The Nurses Lounge

Travel Nursing: The Pros and Cons of Being on the Go

It was a an ordinary shift and I just passed my last med, settled my patients in bed, and caught up on my charting. After a deep sigh, I heard the rumbling of my stomach. While hurrying to the nurses lounge for my latest rendition of leftovers, I bumped into my colleague Brittney who was… Continue reading Travel Nursing: The Pros and Cons of Being on the Go

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

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: You Are the Author

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”- Toni Morrison, Author Breaking out beyond what’s expected can be discouraging. Often times we stay within the confines of other people’s opinions, experiences, and expectations, at the detriment of our own happiness. Fear of failure,… Continue reading Quote of the Day: You Are the Author

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Quote of the Day: Choices

“Don’t underestimate the odds of your future pains by overestimating the value of your present pleasures.”Dan Gilbert During a TED Talks titled “Why We Make Bad Decisions”, I couldn’t help but feel ashamed at how careless we can be when making decisions for ourselves. In a world that is ever-changing and options are endless, we… Continue reading Quote of the Day: Choices

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Quote of the Day: When Life Gives You Peanuts

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”-Maya Angelou (The Heart of a Woman) This quote reminds me that a dream is never to unreal to be impactful. I’m sure when George Washing Carver began to think of all the possibilities the peanut could produce, people laughed. However, his innovation… Continue reading Quote of the Day: When Life Gives You Peanuts