National Nurses Week is celebrated each year starting on May 6 and ending on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year’s theme is Ethical Practice, Quality Care. The week is set aside to honor and recognize all nurses around the world for their contributions to promoting the health, well-being, comfort, and safety of the population–no… [Continue..]
Some people want to quit as soon as something seems hard or they can’t do it perfectly right away. But there is arrogance in that thought process—to think that you could become really good at something with minimal effort, time, or experience. Humble yourself to learning and you’ll eventually become an expert. ©Donna Cardillo.… [Continue..]
Don’t wait for circumstances to be perfect before moving forward in your life; they never will be. And so much can happen while you’re waiting. Live your life while you have the chance. No one’s path is smooth or without obstacles. ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.
Consider how it feels to be the new kid on the block. Knowing this, go out of your way to welcome and help new employees and students who come to your unit or workplace. What you reap, so shall you sow. ©Donna Cardillo. All rights reserved.
Self-care for nurses is not pampering, a luxury, or an extravagance. Plain and simple, it is routine maintenance for the body, mind, and spirit. If you’re not actively engaging in it, you are not working to your highest potential. Even worse, you are on a fast track to burnout and worse. When you neglect yourself,… [Continue..]
There is an old parable about 6 blind men going to see an elephant so each can determine for themselves what the animal is. Each one happens upon a different part of the beast: the tail, the ear, the leg, the trunk and so on. Because they cannot see the entire elephant, each draws specific… [Continue..]