5 First Job Tips for New-Grad Nurses

Your first job as a new grad nurse can be many things… eye-opening, exciting, humbling, or just terrifying! We all come from different backgrounds and with different experiences that contribute to how our first nursing job will go. One thing I learned through my nurse residency is that whether you start out on a med-surg […]

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The Great Pumpkin (Seed)

Halloween is one of the most underrated holidays out there. It has it all- fall weather, parties, scary movies, haunted houses, candy. Oh and I forgot one thing… pumpkin! Whether you carve your pumpkins or keep them intact as porch decorations (what are you, a monster?), don’t let those seeds go to waste. Pumpkin seeds […]

The Future Healthcare Landscape

The future of healthcare is constantly being assessed with an eye on trends in economics, politics, labor, and society in general. It is essential to forecast the environment we will operate in the next several decades so that we are prepared to face new challenges. Think about nurses who are nearing the end of their […]

Understanding Your Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure is expressed in two numbers- one number on top and one on the bottom. The top number, better known as the systolic blood pressure, is the amount of pressure in your arteries when the heart contracts to push blood out to the rest of the body. The bottom number, or diastolic blood […]

Understanding Your BMI

Body Mass index (BMI) is a measurement often used to determine an individuals overall health. BMI is determined by dividing a person’s weight (in kilograms) by their height (in meters) squared. For example, if I’m 5′ 10″ and weigh 175 lbs, this would be 79.4 kilograms and 1.78 meters. If I plugged these numbers into […]

Recharging as a New Grad Nurse: Introvert or Extrovert?

You may believe that an introvert is just a shy person who fears large gatherings and an extrovert is the opposite– outgoing and hates to be alone. This assumption would be wrong! Susan Cain, who authored “Quiet: The Power of Introverts,” showed that introverts can be warm, interested in others, and powerful in their own ways. […]

Monday Motivation

“Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet. No wonder we’re exhausted at the end of the day!” – Donna Wilk Cardillo My take: The commitment […]