If you’re a nurse who regularly works the night shift, you know there can be some adjustments that need to be made to both your personal and professional routines. But before you change everything up, consider the following tips and tricks to help you adjust and maximize your time and energy. And day or night, be sure to check out our 12 Foods to Give You a Boost During a Long Shift.READ MORE
As a student, you will be frequently asked to communicate through the written, or typed, word. This is especially true when you are an online learner. Whether you are composing a paper or a discussion post, the following tips will help you improve your writing skills.
We’ve picked our favorite 10 New Year’s quotes to inspire you to embrace the year to come. Whether you’re starting off in nursing school or heading back for another degree, these quotes can offer you perspective and insight in the months ahead.
Be sure to share these quotes with your coworkers or classmates to spread the inspiration. Comment below to tell us if we left any of your favorite quotes out!
Did you know that over the course of a lifetime, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer? Men are also at risk – 1 in 1,000 will develop breast cancer. And while white women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer, African-American women are more likely to die from the disease.
Rachel Choudhury, MSN, RN, CNE, curriculum and instruction specialist at Chamberlain College of Nursing, sheds light on other risk factors and shares tips to educate men and women so they can be proactive about their breast health.
It’s completely normal to have anxiety during nursing school. Whether it’s a big test, a lab when your fellow students are watching or finding yourself faced with memorizing near-endless drug facts, worries and fears can creep in and take hold.
There’s no doubt that stresses outside of class in your day-to-day life can also contribute to anxiety you may feel while in school. Issues that involve work or family are among the most common causes of stress.
It’s important to recognize the times when you feel anxious and understand that there are steps you can take to help manage your anxiety.
Apps are a way of life. Everyone knows how fun (and distracting) an app can be. But have you considered how useful they could be if you put them to work?
There are apps for nurses which can help coordinate your schedule, calculate drug prescription amounts, offer news on the profession overall and aid in setting a patient’s care plan. Having these resources at your fingertips (literally) can make your smartphone a powerful tool on the job.
Here are our picks for the top 10 apps for nurses for both Android and iOS.
Long after the final test is taken and your graduation cap has been tossed in the air, you may find your thoughts wandering to friends you made and acquaintances you met during your education.
As new responsibilities and commitments may pull you in different directions, it can be difficult to stay connected and keep in touch with your classmates. Moreover, you may find yourself wondering if it’s even necessary to do so. It might take a little extra effort to maintain those connections post-graduation, but staying in touch with classmates provides many benefits, both personally and professionally.
Getting involved in extracurricular activities while in nursing school can help you expand your experience, make new friends and create professional connections.
Nelly Coto, BSN, RN and 2013 graduate from Chamberlain’s Houston campus, knows this firsthand. She was involved in a number of extracurricular activities and groups which positively impacted her growth as a student. “Getting involved was great,” said Coto. “It let me dive right in to all things nursing and really helped me immerse myself in what it meant to be a nurse.”