Nurses Find Success As Small-Business Owners

Nurses Find Success As Small-Business Owners

It’s no secret that nursing itself is a solid career choice, especially as the demand for more nurses continues to boost the profession into one of the fastest growing career paths in the country. Salaries are strong, the openings are constant, and the work itself is often emotionally rewarding. But a growing number of nurses […]

NICU Nursing vs PICU Nursing: What’s The Difference?

NICU Nursing vs PICU Nursing: What’s The Difference?

Bay Area nurses and nursing students who enjoy working with younger patients have many hospitals and clinics from which to choose, and just as many programs of care. El Camino Hospital, for example, offers several NICU options (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), Level II NICU care (at its Mountain View campus) and Level III NICUcare (at […]

Why I Became A Nurse

Why I Became A Nurse

People have all sorts of reasons for choosing to become a nurse. Some choose nursing because of the rising number of opportunities. Others choose nursing for the competitive compensation. Some do it because it’s a family tradition. And many choose nursing simply because they love helping sick people get better (of those, many would probably […]

8 Ways To Improve Your Bedside Manner

8 Ways To Improve Your Bedside Manner

Good bedside manner (the way in which you interact and communicate with your patient) can have a noticeable impact on your patient reviews. But more importantly, good bedside manner can have a noticeable impact on your patients’ health as well. “Our results show that the beneficial effects of a good patient-clinician relationship on health care […]

6 Signs You Grew Up With A Nurse For A Mom

6 Signs You Grew Up With A Nurse For A Mom

It’s not uncommon for those raised by a nurse to develop an interest in the health care profession themselves, which means if you’re currently studying to be a nurse (or have already gotten that license), there’s a good chance that your mother or another influential figure in your life also wore scrubs. If you are […]

7 Unhealthy Habits All Nurses Should Avoid

7 Unhealthy Habits All Nurses Should Avoid

Nurses help people get healthy (thank you, Captain Obvious). But for a career field dedicated to health, a lot of medical professionals struggle with some unhealthy habits… and patients are taking note. “Whether we believe patients should or should not view nurses as role models for a healthy lifestyle, the simple truth is that many […]