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MICU to Heme/Onc — What a Change

After a month of intensity on the MICU, I have switched to the Hematology and Oncology service. I won’t lie. The first few days after Switch Day I realized that I missed the intensi...



“Pharaoh’s Midwives” Nurse Author Mark Darby and Episode 302

Expanded school nurses role, mental health of veterans, healthier non-smoking teens, and we’ll drop in on an interview segment I did with nurse author Mark Darby who wrote the novel the P...



Throwback thursday #tbt | 2010

I’m peering out over the River Valley Gorge… it was a long way down. Wow, I can still remember my stomach doing flips the first time I looked over that ledge.Filed under: Humo...


5 Best Georgia Nurse Practitioner Programs

Georgia is a state with a very high focus on health. This is not in the least because it is the home of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, for all the focus on ...


5 Best Mississippi LPN Degree Programs

It takes a special type of person to want to become a nurse, an individual who is quick to respond when needed and someone who can think on the run. A good nurse also has to have an empat...


5 Best Tennessee LPN Degree Programs

Tennessee is an interesting state with particular health problems. At present, the main causes of death and illness are heart disease and stroke, diabetes, cancer and arthritis. Unintenti...


5 Best North Carolina BSN Degree Programs

North Carolina, to the south of the Dixie Line, is not the largest state in the country. With just 9.5 million people, fewer people live here than in New York City. For a very long time, ...


5 Best Georgia ADN Degree Programs

Everyone has to start out somewhere in whichever career field they choose and most careers will require some level of qualification for entry and advancement. An Associate Degree in Nursi...


Mommy Marathon Takes this Nurse on Weeklong Sabbatical

As of tomorrow (Friday 7/11//14) I’m going to do a Mommy Marathon with my munchkins for about a week. They are going to get all of my attention as I take a hiatus from the keyboard....


MUNCHKIN ROADS: Laser Tagging with a Celebrity

Driving to play laser tag with another blogger and her kids, the munchkins want more details than I’m ready to share. It went a little bit like dis… Munchkin #1: What is your...


Resiliency in Nursing: 3 Steps to Success

Searching the literature on nurse well-being can be tough. There are a lot of articles that can be found on the importance of resiliency in nursing, yet the evidence can be frustrating. C...


Requirements to Become A Nurse Advocate

Nurse advocates liaise between patients and the physicians who treat them. They help patients gain a greater understanding of their medical condition as diagnosed by their doctors and hel...


Requirements to Become A Clinical Nurse

Becoming a clinical nurse is the first step to an exciting and rewarding career. It allows you to work in various healthcare settings, including health centers, hospitals, schools and pri...


7 Best Online Nurse Practitioner Programs

A Nurse Practitioner is an advanced level of registered nurse with additional training and a more clinically focused education. These nurses may work more independently throughout hospita...


7 Best Online MSN To DNP Programs

In order for a nurse to get a doctoral degree, three options are available. The first is the Ph.D., the second the Doctorate of Science in Nursing (DSN) and, finally, the Doctorate of Nur...



Essentials Steps to Enjoy Your Life (Even as a busy nurse)

As a busy nurses, I bet we all would like two things in a life: a nursing career we enjoy AND a social life that we have time for. Even if we do not use terminology like ‘holistic h...


Arizona Board of Nursing 2004: The Top Twenty…or Thirty “Whatever Events”

(If you’re not a nurse or patient and just want to read the discipline report, scroll down now)      If you remember anything about patient related scandals you see on television remember...


More Men Joining Nursing Ranks

Finally in this week’s nursing news items is a look at how more and more men are entering the nursing profession. In an article from the ToledoBlade.com site, I found an article on one ma...


Advice to My Pre-Nursing Self

Originally posted on Becoming a Nurse:Credit goes out to my friend and classmate, Kim, for the idea behind this post. Rocio, me, and Kim before our first lab practicum (Fall 2013). Here a...



ABC News: I’m Standing With the Duke

The Firing of Katie Duke, formerly an employee at New York Presbyterian Hospital has me spinning. Why?? Because nurses take pictures at work all day every day, all night every night. She ...