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 […]

Nurse Stories- My Defining Moment

Guest Post by Nursing@Simmons Why Nursing? From the emergency room to the doctor’s office, nurses are present to provide some of the most necessary care to their patients. Working long hours, coping with the physical demand of the job, and making many personal sacrifices, nursing- in any capacity- is no easy feat. So why bother pursuing this as a career?   Delivering a Meaningful Experience Nursing@Simmons, the online master of science nursing program at Simmons College, has recently published an e-book illustrating some of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences by some of the field’s top voices- their defining moments. […]

Leading a Diverse Health Team

“Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.” ~ Immanuel Kant A few years ago, I worked with what I would call the most challenging team leader of any project. This lady had no real interest in the project. The irony was, she fought for the ‘Team Leader’ position and would be upset with anyone who appeared interested in the role. Once she got the role, she had no interest in seeing the success of the project. She would report to work and sit in the office reading a newspaper or drinking coffee. We […]