In what looks like an urgent game of catch-up, medical and nursing schools across the country are retooling how and what they teach. This is also getting a boost from concern about the looming shortage of primary caregivers.
Nursing is no paragon of gender equality: Even though men are a minority, they are paid more than women. The stigma against men still runs deep, particularly among older patients and in parts of the country with more traditional gender roles, nurses said.
Right now, there is a baby nurse who is searching online and deep inside for an answer. There is a brand new member of the profession who is questioning her calling. There is a newly-minted graduate who wonders how school seemed to teach her everything and nothing all at the same time. There is a greener-than-grass new hire who is praying that she doesn’t kill somebody at work tomorrow, and wonders if she already did yesterday.
Today’s nurses aren’t just caring for the sick; they’re changing our very notion of modern medicine and health care delivery. Nurses are giving TED talks, publishing scientific research, developing mobile medical applications, and actively addressing health care policy.
A family’s rapport with the nursing staff can improve the care a patient receives; tips for cultivating the relationship that go beyond baking brownies.
The best way to appreciate nurses during Nurses Week is to support legislation that would help them better care for their patients.
After years of relative equilibrium, the job market for nurses is heating up in many markets, driving up wages and sign-on bonuses for the nation’s fifth-largest occupation.
In fact, they've been doing scientific research since the days of Florence Nightingale.
Hospitals are freeing up nurses to do the one thing they often don't have enough time for: taking care of patients.
We nurses need to come together as a profession so we can use our collective power to benefit our reason for being — our patients.
We exist in a world where we cannot help but feel thankful, for we are not the ones confined to the bed or strapped to a ventilator or tethered to an artificial heart or kidney or lung. We work in a place where tube feeds replace turkey; where sepsis trumps stuffing; where we battle broken hearts and downtrodden spirits instead of afternoon naps and football snaps.
A path to a “second act” almost invariably involves setbacks. But Rachel Christian’s five-year journey to become a nurse is proof that even the largest of hurdles can be cleared.
The country has experienced nursing shortages for decades, but an aging population means the problem is about to get much worse.
The combination of an exodus of RNs and an influx of aging patients could create a health care crisis.
Nurses do the work that neither hospitals nor patients could live without, which comes at an ever-increasing physical and emotional cost, as they are expected to aid sicker patients for longer hours with less support.
Sitcoms satirize them, the media ignore them, doctors won't listen to them, and now hospitals are laying them off, sacrificing them to corporate medicine -- yet their contribution to patients and families is beyond price.
Our comfort zone is nurturing patients and serving as the foils to their fear. When we step out of it and into a position of fear ourselves, we lose our way. Some a little more than others. And some not at all.
Despite our major role in keeping patients healthy, nursing is undervalued and misunderstood.
If you are interested in becoming a Registered Nurse, one of the things you need to know is where you can go for information and for help. Thanks to technology, you can get access to pretty much any information you would like online. The Internet offers access to medical libraries and informational sites, as well as to case studies that can help you learn. It is also possible to find sample care plans online.
The career and education resource for minority nursing professionals, students and faculty.
Welcome to the Nursing Times website, for nursing jobs, NHS jobs, nursing news, nursing careers, clinical articles, nurse jobs, nursing courses, and nurse prescribing.
Scrubs is not just another clinical nursing site…there are plenty of those! Scrubs is the one and only site that’s 100 percent about you – personally and professionally – and the very specific joys and challenges you face because of the noble career you chose.
The largest most active online nursing community. Join 272,783 nurses from around the world to learn, communicate, and network.
Applied Nursing Research works with nursing professionals across the globe to gather the latest healthcare analysis, fieldwork & insights. With over 35 years of experience in the field, we've become the premier source for academics, healthcare professionals & patients.
ExceptionalNurse.com is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 resource network committed to inclusion of more people with disabilities in the nursing profession. By sharing information and resources, ExceptionalNurse.com hopes to facilitate inclusion of students with disabilities in nursing education programs and foster resilience and continued practice for nurses who are, or become, disabled.
NurseBuff is a popular nursing humor and lifestyle blog.
Website features industry news, products and a newsletter in addition to other resources pertinent to the nursing industry.
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Created by nurses, for nurses, Lippincott's NursingCenter.com is the premier destination site for your clinical and professional informational needs. We are committed to providing credible, current, authoritative, evidence-based resources to help you in your practice.
and many more specialty journals.
A more efficient way to find nursing license requirements in your state.
Nursys® provides online verification to a nurse requesting to practice in another state and nurse license lookup reports to employers and the general public.
RN.com has been serving the nursing community since February 2000, and has become the industry's leading nursing resource provider. Founded by health care providers, we are dedicated to providing both our customers and clients with the highest level of customer service.
Working Nurse is a monthly magazine and website that delivers career advice and opportunities to Southern California RNs. We focus on the career of being a nurse. Our jobs are local. Our content is inspiring and useful – from interviews with nurses about their specialties to profiles of extraordinary historical nurses to advice from nursing leaders. Our mission is to be an effective career resource for the RNs of Southern California.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates.
Direct links to major nursing sites, including the world's busiest.
Dental Nursing is the only monthly journal dedicated solely to addressing the clinical and professional issues relevant to dental nurses. All perspectives are covered, and our distinguished editorial board guarantees that only pertinent, high-quality articles are selected for publication each month.
Welcome to the National Institute of Nursing Research. We are dedicated to improving the health and health care of Americans through the funding of nursing research and research training. Our mission is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history.
NNU was founded in 2009 unifying three of the most active, progressive organizations in the U.S.–and the major voices of unionized nurses–in the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association.
The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) is a professional, refereed, electronic journal for healthcare professionals who are interested in nursing informatics. Topical areas covered deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of nursing informatics as it relates to the art of nursing.
The National Nursing Network Organization.