• How Assisted-Living Facilities Endangered Patients During the Pandemic

    A guest post by Farlyn Lucas Last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the United States and the globe, nursing homes around the nation became some of the deadliest, most dangerous places to be for elderly citizens. Eighteen months later, over 185,000 long-term care residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities have died, accounting for 31% of all COVID deaths in the U.S. Unfortunately, no single factor or event can explain why assisted living facilities became ground zero for the coronavirus nationwide. The deadly storm that would start to unfold in early 2020 was already years in the making. For starters, analyses of annual Medicare data suggest that…

  • Nurses Week Give Away – Medelita Scrub Jacket

    Good morning, today’s give away is from Medelita. They have generously donated an embroidered Medelita scrub jacket or lab coat of your choice. One lucky winner will receive this prize. So be sure to enter below! MY REVIEW- Medelita Scrub Jacket In March, Medelita sent me a beautiful Ionic scrub jacket to review. It fits well and is so very comfortable! In a year where we have returned to wearing scrubs even in the office, I was so happy to add this piece to my wardrobe! It can be very chilly in my office during the winter and spring and this jacket has been a life saver! My cotton scrub…

  • Nurses Week Give Away – Ponto Footwear

    It’s Monday and the 5th day of Nurses Week. Today we are please to offer a $50 giftcard and Free Shipping from Ponto Footwear. With a need to find a greener way, two guys Aaron & Joey set about finding a better way to make shoes for men and women. They’re made of almost 100% recycled materials. And the sole is made from plant-based foam, which gives a great cushion to the comfy shoe. In addition the name Ponto gives a nod to their childhood So. California beach and they donate a portion of each purchase to the Ocean Cleanup Project among other great programs. And when you’re ready for…

  • Graduating Nursing School in 2021? 5 Ways to Set Yourself Apart from the Rest

    If you are graduating nursing school in 2021, it is important to focus on your future and take steps to set yourself apart. You have already faced incredible challenges head-on and, if you’ve made it this far, nothing can stop you. Keep reading to discover a few ways to set yourself apart from the rest. Landing your first job as a new nursing school graduate has never been without challenges. Embarking on a new career is overwhelming, and there is a lot to learn in your first weeks, months, and even years on the job. Now, in light of COVID-19, the struggles are even greater. Nursing school students missed out…

  • How Should Nurses Handle Job Interview Questions About Stress

    So how should nurses handle job interview questions about stress? If you are a nurse, you will already be well aware that you have one of the toughest jobs in the world. You have to provide much-needed care while communicating with a variety of other people, including doctors, healthcare professionals, patients and their families. In addition, you may have to deal with life and death situations on every shift. It is quite common for hiring managers to ask questions about stress during the job interview. How does stress affect you? How do you deal with it? The aim of this article is to explain how you can handle such questions…