10 Coffee Drink Recipes Nurses Must Try

Since September 29 is International Coffee Day (yes, it exists!) spice up your classic black coffee with these 10 easy to do recipes!

Coffee is no doubt one of the most popular beverages globally. It may be the fuel that keeps hospitals buzzing both day and night. Nurses and other medical practitioners work night shift or regularly rotate in and out of night shifts, so how will it be without the wonderful bean?[no_toc]

In a survey dated back 2010, nurses and doctors — compared to other professions — depend most on the buzz of…

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Faye G. Abdellah’s 21 Nursing Problems Theory

According to Abdellah’s theory, “Nursing is based on an art and science that moulds the attitudes, intellectual competencies, and technical skills of the individual nurse into the desire and ability to help people, sick or well, cope with their health needs.”

Aside from being the first nurse and the first woman to serve as a Deputy Surgeon General, Faye Glenn Abdellah also made a name in the nursing profession with the formulation of her “21 Nursing Problems Theory.”Her theory changed the focus of nursing from disease-centered to patient-centered, and began to include the care of families and the elderly in nursing care. The Patient Assessment of Care…

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10 Effective NCLEX Test Taking Strategies and Tips

Here are must read 10 effective test-taking skills, tips and strategies that can help nurses during their NCLEX or NLE exams.

Before you step into the real world of nursing, you must pass their licensure examination first to prove that you’re a safe and effective nurse! Reviewing board exam questionsare just a way of further enhancing your knowledge and confidence for one of the most important test in your life. What you must remember is that you are already knowledgeable about cores of nursing, but this knowledge would…

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12 Things Nurses Should Consider in Choosing Scrubs

If you are going to purchase your uniform scrubs, you can remember some hints on buying them. Here are a few things that you should know about selecting the right scrubs.

Most medical practitioners such as the nurses and even the doctors choose scrubs suits as their working uniforms. In fact, the scrub set comprising of a loose top and pants is the standard uniform for nurses in the US and in several other countries. Some hospitals have come up with uniform regulations that specific colors, cut and fit. However, in most health-related institutions, nurses are…

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45 Nursing Quotes to Inspire You to Greatness

45 Nursing Quotes to Inspire You to Greatness

Nursing is one of the most exciting and in-demand jobs in the world today. The profession is known globally for having excellent wages and greater benefits. However, the idea that nurses are nothing more than a supplementary asset for doctors is just one of the many preconceived notions that nurses have been facing for years. [no_toc]

People often think that nursing is just an easier alternative…

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Dorothy E. Johnson’s Behavioral System Model

Dorothy E. Johnson is well-known for her “Behavioral System Model,” which was first proposed in 1968. Her model was greatly influenced by Florence Nightingale’s book, Notes on Nursing. It advocates the fostering of efficient and effective behavioral functioning in the patient to prevent illness and stresses the importance of research-based knowledge about the effect of nursing care on patients.

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Dorothy E. Johnson - Pioneer of Behavioral System Model

Dorothy E. Johnson - One of the greatest nursing theorists who developed the “Behavioral Systems Model.”

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Dorothy E. Johnson (August 21, 1919 – February 1999) was one of the greatest nursing theorists who developed the “Behavioral System Model.” Her theory of nursing defines nursing as “an external regulatory force which acts to preserve the organization and integration of the patients behaviors at an optimum level under those conditions in which the behavior constitutes a threat to the physical…

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95 Funny Nursing eCards and Memes

95 Funny Nursing eCards and Memes

Nursing is indeed a noble and rewarding profession but sometimes a day from work (or even school) can be handful. Fortunately, laughter can help relieve a stressful day and can lighten the moment. It is true that to survive this line of work, you need to have a good and twisted sense of humor to tolerate some of the weirdest and grossest things the human body has ever produce. [no_toc]

Overdose…

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10 Brilliant Tips to Overcome Test Anxiety

When you’re stressed and anxious during the exam, your mind has a tendency to go completely blank. Information is there, you are just having difficulty recalling because of stress. Here are some tips on how to reduce or overcome test anxiety:

While preparing for a big test, be it the NCLEX or the NLE, you’ve spent countless of hours studying and reviewing your notes. The day of the exam comes and you feel your heartbeat racing and your mind losing focus. Trying to ignore these cues, you sit down in front of your test and your mind goes blank! [no_toc]

Test anxiety exists and is a common problem among students. Anyone taking an exam…

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Lydia E. Hall’s Care, Cure, Core Theory

Lydia Hall: Care, Cure, Core.

Nursing theory in line with Lydia Hall is nothing short of revolutionary. In the 1960s, she put down in her own simple words, her thoughts about nursing. She did not consider herself a nurse theorist, but instead talked about her transparent thoughts and remarkable ideas of nursing care as she learned it over the years. These lead to the development of her “Care, Cure, Core Theory,”also known as…

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