The Nurses Lounge

Every Beat Matters: Why Learning CPR Can Save a Life

It's the saving lives for me! We all know or heard of someone who has experienced the unfortunate event of a cardiac arrest. In fact, did you know that in 2015, approximately 357,000 people experienced a cardiac arrest OUTSIDE of the hospital in the United States, and about 70%–90% of those individuals died before reaching… Continue reading Every Beat Matters: Why Learning CPR Can Save a Life

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Thinking About Grad School? You Might Want To Consider These Advanced Degrees Before You Apply

We all know that nursing can be a fulfilling and lifelong career! As previously mentioned in my blog post Time for a Change: Alternatives to Bedside Nursing and How to Get There, nurses have a diverse arrangement of specialties to pursue. Nevertheless, these careers can have different educational requirements beyond the Associate Degree of Nursing… Continue reading Thinking About Grad School? You Might Want To Consider These Advanced Degrees Before You Apply

Holistic Living and Wellness

Got Maskne? Top 3 Ways to Reduce Your Mask Acne

Whether you're a working professional or simply protecting yourself and others during the current health pandemic, pretty much everyone has had experiences wearing a face mask. Depending on your daily activities or work responsibilities, you may be wearing a mask all day long, which can take a huge toll on your skin. These changes in… Continue reading Got Maskne? Top 3 Ways to Reduce Your Mask Acne

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Travel Nursing: The Pros and Cons of Being on the Go

It was a an ordinary shift and I just passed my last med, settled my patients in bed, and caught up on my charting. After a deep sigh, I heard the rumbling of my stomach. While hurrying to the nurses lounge for my latest rendition of leftovers, I bumped into my colleague Brittney who was… Continue reading Travel Nursing: The Pros and Cons of Being on the Go