1. Nurse Suicides Increasing!

    Nursing is one of many occupations with increasing rates of suicide. Researchers from the University of California at San Diego conducted the first nationwide investigation into nurse suicides in more than 20 years. They found that both male and female nurses had higher rates of suicide than non-nu…Read More

  2. Not Enough Nurses Fast Enough

    Nurse practitioner is the sixth-fastest-growing career in the US, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses are also expected to grow at a rate higher than the national average by 2026. Every day 10,000 baby boomers turn 60;  more nurses w…Read More

  3. Exercise Outdoors

    Exercising outdoors provides more stress relief than working out indoors, according to researchers at the University of Roehampton in the U.K. The studies found the indoor groups’ stress levels were reported, on a 1-to-5 scale at 2.42 prior to exercise, falling 8% to 2.23 afterward. By contrast, t…Read More

  4. Even a Little Exercise Can Lengthen Your Life

    Exercise, even a little, can lengthen your life. Norwegian researchers also found that too much sitting was associated with a higher risk of early death. The study analyzed data from eight studies that included more than 36,000 adults, aged 40 and older, who were followed for an average of almost si…Read More

  5. Take a Walk…a Brisk Walk

    Walking is known to be one of the best exercises to stay fit, but the speed a person walks may help them live longer, according to a study at the Mayo Clinic. People, from underweight to obese, have a longer life expectancy if they walk more briskly compared to those in the same weight category who …Read More

  6. Can You “Catch up on Sleep” on Weekends?

    People who are sleep-deprived during the week often try to make up for it on weekends. But a new study suggests the tactic may not work. Researchers found that weekday sleep loss had negative effects on people's metabolism and "catch-up" sleep on the weekend didn’t reverse it. In fact, there were …Read More

  7. Many 12-hour Shift Nurses Have Second Jobs

    Newly licensed nurses are predominantly working 12-hour shifts and nearly half work overtime. And more than 1 in 10 have a second job, according to a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. The study, conducted by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing in New York City, ana…Read More

  8. More Young Nurse Seek Advanced Degrees…Leaving Bedside

    More young nurses are opting to obtain advanced degrees, which will help fill gaps in primary care. But it will also take them away from the patient's bedside. Nearly 50% of millennial nurses (ages 19-36), 35% of those in Generation X (ages 37-53), and 12% of baby boomers (ages 54-71) plan to become…Read More

  9. How to Achieve Happiness in Nursing

    We MUST improve and achieve happiness in nursing! Happiness is a choice and is the result of the decisions we make. Being healthy in mind, body and spirit helps make sound choices, leading to improved happiness. If you are struggling with creating happiness in your personal and professional life, vi…Read More

  10. 70% of Nurses Report Burnout in Current Position

    The number of nursing jobs increased by 6 percent from 2012 to 2016 and is expected to increase an additional 7 percent from 3.6 million positions in 2017 to 3.9 million positions in 2021, according to a market analysis conducted by CareerBuilder. A survey involving more than 3,000 private sector …Read More