7 Reasons Why Nurses are Awesome

National Nurses Week begins every year on May 6 and ends May 12th. These dates coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Nurses are awesome and every day I want you to remember why you are special and awesome. 1. Nurses are awesome because they are passionate about their work. 2. Nurses are awesome because the care deeply. 3. Nurses are awesome because they do not give up when things go wrong. 4. Nurses are awesome because they are knowledgeable 5. Nurses are awesome because they understand other people’s needs. 6. Nurses are awesome because they are trustworthy. 7. Nurses […]

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. Procrastination leads to experiencing the full force of apprehension, anxiety and terror. The best way to deal with this is to discover the real reason for not being able to study. Students are motivated by two factors: Their aspiration to feel pleasure by doing well, and their wish to keep […]

The Healing Benefits of Honey

Honey is the queen among sugars. It is a glorious golden color, ranging in shades depending on what plants the bees sourced their pollen from, flowing from the spoon directly to your mouth. Honey is also an antiseptic and is good for the liver and tough on cancer. It tastes divine and is fit for the gods! Today, people are more health conscious and are constantly searching for ways to strengthen the body and increase their overall well-being. Some people are turning to honey whereas others are shunning it. Why would anyone turn their back on this health-giving substance? Too […]

Communication Skills that Build Healthy Work Relationships

  John Gotti the American gangster rightly stated “If you think your boss is stupid, remember, you wouldn’t have a job if he were any smarter.” Jokes aside, during my clinical experience as a doctor, I worked under many bosses, colleagues and subordinates.  In fact, I never got along well with the majority of them, but in time, I learned to get along, which made my life easier. The experiences I went through taught me a few things I’d like to share with you.   Tolerance To build healthy relationships with your coworkers, you need to be tolerant of them. […]

5 Simple Exercises for Busy Nurses

  We all know we need to exercise. The only problem is, many nurses are so pressed for time it’s just not possible to go to the gym or go jogging or walking after work. Some nurses work overtime or are just so stressed that they don’t have any motivation for more strenuous, difficult exercises. You don’t have to resort to simply cutting out exercise. You can start by incorporating the following simple but very effective exercises into your routine.   Prime Discounted Monthly Offering Reach up and Bend Down This is an easy move that will help stretch your […]

Spiritual Support at the End of Life

          Our patients are often faced with end of life decisions. Some of these decisions are medically related like; should they continue being dependent on the ventilator or do they want to get off and face whatever happens? Some decide not to have resuscitation should their heart stop beating. Other decisions are financial and have to do with their family or lawyers. The emotional and spiritual decisions are often left to the people who spend the most time with them, and in this case it’s the nurses. For you to assist your patient with spiritual decisions, […]