Should Nurses Treat Their Family?
Apr19

Should Nurses Treat Their Family?

When I was a child visiting my grandfather, I would eagerly grab his stethoscope, blood pressure pump, and collection of medical supplies so that I could stand-in as his nurse for the day. My grandfather was a type 2 diabetic, so I was used to watching his in-home aids administer insulin and provide help with day-to-day activities. As a little girl, my grandfather was my hero, so I wanted to be his nurse because I didn’t think...

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Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession With Health
Nov09

Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession With Health

Scrolling through social media feed, there are many photos of salads in mason jars, yoga poses over scenic landscapes, and raw food servings carefully positioned, adorned with trendy garnishes, and filtered to perfection. But, since when has making a conscious effort to make healthy food choices become a problem? We all aim to find balance in our life, but this becomes problematic when our desire to feel pure and healthy becomes an...

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End of Summer Bucket List
Aug18

End of Summer Bucket List

Almost as quickly as it came, summer is sadly coming to an end. Each year, we all make summer bucket lists but in reality, do you ever really get through everything you wanted to do? Most people get too caught up in their work flow or just forget to take the extra time to experience the new things they had hoped. Maybe you had some awesome events planned for the summer months and, like the majority of the population, just never got...

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You Know You’re a Nurse If…
Aug12

You Know You’re a Nurse If…

Each profession comes along with it’s own outside of work thought processes and annoyances. You may find yourself pointing out technicalities on television shows, advertisements, articles, etc., that those outside your field of work would never be able to recognize and vice versa. Whether it’s avoiding inaccurate reenactments of medical scenarios or living by unbreakable work habit rules, you know you’re a nurse if… You own pens with...

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Study: Nurse Education Level Correlates to Patient Mortality
Aug06

Study: Nurse Education Level Correlates to Patient Mortality

Patricia Hickey, vice president of critical care, conducted a large-scale study from hospitals throughout the country and cardiovascular services at Boston Children’s Hospital, revealing that nurse education levels and experience quite significantly correlates with patient mortality. Another study was conducted at the Radboud University teaching hospital in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, with similar results as well. According to the...

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