Reaching milestones on social media!

As we get further into the New Year, it’s exciting to reveal some milestones that we’ve reached already in 2016!

20,000+ likes on Facebook
13,000+ followers on twitter
14,000+ connections on LinkedIn
400+ followers on Google+

 
In 2016, we want to deepen our relationship with you, our members! Make sure your profile is up-to-date so we can personalize your NursingCenter experience in the coming months. You can get to know us better by viewing these Behind the Scenes videos, just published on our YouTube channel!  
Thank you!
 
Posted: 1/18/2016 9:56:30 PM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 0 comments

Categories: InspirationEducation & Career


Celebrate Nursing in 2016

2016 calendar for nursing recognition daysHappy New Year! Here’s the list of nursing recognition days, weeks, and months for 2016*. Please let me know if you know of others!

*Note that some dates are from 2015. I will update dates and links as they become available.

 
January February March April May June September October November
Posted: 1/4/2016 9:05:44 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 7 comments

Categories: Inspiration


Three inspirational gifts for nurses

In addition to the traditional gifts of stethoscopes and pen lights, here are a few of my favorite items that you may want to consider gifting to the nurses in your life. This past fall I spent some time reading recent books by some of my favorite nurse authors and I really enjoyed them. I’ve also already shared my strong feelings about a certain documentary, but I have to include it here on this list too. Take a look…

Becoming Nursey

becoming nursey by kati kleber
Becoming Nursey by Katie Kleber, BSN, RN is a must-read for nursing students, new nurses, and those nurses who need to be inspired by that new-nurse feeling that they had in the past. Miss Kleber, also known as Nurse Eye Roll, is someone I’d like to work with! You can tell from the personal experiences that she shares in the book that she is a team player, organized, and compassionate and respectful to patients, their families and caregivers, as well as her colleagues in nursing and other disciplines. The discussion on time management is spot-on. Another favorite aspect of this book is how Miss Kleber keys in on preventing medication errors, and the importance of owning them so that we can learn from them. Consider Becoming Nursey as a gift for nursing students and new nurses – they’ll definitely relate to Nurse Eye Roll’s experiences and benefit from her advice.

 

The Shift

the shift by theresa brown
Theresa Brown, RN, has been a favorite nurse author of mine for a long time. She is a frequent contributor in the New York Times and American Journal of Nursing, and in 2011, wrote Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between. In The Shift, Miss Brown takes the reader through her full 12-hour shift in a busy oncology unit. In addition to learning about the patients she cares for with such knowledge and skill during this shift, what strikes me is how Miss Brown illuminates her decision-making. We know that as nurses, critical thinking comes with experience, yet Miss Brown truly explains how she prioritizes care without the reader even realizing that is what’s happening. Read the book – you’ll see what I mean! This will make a perfect gift for hospital nurses who understand just how  much can happen in one 12-hour shift. 



The American Nurse Project

This film…I could watch it over and over again! This is truly a treasure for the nursing profession. In the American Nurse Project, the director, Carolyn Jones, captures the passion of several nurses as she shares their unique stories. This year, at Nursing Management Congress, I actually got to meet Miss Jones, which was such a highlight for me. The book is on my wish list this December – I’ll keep you posted if I receive it! Think about sharing this film with all nurses who are passionate about the care they provide and the people they touch.

What’s on your wish list this holiday season?

See also: ​Three more gift ideas for nurses
 
Posted: 12/15/2015 5:48:04 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 1 comments

Categories: Inspiration


New NursingCenter YouTube Channel

We are excited to share the launch of Lippincott NursingCenter’s YouTube Channel! Our first nursing videos are compilations of inspiration from nurses at the ANCC National Magnet Conference® this past October. Learn how your nursing colleagues keep up with new research, information and evidence. Also, discover what inspired them at this year's meeting and their plans for sharing this inspiration with their colleagues.

Take a look: 


 

We are looking forward to sharing more nursing videos as we move into the New Year! Stay tuned for Clinical Resources, Training Guides, webinars, and more nursing videos as we delve into this platform. Go ahead and subscribe today to stay up-to-date and inspired. 

 
Posted: 12/7/2015 11:25:21 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 1 comments

Categories: Leadership TechnologyInspiration


Cyber Monday Deals for Nurses 2015

cyber monday deals for nursesCyber Monday Deals for nurses are right around the corner! This year, NursingCenter has a number of special offerings for their members to celebrate the hard work you’ve put in so far in 2015. As a leading provider of Lippincott content, including peer-reviewed nursing resources based on the best evidence available, we strive to provide you with discounted ways to stay current in your practice.

From CE, journal articles, eBooks, and more, there’s so much NursingCenter is ready to offer you on Cyber Monday. Make sure to bookmark our Nursing Deals and Discounts page and check back on November 30th for all of our Cyber Monday deals for nurses. BONUS! We are celebrating for a whole week! From November 30th through December 6th, visit our deals page for all of our offerings. Invite your colleagues to join Lippincott NursingCenter now so that they can also benefit from these deals.

As a special addition, we’re compiling a list of other sites offering deals on Cyber Monday. Keep checking the list below this month for new deals as we find them and remember to check back with NursingCenter on the 30th.
  • Amazon (lots of different deals, check back often for their daily promotions)
  • CyberMonday.com (discounts on shoes for nurses)
  • Target  (deals for nurses, including textbooks, fiction books, and reference books)
Posted: 11/16/2015 10:53:17 AM by Cara Deming | with 0 comments

Categories: Inspiration


​Pearls from Nursing Management Congress 2015

conference room at nursing management congressAs a follow-up to last week’s conference wrap-up, here are some of my favorite pearls and words of inspiration that I picked up during Nursing Management Congress 2015. 
 
