The life of being a nurse can be both rewarding and challenging and all in the same day. We are honored to witness some of the happiest, as well as some of the saddest, times in a person’s life. This in itself can have an impact on us: We are human, with amazing hearts full of love, compassion and empathy. How we view these situations can shape our future both personally and professionally.
Although women represent more than 75 percent of the U.S. healthcare workforce, they hold just 12 percent of hospital CEO positions. How can organizations address this gap in healthcare leadership? New research reveals key insights from successful female CEOs, and hospitals are stepping up with programs to help women lean into their careers.
According to a recent Nurse.com survey, more than 92 percent of nurse practitioners would recommend the role to other nurses.
At some point in our life each of us will encounter a nurse, whether it be as a patient or as a loved one. And that one encounter can mean the difference between suffering and peace; between chaos and order. Nurses matter.
Being noble is defined as having, showing, or coming from personal qualities that people admire (such as honesty, generosity, courage, etc.) There are a few noble professions in this world. Caring for the health and well-being of others is certainly one of them.
Nurse.com recently published a compelling, three-part series that explores the impact of secondary trauma on healthcare workers as a result of exposure to mass casualty situations.
Nurses are employed to care for sick or wounded patients. But when nurses band together for the good of their patients, their care is twice as effective.
Here are Rasmussen College's top for tips toward becoming a key contributor:
There are few nursing specialties that challenge your skills and compassion the way that working in a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) will. Your patients are the tiniest on the planet, and your job to help ensure they grow. If you are considering this specialty for your career path as a nurse, understand that a day in your work life will not compare with any other nursing position.
Topics: Nursing Perspectives
Scrubs recently shared an inforgraphic created to showcase the anatomy of a nurse, which takes into account:
- Emotional Awareness
- Physicial Endurance
Are these any attributes you would replace or include?