• Florence Nightingale, Feminist

    A guest post by Judith Lissauer Cromwell As Covid-19 continues to ravage the planet, The World Health Organization’s naming of 2020 as The Year of the Nurse to honor the two hundredth anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth is singularly apt. Most people have heard of Nightingale.  Not all know why.  Born (May 12, 1820) into wealth and privilege, brought up in the cream of English society, a precocious, mischievous child longed to be useful — to nurse the indigent sick.  “My daydreams were all of hospitals”; teen-aged Florence “visited them whenever I could.”[i]  But before satisfying her thirst for “a profession, a trade, a necessary occupation, something to fill &…

  • Use Job Listings to Provide Insight Into the Emerging Roles for Nurses

    Nursing is a noble profession. I’m sure you’ve heard that many times. But it really is. It’s one of the few professions that combine a science of knowledge, skills, techniques, critical thinking and abilities with a passion for helping others that forms an art unequaled by many other professions. Florence Nightingale wrote about this 2 centuries ago. Nurses come to the profession with the passion for helping others and learn the science of how to do this with skill and finesse. As science and technology continue to grow and evolve, nurses must continue their education for the life of their career. Continuing education is required to renew nursing licenses, and…

  • Finding an Online Nursing Program Takes Some Work

    One of our sponsors, eLearners.com, has contributed a guest article to TheNursingSite.com on how to find an online nursing program that works best for you. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the advice offered in Do Your Homework: Find the Right Online School:“If you want a degree that’s taken seriously in the workplace, you need to do two things. First, make sure you choose a school that has the proper regional accreditation. Second, if you expect the degree to earn you a promotion, make sure that you choose a program that’s appropriate for your workplace situation. While the creditability of online learning is substantial, there are still diploma mills…

  • Nurses Don’t Learn it All in School

    From a new article at UltimateNurse.com… Most new nurses say that the things they wished they had learned in school include such things as the overwhelming amount of paperwork involved in admitting or discharging a patient, time management skills, how to prioritize and organize their days. The trouble is, most of this is simply just not possible given the structure of nursing programs. In some of the older diploma programs when nurses actually lived on the campus of hospitals and worked on the floors for whole shifts, they learned more about these things because they experienced them. Today, nursing students typically care for one or two patients and spend only…