Nursing Blog


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 …

Nursing Stories: Mary Breckinridge

In this series, we will tell nursing stories of influential practitioners who made a difference in the field of nursing.
Mary Breckinridge was perhaps one of the most educated nurses of …

Rebecca Onie: Can We Rewrite the DNA of the Health Care System?

In this series, we will highlight thought-provoking nursing seminars and health care discussions.

One large issue in the health care system is that people often have to choose between using finite …

Nurse Practitioners Make a Difference

Nurse practitioners (NPs) have spent decades forging the way for independent, quality patient care, and there’s no better time to acknowledge their work — and their persistence — than during …