I never would have thought eight months ago that my blog would have come this far, and have gained this much support not only from friends, family, and co-workers, but from nurses around the country I have never even met. I am honored that my readers take the time to read my nursey musings and … More The Joyful Nurse Celebration
I am excited to announce that I have accepted my second travel nurse position at Kaiser Downey working on the Medical-Surgical floor on the night shift! After working at the Kaiser Bellflower Infusion Center I have become very skilled at IV initiation and am excited to take my new skills into the inpatient environment. Some … More So, Downey Kaiser…Here I come!
I’ve considered this option, and find his article very informative for those who are curious! Our world is ever changing, and it’s always a good idea to stay informed. Thank you to Dr. Derek for his time and valuable opinions as a physician about healthcare insurance options as a Christian. I hope this will be … More Christian Health Care — D. R. J. Simpson
So, I’m a fan girl. Not one of those crazy girls chasing around Justin Bieber, or attending every concert of my favorite band. But a social media nurse personality fan girl. These four nurses have brought so much laughter, wisdom and influence not only into my blogging, but into my nursing career from reading and watching their … More #FanGirl
The Joyful Nurse is wishing you and your families the very best Thanksgiving. Give thanks. Enjoy your family. Know that you are appreciated. Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the … More Gratitude for Nurses
So I’ve been loving life here in California for two months now, but in just over a month my contract will be up, and it is on to a new page of this chapter. But I am asking myself what’s next? So here’s the deal. My nieces and nephews have inspired me. I miss them … More What’s Next: Tiny humans or Adult Life?
I am honored to have my friend Kari as a guest blogger today. Are you a nurse working in women’s health or OBGYN? Check out Kari’s story from a patient’s perspective… Single. Young Professional. Student. Married. Patient. Friend. Sibling. Daughter. Christian. Parent. Statuses that we disregard each and every day but think of when feeling … More Kari’s Journey Coping with Infertility
As I am learning Spanish I wanted to share some little language nuggets that could be useful to you when interacting with a Spanish speaking patient. The most important thing is that you try to speak what you can when you can, it will mean the world to your patient. Hello, my name is ____________ … More 20 Spanish Phrases for Nurses
The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, and Four Patient’s Lives by Theres Brown was compelling. At times so compelling, and so real it brought back up experiences in my nursing career that were hard to relive. It’s definitely not a book that can be read in one setting. At times stressful. At times heartbreaking. At … More The Shift: A Book Review
“My infusion’s crusin’” is a typical phrase heard in the Infusion center. It’s used in RN hand off report to say “this patient is doing good, no worries.” According to Discover Nursing an Infusion Nurse “give[s] patients medication and fluids via injection. They monitor patients, manage their tubing, maintain arterial catheters, and stay aware of potential … More My Infusion’s Crusin’