• Honors for The Nursing Site

    I would like to thank Berxi Insurance once again for bestowing honors for The Nursing Site as one of the Best Nursing Bloggers Around . We are always honored and humbled to be in such distinguished company. Berxi is one of the leading malpractice insurance companies servicing nurses. Please check out their website and the other bloggers, blogs and vlogs they have honored for 2023. The fantastic list of 30 sites includes six different topic and audience categories for nursing students, new nurses and seasoned nurses. Congratulations to all of the other sites honored.

  • Setting Intentions for Self-Care in 2023

    Typically, the end of the year or the first couple of weeks of the new year are times when people think about new year’s resolutions. It’s a time for letting go of the past and planning new goals and focus on the blank slate. It’s a time for renewal and reflection. A time to begin new and rediscover yourself. Sadly however, many of those great resolutions fall by the wayside in the first few weeks and are just a reminder of things gone bad, or inability to focus. Instead of being renewal and positive experiences, they become cumbersome and distracting and focus on failures and lack of successor follow through.…

  • Happy New Year 2023

    Happy New Year 2023! Ring out the old. Discard the bad and unnecessary from the past. Open the door to new experiences, challenges and successes! Drink in all the new energy and recharge. There is lots to do in 2023!

  • 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…