• Nurses Week Give Aways Delayed

    My apologies, but our Internet service has been out for long hours today due to winds. I will back in the AM and set up the Nurses Week Give Aways and will leave the contest open through the rest of the week.

  • Self Care Matters!

    Self Care Matters! No one taught you this in nursing school although it should be part of Nursing 101! The past 2 years have taught us that it is vital to survival. Burnout and caregiver fatigue are REAL and a threat to very existence. May is Nurses Month and it’s also Mental Health Month. As many would say, there is no such thing as coincidence. So it’s high time to join the effort and TAKE CARE of YOU! (Mental Health resources here.) Sleep Issues One of the things that leads to, or contributes heavily to, burnout and caregiver fatigue is poor sleep! Poor sleep also leads to health issues. The…

  • History of Nurses Week

    Let’s take a look at the History of Nurses Week and some of the individual days to Celebrate Nursing… National Nurses Week is a time for nurses to be honored and recognized as a profession for the work that they do and the commitment and contributions they make to their communities. Cities and counties throughout the country often issue proclamations each year in recognition of the nurses in their communities during Nurses Week. Nurses Week and/or Nurses Day are celebrated each year in May to recognize and honor the nursing profession. Themes are set each year by the international and/or national nurses associations. Many countries around the world hold additional…

  • TheNursingSite.com is Back!

    It’s been awhile, but TheNursingSite.com is relaunching today after a moderate hiatus. Things just got out of hand and the Omicron variant hit my (vaccinated) household just after Christmas. Although I didn’t catch it, I was of course required to quarantine and work remotely while helping to get others back to health. It seemed impossible to catch up but finally there is light on the horizon. I feel compelled to jump back in at a time when the nursing profession has been overwhelmed and is struggling to hang on.   COVID FUNDING CRISIS Just when we thought we had a handle on things we got hit with another COVID variant…

  • Review – The Nurse Gift Set

    I was recently gifted a review set of The Nurse Gift Set to review. It consists of approximately 12 X 15 inch zippered insulated canvas bag, a 20 oz stainless-steel thermal insulated cup with safe sipping lid, and a  10 X 4 X 2 inch zippered hard stethoscope holder which can house other nursing supplies as well. The bag features a canvas side pocket and two mesh pockets to hold a water bottle. You can push the insulated cup into the mesh holder, but it won’t go all the way down. Better to either put the cup inside the insulated bag, or carry it and place in your car cup…