How to be Stress-Free No Matter What!

Stress Free

Do you feel stressed out and overwhelmed? As a nurse, there is so much that goes on in your daily life. It almost feels impossible to be stress-free. Apart from your stressful job, there are all the other things you have to deal with. Your family, kids, relatives, bills, school and so much. I know this because I’ve been there. It almost seems like overwhelm has become your new normal. After a while, you begin to feel burnt out. Nurse burnout is the reason why I was inspired to write the book Finding Inner Peace. You don’t have to make […]

Happy Nurses Week

  Happy Nurses Week! The National Nurses Week begins every year on May 6 and ends on May 12th. During this time, we remember how nurses are excellent. This month, I want to remind you how special and awesome you are. Nurse are Awesome because they are precious. Sometimes you forget how special you are. Probably it’s because you are always seeking approval from others and are not getting it. As a nurse, I know you love your patients a lot that sometimes you forget how important you are? Always bear in mind that you are special. You are a […]

8 Things Male Nurses Need to Know about the Profession

Guest Post by Sean Dent MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN Men have been a part of the nursing profession for centuries. The latest statistics show they comprise just under ten percent of the nursing workforce. While this may seem small, the total percentage of men in nursing has grown steadily over the past decade. Less than ten years ago, the percentage of men in the nursing profession was less than five percent, and now that number should tip over ten percent during 2017. I don’t know about you, but (10% of four million) is not a small number. As the minority, men must […]

7 Reasons Why Nurses are Awesome

National Nurses Week begins every year on May 6 and ends May 12th. These dates coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Nurses are awesome and every day I want you to remember why you are special and awesome. 1. Nurses are awesome because they are passionate about their work. 2. Nurses are awesome because the care deeply. 3. Nurses are awesome because they do not give up when things go wrong. 4. Nurses are awesome because they are knowledgeable 5. Nurses are awesome because they understand other people’s needs. 6. Nurses are awesome because they are trustworthy. 7. Nurses […]

Communication Skills that Build Healthy Work Relationships

  John Gotti the American gangster rightly stated “If you think your boss is stupid, remember, you wouldn’t have a job if he were any smarter.” Jokes aside, during my clinical experience as a doctor, I worked under many bosses, colleagues and subordinates.  In fact, I never got along well with the majority of them, but in time, I learned to get along, which made my life easier. The experiences I went through taught me a few things I’d like to share with you.   Tolerance To build healthy relationships with your coworkers, you need to be tolerant of them. […]

Spiritual Support at the End of Life

          Our patients are often faced with end of life decisions. Some of these decisions are medically related like; should they continue being dependent on the ventilator or do they want to get off and face whatever happens? Some decide not to have resuscitation should their heart stop beating. Other decisions are financial and have to do with their family or lawyers. The emotional and spiritual decisions are often left to the people who spend the most time with them, and in this case it’s the nurses. For you to assist your patient with spiritual decisions, […]