Many of us are nurses because we’re caring people, and when someone asks why we became a nurse, we might say something like, “Oh, I like to help people”. And that sounds nice. But we know there’s more to it than that, don’t we?
As a nurse, a healer at heart, you may have watched with wide eyes as people were pulled from the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey on the news, and felt just a little bit helpless, itched to be on the “front lines.” There are ways you can help.
Laughter reduces stress, boosts the immune system, and is good for the heart, and using humor to have fun at work builds a sense of community within the team.
The small things that we do for everybody can actually add up and create a huge effect.
When working as a nurse with long shifts and lots of patients, it is easy to forget what it’s like to be a patient.
Nurses show up, even when uncertainty is the only thing we know to be true.
Unfortunately so. Due to many important factors, the demand for nurses is rising at a staggering rate.
When changing nurse jobs means changing specialties, nurses should know that they are not limited by what they currently do any more than doctors are.
Today, there is a greater movement towards virtual Continuing Education courses and less emphasis on live seminars, which were so predominant and popular for so many years.
Nurses endure the inner stretch of their emotional, relational, and spiritual muscles on a daily basis.