We know nurses are fabulous.
But guess what? The news media does, too.
Oh, the trials and tribulations you face as a new graduate nurse. A nurse in his or her first year faces a sharp learning curve. We all go through it, and painful though it is, it’s the only way to learn real-life nursing skills. Here are some pearls of advice I would give to myself if I were jumping in for the first time all over again.
A few months back, we offered some word therapy for nurses and got a great response from many!
As a small tribute to all nurses during National Nurses Week, we present to you some more quotes, sometimes funny and sometimes heartwarming, to get you through the never-ending challenges you face every day.
Hey, Scrubbed In readers!
When it comes to insider industry info — you know, real nurses and real life — you’re the experts. Scrubbed In is a community of thoughtful readers who are ready to share their experiences and connect with their nursing comrades.
Take a peek at some of the great tips and input we’ve received from readers over the past few months.
When you wear colorful scrubs, you’re not just making a fashion statement.
In a study published in 2009, researchers investigated the association between multicolored scrubs and pediatric patient (and parent) perception. Nurses who wore brightly colored scrubs were perceived as more helpful and friendly than those who wore standard blue scrubs. Parents rated nurses in colorful scrubs as more reassuring and less frightening to kids.
The job hunt just got comfy.
Wednesday, April 24th kicks off the Nurse.com/National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR) Virtual Nursing Job Expo.
The virtual nursing expo is a unique job search opportunity where you’ll have the chance to browse open positions, interact with recruiters and fellow attendees, view presentations, and attend a live Q&A.
Here’s a scary bit of research.
In a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the authors raise concern with a cost-saving measure that some hospitals have instituted — allowing personnel to launder uniforms, lab coats and operating room scrubs at home. Home-laundered scrubs were found to harbor significantly higher counts of bacteria than scrubs laundered in hospitals.