The Second Career Nurse… Why They “Bring It”!

In my years of being an educator, I have had the pleasure of working with the “second career nurse”. What make someone a second career nurse? The second career nurse is the nurse that has already earned a degree, life … Continue reading

Nurse Educator Shortage

With the nursing shortage upon us, there is a lot of speculation about the causes. Research is showing several factors contributing to the decline in nurses, one of which is the nurse educator shortage. I’ve been working in nursing for over … Continue reading

Body Mechanics in Nursing

Proper Body Mechanics- Is It Enough? One of the reasons we created our product was because of the staggering amount of back injuries that occur in nursing. All of the patient care videos I was showing to my students modeled … Continue reading

What’s on your Shoes?

If you work in health care, you have a pretty good idea what may be lurking on your shoes. Research tells us that some microorganisms may survive hospital cleaning.  Guess where many of those germs are? That’s right, they’re on … Continue reading

Putting in and Caring for Dentures

Denture care is an important part of life for many people.  Cleaning, inserting and removing dentures may happen several times a day for those utilizing dentures and taking proper care of them. Denture Care Dentures should be cleaned every day … Continue reading

Should you Sit in Public Bathrooms?

Should you sit? To sit or not to sit, that is the question. It was the question that came up on hike today with a nurse friend of mine.  She asked if I sit in public bathrooms. This started a … Continue reading

Nurse Aide Staffing Ratios in Nursing Homes

The Ratios Nurse aide staffing ratios have been a topic of discussion since nurse aides have been utilized in care settings. Federal law does not require a certain number of residents/ patients/ clients per nurse aide (NA) but only requires … Continue reading

Want to open a Nurse Aide Program?

Opening a Nurse Aide Program I have taught Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) classes in nursing homes and at community colleges. In my 14 years of being a nurse aide instructor, I have always taught for someone else. I have often thought … Continue reading