The Pulse – December 2018

We love engaging with our nurse community, now totaling over half a million! We’re here to celebrate the work you do, recognize your pain points, and build solutions to make your life as a nurse better.

We love engaging with our nurse community, now totaling over half a million! We’re here to celebrate the work you do, recognize your pain points, and build solutions to make your life as a nurse better.

Our monthly roundup’s highlight the comments, feedback, and voices from our community of over 500,000 nurses using NurseGrid. We will also include monthly contests and giveaways, so make sure and enter!


survey2018 Nurse Insight Survey

We want to know more about our users and the current state of nursing! By taking our 5-minute survey you’ll help us gain insight to better educate hospital leadership and improve tools for nurses like yourself.

All survey participants will be entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card to Cherokee Uniforms Infinity Collection![1]

Take the survey here and share with your community.


holiday socksHoliday Sock Appreciation Giveaway

We know you’ll be working over the holidays so we want to make sure you’re cozy throughout your shift.

Nominate your department and you each could win our limited edition holiday socks![2] To enter, email community@nursegrid.com and tell us why your department deserves to win.

 


contestThankful for Nurses

Throughout the month of November, we asked our community to nominate a nurse hero to win a well-deserved gift pack and massage. Here are the top three nominations! We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did. 

Paulina, RN, IP, pursing her BSN

Not only is she a compassionate nurse, who has worked as a unit secretary, tele-tech, LVN, and RN, she’s my mom. She inspires me every single day. She always reminds me to “be humble” and to strive for excellence too. Currently she works as an Infection Preventionist, and even after raising 3 kids, and an extensive nursing career, she’s about to obtain her BSN as a non-traditional student. She’s shown me that if you’re not happy what you’re doing, or if you need a change, then change. Be flexible. Grow past where you are. Growth never stops. She’s my nurse hero.

Morgan, RN in a Pediatric Behavior unit

She is a RN at the Pediatric Behavior unit. She loves these troubled kids when nobody else seems to. She is able to subdue these kids to avoid a further traumatic incident, laying on the floor with them even as they work through their issues. This is her first appointment out of college and is excelling at an amazing rate.

Jovi, Nurse Educator and Clinical Instructor

I think as students and people it is easy to forget that all good nurses were trained by amazing nurses. Jovi has taken fresh, new, semester one newbies and molded them into competent, driven and eager to help students. Without nurses like Jovi we would be unable to train the next generation of nurses.


Advocacy in Nursing

Nursing and advocacy go hand in hand. Nurses have had to advocate for themselves, peers, and patients since the profession’s creation back in the 1880s. Are you passionate about your work and believe in fighting for your profession and patients? Then learn how to get involved in nursing advocacy. 

We Asked our Community: What does an advocate in nursing look like to you?

“Being a leader in front of other nursing colleagues that are still new to the game, and standing up for them”   – Tiffany Lorenzana, MSN, RN

“Standing up for your patient’s rights and safety no matter the consequences”  – Tamara Strzelecki, BSN, RN


Tips for Managing Your Staff’s Overtime

Working in healthcare doesn’t automatically mean working overtime. A hospital should be an environment where nurses feel that their needs and rights are valued. We put together a list of tips for managing staffs overtime. Check out our tips!


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  1. ^ Contest Rules: Winner(s) must be U.S. residents. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries received. The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Participants must provide valid and accurate contact information. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, NurseGrid reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.
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Zach Smith

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