Help Your Team Succeed: Mastering the Art of Constructive Feedback

The ability to encourage growth in others is a crucial skill for any manager. While many managers find the practice challenging, constructive feedback is ultimately one of the best competencies a manager can master to improve employee performance. What Is Constructive Feedback? Offering constructive feedback means giving an employee criticism in a way that encourages… Read more »

Beneficence Nursing and Ethics

“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” – Potter Stewart, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ethical practice is a foundation of modern nursing. Effective nurses don’t just demonstrate medical competence. They adhere to certain moral principles and professional standards. One of these principles,… Read more »

The History and Application of Nursing Ethics

Excellent nurses possess character as well as competence. As a profession that marries medical training with interpersonal connection, nursing is a discipline where difficult ethical dilemmas are commonplace. For nurses to successfully make decisions that impact the lives of others, they must obtain an in-depth understanding of healthcare ethics. Ethics in Nursing According to Nursing… Read more »

Categorizing Care: A Guide to Nursing Interventions

Interventions are the backbone of nursing. The term describes any action nurses may take to improve the health and comfort of their patients. For those considering advancement in the field, nursing interventions are a crucial concept to master. What Is a Nursing Intervention? According to the Journal of Nursing Education, nursing interventions can be described… Read more »

Leadership in Nursing: Becoming a Charge Nurse

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” -Albert Schweitzer Charge nurses fill a unique role. As caretakers, supervisors, liaisons and point people, these professionals balance the responsibility found in managerial roles with the medical competencies of registered nurses (RNs). For those considering a career in this exciting field,… Read more »

Introduction to Evidence Based Practice in Nursing

 “If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” -Sir Isaac Newton Best practices are the backbone of effective nursing. For nurses to succeed in their work, it is crucial for them to understand what procedures are most supported by research-based evidence and to continue learning as these conclusions change…. Read more »

Nursing Shoes: What Every Nurse Needs to Know

According to The Permanente Journal, the average nurse working a 10-hour shift can walk nearly three-and-a-half miles a day. With this much constant movement, wearing comfortable and supportive nursing shoes is essential. Here are some helpful hints for nurses that can ensure both optimal foot care and long-term health. The Importance of Wearing Good Nursing… Read more »

Futuristic Technology: 5 Inventions Innovating Our Lives

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” -Arthur C. Clarke Nothing else delights and inspires quite like technological innovation. From observing the universe to manipulating the smallest microchip, inventions are helping us do more and achieve more than we ever thought possible. Here are five exciting advancements that seem to come from the future…. Read more »

5 Useful Tips to Help You Prepare for Nursing School

“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…” -Florence Nightingale Those entering nursing school already appreciate some of the dedication and work required to be a successful healthcare professional. Although a nursing education may seem… Read more »

The UX Design Process: A Beginner’s Guide to User Experience

User experience, or UX, is an area of tech development that focuses on the quality of interactions between customers and the products they use. In addition to technical specifications, UX professionals concern themselves with how users feel about products. Ideally, they make apps, websites and other products highly useful, easy to operate and fun to… Read more »