The Creative Nurse

Patient care can be tough work that doesn’t always have a happy ending. Expressing yourself creatively can help you deal with those situations. Read on to hear from nurses who have found a way to do just that.

  • Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam

    Minutes before 6 a.m., Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War. Green’s husband returned with… Read more…

  • FDA approves generic Strattera for ADHD

    On May 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic versions of Strattera (atomoxetine) to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in pediatric and adult patients. Read more 

  • Middle-school program reduces young adult substance abuse

    Middle-school program reduces young adult substance abuseChildren who participated in the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) program over seven years ago showed lower rates of substance abuse after high school graduation, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Penn State and Iowa State Universities PROSPER, a community-based preventive intervention delivery system, is… Read more…

  • Education improves ED care of children with behavioral special needs

    A study in the Journal of Emergency Nursing reports that providing an education module improved the care of children with special health care needs who have behavioral issues. Read more

  • Leadership and Mentoring

    Do you remember a professor from nursing school who inspired and challenged you? Would you like to provide that kind of guidance for a new nurse? These articles offer tips and suggestions for how to be a leader and mentor who provides encouragement and honest critique for the next generation… Read more…

  • Social Media

    Social media can be used in so many ways…to share ideas, build your professional network, stay in touch with family and friends. But you need to know the rules of social media so you don’t make a mistake that lives forever in the Internet. Learn how to use the technology… Read more…

  • Collaborative Care

    Through collaborative care, patients can get better quicker and go home sooner. Learn how to be part of a collaborative care team that is courteous, communicates well, and has mutual respect. In the end, it will benefit your patients and you.

  • Job Search

    Whether you’re looking for your first nursing job or deciding to make a move after years in the same place, tips about job searches, resume writing, and interviewing techniques will only help. Take the time read more and find out how to use current technology to improve your prospects.

  • Following Your Path

    When you became a nurse, you probably envisioned a certain career path. Are you still on that path and is it still where you want to be? Or have you been diverted and you want to resume the journey? These articles will inspire and instruct you in how to create… Read more…

  • Gratitude and Compassion

    When you get caught up in the clinical side of nursing, it can be easy to lose sight of your patients and their families…and why you went into nursing in the first place. These articles provide a gentle reminder that gratitude and compassion are critical to self-care and patient care.

  • Workplace Civility

    A healthy workplace requires professionalism, compassion, and patience. It can’t abide bullying, cliques, and passive-aggressive behavior. These articles focus on how to achieve a healthy workplace through open communication, mentoring, and leadership.