If you are passionate about taking care of others and assisting them, the field of nursing could potentially be the ideal career for you. If you want to become a nurse, nursing school will be a necessity so that you can earn the certification and credentials needed to do the job efficiently and in a professional way. Nursing schools will give you with the education and tools that are needed to pursue a career in various fields of nursing.
In order to choose the right nursing school, you may Continue reading
Each organization has a definition of “whistleblowing,” but generally, it is the act of revealing wrongdoing to the attention of authorities. In the medical field, bringing attention to a serious problem could save a patient’s life. However, not all issues are life threatening. Sometimes, nurses see insurance fraud or similar misconduct.
Not everyone agrees that whistleblowing is proper, and some co-workers and supervisors call them “snitches,” “informants” or such. Others see them as heroes or responsible workers. Continue reading
While it certainly ought to go without saying that nurses are some of the most important people in the medical world, it is all too easy to sometimes view them in a poor light. Much of the problem stems from poor, preconceived notions of nurses spurred on by the media and even real-life. In medical dramas we see nurses portrayed as almost servants to the college-learned doctors and we even see doctors in the real world take certain liberties with the nursing staff in order to subjugate them further. However, if you are a nurse, then you are in charge of maintaining the safety of those under your care – you have to stand up and be heard.
Just because you are a nurse does not mean you don’t have a voice and, furthermore, does not mean you can’t affect change in the medical world. If a patient is being misdiagnosed and you know this, then speak up while presenting your evidence. If the hospital is using subpar equipment that could well be older than you or is getting energy supplies from an inefficient provider – if any of these things are threatening the lives of the patients under your care then you have the moral and professional obligation to speak out.
As a nurse, you are much more important than you might realize. It is up to you to make a stand when it comes to the lives of the people that are under your care. Do not get buried in politics.
Being a whistleblower or deciding whether or not you want to become one can present some rather difficult ethical questions. Society teaches us from a young age that it is often wrong to report our friends’ or colleagues’ wrongdoings or mistakes. It shows a lack of loyalty, and in the most extreme circumstances it could ruin the professional careers of many people including the whistleblower himself. This is perhaps the biggest reason why so many people are willing to look the other way or even outright lie rather than Continue reading
Nursing is a profession that is very self rewarding. The hard work that you did in nursing school was worth it. Now, that you are employed as one, there are many things that you can do in trying to be the best nurse possible.
Keep learning. Always try to improve yourself by taking classes that will help your career as a nurse. Grow with all the new technologies and procedures that are constantly evolving and changing.
Always be professional in your behavior towards your patients and co-workers. As with any career, there can be good days and bad Continue reading
Today, there are more people choosing to study nursing than ever. Nursing can be a great career because it pays well and the field is stable. However, it is important to note that nursing is not the right profession for everyone. It takes a lot more than intelligence to be a good nurse. People who are interested in nursing should be caring, compassionate and hard-working. Nurses are also required to have a strong stomach because they may be exposed to blood Continue reading
The nursing profession is one of the most joyous professions that one can encounter. It also has heartbreaks and disappointments like no other job on the market has.
There are a lot of professions that one can work at and leave at the time clock at day’s end. Many nurses try to live by that theory; however, it is not that easy. Women and men generally go into the nursing profession because they have the desire to serve humanity. Because Continue reading