Category Archives: Nurses

Your Personal and Professional Wellness as a Stressed Out Nurse

Your Personal and Professional Wellness as a Stressed Out Nurse

Are You A Stressed Out Nurse? Are you a stressed out nurse? As nurses, it is our responsibility to take classes, courses, and workshops to grow during our career. Advances in procedures, medications, and scientific breakthroughs make it imperative to continue our education, especially in the area of our expertise. Without growth we would become… Continue Reading

Nurturing the Age Old Issue of Nurse Relationships

Nurturing the Age Old Issue of Nurse Relationships

The French novelist Alphonse Karr has been noted for originating the phrase “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. I tend to agree. The nursing profession has evolved and changed through the years, however we as a profession continue to deal with hot topic issues like nurse bullying, jealousy, distrust, and really… Continue Reading

10 Tips to Help Avoid Burnout as a New Nurse Grad

10 Tips to Help Avoid Burnout as a New Nurse Grad

Tips to Avoid Burnout As a New Nurse Grad I was SO excited as a new nurse, I didn’t even fathom I would need to take steps to avoid burnout as a new nurse grad. I remember how excited I was to run the mailman down (and I really did drive through the neighborhood looking… Continue Reading

De-Stress by Learning the Art of Breathing as a Nurse

De-Stress by Learning the Art of Breathing as a Nurse

Learning to breathe is an art that saved my life. Breathing? Learning the art of breathing is a great way to de-stress. Attention to our self-care is important. But don’t we do this automatically? Yes. Until the moment we take our last breath we will breathe and not have to think about it. However, there… Continue Reading

Confession: My Burnout as a Bedside Nurse

Confession: My Burnout as a Bedside Nurse

I must confess: I love being a nurse! I have been a nurse for 21 years now. Funny, I completed nursing school when I was 31 (with three children, a husband, and a very busy life). I remember when contemplating finishing school as a nurse I thought briefly I was too old to go back… Continue Reading

Resting Better Working Night Shift

Resting Better Working Night Shift

Are you one of the 6,000,000 Americans that work the night shift? I was! My routine was EVERY Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 6:45 PM to 7:15 AM.  I added a contract nursing job on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night from 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM. That contract nursing job was only temporary, and… Continue Reading