• Take Care of You to Avoid Burnout

    Nursing is extremely challenging. It’s a physical job and emotionally draining. It’s also a profession that requires constant replenishing in order to keep going and giving. The rewards can be the best, but sometimes you have to dig deep to find them. As we know, patients are not at their best. They are more concerned with getting well than with saying “thank you” to those helping them along the way. Families and friends are usually too stressed to be grateful either. It isn’t even likely to occur to them that the nurses would appreciate being thanked. Today more than ever before, patients are going home earlier and sicker. Nurses are…

  • What If Nursing Isn’t For Me???

    If we are to be honest about the nursing profession, it is not for everyone. There are times when nursing students realize that nursing is just not for them. Nursing is one of the most demanding professions both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately many times nurses burnout and in order to maintain their own sanity, they leave nursing. But what do you do with all of that education? And how do you compete in the job market today? There are many alternatives in the allied health science field to consider. In a job market much different than in years past, new graduates are fighting to find employment at all, let alone…

  • Happy New Year!

    I hope everyone had a great holiday season and that 2008 will bring great things to everyone. I am presently on jury duty and will resume posting new articles to The Nursing Site and to this blog as soon as I am done with my civic duty. Hope you all have a terrific New Year’s Eve. Be safe! Be well! Take time for you and enjoy some quality time with your patients as they face uncertainty in their futures as the year come to a close. Happy New Year!!!image from Kaboose.com

  • Looking for Something Beyond the Bedside??

    Things got a little crazy this week. I was out of town and didn’t have a chance to get anything written here. I did find some interesting blogs for nurses and one that really caught my eye…. Alternative Nursing Careers. It’s a great resource for those looking for a field beyond the bedside. Check it out. Many times I get questions from readers about what else is there and so many hospital nurses who feel stuck and just want to give up entirely. There are many alternatives for nurses.

  • A Holiday Card Available on The Nursing Site

    I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving holiday! How’s your holiday shopping going? Hope it isn’t stressing you out too much. Stop and enjoy the season! If you’re looking for a card for your staff, fellow nurses or students, I have one available on The Nursing Site. For $5 (through PayPal) you can download and print your own on card stock or even regular paper. Print several, or take the .pdf file to your printer. Take the stress out of wishing your colleagues a happy holiday season!