How Minority Students Can Overcome Challenges

International Nurses

  As a minority nurse, I know that challenges are a part of everyday life. However, the question for the student nurse is; will you overcome them or allow your problems to defeat you? Strive to come out victorious and thrive in your career because for every problem; there is a solution. Read on and find out how you as a minority student can overcome these challenges and succeed.   Loneliness By being in the minority, you stand out from the rest. You may find that you end up being the only Black or Hispanic or Asian nurse in your […]

Black History Month -Recognizing Dr Maya Angelou

    Black History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, America has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.   This year, we want to recognize Dr. Maya Angelou Dr. Maya Angelou was a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and her numerous poetry and essay collections.   I’d like to share her Ten Famous Quotes “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has […]

How to Maintain Your Resolutions

With a new year comes new challenges and the opportunity to do better than the previous year. You know the saying; “If you fail to plan, -you plan to fail.” I know you’ve made your new year resolutions. Now, how can you keep them? Study plans If you are a student, your main aim is to gain more knowledge on various topics, including your area of specialization. You’ll need to break down the topics into subtopics and give a reasonable period to cover them. Dedication and self-discipline are what will enable you to achieve your goal. You can also team […]

Tips for Newly Employed Nurses

As exciting as it is to start a new job, everything always seems so overwhelming. It does not matter whether you are a new graduate or experienced nurse. You may get an orientation to where the lab is and all the floors, but when you’re done with your preceptor, you realize you can’t remember what floor the lab was, particularly if it a large institution. There are some things you don’t want to assume will come naturally to you. I would encourage you to have a small notebook in your pocket with little reminders. Write important telephone numbers you think […]

Did you Say your Affirmations Today?

Words are so important; did you know that? What we tell ourselves becomes our reality. If we say negative stuff like; I cannot pass the exam, or I’ll never get the promotion -it will come to pass. Our words shape our destiny. If you want a great future, then speak positive words. When I have a tough exam to study for, I begin saying affirmations like; I have passed the exam with flying colors; I have the top grade; I am the best; I never fail. The more I say these positive affirmations, the more I’m inspired to study because […]

Happy New Year

As the year closes and we wake up to a new year, it’s important to take a couple of hours to reflect on your past year and congratulate yourself for the achievements you made.   Did you lose the weight you planned to? How about your relationship with your family, is it any better? How about your career? Did you graduate? How many classes do you need to take to complete?   After reflecting on your Successes, look at what you failed to achieve. It does not mean you are a failure; it probably means you need to re-strategize. What […]