Nursing Blog


Male Nurses Gaining Ground in Advanced Nursing Practice

In the modern era, the nursing profession has become closely associated with and almost entirely comprised of women caretakers — an idea that gained traction in the 1800s as iconic

Advancing from RN to NP

Health care reform calls for an increased focus on preventative care and new ways of treating chronically ill patients.(1) Nurses are poised to become a driving force in these initiatives, but …

5 New Must-Reads for Nursing Students

A variety of books were released in 2013 that highlight the scientific, psychological, and personal aspects of nursing that make this field so unique. Whether you are looking to advance …

Fatigue and Health Care Professionals

Stressful schedules, high patient acuity, and long shifts can be physically and mentally draining for nurses. A 2012 Kronos survey revealed that 27 percent of health professionals admitted to making …

Nurse Practitioners Fill Primary Care Shortage in Rural Areas

Medical care availability in rural areas of the United States has been limited for many years as primary care physicians retire without another physician to fill their place. This gap …

Dealing with Difficult Patients

Interactions between patients and medical providers can be a source of tension. Improper, rushed, or ineffective communication by the provider or irrational demands and noncompliance from the patient can create …