Nurse burnout is something that most nurses will experience in their careers. The emotional, physical, and mental stress of nursing can lead to nursing burnout which decreases a nurse’s motivation at work and ultimately can impact their effectiveness.
As a professional who is so focused and dedicated to caring for others, it can be hard for nurses to find the space and time to take care of themselves. In this article, we discuss the importance of doing so to avoid burnout as well as some additional ways nurses can prevent burning out so that they can continue to love what they do.
There are many directions that you can go with your career in nursing, but many find that school nursing is one of the most rewarding paths that a nurse can take. At a glance, the idea of becoming a school nurse might seem a bit on the boring side, doling out band-aids and calling parents to pick up kids who have fallen victim to the latest stomach bug. The reality, though, is that school nursing is a very challenging and rewarding career for those who decide to go into the field. Here are four reasons school nursing is a rewarding career choice.
It’s one of the oldest catch-22s in the world. In order to get a good job, you need experience, but in order to get experience, you have to get a job. What is a newly graduated nurse to do in order to break into the field?
While you might not be able to jump right into your desired specialty or land a nurse practitioner job, there are ways to get no experience nursing jobs. You simply have to know where and what to look for and be prepared to accept a position that might not be exactly what you had in mind.
As a graduate nurse, fresh out of school and just starting my nursing career, I believed nurses were not only health promoters and educators, but should also serve as examples of healthy living. Unfortunately, it did not take long to discover that many of the nurses I worked with were not living up to my expectations of that role. Several were smokers, some were very overweight, and some drank on a regular basis. Although I was striving to be healthy in those areas, I struggled with my own non-healthy habits of sleep deprivation and poor stress management skills. Continue reading “Should Nurses Be Role Models For Healthy Living?”
Throughout the years of television, medical TV shows have always been an awesome source of entertainment. On top of any character drama, emergency healthcare situations add another level of suspense that helps create some enthralling television. As a healthcare staffing company that works with real-life nurses every day, Soliant wanted to take a look at some awesome nurses portrayed on TV over the years, starting with #12 and ending with our choice for the most amazing TV nurse of all.