• The Mumbo Jumbo of Healthcare Communication

    The issue of healthcare illiteracy continues to grow especially as technology advances in healthcare practice. Only about 12% of the population can speak “medicalese.” Nurses and doctors speak with a mumbo jumbo of healthcare communication techniques and vocabulary that more often than not serve to confuse and bewilder patients and family members at some of the most significant points in their lives. If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation of being given a terrible diagnosis, or been with a family member or friend as the news was delivered, you know how overwhelming that scenario is. The moment the practitioner says words like cancer, HIV, heart failure, diabetes, etc., the…

  • Can Nursing Students Get ACLS Certification? 

    Nursing students who are passionate about health care may want to get an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification, but there are a few reasons why they should wait until passing licensure exams and working as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. What Is ACLS? Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support is a certification aimed at professionals that deal with cardiopulmonary arrest emergencies or similar. The ACLS certification is also geared for emergency responders. The certification covers basic life support skills and airway management, recognizing the signs of respiratory or cardiac arrest and strokes, pharmacology, and communicating as a member of a resuscitation team. ACLS certification for experienced professionals covers reading and…

  • Tips for Setting Yourself Up for Financial Success After Nursing School

    If your nursing school journey is coming to an end, odds are personal finances aren’t the first thing you think about. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for nurses is expected to grow between 16 and 31% through 2024, which will lead to many job openings for nurses. However, financial planning and setting goals are one of the most important steps for you to achieve future goals. Here are some Tips for Setting Yourself Up for Financial Success After Nursing School with steps you can take to ensure you are on the path to financial stability. Create a Budget Nursing is a field that is in high demand…

  • 3 Tips For Returning To School As A Nurse

    As an R.N.  does finding the time and energy to earn your Bachelors of Science in Nursing feel like a distant dream? If so, I’m writing this article just for you. Here are 3 tips for returning to school as a nurse. My name is Jeanne Colleluori and I’m an enrollment representative for Roberts Wesleyan College. I spend my days hearing countless stories of how nurses feel too busy or stressed out to return to school, and my heart aches for them. That’s why I’m going to share my top three tips for making it work. Before we begin, I’d like to encourage you with a reminder – you’ve already…

  • Managing Exudate Improves Wound Care and Costs

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALLEVYN LIFE from Smith+Nephew. All opinions are 100% mine. The general population is aging, and the oldest segment (those over 80) is one of the fastest growing. This segment is also demanding more and better health care to help them remain active, healthy, and fit. This comes at a cost and the cost of health care continues to skyrocket. The challenge for nurses and other healthcare professionals is to meet patient needs and somehow manage or reduce the costs. Skin care is an increasing challenge as people age as well. The skin is the largest organ in the body…