Nurses have been too busy running after other things. A large percentage of us are women, who already have enough social pressure mounting around them before they even became nurses. Now, very few of them, these women, are bothered with these things; leadership fights, etc, while others who miraculously start getting bothered, have a lot to deal with, from gender bias to the misogynistic attitude of some men in the healthcare community, who believe that women should not be allowed to rise too high in the world of leadership.
Definitely. I risk sounding stereotypical, but the truth is men bring a certain power to nursing. By nature, men take control, and this is what is needed at times. Sometimes, their physical strength is a must-have. I have had shifts where we needed male nurses to deal with certain “difficult” patients.
What is the Nurses' week to you? Another celebration? Another moment to upload pictures or videos of Nurses dancing, wearing scrubs, and choreographing all the way? Oh, don't get me wrong, I am a fan of all the celebrations and colors, but deep down, I wish we see more to it.
“a dyadic, long-term and reciprocal process between senior experienced nurse and a junior nurse and or a nursing student, facilitating knowledge and skill acquisition while providing psychosocial and emotional support with the aims of fostering both personal and professional development for effective role change into the nursing profession” - Shaikh Abdul Matin, Deparment of Internal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
"We are on the front lines of patient care and medical technology, which gives us the prime advantage when it comes to new ideas." - Alice Benjamin.
This edition of INSPIRE is a very special one, in that we are interviewing an amazing Registered Nurse, whose brand (NJO) is a household name among Registered Nurses & Healthcare Professionals in Nigeria...
"When will Nursing Nigeria be bold enough to say that they have political representatives that are unbiased embodiments of the desires of Nurses in Nigeria? Leaders who are not tainted by the dirty hands of greed. Who know what their country & profession desire..."
"Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." - Peter Drucker
"I wasn't the perfect leader, I made a lot of mistakes, and made poor decisions, but in all, I made sure I was learning, and in learning, I was growing and in growing, impact followed."
"Professor. Ekama Ilesanmi whom I met while writing my council exam 2012 is a woman I admire. As of then, she already had a Ph.D. in Nursing and I would also love to get my Ph.D. in Nursing before I am 40."
"...Was the question a patient of mine asked me, while I was connecting her to the cardiac monitor. We started discussing, I told her about my decision to study nursing - how my..."
"Relocation to the United Kingdom for me was not because I don't love my country. No! I relocated because we all want a better working condition and an opportunity to build capacity which in the short or long run we will channel back home into our beloved country."
Are you giving your self enough time? In the last three years, how much have you grown? Can you evaluate the level of your development?
Think like an entrepreneur, act like a nurse is part of The Innovation Series published on CARE CITY BLOG, that tries to spur Registered Nurses to follow the golden path of innovation.
Old age, a phase of life that all human beings should experience - enjoy my little tale, my story from the pages of my adventures as a registered nurse.
Are you a registered nurse? What do you know about innovation? This article paints the picture and describes the subject of innovation, relating it to the health care sector while putting registered nurses close to mind.
Are you aware?
Advancing in your profession, is one way you can truly enjoy your career. Though not easy, development is hard work, but it sure does worth all the stress and inputs.
A personal narrative, telling a story and at the same time exposing some cracks in our health care system in Nigeria.
Nursing practice in many places, especially in developing parts of Africa and West Africa to be precise is grossly misunderstood. A whole lot of folks do not really understand the clinical role of the Registered Nurse and one obvious effect of this misunderstanding is that many young fellows, unfortunately do not have enough inspiration to … Continue reading Understanding Nursing Practice | Care City Learning | Introduction.