Your very first clinical rotation is a great leap toward becoming a nurse. To help ease your transition into the clinical world, read and share this infographic designed for nursing students just like you.
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard for recipes, decorating, fashion, party planning and more — what’s not to love? Signing up for a Pinterest account is free. You can follow other pinners and boards, search general categories, or type in a keyword, like “knitting patterns” to see what you might find.
Scrubbed In scoured the world of Pinterest to find some top-notch nurse board recommendations to get you started.
Growing your ability to manage stress is integral to optimal emotional health. But what works for one person might not work for another. It takes a little trial and error to find a de-stress tool that you enjoy and look forward to, that’s easily accessible and physically attainable. Tai chi might be the answer.
Nurses, as a species, are a compassionate group. We’re nurses, in part, because we care immensely about helping people and alleviating distress. But cultivating compassion can prove difficult in many situations. How do you grow compassion for those difficult times? And why would you?
A literature review is a critical analysis and summation of scholarly work on a given topic. It can be used to validate a thesis or to raise a question for future research. A literature review might stand alone, or it may be incorporated as a foundational direction for new research.
Literature reviews aren’t just for master's projects or scholarly publication, though. They can be used to support practice changes and develop protocols.
Is there an issue in the workplace that you think needs addressing? Conducting a literature review is the first step to making an evidence-based practice change.
It’s not exactly breaking news that doctors and nurses have historically struggled to find professional camaraderie. Much has been written about the nurse-doctor relationship, about the patriarchy of the medical establishment, and about the well-documented workplace abuse that can occur.
But there is another side. And on that side are all of the doctors all over the country who care tremendously about their patients and who value and respect the nurses they work with. Doctors that are regular people. I’ve seen it. And I know you have, too.
Try practicing mantra meditation daily. If you find your stress level rising too quickly at work, practice reverting to the mantra for a few moments in the bathroom or while documenting. See if it can help diffuse your stress and bring you back to center so that you can take on the rest of your day with a greater sense of calm.
You work with a phenomenal nurse who does all the right things. She’s smart, quick and makes special connections with her patients. But she suffers a back injury at work, requiring opioid pain meds. Over time, you start to observe suspicious behavior. You suspect substance abuse, but that just doesn’t seem possible. She’s always had it together. She’s too smart and professional for something like that to occur.
What do you do?