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….

Pros and Cons of a Nursing Residency

One of my family members just graduated from nursing school, and she is starting the long and arduous process of studying for the NCLEX. She’s also beginning to research job positions for when she has her license, and I was reminded how terrifying and stressful that time in life can be. She began looking at…

I’d like to share a quote I came across the other day and I wish I would have seen this when I was writing one of my first blogs.  The one that discussed how death is inevitable and bodily deterioration is certain. It’s always good to come back and be reminded of a topic, though,…

Now that summer is over and this is my first year out of school, I realized I was not adjusted to the reality of a summer without a “summer break.” My mind was thrown off just a little by the warm temperatures and long days. I still went to work, just like the fall, winter,…

It’s Never Too Late To Start Renee Hibma’s unique journey in nursing began in the early 1990s at the University of Tennessee. She started nursing school at the age of 37 with the end goal of continuing into Nurse Practitioner (NP) training. Her career started as a Med-Surgical Nurse. “I was just like everyone else….

I began working in a new specialty recently: rheumatology and infusion. Of all the other specialty areas that I have been in, this is truly the most unfamiliar. I feel like a sponge trying to soak up information at every turn but ultimately being too full of moisture to possibly absorb more by 3:00 pm…