Do You Need an Online Mentor?

  After completing nursing school, you’ll be excited about your first job. When you begin work, you’ll attend an orientation program and try to do everything your preceptor tells you. This however, is not the only person who will model how things are done; for you to succeed, you want to study and learn from others as well. Your mentor may not necessarily be the person assigned to precept you, but may be someone you admire and want to emulate.   Mentors are not only found in your job or workplace. There are many online nurse mentors you can benefit […]

Choose Your Words Wisely!

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Guest Post By: Dr Tabinda Habib Your words convey massive weight, more than you contemplate. They frequently influence individuals for many years. They can cause someone to progress or fail!   When I was seven years old, my eyesight was detected to be weak during the routine medical check-up at my school. My mom was sent an official letter from the school doctor to get in touch with an eye specialist for further evaluation. My mom took me to the best eye doctor in town who assessed my vision and referred me to an optometrist who prescribed eyeglasses for me. […]

How to Take Good Care of Your Back

  If overwork or injuries have caused strain on your back, you are by no means alone! Many people around the world suffer from some form of back pain. Statistics reveals half the American working population complains of a backache.  Indeed, back pain is an ailment that does not discriminate between the able-bodied and those less athletic in daily life. There are things you can do to strengthen your back and help ease and prevent pain. The good news is that it does not have to be difficult, or require a lot of time. You only need to make a […]

How Nurses Can Prioritize Self-Care

  Before any aircraft takes off, the hostess gives a demonstration of what to do in case there is a lack of oxygen.  She talks about first putting the oxygen mask on yourself, then helping your child. Many nurses are so caring they want to put the oxygen on the child first; or in this case, the patient, -so they tend to ignore themselves. To take care of others, you need to care for yourself first, so you have the energy and health needed. What exactly is self-care? Self-care includes any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, […]

6 Simple Avocado Uses

    The avocado is a healthy and delightful fruit that tastes delicious in a wide variety of dishes. Avocado can be mashed up in guacamole, sliced and enjoyed in salads, diced topping warm dishes, and even a component of some sweet treats. Avocado tastes best cold and yet is incredibly versatile. The avocado is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It contains 18 essential amino acids, thus making it an ideal complete protein for vegetarians. This amazing fruit also possesses anti-inflammatory benefits that may help prevent migraines. Vitamin E, selenium, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids are also […]

How to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset: Your License

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 By Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD   When we go to get our driver’s license, we are tested on the rules of the road. When we go to nursing school, we are taught how to be a nurse and tested on how to be a nurse, not the rules we have to follow as a nurse.  Here are some rules that will help you protect your most valuable asset, your license.   1. KEEP THE BOARD APPRISED OF YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS It is your responsibility to keep the Board apprised of your current address.  I suggest you keep a list […]