Do you know what it’s like to be an ER Nurse?

  A guest post: By Matt Zajechowski Many nurses have no idea what it’s like to be an ER nurse. Anything can happen in the emergency room- and because of that, emergency room nurses have to be prepared for anything. While working shifts that often last longer than ten hours, emergency room nurses tackle a variety of tasks that keep patients safe while also keeping their family members informed of what’s happening in a caring manner. Their education through nurse practitioner programs has prepared them to multitask while remaining calm, efficient, and compassionate. With that in mind, it’s hard to […]

5 Foods Nurses Can Eat to Reduce Fatigue

.   Guest Post by Dorine Otinga Fatigue and energy deficiency are problems every nurse suffers from. Your work needs the full focus of your body and mind. When you are overworked,  you become irritable and exhausted.   If you are feeling fatigued and sapped of energy, consider re-evaluating your nutritional regime. Bear in mind, that though it is always fascinating to look great, it is more important to feel great. In this article, I want to share five foods you can eat to reduce fatigue. Never skip your breakfast. Start your day strong by having a good breakfast. I […]

Are You a Task or Relationship Oriented Nurse?

    After many years of not being a patient, I was one last year. I’d forgotten how it feels to be on the other side and be under the care of a nurse. The nurse taking care of me had several other patients to focus on, probably five or six.  She kept running from room to room and did not talk much to any of us. I put myself in her shoes and tried to understand how hard she was trying to accomplish everything. The problem was, she hardly spoke to me, and I felt she really was not […]

Stay Young and Healthy by Eating Garlic

Garlic is so full of flavor, found in many of our favorite dishes and is an integral part of Italian and Indian food, tasty soups, hearty dinners and warm lunches. But its health benefits are what make it so absolutely essential to an organic lifestyle. Garlic is an antibacterial, anti-fungal and helps regulate stomach acids that prevent an upset stomach. Eat a clove or two of raw garlic in the morning on an empty stomach to reap the rewards. This is nature’s antibiotic, but you have to take it the right way to get full mileage out of it.   […]

Aunt Fatma’s Sweet Dessert and Benefits of Almonds

  Last year we were in Hyderabad Deccan, a celebrated city of India where my parents originate. We were there attending the marriage ceremony of the daughter of my mom’s brother Moeez.  Moeez is a dental surgeon and the husband of a gorgeous doe-eyed Turkish lady called Fatma. Aunty Fatma has a very likable and delightful personality and has learned all the prosperous traditions, majesty and elegance of the Monarchy of Nazism. All the wedding guests were hosted at aunty Fatma’s impressive mansion. One specialty among the lavish desserts was a sweet, comprising of almonds and coated with sheets of […]

Should I Enroll into Nursing School Offering a BSN or an Associate’s Degree?

As more hospitals aspire to qualify as “Magnet-Recognized Organizations,” there is a greater demand for Registered Nurses to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Many RN’s have had to return to school and acquire their Bachelor’s degree against their will. Some institutions have told nurses, “No Bachelor’s in the Next 2 years, equals No Job -period!” “The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.” Read more about this from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.   How do all these changes affect you? Are you an LPN who wants to […]