Why Nurses Need Mentors

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC

Mentoring has been practiced by human beings for millennia, and mentoring within healthcare, medicine, and nursing occurs in a wide variety of settings. Nurse mentors can have a deep and lasting impact on their nurse mentees if the relationship is positive, supportive, and mutual in the context of a solid intellectual, personal, or collegial bond.…

Self-Care has Probably Never Been More Important for Nurses

By Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

With all of the anxiety and stress thrust upon nurses today in the fight against time and the COVID19 virus, self-care has probably never been more important. The massive numbers of positive cases, and those seeking medical care with real or psychosomatic symptoms of COVID19 is overwhelming the health care system obviously unprepared for disaster of this…

Nurses, Anxiety, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC

In these days of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety is an almost universal emotion being experienced by millions, including nurses and other healthcare professionals. Such massive suffering, economic disruption, medical urgency, and the stalling of our central economic engines are conspiring to bring about an unprecedented level of fear. How can nurses cope when the…

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…

A Guide to the Nursing Care Process

By Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

One major focus of nursing school is on developing and writing elaborate care plans. For some students it’s an easy process yet for others it may take several clinical rotations before the light goes off and care plans become an easy thought process. Even so, there is a lot of work to be done to…

Want to Solve a Problem? Learn How to Pitch

By Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN

Want to solve a problem?  Learn to pitch The first thing that many people think about when they think about “pitching” is baseball or softball.  However, nowadays, if you hear about “pitching” you are probably hearing more about it from an innovation-focused perspective, such as a “pitch event” or a “pitch competition”.  This has become…