You are a nurse. You have an inimitable career that plays a vital role in medicine. You are proud to be a nurse, but let’s face it – you don’t get enough credit. Your workdays consist of things that “normal people” wouldn’t ever imagine seeing or experiencing. Here are 15 struggles only a true nurse understands.
You did it - you’re in nursing school, or perhaps preparing for it now. Regardless, you may feel stressed. Unfortunately, this stress cannot be ignored or consequences may result, like poor academic performance. Coming up with a stress management plan is simpler than you may think! Because stress is a broad term, and affects every student nurse differently, we’ve come up with a 10-step guide to kicking the stress out the dorm room window this semester that you can personalize and make your own.
So – you’re considering a career as a physician or you already are one. Now what? There is a seemingly countless number of medical specialties out there, how do you choose which best suits your skills, character and interests? Some medical specialties are more popular than others for several reasons, including salary and responsibilities of the job. Below, we’ve listed the top 10 medical specialties that are growing in popularity right now! These are listed in no particular order.
Nursing is an ever evolving field. When considering what nursing was
like 50 years ago, we realize just how much has changed. Improvements in
technology, more independent training, the structure of medicine and
the increase in nurse practitioners are just some of the groundbreaking
changes that have occurred in the past few decades. It’s possible that
maybe you have even seen some of these changes occur in your own
lifetime. Recognizing these changes is an important part of appreciating
modern nursing as it is today, but what about comparing nursing in 2016
to nursing two millenniums ago? Let’s do it.
Foods for Brain Health AMC.jpgFinal exams are hard. Studying for your ACLS (advanced cardiac life support), BLS (basic life support) and PALS (pediatric advanced life support) certification exams is an unavoidable, and often dreaded, part of successful online certification. If you have an online certification exam coming up, don’t take the boring, traditional route of studying and use these fool-proof study hacks to make the studying process more enjoyable and effective!
Our Guide to Better Emotional Health and Well Being as a Medical Student (and how to put these tips into practice!)
Somehow, you have found the bravery and strength within yourself to pursue medical school. Congrats, there aren’t a lot of you, and we know that it’s extremely challenging. In fact, it’s so challenging that often medical students experience poor mental and physical health during their years of study. This is a no-no in our books and can be prevented. If you are a medical student looking to improve your emotional health and general well being, you’re already on your way! Check out our tips below and start implementing them into your daily life for a healthier, happier you.
Stay Up To Date with Advanced Medical Certification January Recap: Top stories, posts and what’s to come
The first month of the new year is officially over (how fast was that?!), but we haven’t forgotten about the shocking, beautiful and challenging things that happened last month. We don’t have the capacity or time to list out everything awesome that happened in January, but we did sift through some of the best moments for you to enjoy and share with your family and friends! So, what’s been happening?
Social networking sites, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are increasingly popular spots for nurses and other medical professionals. Many nurses are on social media, but some nurses neglect to use this technology to boost their nursing career. If you are looking to be one of the 65 percent of U.S adults who use social media, based on a 2011 report by Pew Internet & American Life Project Fund, you can use it to advance your career! Check out our tips below:
When you think of nurses and their job settings, we are sure that a
fast-paced, hospital setting comes to mind. If you are a nurse, or
considering a career in nursing, but don’t wish to work the traditional,
clinical setting there are options for you that will keep you happy,
sane and excited for the amazing world of nursing. Nurses can choose
career options and work from home, while still receiving the benefits of
working for a hospital setting. There are several options, and here is
our top 5:
If you are a health care professional, education within your career doesn’t stop after college graduation. Health care and medical providers are constantly learning as new medical technology, standards and practices arise and evolve. The ever-changing world of medicine is relying on people like you, people who are encouraged to keep learning, to help keep the world healthy. Whether you’ve been a registered nurse for 30 years, a soon-to-be medical student graduate or a babysitter trying to land a new job, you have a responsibility to remain properly educated within your field. As an online health care education provider, we have high hopes for the future of online learning for health care professionals. Check out our top 10 reasons why people just like you are choosing online health care education this upcoming year.