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.

8 Tips on Creating a Healthy Work Environment

    When I was a young nurse in my twenties, I once worked in an environment that was truly toxic. We only worked 7-hour shifts; the work itself was not difficult because all I had to do was help recover patients after surgery. But I remember going home with... Click here to continue.

Celebrating African American Nurses

                                    February is Black History Month, also referred to as National African-American History Month. It is a time to recognize the achievements of African-Americans in US History. This year, I want us to... Click here to continue.

When things go wrong during your interview

  Interviews are extremely stressful because you have to get things right since there is never a second chance to create a first impression. – But what if something goes wrong? What can you do about it? Read on to find out how you can deal with seven situations:  ... Click here to continue.

‘Gratitude’

  Do you have those days when you just don’t feel great? Things just aren’t going your way, and you start to get irritable. I had a day like that last week. I was unhappy for no apparent reason. I decided to share my feelings with Pete, a fellow nurse.... Click here to continue.

The Secret to Sticking to Your New Year Goals

  You know the routine, start the new year with a set of goals, only to lose sight of them a short time afterward. It is a depressing fact and the reason many people avoid making resolutions altogether! Having goals is a great way to stay focused throughout the year.... Click here to continue.