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5 Best Trauma Shears On The Market

As a nurse, I see things that shock me everyday. That is why it is so important to be prepared with the right nurse supplies you need to be able to perform at your best. I invested in a good pair of trauma shears about 5 years into my nursing career when I became an ER nurse.  Dull shears are not good in an emergency and I wanted a great, non-disposable pair that performed well. Here are the top 5 trauma shears on the market – from a nurse who actually uses them…

10 Best Nike Nursing Shoes

Its no secret that nurses are on their feet for up to 12 hour nursing shifts (or longer!).  So it is imperative that nurse wear shoes that are able to support their intensive and often arduous nursing shifts. Having a great nursing shoe can make all the difference in how good you feel after a long 12 hour shift.  Foot pain, back pain and achy joints are just a few of the side effects that many nurses deal with on a regular basis.  And having the proper footwear can make all the difference in the world. Here are the best Nike shoes for nurses…

Nurses Nurturing Nurses Interview With Jessica Smith, RN

I got ANOTHER chance this week to talk with RN Coach Jessica Smith about a topic that is near and dear to my heart:  nurses nurturing nurses!  (I had so much fun the first time, what can I say?!)
During the interview, we discussed:
1. Strategies you can use to attain a work-life balance with a busy nursing schedule;
2. How you can design your life around how you want to feel;
3. And how doing simple things each day can make a BIG impact on your overall health and well-being;
I can’t wait for you to check it out. Take care of yourself, nurse…

Bouncing Back From Burnout Interview With Jessica Smith, RN

Nurse burnout sucks.  I’ve totally been there. So, it may seem odd at first to hear that I also LOVE talking about nurse burnout. In fact, I think every nurse experiences burnout at some point in their career (if you haven’t please email me back and let me know your secret!).  Here’s the kicker: once you admit you have an issue with nursing burnout you open yourself to the idea of potential solutions.  But if you just pull your hoodie over your eyes and continue to suffer in silence then nothing ever changes.  And your burnout gets even worse. So, let’s talk about solutions for nurse burnout!  Have a listen to my Bouncing Back From Burnout interview with fellow ER Nurse and Nurse Coach, Jessica Smith…

I Love Being An Emergency Room Nurse: How Adopting A New Specialty Reignited My Passion For Nursing

In March 2018 I got the opportunity to cross-train into our Level 1 Trauma ER. And I love it! These are my top 6 favorite things about working in the Emergency Room…

Happy Easter From The Emergency Room: Day One Of ER Nurse Training

While most people were with their families this Easter Sunday, I was working day one of emergency room training. I am so excited to talk about my first ER experiences and the types of ER patients I will be expecting…

Nurse Flexibility In The Workplace: How Becoming A Per Diem Nurse Helped Me Find A Work-Life Balance

The nursing profession has flexibility perks that make it a lot easier to be a working mom. Being a per diem nurse makes it possible to work less and/or more flexible work hours. Other benefits include higher pay and other opportunities for growth. There are also drawbacks including not having employment benefits, getting canceled when there are low RN needs and others…

How I Prepare For A 12 Hour Shift

Preparing for a 12 hour shift at the hospital requires some prearranged ground work and organization at home to ensure the day starts off on the right foot. I am a working Mom, and I have a system for making sure that things run smoothly most of the time. I discuss grocery shopping, sleep, getting regular exercise and I provide a minute-by-minute break down of my mornings on work days…