June 4 2008 Nursing Newsletter
Proud to be a Nurse
"It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing."
-- Mother Theresa
There is nothing more important in nursing than being accountable for your actions. We are human and we can make mistakes. It is important to own up to those mistakes and learn from them. Your reputation for being a professional nurse is riding on it!
Check out my article this week for more information on Professional Accountability and let me know your thoughts on the subject.
UNIFORMS VS SCRUBS
I would like your opinion; do you think nurses should wear the same color uniforms to separate them from other personnel? Or do you think nurses should be allowed to wear colorful, fun scrubs? Go to my forum and vote!
Have you bought uniforms online? The best site I have found is
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HEALTH & FITNESS
Did you know there is a simple, inexpensive way to get more exercise into your routine and you won’t even know you are doing it. Get a pedometer! Yes a pedometer will count your steps. Monitor the number of steps you take for one week, than divide the total number by seven. This is the total number of steps you walk per day. Now increase your steps by 500 each day for 1 week after that and see how fast you start to loose weight. The next week you add another 500 steps, it’s that easy. One mile equals 2000 to 2500 steps, before you know it you will have added another mile of walking to your day and you will hardly have noticed it.
It is summer, time to vacation. How many of you like to cruise? I love it! My all time favorite vacation experience is cruising; I have been on 12 to date. I have been on all the major cruise lines and have opinions on them all.
There is nothing more relaxing then sitting on deck, reading a book,
looking at the ocean and having someone serve you. As nurses, we deserve this kind of care and service because we give it all year long. By the time we go on vacation, we have depleted our resources and need to have someone care for us. There is no better way then a cruise. I just got back from one and it was wonderful.
Have you thought any more about going back to school? Nursing is in a state of change, don’t be left behind. Higher levels of education are going to be required, especially for RN’s. Registered nurses will be limited at the bedside; they will be taking on more managerial and case management positions. These opportunities will require higher levels of education.
Colleen Moore, RN, Nursing Editor
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