5/17/16

Have you ever, or how many times, thought about quitting nursing?

Let's be frank, you've seen a lot of $hit. And there are days when you just want to throw in the towel. High stress jobs that require a high level of competency routinely put people over the edge. In a case of nursing there aren't very many professions where wonky hours, high trauma, sometimes questionable pay, unruly patients, unruly coworkers, etc., all collide to make for a challenging career.

It may be not be therapy, but what are some stories or scenarios that nearly made you end your career as a nurse?

5/6/16

Nurses Week 2016 Freebies and Other What nots

Happy National Nurses Week to all of the selfless nurses on the interwebs. It's a special and resolute calling to become a nurse, so hats off to you on your week! (Let us know if it comes with a special check or something in the mail.....I guess accolades are enough, right....right?)




If any of you were dying to know a brief history of National Nurses Week, check out this pdf.


And here's a list of freebies for nurses (in the US) from Allnurses

http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/nurses-week-2016-1050706.html

4/11/16

Craziest Things You've Done to Stay Awake on a Night Shift

I'll go first, an anecdote a 'friend' told me, to stay awake on the drive home, roll your window up on your hair so if you doze off mid-drive you get a quick hair pull......YOUR TURN!

3/14/16

2/5/16

Stollery Hospital Gives Doc a Day in the Life as a Nurse

Thought this was neat, it generated a lot of social media interest. A doctor at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, spent a full shift as a nurse.

Ever thought about spending the day in another's shoes? Well today Dr. Laurance Lequier, medical director of the...

Posted by Stollery Children's Hospital on Thursday, February 4, 2016

1/27/16

Have a story to share about life in the ER?

'Make one up' and send it to us, we'll post it for all to gawk and read in wonderment. Submissions to ernurseyblog@gmail.com