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Hello Everyone! Bone health is literally the foundation upon which we stand.  I am an orthopaedic nurse and I'm working with a group to investigate if our health practices for our own bone health impact our nursing practice with our ...
Nurseamber May '23
ChristiM ChristiM Jun '23

Thank you for the information Amber!!

Beth B Beth B Jun '23

I need a bone density checkup. Thank you for the reminder!!

Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
The American Nurses Association seeks public comment on the proposed position statement, The Nurse’s Role in Addressing Global Climate Change and Human Health. The deadline for comments is June 5, 2023, at 5 pm ET. Please use this ...
Bev Nerenberg
If you are not familiar with Tapping, it's a very effective healing technique, easy to do and quickly makes you feel better.  Try this 7 min. video tapping along with Brad Yates and you'll see how you feel.
Bev Nerenberg Apr '23

@Bev Nerenberg Thanks for sharing. I love tapping. I've used it several times with co-workers who were felling ...

Lacy Phillips
I am making a promise to myself that as I start my career and enter into the busy schedule, I will set aside time for my friends and family. I promise to keep enjoying life outside of the hospital by visiting friends, traveling, and ...
Lacy Phillips Mar '23
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '23

@Lacy Phillips Great commitment Lacy! Making sure you take good care of yourself is the best thing you can do!

@Lacy Phillips That's right girl. "You do you boo boo" . 

Work can sometimes feel like a major priority and you start ...

There are many times that I do not want to do my skin care. Sometimes I am just really tired and just want to go to sleep. However, I want to commit to completing my skin care routine every night before I go to sleep. I always feel more put ...
catloyd3 Mar '23
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '23

@catloyd3 I agree! Even when I'm exhausted, I do end up feeling better knowing I'm taking care of my skin! (I do have a ...

Olivia Whitfill
I am committing to spending at least two afternoons or evenings a week with people outside of the school or work environment. As an extrovert I find rest by being around friends that support and encourage me. 
Olivia Whitfill Mar '23
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Kyri Miller lost 100 pounds over several years with improved nutrition, kayaking, strength training, and goal setting.  Read her story here .  Could you be our next spotlight? Tell us about your wellness journey.
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '22

@Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN I love her story!! She lost so much weight and I love the quote in the beginning of the ...

Good evening,  I invite you all to follow @wholefirst on Instagram. We are trying to recapture your joy and purpose through cultivating a culture of well-being. Encouraging you to be “Whole First” before caring for others. This page ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
How do you prevent implicit bias from affecting your work?  Need to know more about this topic?  We just posted this blog:   Navigating Implicit Bias as a Nurse if you want to learn to recognize and deal with personal bias when it happens.
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Check out our latest blog on how nurses can engage men in accessing preventive care.  Are the men in your life keeping up to date on healthcare appointments and screenings?  Any tips you'd like to share?

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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Addressing Health Disparities In Hispanic Patients 4516

The Hispanic population is growing in the United States. Hispanics account for roughly 19% of Americans — the largest minority group in the U.S. But Hispanic adults are the least likely ethnic or racial group to have health insurance or get preventive care. And their health outcomes reflect that.

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 08/28/2023
How To Make The Most Of Your Commute: 8 Practical Ideas 4502

Do you feel like you spend a huge chunk of your time traveling to and from work? Do you wish you could make better use of that time? Even if it means using that time to simply relax or decompress?  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 08/07/2023

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” (Paulo Coehlo)

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 06/28/2023
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Resume Writing For Nurses 4465

It’s always a smart idea to have a strong, updated resume. But “updated” doesn’t only mean having your latest credentials and work history in a formatted template. It also means abiding by the tried-and-true best practices every nursing resume should follow.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 05/23/2023
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Calling All Nurses To Look Inward And Embrace Innovation 4437

Change begins with a single idea. But all too often, great ideas don’t make it out of the breakroom.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 04/20/2023