National Nurses Week will take place May 6-12, 2019 . It’s a great time to show the nurses in your life how much you appreciate all the things they do to improve the lives and health of others. While the gifts we really want are adequate staffing and a violence-free workplace, we also appreciate the smaller gifts ranging from beautiful gestures to helpful gadgets. Here are 25 ideas.Read More
While I love spontaneity as much as the next person, I am very much a creature of habit. This is especially true during the hours before I show up for a 12-hour shift and the hours after. Here’s a step-by-step rundown of what I do before each shift.
This list contains items I either already use in my self-care regimen, or have on my Amazon wish list. Please check them out and to share your own favorites with me. I’m always on the hunt.Read More
Well, folks, Christmas is just around the corner but it’s not too late to buy your favorite nurse an interesting, useful, or fun gift. Today I’m going to let you in on my Top 20 Favorite Gifts for Nurses from Amazon.Read More
Year round, I get so hot when I'm at work, I can't stand it. I'm always on the move, turning patients, running for bed alarms, lifting, bending....and sweating! Others have told me they have a similar problem and are tired of looking gross and smelling bad after only an hour on shift.
So I have a few tips for all of you sweaty nurses.Read More
I’ve grown by leaps and bounds in the last 12 months, but there’s still an unmeasurable amount left to do and learn as I move forward. That's true of any nurse.
So Cheers to the future! My sights are on growing through my 2nd year with grace and patience.Read More
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a podcast hoarder. I am constantly listening to them, subscribing to new ones and unsubscribing from the ones that just didn't grab me. Or maybe I just fell out of love with them. I have podcasts for different moods and circumstances. And, yes, they're all sorted in my phone by category. Today my focus will be on those related to medicine, healthcare, nursing, and the allied health professions.Read More
If the internet has taught me anything, it's that people like being voyeurs (in this case, I mean that very innocently). So I'm gonna show you what's in my nursing bag that I carry to and from work.Read More
On days like today, when I've screwed up my sleep schedule heading into three consecutive overnights, the game becomes one of minimizing damage.Read More