  • “You learn as much from people who do things the wrong way as from people who do things the right way.”
    Pamela Hunt, BS, MSN, RN
    New Manager Intensive: A Focus on Finance

  • “As a manager, the worst thing you can do with a ‘ring leader’ is avoid them.”
    Shelley Cohen, RN, MSN, CEN
    New Manager Intensive: A Focus on Leadership

  • “Get to know your nurses. You already know them as nurses; get to know them as people.”
    Debra Ruddy, CMSRN, MSN
    Winner of the Richard Hader Visionary Leader Award

  • “With regard to debriefing, remember it’s not who’s right – it’s what’s right.”
    Jim "Murph" Murphy
    Plan. Brief. Execute. Debrief = Win: A Fighter Pilot’s Secret to Success
conference presentation at nursing management congress
  • “Strong, effective leaders lead from a place of confidence, with humility.”
    Jeff Doucette, DNP, RN, CEN, FACHE, NEA-BC
    The Courageous Leader: Dare to be Different

  • “The patient experience is not owned by nurses. It is a team sport.”
    Amy Cotton, MSN, APRN, FAAN, EMHS
    Look Out for the Booby Traps: Navigating the Patient Experience Landscape

    What are some pearls that you’ve taken away from recent conferences? 
Posted: 10/25/2015 7:51:51 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 5 comments

Categories: Continuing EducationLeadership Inspiration


Just a nurse with my doctor’s stethoscope

It’s been a busy few days in the nursing community – first with the high of Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson's moving monologue on being a nurse and then with the low of some uneducated comments on a celebrity talk show.

First, the monologue
I was so impressed with Miss Johnson’s monologue for her talent portion of the Miss America pageant. Nursing is a talent, as is story-telling which she did very well in the competition. Miss Johnson shared the story of her relationship with a patient and what they learned from each other. She taught him that he’s not just an Alzheimer’s patient and he taught her that she’s not just a nurse. 

So often, we nurses are tough on ourselves! We use phrases such as “just a nurse” despite knowing just how important our role is. While I cringed when I first heard her use those words, I was relieved to see the point that she was making. Take a look…

 

Then, The View
In their discussion about the Miss America pageant, the panel on The View made some derogatory remarks about Miss Johnson’s monologue, saying that she “basically read her emails,” calling it “basically hilarious,” and asking “Why does she have a doctor’s stethoscope on?” Wow – this stung initially and then really angered me. And I am not the only one! I’ve spent a good part of this evening reading the posts and comments in support of Miss Johnson’s monologue and I’m also really enjoying the new hashtags (#nursingismytalent, #nursesmatter, and #respectnurses, to name a few), as well as the selfies nurses are posting with their stethoscopes. 

The point is being made – we are nurses and we are proud of it! Keep sharing your passion and educating others about the work that we do and the difference that we make!
 
Signed,
#notjustanurse

lisa morris bonsall takes selfie with stethoscope

 
Posted: 9/16/2015 6:05:44 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 8 comments

Categories: InspirationEducation & Career


Celebrate Nursing 2015: Part 2

I hope that 2015 has been a good year so far! It’s hard to believe it’s already June. Time to look ahead to nursing recognition weeks for the second half of the year!

June

Vascular Nursing Week June 7-13

National Time Out Day June 10 

38th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week June 11-15

Healthcare Risk Management Week June 15-19

 

September

National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day September 8

Nephrology Nurses Week September 13-19

National Neonatal Nurses Day September 15

National Nurses in Staff Development Week September 20-26

National Gerontological Nursing Week September 27-October 3 

 

October

National Midwifery Week October 4-10

National Pediatric Nursing Week October 5-9

Emergency Nurses Week October 11-17 (Emergency Nurses Day is October 14)

National Case Management Week October 11-17

November

Emerging Nurse Leaders Week November 1-7

Medical-Surgical Nurses Week November 1-7

Urology Nurses and Associates Week November 1-7

Perioperative Nurses Week November 8-14

National Nurse Practitioner Week November 8-14

Forensic Nurses Week  November 9-13

Posted: 6/1/2015 12:08:51 PM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 3 comments

Categories: Inspiration


YOUR Words about Nursing

Last week, we asked nurses on Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ to share words that describe nurses and what we do. Here's the result! Any more to add? 

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Posted: 4/29/2015 8:37:06 PM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 4 comments

Categories: Inspiration


How to Celebrate National Nurses Week 2015

National Nurses Week runs from May 6 through May 12, ending on Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Every year, NursingCenter hosts a variety of celebrations, ranging from discounts on continuing education activities, journal articles, and nursing eBooks, to special giveaways, blog posts, and more. 

This year,  the American Nurses Association has given National Nurses Week the theme, “Ethical Practice, Quality Care,” and we are gearing up to bring you the same great week of celebrations as a special thank you to all of our members. 

Be sure to check our National Nurses Week page each day that week for discounts, activities, and blog posts. 

We will be developing an exciting CE Collection around topics dealing with “Ethical Practice, Quality Care.” 

Don’t forget to register for any of our free nursing newsletters, as we will be gifting a variety of offers to our newsletter members.

As a bonus, there are two Lippincott conferences running during National Nurses Week this year, the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners and the Lippincott Clinical Nursing Conference.  Both nursing conferences are being held in Philadelphia. 

Stay tuned for more information on how to celebrate National Nurses Week with NursingCenter. 

Posted: 4/7/2015 2:30:48 PM by Cara Deming | with 0 comments

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