Changing Roles and Careers for the Aging Nurse

For any young nurse, aging is not something you think about. Now that I have plenty of experience and a few years under my belt, I realize that even nurses age. As Chili Davis says, “Growing old is mandatory.” As nurses grow older, they can determine to be happy and satisfied if they plan well and are prepared. With age, the physical demands of bedside nursing can be taxing to the body. Long shifts tend to be tiring and new illnesses can set in. With the increase in work load and the challenging work environments, there is an increased risk […]

How to Confidently Say No!

  Do you find it hard to say no to any request that people present to you? Nurses are naturally giving people and saying no can be a challenge to many of you. There are several reasons why you may find it hard to say no, however, these four are the most common: You are afraid people will think you are rude. You want to be agreeable and you believe it is the best thing to do. You are afraid of burning bridges. You don’t want to turn people away. These are not necessarily bad reasons, but being unable to […]