• Stain Removal Guide

    Nurses are the most trusted professionals year after year in the Gallup Poll. Nurses try hard to maintain that level of professionalism despite all of the spills and stains they are unable to avoid each day. It’s not always easy to get those stains out! One of the sponsors of TheNursingSite.com, Uniform Advantage, has derived this terrific stain removal guide. I hope you find it useful! Anything that reduces laundry struggles for me is worth it’s weight in gold!! P.S. Check out the scrubs at Uniform Advantage too!

  • Win $25 Ecard for Scrubs

    We have the 5 winners of the Nurses Week contest. See the post on Facebook. Recently Uniform Advantage kindly offered me two $25 e-card (gift cards) for purchasing scrubs from their vast line of uniforms. So in honor of Memorial Day weekend, I’m going to run another contest this week on Facebook. RULES: Photo: Microsoft.com 1) You must LIKE The Nursing Site on Facebook (if you haven’t already done so) 2) AND Post something about how scrubs work for you. The drawing will be held on June 2, 2012. The 2 winners will be notified by private message on Facebook and posted on TheNursingSite page on Facebook.  Good luck!

  • Starched White Uniforms Had Their Place???

    Nurses get dirty. That’s just a fact of life and part of the job description. So nurses need uniforms that can take a lot of torture from on-the-job messes to frequent laundering with chemicals and temperatures meant to kill bacteria as well as the fabrics. Scrubs are one of the best things ever invented to fill this need. They offer many colorful options and a variety of designs to lighten the spirit. Thank heavens the days of white starched uniforms and white stockings are long gone!!! How nurses functioned in them is still a mystery. And those caps??? Whatever was up with those??? Scrubs are comfortable and allow for ease…

  • Medical Scrubs and Their Role in Treatment

    A guest post from Josh Weiss Every nurse wants to be the best she can be, and is constantly working to improve her service to patients and the medical community at large. One aspect that is rarely touched upon is that of the medical scrubs worn on the job. Although it may sound mundane, studies have shown that the medical scrubs worn by doctors, nurses, and those in the medical community affect the way patients view them, and may even interfere with treatment. Nursing scrubs used to be restricted to white, with a few styles that were worn by the entire medical community. Today there are many manufacturers of medical…

  • How is the Recession Impacting Your Career?

    Cathy Duchamp is an award winning freelance radio reporter who is looking to interview a few nurses for an upcoming story on NPR (National Public Radio) for their Marketplace program. The topic is the impact of the recession on the nursing shortage. For example, is the Great Recession temporarily slowing down the nursing shortage? If anyone fits one of the following categories and would be willing to be interviewed for this program, please email Cathy Duchamp at cathyduchamp at hotmail.com. Here are the categories of nurses Cathy is looking for: an *experienced* nurse who’s coming back to the field from retirement or one who’s decided to delay retirement due to…