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Design Your Healthy and Happy Life With 3 Quick Makeovers: Small Steps Equal a Big Impact

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Design your healthy and happy life with these super quick makeover tips that will have you wanting more. A healthy and happy life is about living bli...

In Defense of Nursing

Gregory Roloff | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

The field of nursing has an attribute that many others lack. Even on the worst of days, nurses will never leave the workplace wondering if they just did something meaningful. My hope is that that the public outcry to the incident on The View revives a deeper respect for nursing.

Confronting Violence: The Unsung Impact of Nurses

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Now I understand that nurse's approach was part of a larger coordinated effort, close to 40 years in the making. An effort that, in all honesty, probably saved my life.

Scientists Should Contribute to, Not Shun, Social Media

Mona Shattell | Posted 09.22.2015 | Media
Mona Shattell

Social media provides us with a tremendous opportunity to support the ongoing and future development of our nurses, scientists, and professional leaders.

More Than a Doctor's Stethoscope

Sherri Graves Smith | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherri Graves Smith

Miss Colorado, I could recite endless ways your profession has helped me, and I applaud you for being the voice of your profession and for bringing it to a national platform. I hope that it is a major step in the right direction to remove the word "just" whenever anyone is speaking of being a nurse.

How to Help Shatter the Class Ceiling: Elect Bernie Sanders

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

With declining social mobility, our children for the first time in history facing less opportunity and a lower standard of living than their parents, and a rapidly shrinking promise of the American dream, smashing the Class Ceiling is our most pressing priority.

America's Heartbeat and Our Stethoscope

Kateri Allard | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

A beautiful woman in a beauty pageant put on baggy clothes and humbly walked across the stage to talk proudly about her career, and her passion for caring for other human beings, and the only thing the women on The View could muster in response were insults grounded in ignorance.

Thank You, NICU Nurse

Natalie Romero | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Natalie Romero

NICU nurse, I don't know if you know the impact you had on our family. I don't think I thanked you. I hope it's not too late. Thank you for rocking my baby when I couldn't be with him at night. Thank you for making feel like a normal mother in the moments when I felt anything but normal.

A Nurse's Response to Joy Behar and 'The View'

Roberta Gately | Posted 09.16.2015 | Media
Roberta Gately

It is a nurse who will be with you in moments of a medical crisis, a nurse who will guide you through the confusing maze of modern health care. It is a nurse who will remember to ask your name as she struggles to save your life.

How My Estranged Father's Death Healed Our Narrative

Sara Bobkoff | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Sara Bobkoff

Alzheimers is a disease that takes the story of your life and throws the pages of memory up in the air. Many blow away. But some land right in your hands.

An Open Letter to 'The View': Yes, Nurses Matter

Breanna Boros | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Breanna Boros

I would like to think that you did not intentionally offend a group of the one of the most trusted professions in both the United States and Canada, but you did. And for that, you owe us an apology.

19 Pet Peeves Every Nurse Will Understand

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Nurses are pretty much unstoppable, but every so often, they get pissed off like the rest of us. Endless hospital shifts, vomiting patients and not en...

A Nurse to My Own (Part I: Are You Okay?)

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

Today I am feeling quietly concerned but calm. Yesterday I was motivated to overcome the challenge at hand. Tomorrow? Who knows. Every single day will be punctuated by a different emotion, a different version of the woman who I am.

What You May Not See When You Look at Your Nurse

Brie Gowen | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Brie Gowen

Nurses perform their duties with a smile, with an air of efficiency, and often what seems to be an indifference. You will not see their calm expression falter even as the feces hits the fan. You might see them stoic while you cry, or even laughing later in the hall.

Workplace Violence a Growing Problem for Health Care Workers

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Nurses and other health care workers, like law enforcement officers, are guardians of our communities, and their welfare demands protection. A first step is acknowledging and reporting the problems.

9 Things Every Male Nurse Should Know

Femi Borisade | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Femi Borisade

Some men shy away from the nursing field because of the perception that nursing is a female-dominated field. But, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the proportion of male nurses has increased significantly over the years. As a male nurse myself, here are nine things that I have learned along the way.

Reflections Of A Nurse: The Little Things Matter

Whitney Koenig | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Whitney Koenig

If you hope to be a good nurse (or coworker, or person with a heart), you're going to spend the majority of your working life doing things you SO mistakenly think are beneath you. The "little" stuff is rarely small. It's heavy and you can't carry it by yourself. So yes, little nursling, you are here to pass trays.

30 Truths Your Nurse Wants You to Know

Brie Gowen | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Brie Gowen

We don't usually have to work five days a week. We're so lucky. Instead we work a string of grueling, exhausting 13 hours days. We also work most holidays with little to no compensation for the fact.

Wear the Pants Out of Life

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

Sit Down and Stay a While What drives you? What makes you tick? What inspires you? Engages you? Is worth fighting for? Many days I leave work ponde...

If Nurses Could Talk To You Like They Talk To Their Kids

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

Disclaimer! I am a labor and delivery nurse. I'm just kidding around... kind of.  Like, 90 percent kidding, 10 percent not.  Well, maybe 80/20.  Just remember, if we didn't joke around sometimes, we'd be miserable!

Bernie Sanders Nabs Endorsement From National Nurses' Union

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

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To the Caring Side of Health Care

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
J.J. Colagrande

I've been spending a lot of time in hospitals and nursing homes. I can't walk through the facility without slowing down and looking an elderly perso...

Inside The Quiet Culture Of Pregnancy Loss

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

Every word used to describe the way you feel after a miscarriage epitomizes everything you are in that moment... empty, hollow, exposed -- but none of those words describe what you really are... overwhelmed, devastated, and incredibly sad.

16 Secrets Every Nurse Knows (And You Should, Too)

Prevention | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living

No one looks forward to a hospital stay. It means there's something wrong, you'll be poked and prodded, and you'll be eating meals that make airline food taste gourmet. However, it needn't be pure misery.

Survival Tips For A New NICU Nurse

AWHONN | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

I still recall my first job. I felt like an impostor in my uniform. I didn't feel like a nurse because in my mind a nurse was someone who could start an IV blindfolded, resuscitate a patient while sleeping, and recognize all the signs and symptoms of septic shock at the drop of a hat.