Is Nursing Informatics For You?

Nursing informatics is a new and growing field for nurses. It is a specialized area of nursing involving knowledge of computers, the practice of nursing and applying information science. Do you have the skills and characteristics to be a nurse informaticist? Some of the characteristics of a good nurse informaticist are having great communication skills …

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Don’t Delay Going To College

Have you been thinking about going back to school to further your nursing education? Have you thought that you might postpone this step until a later date? You may not have considered all the possible ramifications of delaying furthering your education. This article may give you some ideas as to the additional factors you should …

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Are You a Leader, Part 2

In my previous article on being a nurse leader, I talked about some of the elements involved in making nurse leaders great leaders. These factors included the following: Creating an environment of open and honest communication Communicating your vision and providing clear direction Involve everyone Expanding on this I would also include the following: Sharing …

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Are You A Leader?

If you are reading this, chances are you are a leader! If you are a nurse, you are a leader. You have led and directed the care for your patients and interfaced with other professionals for the sake of your patients. This alone makes you a leader. If you are considering additional nursing education, you …

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Is the Nursing Shortage a Myth?

There is much talk about there being a nursing shortage or that a shortage of nurses is looming on the horizon? Is this fact or a myth? Is the job market drying up in hospital nursing? For decades, nursing was seen as a safe bet for steady pay with plentiful openings, often seen as immune …

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Nursing and Technology

The idea that nursing is changing rapidly will not come as a surprise to anyone working in the field. However, it is thought that nothing will change nursing more than ongoing advances in technology. Advances in technology are impacting the world as a whole and nursing is not exempt from these influences. The speed at …

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