Student Nurse Inventors: How to Turn Your Ideas into Reality

By Amanda Ghosh

Many of the world’s most life-changing inventions are nurse-born. Nurses have always been well-positioned to create remarkable medical devices—because they experience the day-to-day realities of patient care; they know exactly how to make medicine better.  Nursing students born after 1995 may be in an even better position to invent medical devices. Growing up in the…

6 Spooky Nurse Books to Read This Halloween

By Amanda Ghosh

6 Spooky Nurse Books to Read This Halloween Trick-or-treating may be canceled for the kids, but no one’s stopping you from putting your favorite sweats on and curling up with a pumpkin spiced latte and a good book. Get into the Halloween spirit this fall by diving into an eerie tale with this list of…

How New Nurses Can Handle Job Shortages During COVID-19

By Amanda Ghosh

A lack of available nursing jobs seems unlikely during a pandemic. But healthcare institutions are in a lurch as they limit the number of patients seen per day and cancel elective procedures. With less cash available to hire new nurses, and less need for additional staff, hospitals are furloughing nurses by the dozen and hiring…

Does COVID-19 Have You Re-Thinking Your Career Trajectory?

By Amanda Ghosh

Nurses accept the risk of being exposed to contagious diseases with the caveat that they will be facing contagions with full PPE. Now that we know PPE may not be available when we need it, some aspiring E.R. and ICU nurses are rethinking their career trajectory. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of lower-risk nursing…

How to Have a Successful Nursing School Experience During COVID-19

By Amanda Ghosh

Due to COVID-19, students about to start nursing school will experience an adaptation of the nursing school they thought they were entering when they applied. With more programs moving to online learning platforms, new students will probably learn more through online simulations than in-person patient care. Limited opportunities for real-life learning experiences is understandably worrisome…

5 Tips for NCLEX Testing During COVID-19

By Amanda Ghosh

5 Tips for NCLEX Testing During COVID-19 The end of nursing school is a time to rejoice and prepare. This year, newly minted RN’s face uncertainty about testing requirements, work environments, and, surprisingly, job availability. So, it is understandably troubling to feel confusion and anxiety about graduating. Control what you can to make the transition…

A Healthcare Worker’s Obligation to Treat: Our Cultural History & COVID-19 Dilemmas

By Amanda Ghosh

A Healthcare Worker’s Obligation to Treat: Our Cultural History & COVID-19 Dilemmas PPE shortage. Thoughtlessness. Unprepared medical institutions. Ignored social distancing orders. Should healthcare workers continue to risk their lives to help us? A History of the Healthcare Worker’s Obligation to Treat Patients in the Face of Personal Danger  What was expected of medical professionals…

Nursing School, Nursing Students & COVID-19

By Amanda Ghosh

Nursing students, and those about to enter nursing school, face an unprecedented healthcare crisis. On top of demanding schedules, we will be asking students to master unfamiliar fears and manage uncertainties. To assist them, I interviewed nursing career coach Keith Carlson and got his advice. An Interview with Nurse Keith: Addressing Student Concerns During COVID-19 Anyone entering…

COVID-19 – What Should a Nurse Know?

By Amanda Ghosh

We’re experiencing an unprecedented event as the coronavirus spreads. As we adapt our lifestyles to ensure our safety, let’s take a look at what we know about this novel virus.  Current Statistics As of March 19th, there have been 10,442 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 150 deaths, and 9,842 cases under investigation. The Centers for Disease…