Where Do You Find the Motivation to Provide Quality Care?

There are many opportunities for a nurse to use her story to inform her daily actions, to bring meaning to her work, and to be a well to draw motivation from. In the medical field, you are taught (and encouraged, in fact) to distance yourself from patients. Constantly providing physical care for people is draining,…

Nurse's Week

Happy National Nurse Week! Thank you for your work. Nurses do incredible work every day of the year, but May 6-12 is an extra special time to celebrate the hard work that nurses do. On the train of celebration, let’s reflect on the highlights of being a nurse. Nursing can be extremely difficult, but there…

6 Ways to Help Your Patients Overcome Needle Phobia

Working in pediatrics has given me ample time to work on addressing needle phobia. Sometimes I don’t even have a needle visible, and the simple act of reaching out to feel for a vein causes an immediate screaming tantrum – complete with kicking and flailing and all out hysteria. Needle phobia is estimated to be…

How to make a hospital stay better

I would guess that the hospital is not on anyone’s “bucket list of places to go.” Most people don’t want to be separated from their home environment and/or suffering from a debilitating medical condition. Most people don’t want to spend their savings on medical bills rather than a destination vacation. Most people don’t want to…

Virtual Annual Review Meeting

It’s that time of year at my work: annual reviews. Each year, every employee is sent a self-evaluation document to assess how well the year went as far as meeting goals and performance quality. I don’t know about you, but I don’t enjoy looking back on a year’s worth of work and trying to summarize…

bored commute

When you work a job for an extended amount of time, it’s easy to fall into a routine. Get up, drive to work, do what’s required, drive home, unwind, and gear up for the next day of work. If you aren’t careful, the hum-drum of it all goes into overdrive and you wind up in…

pediatric diabetes research

Hello readers! It’s been quite a long time. Some of you might have read my previous blogs, but as with everyone, life has looked dramatically different since the start of COVID-19. I’m grateful to be able to share words with you once again, as a nurse and human being experiencing my tumultuous, beautiful, fragile day-to-day…

The unique stressors of ER nursing during Covid 19 Wonder what it’s like to work on the front lines in the ER during a pandemic? Quinn McGill, RN, has 5 years of experience in the ER. We dive into COVID in the ER, unique stressors of ER nursing, how to take care of yourself as…

Hello all! I am writing this in the midst of the coronavirus storm that is sweeping our world. I’m not sure how helpful it is to include any specifics in this introduction, because it seems like the situation changes and progresses with incredible speed. What was true yesterday no longer applies to today and will…

Important message from myRN Staffing Solutions’ co-owner Devin DeBoer. If you want to help, hospitals throughout the state need ICU & Med/Surg nurses for all shifts.  Please reach out to our recruiters.  They are working diligently with hospitals to fill openings during the coronavirus outbreak.   To search for a job, click here and you…

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