Why should you become a nurse? Nurses are in demand and will be for many years to come due to a shortage of nurses as well as an increasing demand for more nurses. As the population ages and grows, the demand for health care is growing. Health care careers will continue to top the list of fastest growing professions well into the next decade. Registered nurses will be among the top of that list. This means job security, and nurses will be able to demand higher salaries and better benefits for many years to come. Consider a career in nursing! photo: Microsoft.com
Medical Memory Cards
I was recently apprised of a new product for nursing students to help them learn and remember common medical abbreviations and basic mathematical conversions nurses frequently need such as Fahrenheit to Celsius, pounds to kilograms, etc. Designed by a nurse educator, Medical Memory Cards follow the rules of memory matching card games. Each set has 26 pairs of cards to match up. There are 3 different sets and they can be purchased individually or in a set of all 3. If you’re looking for a holiday gift for a student nurse, check out Medical Memory Cards on Facebook (Updated 8/20/13)
Some Nursing Humor
I received this in an email today from a dear friend and fellow nurse…enjoy! (author unknown) Did you hear about the nurse who died and went straight to hell? It took her two weeks to realize she wasn’t at work! You know you’re a nurse if… You would like to meet the inventor of the call light some night in a dark alley. Your sense of humor gets more warped each year. Almost everything can seem humorous…eventually. You know the smell of different diarrhea to identify it. You wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom. You can tell the pharmacist more about the medication they are dispensing than they…
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A Holiday Card Available on The Nursing Site
I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving holiday! How’s your holiday shopping going? Hope it isn’t stressing you out too much. Stop and enjoy the season! If you’re looking for a card for your staff, fellow nurses or students, I have one available on The Nursing Site. For $5 (through PayPal) you can download and print your own on card stock or even regular paper. Print several, or take the .pdf file to your printer. Take the stress out of wishing your colleagues a happy holiday season!