Kelley Johnson is still inspiring us. Her monologue during the Miss America 2016 pageant remains an encouragement to nurses nationwide, prompting an entire hashtag (#nursesunite) all about celebrating the irreplaceable responsibilities and compassion that nursing entails. Seriously Kelley, you rock!
Nursing is about much more than the salary. If you ask an honest nurse why he or she wanted to pursue nursing, you probably won’t get an answer that has to do with salary. Instead, you’ll receive an answer that comes from the desire to help others.
The semester is coming to an end; the light at the end of the tunnel is approaching! Why are you dreading it? Final exams, of course! This time of the year is bittersweet, but we firmly believe in our nursing school students and want to share some essential tips that will help you pass your nursing school final exams with confidence.
While some students seem to be naturally efficient test-takers, you may not consider yourself one of the “lucky ones”. Have no fear, AMC wants you to be successful in your nursing school journey. Whether you’re preparing for the NCLEX, GREs or just a final exam for a college course, you can do this!
Having a party for your practice is a perfect way to release some
tension within your hospital or healthcare facility and just take a
much-needed break! Halloween is a great excuse to throw a seasonal
party, and an opportunity to have a little more fun and be more creative
than a typical office party.
Having a Halloween celebration can be as simple as having spooky treats
in the break room, to throwing a fully planned party! We’ve gathered
some of our favorite tips and tricks to throwing an awesome Halloween
party tailored to nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Did you know, it takes job recruitors an average of 6 seconds before making the first "maybe or no" decision based on a resume? With that in mind, you need a resume that is flawless and showcases your hard work! Check out this guideline for creating the perfect registered nurse (RN) resume to help you find that competitive edge you need to land the job!
In 2012, there were over 2.5 million registered nurses in the United States alone according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the number keeps on growing. With that being said, there are several types of nurses within each specific healthcare practice. Here are 9 types of nurses that we think are common, amazing and hilarious. And of course each and everyone is a quintessential part of the nursing family!
So you’re curious what a day in the life of a pediatric nurse looks like. Maybe you’ve just started dating one, or maybe you are considering becoming a pediatric nurse (or maybe you’re just fascinated with their career choice because children are the cutest). Well we have a news flash for you: pediatric nurses don’t typically get to see the happiest of children. Instead, they often make the kids cry, and undergo shift after shift of screams, tears and protective parents.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, has to be performed in quick repetition in order to be effective, and is typically taught to be practiced at a rate of 100 compressions per minute. You may be thinking what I’m thinking, “How do I know what 100 compressions per minute looks and feels like?” Well, you’re not alone on this one. Understanding how to perform CPR, especially during the stressful moments of an emergency situation, can feel nearly impossible to some. Because of this, medical professionals and health care providers have been trained to perform CPR to the beat of the popular disco tune “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees (ironic, right?) In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) actually recommends performing CPR to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” on their Hands-Only CPR website and even created a video campaign featuring Ken Jeong!
Nursing Careers and Nursing Certification 101: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses caring for the tiniest hearts
When choosing a nursing career and the type of nursing certification to pursue, some consider specialized training for the smallest patients, who require a special kind of TLC. NICU nurses work as a staff of registered nurses, who only care for infants often born in the hospital or healthcare facility. NICU nurses receive nursing certifications that allow them to specifically care for infants who undergo several complications such as delivery issues, prematurity and congenital defects.