As Medical-Surgical Nurses, let's take some time to improve our health and well-being.
As Medical-Surgical Nurses, we know how important it is to teach our patients the importance of taking care of themselves, but often that same knowledge does not translate into action for taking care of our own individual health and well-being. Nursing can be a very rewarding and stressful job at the same time, which can impact our health.Read More
Exploring the Impact of Minority Nurses
In nursing school, most of us recall learning about Florence Nightingale, known as the "Lady with the Lamp," and all of her efforts to improve sanitation, healthcare reform through education, and advance the nursing profession.Read More
My gender identity plays no part in my ability to save your life or notify the doctor of a critical clinical change.
I'm a genderqueer and in a same birth sex marriage. Yes, I still have the competency and the skill to be your nurse. My gender identity plays no part in my ability to save your life or notify the doctor of a critical clinical change.Read More
At this time of the year, it is common to find many new clinical nurses in orientation at hospitals across the country.
It is not uncommon that most of the new nurses in hospitals right now are new graduates. They are experiencing their first few weeks out of nursing school and learning to practice in the real world. After 20 years of being a nurse, I still remember my first few months as a brand new nurse caring for patients on a medical-surgical unit.Read More
Nursing Leadership: The Role You Play and the Opportunity for Innovation
Leadership, is finding solutions despite the obstacles. And I know you are all leaders. I know it because you’re nurses. You lead in many aspects of your professional and personal lives. You advocate for others on a daily basis.Read More
National Simplicity Day
When I think about what I like most about being a medical-surgical nurse, I find myself pondering the simple things. Those times, I share a laugh with my patient, helping a patient understand how to take their medication, or connecting my patient to a community resource when they call for help after dischargeRead More
Where do we go from here?
By Antoinette Falker, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, CMSRN. Oftentimes, the biases seem to exist outside of the sphere of healthcare. However, the reality is that it is ever-present in healthcare and negatively affects the people to whom we provide care.Read More
Have you ever heard some say that nurses are natural-born leaders?
Then, of course, the complete opposite is how did this nurse ever get chosen to be a nurse leader. Throughout my nursing career, there have been many different types of leaders I have worked with. Some leaders stand out more than others. I have often pondered, is this a born trait, or can it be learned? What can I do to be a better leader?Read More