Welcome to Nursing Students’ Opinions!

 "Back to the Basics... Remembering Why we are here, What we have come to achieve, What we've learned and Where we can improve" Ever wonder if there are nursing students who feel the same way you do about certain issues in nursing and nursing education?  Have no fears, NSopinions is here!  This is a site created … Continue reading Welcome to Nursing Students’ Opinions!

Super Bugs: A Call for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Since it is Antimicrobial Stewardship week at my hospital I felt it was the right time for me to write about how I feel about antimicrobial stewardship and nursing. The overuse of antibiotics which are “too broad spectrum, too often, for too many patients” has led to the evolution of “Super Bugs”, bacterial species resistant … Continue reading Super Bugs: A Call for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Nursing Care for Gender Diverse Groups

Image Credit: http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0804/71e326640dd2ee5877f0.jpeg This nursing opinion is from a recently graduated nursing student.   After reading this article, I had to question whether there is actually "gender equality and equity" in healthcare today.  It seems that what we think is equal may only be equal if we look at it from a dicotomous gender perspective.  As the primary point of … Continue reading Nursing Care for Gender Diverse Groups

Nursing Gossip: pssst… I have to tell you something

During shift change reports in the nursing station and breaks in the nursing lounge, I always find myself listening in on discussion between nurses about patients.   Often comments are made for the purpose of giving other nurses “tips” on caring for certain patients, information that are not written on nursing kardex or patient charts.  I … Continue reading Nursing Gossip: pssst… I have to tell you something

NURSING HORIZONTAL VIOLENCE 101

  Image Credit: Advance for Nurses Recently the graduating nursing class had to attend an interprofessional seminar on conflict resolution.  When the facilitator asked what the consequences of conflict could be, I put up my hand and said "horizontal violence".  Somehow that answer seemed to have caught her off guard because she made me repeat … Continue reading NURSING HORIZONTAL VIOLENCE 101