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3 Ways for Nurses to Handle Difficult Patients

Many nurses enter their nursing careers with the best intentions. We want to help other people feel better; we desire to ease the pain; we believe we can make a difference. And then we ge...


The Educational and Career Path to Nurse Midwifery

Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are Registered Nurses (RN) with advanced training and certification to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). CNMs provide basic gynecol...


200 feet in the air…

How did I spend my afternoon? 200 feet in the air. Zipping across the rolling hills of the River Valley Gorge and Gauley River area. At one point I was 200 feet in the air, traversed a zi...


20 Instagram and Twitter Accounts for Nurses (Plus Hashtags!)

Nurses Use Social Media. Now more than ever nurses are using social media for fun, education and community. Are you wondering which nurses to follow on Instagram and Twitter? Here are a f...



Six Successful Tips for New Nursing Grads

The first few months after becoming a new nurse will be very stressful. It’ll definitely take some getting used to as you transform from the nursing student to the fully responsible nurse...


Six Successful Tips for New Nursing Grads

The first few months after becoming a new nurse will be very stressful. It’ll definitely take some getting used to as you transform from the nursing student to the fully responsible nurse...


Creating Next Generation of Infection Preventionists

Finally, let’s take a look at the infection prevention experts of the future. The University of Michigan’s School of Public Health is training nurse specialists to take on this specific r...




Top Three Reasons to Avoid Multi-Tasking

My parents were in town this weekend, visiting myself and my husband. And my husband was ‘on-call’ for his job so he had to carry his work phone everywhere we went. We were ou...


Women Get More Benefit From Heart Failure Treatment

Next up in the news is a look at current heart failure treatments and how they affect different patients in different ways. Apparently, women benefit from some treatments more than men. O...



Common Hospital Hiccups: Avoiding Nurse Injuries

Every job comes with its hazards. You can easily have accidents in any workplace environment. Granted, some jobs are more dangerous than others obviously.  But, for nurses, the ones who m...


Common Hospital Hiccups: Avoiding Nurse Injuries

Every job comes with its hazards. You can easily have accidents in any workplace environment. Granted, some jobs are more dangerous than others obviously.  But, for nurses, the ones who m...


Teens Tanning and Skin Cancer Risk

We’ll start off the nursing and healthcare news this week with a look at a new study on the negative effects of tanning beds on the skin of teens who tan in them. The study found that tan...


Regulatory Excellence: Stepping Back Into The Shadows?

While working on my research this evening I noted that in the July 2014 Arizona Board of Nursing Meeting Minutes, the Board may have engaged in yet another session of “Eenie Meanie ...



The Why of It All…. Really.

….Someone asked me today “aren’t you tired of all this? why do you keep doing it? the research, the blogging, the journalists, the ombudsmen and on and on….whats t...


3,150 feet…

3 days and counting.. and we return to Adventures on the Gorge for the Gravity Zip-Line tour. My wife and I have been there multiple times and have done both aerial zip-line tours. I beli...


15 Awesome Nurse Blogs to Follow

An easy way to stay on top of current trends and issues in nursing is to read nurse’s blogs. Unlike reading traditional news articles written by journalists from media outlets, nurs...