Do You Miss Nursing Uniforms?

Nursing Uniform

Do you miss the days of starched white uniforms and starched white nursing caps? Do you think nurses are more professional when they are dressed in all white? Do you think the public saw nurses differently when we wore nursing uniforms? I certainly did not like my student nurse uniform. I thought it was very …

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Nursing Topped The List Again As Most Trustworthy Professionals in America in 2016!

Nursing Trustworthy

Being the most trustworthy professionals in America means that nurses must maintain an exceptionally high standard of ethics and integrity. Ethics is essentially about being an honest, respectable human being. This would seem to be a rather straight forward issue. However, it is much more complicated than it might seem at face value. Never the …

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We Need To Be Educating Patients

We need to be helping patients and certainly our family and friends to make good decisions about their medical care. I once had a family member who selected the hospital for his abdominal aortic aneurysm repair based on the hospital menu and the length of the hallway from the front door to the room that …

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Are You At Risk To Have A Medical Assistant Take Your Job?

Trends seem to come and go. I remember a trend to in the early 1990s in Minnesota to cross-train non-nursing personnel to do nursing functions. These non-nursing personnel doing nursing work included janitors, housekeepers, transport workers, and security guards. So don’t think that it can’t happen in your hospital. These restructuring methods reduced nursing staff …

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Nurses As Change Agents

Being a change agent is a major function for nurses. Nurses are on the floor seeing the effects medicine and the health care system is having on the patient. We know that some things are getting better for the patient and other things are not. We must be vocal about the changes that are working …

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Herding Cats and Nursing

Some days nursing has felt to be to be synonymous with “herding cats”. Trying to create order within an environment of chaos and unpredictable behavior can be quite the challenge. Being a nurse who prefers to work with foreseeable and anticipated situations I was always a bit frustrated while working in a hospital setting. Nursing …

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