This issue is rippling and cyclical, negatively impacting the nursing profession and shadowing our inherent talents on the broadest level – and that really breaks my heart. So, nurse burnout and retention, is it rocket science? No, the rocket science part has been done – it’s doing what is morally right.Read More
Category: Nurses Unite
So, define what you’re doing and just do it. This confidence will give you the motivation to overcome the barriers of the unsupportive nurse, because when you truly know yourself and your purpose, the unsupportive nurse only evokes pity. In fact, when you know yourself, the unsupportive nurse induces further support, so…
Dear Unsupportive Nurse,
I support you.Read More
I do not know Dr. Glener in real life, I only know him from these comments. What I do know, is that despite everything, if he were my patient, I would care for him the same way I would care for a nun, my mother, a criminal, the president, a VIP client, or a regular Joe – wholeheartedly and expertly, because that is my core and that is truly what nurses do.Read More
Also, there is a nostalgic part of me that cringes at the thought of leaving bedside nursing behind forever – have I given up on a career I love so deeply? When I work my PRN shifts in the general ICU they go one of two ways. They either remind me of why I love nursing so much, or remind me of why I went to NP school. There is no in-between.Read More
We do not judge them for their stories, because one does not trump another. And deep down we realize in trying to help those different from ourselves, they are in turn, helping us.Read More
I’m not sure balance actually exists. I think some people are givers and some people are takers; in the end, there is more of one than another. The reason hospitals survive is because of the givers, the nurses, who sway the ratio of givers to takers ten fold.Read More
Everyone loves a murse who can minimize the estrogen overload every once in awhile, tame a combative patient with ease, and help identify with other male patients when necessary. So, this post is an ode to the various types of murses and the unique talents they bring to the table.Read More
Maybe I wouldn’t feel so exhausted/unhealthy all the time. Maybe if nurses were happier patient care would be better. Maybe I will advocate for these changes beginning with this post. Just maybe.Read More
…Trust me, no one can actually do a procedure in a lab coat. These days, in the ICU, practitioners wear them to stay warm because they have no other purpose, except to carry MRSA from room to room.Read More
This man has literally capitalized on the insecurities (which I consider to be the root of all evil) of every race, gender, sexual orientation and religion, then verbal diarrhea-ed them into a run for president.Read More
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- The Internal Paradox of Being an RN + B.I.T.C.H.E.
- Dear Unsupportive Nurse
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- Ode to the Healers
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