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Four Precepts for Nursing Leaders in a Time of Crisis

Four Precepts for Nursing Leaders in a Time of Crisis

As staff struggle to cope with the working conditions created by the COVID-19 crisis, nursing leaders may find themselves in new territory as they strive to support them. Eloise Cathcart, MSN, RN, FAAN, director of the nursing administration program at NYU Rory Meyers...

7 Precautions for Health Care Workers to Combat COVID-19

7 Precautions for Health Care Workers to Combat COVID-19

Doctors, nurses, and health care providers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, providing care and saving lives. Given how little is known about the virus, and how contagious it appears to be, many health care workers are understandably nervous about...

Maternity Care in the Time of COVID-19

Maternity Care in the Time of COVID-19

While so many businesses are shut down and people are staying at home, there’s one thing that will keep happening no matter what—women are still having babies and need access to safe maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this dangerous and uncertain time, we...

The 10 Best Tips You Need To Help Pay For College

The 10 Best Tips You Need To Help Pay For College

The 10 Best Tips You Need To Help Pay For CollegeEspecially when you never thought you would have to apply for financial aid. 1. Do not self-determine that you are ineligible for any kind of federal, state, or institutional financial aid. Submit all financial aid...

What it’s Like Working in the ICU Right Now

What it’s Like Working in the ICU Right Now

While coronavirus has turned the health care field upside down, with general practitioners, specialists, and even urgent care facilities turning to telehealth as much as possible or limiting hours, we wanted to know what it’s like in one of the more difficult places...

Prevent Burnout With These Six Self-Care Strategies

Prevent Burnout With These Six Self-Care Strategies

What are the key methods that nurses and doctors use to prevent burnout? This question was at the heart of a recent study published in Critical Care Nurse, the clinical practice journal of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, “Self-care Strategies to...

Your Mental Health Also Needs PPE

Your Mental Health Also Needs PPE

Nursing is a stressful profession even during normal times, but nursing during a pandemic takes an exponential toll on your mental health (and as stress weakens immune response, this exacerbates the threats to your physical safety). Even before the tragic suicide of...

Nursing Side Gigs: Children’s Book Author

Nursing Side Gigs: Children’s Book Author

This is part of a monthly series about side gigs—nurses with interesting side jobs or hobbies. This month, we spotlight a children's book author. Dr. Lawson When Scharmaine Lawson, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, was looking around to find children’s books that both talked about...

How Hospitals Are Keeping Patients and Workers Safe

How Hospitals Are Keeping Patients and Workers Safe

During this unprecedented time when COVID-19 is affecting everyone in some way, one of the biggest worries that health care workers and lay people are focusing on is how medical centers and hospitals are keeping patients and their workers safe. Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP,...

Programs Help Nurses Care for the Spirit During COVID-19

Programs Help Nurses Care for the Spirit During COVID-19

How do you replenish and nourish your spirit in these unheard-of times when extreme stress is the norm? At one hospital network located in the pandemic’s epicenter, you could nourish the spirit by accessing a brief podcast or video, or spending a few moments in a...

Seton Hall Nursing Student Experiences COVID-19 Frontlines

Seton Hall Nursing Student Experiences COVID-19 Frontlines

In the COVID-19 hotspot of New Jersey, nursing students can experience an unexpected supplement to their education. As a junior at Seton Hall, Cara Underwood has been a nursing assistant since December. When she started work on the cardiac unit at St. Peter’s...