I'm not usually a big patterned scrub wearer. I stick to my good 'ole, road-tested, monochromatic blue or black sets. But, I have noticed companies stepping up their style when it comes to America's favorite healthcare wear over the past year or two. Mirroring popular styles commonly seen on the streets of fashion locales like NYC, scrub makers are getting the picture when it comes to choosing patterns.
Ebola has been a hot topic at the ER nurse's station lately. In the wee morning hours when the department slows down, we speculate as to our actions should a patient with Ebola arrive in our waiting room. Who would care for the patient? Some have declared they will walk off the job and never look back. Others are embracing Ebola preparation by practicing donning and doffing hazmat suits. Most staff support a system where providers without children or families 'go in' first. What would you do?
Applying to graduate school can be a stressful process, especially if applying to schools as competitive as those offering CRNA programs. A little background on what goes into applying can help give you an edge. To get some insight into the CRNA program application process, we talked to one nurse who has (successfully!) applied to CRNA programs. Here's what Anna, CCU nurse and CRNA in progress, had to say about the experience.
We talk a lot about nurse practitioners here at MidlevelU, but today we're branching out. Becoming a nurse practitioner isn't the right career path for every nurse aspiring to an advanced education. One option for nurses looking for something new is to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) providing anesthetics to patients for surgeries and procedures. Could life as a CRNA be right for you?