Negative Stereotypes in Nursing
Nov18

Negative Stereotypes in Nursing

The media has created some pretty controversial images of nurses over the years. Often times, television shows like the hits “Nurse Jackie” and “Grey’s Anatomy” portray RN’s as promiscuous and unethical. Perpetuating the “brainless bimbo” or “naughty nurse” stigma can cause a completely false impression of what members of the nursing community are really like… and yes,...

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5 Patients You Can Expect This Summer
May25

5 Patients You Can Expect This Summer

You’re probably saying to yourself, “finally, some warm weather and sunshine.” Sadly, an increase in temperature will also mean an increase in injuries this summer. Suddenly, summer, the sunshine and swimming will be replaced with stings, scrapes, and, of course, sunburn. These cast of characters below will surely make an appearance at some point this summer, so we’ve chosen a few as a forewarning of some unique visitors. The Lobster...

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Shai Wilkins: Pageant Queen, Travel Nurse & Health Enthusiast
May12

Shai Wilkins: Pageant Queen, Travel Nurse & Health Enthusiast

An Alabama native, Shai Wilkins attended high school in Harvest, where she spent a lot of her time participating in school clubs, and sports, like basketball. She continued on to Belmont University in Tennessee, where she made her way through nursing school. But don’t let this seemingly ‘average, American girl story’ fool you, because Wilkins is far from average. As if getting through nursing school isn’t...

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Travel Nurse’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions
Jan06

Travel Nurse’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Ah yes, with the start of the new year this past weekend, I’m sure everyone’s friends, families and coworkers are buzzing about their New Year’s resolutions; but let’s be real for a second, working out and eating better have been done and done again, so why not consider changing up your resolutions this year and promise yourself to fulfill new, exciting and more career-oriented resolutions? Don’t get me wrong, working out,...

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Part II: Q&A with Travel Nurse, Best Selling Author Epstein LaRue
Mar03

Part II: Q&A with Travel Nurse, Best Selling Author Epstein LaRue

By Christine Whitmarsh Epstein LaRue, RN, BS, is a seasoned travel nurse and published bestselling author of several books on travel nursing. Her “Highway Hypodermics” series of books have been best-sellers on Amazon.com. I recently spoke with Epstein by phone about her experiences in travel nursing, her books and her advice for current and aspiring travel nurses. This is the conclusion of my interview with Epstein. TNS: What are the...

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Travel Nurse “Transplanted.”

One can imagine a travel nurse assisting in a transplant. One can even imagine a travel nurse having a transplant. But you would think that a nurse having a transplant would have an organ transplant. And when you find out that nurse is having a hair transplant you would think that it is a male nurse addressing a balding problem. But in our never ending quest to find travel nurses in the news, we have learned of a travel nurse...

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