Could Pediatric Nursing Be Right for You?
April 9, 2013 - As you might suspect, pediatric nurses should love caring for children. But beyond that, they also need to enjoy working with families, have the ability to engage children in ways that are playful and positive, possess an abundance of patience, and be able to maintain healthy boundaries with their patients and families. Professional curiosity, adaptability and creativity can also help them succeed.
Cardiac Intensive Care Nursing: Could the CICU Be Right for You?
April 5, 2013 - In the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU), nurses work in a fast-paced environment--managing comprehensive care plans, often for just one or two critically ill patients. The work requires nurses to have a wide breadth of clinical knowledge, plus the ability to deal compassionately with the patients and their loved ones.
Labor and Delivery Nurses Key in Life’s Most Important Moments
March 24, 2013 - Labor and delivery nurses have the unique opportunity to work with families during some of the most important moments of their lives and to care for mothers as they go through the childbirth process.
Legal Nurse Consultant
Nurses are advocates for their patients, and there is no greater advocate than a legal nurse consultant.
Forensic nurses are the advocates for patients who often have no voice. They work with law enforcement to collect medical evidence for victims of violent crime to help catch the perpetrator.
Specialty Spotlight: Challenge, Excitement, Change... All in a Day's Work for Perioperative Nurses
Working closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and surgical technicians—perioperative nursing can be one of the most stimulating, yet challenging, specialties, according to Pauline Robitaille, RN, MSN, CNOR, chief nursing officer of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.