Lab Values Made Easy – Watch us teach it!

The N-Powerment Difference: Lab Values Made Easy – Watch us teach it! This is what N-Powerment Nursing is all about! It doesn’t have to be difficult; it just has to be simplified & related to the ‘why’! Join us – click here to get started with N-Powerment Nursing.

What does the A student and the C student have in common?

Whether you have finished school at the top of your class or achieved the minimum average to graduate, the NCLEX-RN®, NCLEX-PN® or CPNRE® registration exam remains challenging. Nursing graduates must not make any assumptions that their class average alone will determine success or failure. Graduates share several characteristics as they prepare themselves to write. They are not given a specific …

Prepare for the Long Haul

Recently, a graduate discussed their assumption that when they wrote their registration exam they would complete it within 2 hours. Due to this, they were not prepared when it took them the full length of time to finish. As the time elapsed and they were still at their computer station, they began to panic which impacted their ability to remain …

5 Heterosexist and Homophobic Mistakes by Nurses

You would not assume that an LGBT person requires a sexually transmitted infection screen as a standard procedure. This makes the assumption that this patient has an increased  risk over a heterosexual patient. This is a homophobic behaviour by the nurse. You would not ask a same sex partner to leave their loved one after visiting hours concludes if this …

Are you a Homophobic Nurse?

Homophobia is the hatred and fear of lesbian, gay, and queer people demonstrated by prejudice, discrimination, harassment, judgements, attitudes and acts of violence. It can also impact the lives of patients or work colleagues identifying as bisexual, pansexual, questioning, transgender, intersex, asexual and two spirited.  Recently, a colleague of mine shared that she had been working with another nurse who …

Are you a Heterosexist Nurse?

Those with a heterosexual orientation may not realize the privilege of their sexual identity. They are positioned in the dominant culture of living in a relationship with a person of the opposite gender. Due to this, they may be unaware of the many actions they are free to engage in without worry. Actions such as holding hands while walking down …