The Nurses Lounge

Time for a Change: Alternatives to Bedside Nursing and How to Get There

It's 7pm and you've just clocked out thinking, "I can't do this anymore." During your shift, you've had no less than five patients at a time due to inadequate staffing, multiple admissions, and complicated discharges. You've been spat on, pooped on, and the lady in room 12 just will not cooperate with any of the… Continue reading Time for a Change: Alternatives to Bedside Nursing and How to Get There

Holistic Living and Wellness

B Positive: How to Choose to Stay Positive During a Pandemic

We can all say that 2020 isn't going as we planned. In fact, that would be an understatement to say the least. Coming out of 2019, we all had plans for us honing into our crafts, hobbies, and careers, with optimistic declarations of finally reaching our target weight loss goals, starting our own businesses, and… Continue reading B Positive: How to Choose to Stay Positive During a Pandemic

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: Resiliency

 “The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”― Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven Has life ever presented you with a challenge so hard that you felt like giving up? Have you ever been placed outside of your comfort zone so much that you had no idea… Continue reading Quote of the Day: Resiliency

The Nurses Lounge

3 Ways To Show Love To The Nurse In Your Life

Nurses have a reputation of being kind, considerate, selfless, and knowledgeable. We work long hours (often 8-12hr shifts) 3-5 days a week. These shifts can be filled with fast-paced decision making, flexibility, and us going above and beyond for others. The amount of energy expended during our workdays can be draining both mentally and physically.… Continue reading 3 Ways To Show Love To The Nurse In Your Life

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Why Did I Choose Nursing?

My mom is one of the most selfless people I know. As she took on the caregiver role for most of the older relatives in the family, I witnessed early on the world of doctors offices, surgeries, and medication regimens. From then on, I developed a natural inclining to help others in need and learn… Continue reading Why Did I Choose Nursing?