Many nurses spend much of their time worrying about the wellness of others and forget to monitor their own personal health. American Heart Month – February – is the perfect time to start paying attention to your personal health and take proactive steps to decrease your chances of developing heart disease.
Some men shy away from the nursing field because of the perception that nursing is a female-dominated field. But, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, “the proportion of male registered nurses has more than tripled since 1970, from 2.7 percent to 9.6 percent, and the proportion of male licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses has more than doubled from 3.9 percent to 8.1 percent.” READ MORE
Catastrophes like the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco and the Boston Marathon bombings have highlighted the extraordinary work of emergency departments (ED) and their indispensable role in healthcare. READ MORE
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and Chamberlain College of Nursing have announced a new collaborative grant to support research focused on excellence and innovation in nursing education. READ MORE
The New Year is the perfect time to reflect upon our careers and identify resolutions to make improvements or significant life changes. While it is healthy to identify these goals for ourselves and strive for improvement, unfortunately many people don’t succeed. Reasons for failure could be that the resolutions or goals are ambiguous, the timeframes for achieving the goals are not practical, or keeping track of success along the way to achieving the goal is hard to measure. READ MORE
The Institute of Medicine recently published “The Future of Nursing,” an infographic that highlights the growing number of nurse practitioners in the U.S. The number of nurse practitioners per primary care doctor more than doubled between 1995 and 2009. These advanced practice registered nurses will help meet rising demand for healthcare services due to the projected 32 million new insured patients under the Affordable Care Act1 and looming shortage of 63,000 physicians by 2015.2 READ MORE