What’s Stopping You? Getting Back into Professional Development.
Image courtesy of Vladimir Fedotov While Covid-19 seems to be the gift that keeps on giving, the world’s health care providers have been grasping the fact more than ever, that being alert and creative in your thinking and growth in times of rapid and uncertain change is essential. We already knew before the start of this massive pandemic and unprecedented pressures on healthcare systems, that professional development is [...]
5 tips for taking care of yourself while you take care of us
Every nurse in every country in the world is now connected in some way to the novel coronavirus emergency. Resources are strained at the least or non-existent at the most. The rule book is being thrown out of the window in some cases due to the hourly shifts in information, changes in strategy and the increase in patient flow into our hospitals. We’ve all heard it said that we need [...]
What is accreditation and why is it important?
Clinical education and professional development providers, including Caritas College, should seek accreditation and affiliation with various nursing and education organizations and associations. But why should we go to all this trouble? Accreditation There are a number of benefits to accreditation, not the least of which is that, in the clinical environment, the requirement is for reliable, evidence-based best practices that comply with all laws and standards in the jurisdictions [...]
5 tips for nurses to find balance during the holiday season
Take care of yourself too For up to 12 hours of any given working day, nurses earn their daily bread by offering exceptional care to others. But outside of working hours, the majority of nurses are also caring for family, friends and some even find the time to offer additional services in their communities. Nurses are particularly prone to burn-out, but most especially, the holidays can become exceptionally stressful because [...]
Unleashing the power of nurses – one foot at a time
Unleashing the power of nurses - one foot at a time Nurses are problem solvers. When we see something isn’t working we approach the problem differently and figure out what will lead to a successful outcome. It’s the same problem, but we just look at it from a different perspective. Currently, there is a problem in Canada (and the rest of the world) that is getting away from us and [...]
How to manage your time more effectively
How to manage your time more effectively Studying online requires great discipline and organization. We get that here at Caritas College and appreciate the juggling act our students go through each day. However, are you the kind of student who’s always submitting assignments at the very last minute or actually submitting them late? Do you always have to text ‘I’m running behind by five minutes’ to the people waiting for [...]
5 things to have in place before becoming a nurse entrepreneur
5 things to have in place before becoming a nurse entrepreneur In the last twenty years, more and more nurses have joined the ranks of nurse entrepreneurs. Starting your own independent practice is possibly one of the most exciting and potentially rewarding activities you can engage in. There is no limit to what you can achieve through private enterprise. But even if you have a superb idea and it [...]
Lower Limb Health – It’s more than you think!
Improve the patient experience with these 5 tips every nurse should know
Lower Limb health care is more than just clipping toenails and applying lotion – it can help save lives and limbs when good care is available. Download Caritas College ebook (it’s FREE) on the top 5 things every nurse should know about their role in foot health and how these skills can help transition you into opening your own private practice.