Nurses Can Avoid Being Bullied

          Much as nursing is a helping career and nurses are supposed to be the most caring human beings on the planet, unfortunately, some nurses experience bullying by their coworkers. All nurses face the potential of being bullied; however, nurses who are in the minority are usually at a higher risk because the bully sees them as an easy target. Bullies target people they perceive to be weaker than they are.   When you are in the minority, particularly if you are a new nurse or new employee, the bully will realize that you already have […]

Guys! Be prepared! – “What you can expect when you’re a male nurse.”

Male Nurse

Guest Post by Matthew Morris The field of nursing offers some incredible benefits. These include; job stability, decent salaries and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. More and more men have decided to enter this field, and that’s a good thing. But the truth is if you’re a male nurse, you’re going to stick out! You’re going to face the same questions and the same issues again and again. Here are some common experiences among nurses who happen to be male, including how they deal with them, and what they’ve learned.     You’re going […]

How to Relate More Easily With Your Coworkers as a Minority Nurse

 When I say “minority nurse,” I’m referring to one who is different from the larger group. This may be a male nurse among all female nurses, an Asian nurse among Americans, a foreign nurse from another country, a black nurse among white nurses or a white nurse among black nurses. Whenever the word “minority” comes up, the most common thought is a black nurse among white coworkers, but you may at one point find yourself among the minority at your job.   Some time back, when I worked in Kenya, our manager told us that we would get a new […]

Tips for taking the NCLEX exam.

NCLEX Exam

The day before taking the NCLEX exam can be one filled with anxiety for nurses. You have studied hard, gone through the study guides and used the flash cards but still feel anxious. In this article I want us to focus on 5 things you can do the day prior to the exam. No Studying This is the day you put your books down. Realistically, you will always feel that there is stuff you do not know. If by this time you have not grasped the concepts, then don’t worry yourself unnecessarily because last-minute memorizing will not help. Trust what […]