RN Insights

At OHN, we’re always eager to expand our knowledge in order to improve mental health in nursing. Our blog RN Insights brings current learnings, stories, and insights every two weeks from professionals in the fields of nursing, health, and wellbeing directly to you. Check it out!

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Managing a Pandemic

By: Anonymous ICU Nurse Manager Get in, sit down, mask off…breathe.  As I sanitize my hands, I exhale the stress of the day while listening to the silence of my car.  The COVID ICU is loud.  These thirty seconds of silence at the end of my day are my favorite.  It’s here that relief, anger … Continue reading “Managing a Pandemic”

The Day I Got My Label

By Brittney L Wallace, BSN, RN After seven months of floating around the hospital and working the frontline, COVID finally got me. I had awful body aches, excruciating headaches, and chills for over a week. On day ten, it was like a light switch—I felt like my old self again, which meant: it was time … Continue reading “The Day I Got My Label”

Travel Nursing in Australia

By Jenna Hoyt BSN, RN When I first decided I wanted to work as a nurse in Australia I was completely overwhelmed by the whole process. You need letters from every previous employer, certified copies of pretty much every form of ID, a letter from each board of nursing you’re registered with (a nightmare for … Continue reading “Travel Nursing in Australia”

The Clinical Educator’s Important Role in Mental Support for New Nurses

By Ashley Reil BSN, RNC-NIC The transition from a “student nurse” to a “new-to-practice” nurse can be a challenging and overwhelming experience, often including relocation, increased personal responsibility, a new schedule of night, weekend, and rotating shifts, and just generally finding one’s “fit” among others who are more established. These factors alone can cause anxiety … Continue reading “The Clinical Educator’s Important Role in Mental Support for New Nurses”