One of the first phrases a nursing student learns is that "nurses eat their young." was first used by nursing professor Judith Meissner in 1986. At least 85% of nurses have been bullied, according to research.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse. Nursing did not end up being my college major/first career choice because I allowed others to direct my future. Once I finally took control of my dreams, I made becoming a registered nurse a reality. Here is my story; and it wasn't easy!
Non-compliance with multiple medication use in the elderly is a large problem. While interventions exist, the research demonstrating efficacy is lacking, and barriers limit implementation implications.
Demand for nurses is high and the pay and perks can be quite good, but long hours leads to increased stress that prevents nurses from doing their best and thriving in their careers.
Nursing aides or assistants are an important part of the healthcare team. In this article, I will provide some helpful tips on how to do your job effectively and be a well-loved and respected aide.