Easy Tips to Help You Avoid Mistakes at Work

Making a mistake in the medical field can be costly. It is stressful trying to stay on top of everything during the day while still providing a high level of care. A nursing career is extremely rewarding, but can also be overwhelming. Unfortunately, while humans are not perfect, achieving perfection in the healthcare field is…


How to Make Sure You’re Taking the Right Steps to Grow Your Career

The right steps to grow your career may not always be the obvious choices. For instance, you may be faced with a choice between two job options, one of which pays much more money. If the monetary gain is your only criteria to grow a career in healthcare, this might be the choice you make.…


How Can You Handle a Doctor You Aren’t Getting Along With?

You likely have encountered a physician who frustrates or irritates you, so much so you want to pull out your hair or scream out loud. Although it may feel good in the short-term to lose your temper and start yelling, in the long term it only creates problems at work with your patients and may…


Easy Signs That Show You’re Ready for a Job Change

Nearly every professional will face a time in their lives when they question whether or not they’re in the right profession or in the right job. Unfortunately, many nurses will mistakenly confuse challenges with burnout for feeling like they need to shake up their career. If you feel physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted, it may…


Top 3 Ways to Relate to Difficult Pediatric Patients

Communicating effectively with pediatric patients is not the same as with adults. Although children used to be seen as small adults, psychologists now know they have their own unique developmental and psychological needs. Those very differences mean your pediatric patients will likely react differently than adult patients when exposed to some of the same stressors.…


Your Diet Is Important! Tips to Maintaining a Healthy Diet With a Hectic Schedule

The food you eat is a foundational pillar to maintaining optimal health. As a nurse, it’s easy to get caught up in a hectic schedule between work and home, completely forgetting your own nutritional needs. However, this type of eating habit will soon catch up with you, often leading to a greater number of colds,…


How to Deal With the Patient Who “Knows Their Own Body”

You’ve been there before. You walk into a patient’s room and they have come prepared to participate in their care, having researched their symptoms and assisted in their diagnosis. Although it’s important to remember your patient is an intelligent human being who is capable of understanding their health challenges, they may not have the full…


Motivational Tips: How to Bring Your “A Game” to Every Shift

Nursing burnout is more than being stressed. It’s characterized as physical, mental and emotional exhaustion where every day is a bad day. Nurses may experience burnout because of long shifts, the habit of putting others first and the daily exposure to sickness and death. Part of avoiding it is learning how to deal with stress…


How the Opioid Epidemic Can Impact Your Nursing Career

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the U.S. die every day from overdosing on opioids. Misuse and addiction include prescription pain relievers such as Oxycontin, as well as street drugs, such as heroin and synthetic opioid such as Fentanyl. This serious national epidemic affects economic welfare, public health,…


Don’t Be Forgetful! 5 Mental Activities that Help Strengthen Your Memory

As a nurse, you’ll be called upon to remember a number of things. Juggling responsibilities can be difficult, and it’s helpful to use strategies to improve your memory, so remembering the small details at work is not as difficult. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help improve your memory, including focusing your…