This week, Scrubbed In is running its first reader poll on Facebook, and we invite you — our engaged followers — to join the conversation. The poll asks nurses: "How often do you wear your scrubs in public?"
Any clinical practice changes or advancement must begin with a gathering of evidence. But if the terms “research” or “literature review” normally make you groan, they don’t need to anymore. It’s not as bad as it seems. Trust us! With this infographic, you’ll have all the tips and tricks you need to make your literature review fast and painless.
Starting a book club on your nursing unit will open the lines of communication, shed light on some of the issues you face in the workplace, and even boost camaraderie. Better yet, invite some of your co-worker docs along to help nurture those relationships and promote a greater degree of teamwork. These five picks are a good place to start when choosing your very first book club read. Or if you already have a book club, one of these might be a refreshing change from the kinds of books you've been reading.
Many nurses care greatly about health policy. We want a voice in Washington, both for the health and longevity of our profession, and the quality of healthcare for our patients and ourselves. But most of us don't even know where to begin. Or have never used our voice before and wonder if it will make any difference at all. These four websites are a great place to start if you're ready to become a nurse advocate and want to learn more.
Volunteering may be the spark that reignites your old flame for nursing. The ability to do the kind of work you want to do, the number of hours you’d like to devote, and to help people in a way that sometimes isn’t possible in a paid job. Being a nurse volunteer is also a great way to make connections, learn new skills and network. You never know what might lay ahead — volunteering is a way to test the waters and allow your confidence to soar.
Welcome to our Nurse Entrepreneur Series. This edition features Susan Scherer, RN, BSN, OCN. In July 2013, Susan began a new chapter in her nursing career, founding RN Cancer Guides, a professional oncology nursing navigator service through which patients can rely on advocacy and guidance in their cancer treatment journey.