Category: Professional Development

In Real Life, For Real, Though

Knowing your reliable resources is the single most important nursing skill.

/ October 31, 2019

In-Real-Life (IRL)

You may get roughly the equivalent of 4 work weeks each semester.

/ October 24, 2019

Finding The Right Space

I grew up conscious of all the sacrifices my parents made for my sister and I

/ September 20, 2019
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2019-20 Flu Vaccine Updates

Each year, the ACIP provides U.S. flu vaccine recommendations based on available vaccine formulations and updated research findings.

/ September 5, 2019

The Power of Caring

By Carolyn Hoy RN BSN CCRN An elderly patient entered our unit disheveled, dirty, unshaven, and unkempt. The patient looked sad, did not make much eye contact, and did not speak much. I could smell an odor from the hallway...

/ July 27, 2019
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BYOD: Apps Close Gaps for Nurses

Nursing Reference Apps offer efficiency giving nurses more time with patients.

/ May 2, 2019
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OB Nurse: More Than Holding Babies

The truth is, some days are like this in labor and delivery. The stars align and you feel so blessed to witness a beautiful birthing experience. Other days, well, let’s just say that obstetrical nursing is so much more than...

/ April 18, 2019

Finding Your Helping Hand

In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of inventorying relationships in order to eliminate naysayers, foster positive relationships, and address unmet needs. When it comes to addressing unmet professional needs, I often recommend people seek out a mentor....

/ February 25, 2019

Addicted ?

On the forefront of nursing care, we are now challenged to relieve pain and suffering while preventing narcotic addiction. This is an overwhelming goal for all healthcare staff. Let’s take a look at the problem. In the 1990s, the pain...

/ December 13, 2018

A Tale of Two Deaths

So many healthcare advances, targeted immunotherapies for cancer, robotic surgeries, and so much more. Yet, here we are, still making life-altering and life-ending errors in the profession of delivering healthcare services. How can this science be so advanced and still...

/ December 6, 2018