• 16 Years Running Nurses Most Honest, Ethical Professionals

    For the 16th year in a row, nurses were rated the most ethical and honest professionals by the Gallup Poll.  Nurses outpaced 21 other professionals to top this list. Gallup began this poll in 1999 and every year except for 2001 when firefighters were honored, nurses have topped the list. Members of Congress and lobbyists received the most negative rating of all 22 occupations included in the list. It’s always nice to be recognized by the general public for what we do. Have a very safe and Happy New Year! window.amznpubstudioTag = “daretodreampr-20”;

  • Happy Holidays!

    December always seems to be on steroids and speed! It just flies by. I hope you’re having a happy holiday season with your loved ones. Don’t forget to stop and breathe! Take a moment to reflect. Holidays are always crazy times and being a nurse makes it even crazier! Make memories and enjoy the craziness. Take care of YOU. There’s a terrible flu season hovering so be cautious. Most of all enjoy the season. And may 2018 bring wonderful new adventures! Stay safe! window.amznpubstudioTag = “daretodreampr-20”;

  • NursingCE.com Launches with New CE Courses for Nurses

    I want to bring to your attention a new nursing continuing education website from ATI Nursing Education, NursingCE.com. They offer courses you can explore for free and then pay for only if you’re interested in the ceus for that course. The website launched Dec. 11. Check it out. There’s also many great articles on the blog from some of your favorite nurse writers. window.amznpubstudioTag = “daretodreampr-20”;

  • 6 Sleep Tips for Night Shift Nurses

    By Aaron Alstrom Night shifts are a polarizing thing for nurses. Some nurses love them, some nurses hate them, and others are simply paying their dues on the night shift until they can switch to the day shift. It’s a rite of passage for nurses; there’s a lot to learn at night in the hospital. Unfortunately, one of the most difficult parts of working the night shift is managing to get quality sleep during the day. Our brains are not programmed to sleep during the day and be awake at night. The circadian rhythm is our sleep/wake cycle; it controls the production of melatonin which makes us sleepy at night.…