New to Nursing? 4 Pieces of Advice Nursing Grads Need to Know!

The first few years of nursing are no picnic. Nursing is a challenging and emotionally taxing profession that can be overwhelming for a new nurse. From day one, you must hold the lives of others in your hands. It is an enormous undertaking, and it is easy to beat yourself up for not being perfect….

Tips To Prepare for Standardized Testing

Nursing school has an insane amount of testing. When I used to describe my tests to non-nursing friends, I would have to explain that the questions weren’t simply multiple choice with one right answer: the questions were made up of four right answers with only one best answer. In theory, all four options might make…

Reasons To Consider Nursing Graduate School

I was recently accepted into a master’s program. I’ve been weighing the possibility for some time, and everything seemed to come together for the fall application deadline. I took one class over the summer as a non-degree student, and when I decided to sign up for two more classes for the fall semester, I figured…

What does dependency look like?

It’s crazy how things can change in an instant. I’m writing this blog from the couch, with my left foot elevated on two pillows while icing it for twenty minutes on/twenty minutes off. I can barely handle putting weight on my left foot. Movement takes a lot of effort, and any trip to the kitchen…

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…

In the latest episode of myRNpodast, Shelly Baas, RN, discusses her career choice to work in Hospice Care.  Click here to listen to Episode 4.    Shelly Baas took an unconventional path to nursing. She focused on pre-pharmacy which was heavy on biology and chemistry. Then she switched to English, but as the debts began…