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Nurse Week 2018

Jamie Abbott

Nurse Week 2018

Nurses Week 2018 runs this year from Monday May 7th through to Sunday May 13th.  This year we are again proud to be hosting giveaways on our Instagram page with some popular and some up and coming nurse bloggers & influencers! Our list of Instagram contributors this year includes: Kati Kleber (Instagram @kati_kleber) a popular nurse blogger, author and speaker.  Her FreshRN site 's goal is to help new nurses grow into safe and confident bedside care providers as fast as possible, through encouragement and education. Mighty Nurse Megan: (Instagram @mightynursemegan)  Megan is a registered nurse working on an oncology...


Nurses May Trump Doctors as the Future of Medicine

Jamie Abbott

In the medical world, the arrival of new technologies has led to the development of life-saving procedures since the beginning of modern medicine. From the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming to the development of Theranos, a new way to test blood for a host of diseases in an effort to lower costs for patients, technology seems to be paving the way for advances in medicine. However, after the Wall Street Journal's inaugural WSJD Live technology conference, Dennis K. Berman and several other attendees brought up an interesting possible future result thanks to new medical technology: “A world that...


Anatomy of a nursing student

Jamie Abbott

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Would you rather give a shot than drink one at the bar? Are you more excited about blood than about the cast of Twilight? If it seems common to see yourself picking over every medical drama on TV, saying comments like “this would never happen in real life”, or to catch yourself diagnosing every symptom your family or close friends has, don’t worry, you are not alone. Sometimes it might feel that nursing students are part of a clan, where you have to study hard and run around with a heavy backpack full of medical equipment and heavy books. Being...


5 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Nurse

Jamie Abbott

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According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nursing jobs is set to grow by 19 percent by 2022. Thanks to an entry level position that only requires an associate degree, combined with an average hourly salary of $31, nursing jobs are the crème de la crème for many people. Before you enroll in a nursing program at your local community college, take a look at these things you need to know before you invest in brightly printed scrubs. Physical Demands Talk to a nurse who works in a hospital or otherwise high traffic location and...


Why it's Essential to Have a Nurse Watch with Military Time

Jamie Abbott

When it comes to working as a nurse, one of the most important tools you can have is knowledge of time. From being prepared to count heartbeats to having the tools needed to record when a patient is coding, a watch helps you to do your job successfully. However, with the change to Bare Below the Elbows and the current demands of nursing duties, it is important that you choose a timepiece that will work with you. Check out these tips for choosing a nurse’s watch with military time and other settings that are vital for nurses. Documentation Essential For...