Today I’ll share some thoughts on one of my own experiences as a nurse on the lives of others. I’ll admit, I’ve not been in the position of having a patient in critical condition that needs life saving measures during my shift. However, there have been several instances over the course of my career where… Read more
Nurses Week runs from May 6th through May 12th and it is a celebratory week for the 3.6 million nurses that are in the United States. Last year, we highlighted some nursing pioneers. This year, we are highlighting one of the most influential roles nurses can have on others: the ability for nurses to save… Read more
Nurses that provide direct care to patients strive to put their patients first. The patients are why nurses do the work they do each day. Yet, nursing care is not seamless. You may not be aware but nurses are constantly faced with challenges that get in the way with delivering the care patients deserve each day.
In the past, I taught Health and Nursing Informatics to graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) students. Many times the students came into the course with very little knowledge of what the course was about or the scope of practice within informatics. We often started the course with a question, “What is Informatics?”
The practice of nursing is both an art and a science. Yet, the individual nurse providing care is also acting from the heart. The Heart of Nursing manifests itself in a variety of ways. As nurses, we develop relationships with patients and their families. We learn about our patients’ own interests and preferences. We… Read more