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…


The Top Do’s and Don’ts of Work Fashion and Apparel

Registered nurses were once easily identified as they wore a white uniform, white hose and white shoes, often topped off with a white nursing cap. However, over the years fashion has changed. Nurses began to wear uniform pants and colored tops. Soon the profession switched to colored scrubs, once only allowed in the operating room.…


Get Your Dream Job! Learn the Top Tips for Acing Your Next Interview

The interview process may be stressful, but by following some simple tips you’ll have everything you need to know to nail it and get the job. Not every candidate who seems perfect on paper will present themselves well. However, by preparing beforehand, you’ll be able to share facts about your experience most relevant to the…