Tips for Dealing with Stress

Let us start with a few horrifying facts about stress that you may or may not already know. -Nurses report the highest level of job stress of all healthcare professionals. -Stress activates our fight or flight response. Activation of this response causes an increase in  heart rate, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels in addition…

Advice for New Graduates!

We asked our followers what is the best piece of advice they could give to the upcoming new nursing graduates, here is a compiled list! 🙂 Here are the main themes: 1. Ask questions. Honestly, this is huge. Current nurses learn to trust you this way – they know you will seek them out if…

Finance Friday: Budgeting!

Be honest, when you heard the word budget do your palms start to sweat? Maybe a little? When you hear the word budget what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Deprivation? Tediousness? Frustration? Totally understandable. All our lives we’ve been told we have to budget. Television pundits tell us how much money we waste…

Finance Friday: Death & Taxes

Herro! 🙂 It’s been awhile since we’ve posted, and we apologize… We have been compiling the results from the 100k Follower Giveaway Survey and working on posts to address the things *YOU* said you wanted to hear about.   One of the common themes was: Finances, i.e., budgeting, student loan debt/consolidation, and general finance information….

Things Nurses & Doctors Do To Annoy Each Other

Without a doubt we all annoy each other from time to time.  After doing a little research with nurses and docs, here’s the list we came up with.  Maybe we can learn from each other and work better as a team. 😉 Hints provided to help new grad nurses/nursing students/med students/residents – my preceptor went…

Reflection on NCLEX!

Pre-NCLEX Hey everyone!  Happy Tuesday! 🙂 I took my NCLEX awhile back (5-10 years ago – holy sh*t!) – afterward I decided to write down my experience and share it with some friends who hadn’t taken the exam yet. Disclaimer: This was *MY* experience. Your experience may be different, and if you’ve taken your exam, please make…