Donna Maheady, EdD, ARNP, wanted to create a virtual space for nurses with disabilities. So, that's what she did. Maheady is the founder of ExceptionalNurse.com a website featuring real-life stories, information and resources.
A growing body of evidence points to the powers of mindfulness and meditation as practices that might help tame nurse stress and the risk of burnout. But practicing mindfulness and meditation takes practice and knowledge to strengthen the nervous system in its response to stressful situations.
Disaster nursing response teams go to areas where people have asked for help, where the infrastructure has been overwhelmed, the medical system has been overwhelmed or if the medical facility has been destroyed, said Kathi Harvey, DNP, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC, APRN, a certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional.
Nursing informatics is a popular career path for nurses. But even if you don’t pursue a nursing informatics career — including those of you who think you know nothing at all about computers — you should understand how informatics impacts nurses and patients.
The Joint Commission released its Quick Safety, Issue 50: “Developing resilience to combat nurse burnout” advisory in July. It's a document aimed at offering you and your employers tools to help you combat nurse burnout by developing resilience.
Advanced practice nurses are required to stay abreast of pharmacology. Nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists also need to take an advanced practice nurse pharmacology course every two years to renew their licenses and national certification. Are you current on the fast-changing medication landscape?
According to a survey by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 66% of you still believe mechanical ventilation sedation is necessary for patient comfort. Learn how your personal attitude can influence how you sedate patients.
An oncology nurse and nurse practitioner said she loved the meaningful work she did, but wasn't prepared for the compassion fatigue and burnout she experienced. As a result, she founded the nonprofit Songs for the Soul to help combat compassion fatigue in nursing.
Drug diversion at hospitals occurs in many ways, from diverting from a hospital’s waste receptacle to diverting pain management drugs from patients who need them. Learn about the signs and symptoms, and, most importantly, how to get help.
At 92, Barbara Jury, RN, MS, isn’t practicing her profession on the floors of the California Hospital Medical Center anymore. But she’s still involved through volunteering and is happy to share her stories of nursing’s past as a nursing pioneer.