How to know that nursing is your calling?
Remember the time you were admitted in a hospital? Who was the first person to attend to you? The person who waited with you till the doctor came? It’s the same person who was there to hold your hands, when you got injection in middle of the night. Yes, it was a nurse who took care you. Do you see yourself as doing something to similar nature in the future? If the answer is yes, know that irrespective of what salaries and perks you will get, nursing is not an easy task. If you too are one of those who have heard glorious things about the work, but are still unsure if that is you, this article might help in deciding. Here are a few things that nurses do every day, let’s see if you can do them too.
Will Hiring Overseas Fix the Nursing Shortage Crisis in the UK?
A year doesn’t go by without a un-PC gaffe by Prince Philip, and 2013 was no different. Philip’s first royal engagement of the year was to open a £5.5 million cardiac centre at Luton hospital back in February. Upon meeting a Filipino nurse, the 91 year old royal commented that the Philippines “must be half empty – you’re all here running the NHS!” The gaffe was taken in good humour, but revealed a lot about the rise of overseas workers, especially nurses, in the NHS. read more …
Top 7 Professional Challenges Faced By Nurses in The 21st Century
Nursing is a profession that can be both rewarding and challenging at the same time. Since nurses represent the majority of the workforce, they are often targeted by hospitals as a way to cut down their healthcare costs. Nurses play a very important role in the medical industry. Known for their most caring traits, nurses have now developed their own reputation and identity in the health care area.
But despite being recognized and valued, nurses still have to face several difficulties and challenges in their profession. Some of these challenges are easy to overcome but others are quite complicated for the nurses to handle. Given below are some of the major challenges that nurses are facing today:
Is Pediatric Nursing for Me? An interview with a new grad working in a pediatric facility.
Hi Vivian, thank you for allowing me to interview you. Just to fill the readers in, you recently graduated nursing school and this is your first job. The facility you are working in is a step down pediatric nursing home. The population you are working with spans from neonates just a few days old to young adults of twenty-one years. These children have disabilities ranging from read more …
Interview With a School Nurse
I sat down with Judy Cohen who is a school nurse at the Kiryas Joel Public school in Monroe NY. She has also been a school nurse in a private school. Altogether, she has around 16 years of school nursing experience.
1. So how did you get into school nursing?
I applied in the local newspaper for a part time school nursing position which turned into a full-time position shortly afterwards. After a number of years working at one school, read more …