Support is growing to help nursing innovations come alive. From healthcare "hackathons" and makeathons to a Nurse SharkTank event, nurses are getting more attention for their creative inventions that can evolve patient care.
Whether you're a nurse who contacts a physician about a change in a patient’s condition, questions an order you think is potentially dangerous to your patient or contacts your CNO about nurse-patient ratios on your unit, you are practicing nurse advocacy.
My first year as a nurse (and the emotional rollercoaster) began three weeks after my June 2017 graduation. Happiness, anxiety, nervousness, I experienced them all — frequently.
Monitoring patients is a fundamental part of nursing practice. Improper observation of patients can result in an injury or death and can place nurses in a bad position legally.
A suspension of one’s professional nursing license is a serious discipline. Only a revocation is grimmer. Although any professional licensure discipline may present problems, a suspension raises unique complications.
If you're not delegating, you may be a micromanager. A workplace that’s micromanaged can have many problems, from employee unrest and job dissatisfaction to low morale, increased turnover, attrition, increased vacancy rates and more.
A nurse quit her job after her nurse manager accused her patient care missteps. The nurse manager and CNO wanted to fire the nurse, but she resigned first because of what she described as a “hostile work environment.” She wondered if she had any legal grounds to pursue that claim.
Progressive shared governance models endure and keep appearing because they redistribute authority among staff and management in a way that empowers nurses. And their value becomes more apparent as time goes by.
A nurse inadvertently defaulted on her nursing student loan. Although the situation was quickly remedied, the record of her temporary suspension became public record.
The flu vaccine seems to trigger a wide range of responses even from healthcare professionals and individuals who are vaccinated in all other areas.