Mae Carol Jemison is an African American engineer, physician and astronaut.
Mae Carol Jemison was born October 17th, 1956 in Decatur, AL. Mae served in the Peace Corps from 1985-1987 when she was selected by NASA […]
George Carver was born in Missouri. One night in 1860, he and his mother were stolen.
His mother was never recovered. Carver, a baby at the time, was ransomed in exchange for a racing horse. He grew up with a […]
James Derham was the first African American male nurse.
1757, James Derham was born into slavery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was owned by several doctors. One of the doctors became his friend and encouraged […]
In 1879, Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first African American to study and work as a professional nurse in the United States.
Mary was born in Massachusetts in 1845. Her interest in nursing began as a teenager. […]
Rebecca Davis was born February 8th, 1831 in Delaware…
but was raised in Pennsylvania by her aunt. She later attended the elite West Newton English and Classical School in Massachusetts where she excelled in […]
Dr. James McCune Smith was born on April 18th, 1813 in NYC, NY. He was an american physician, author, apothecary and abolitionist.
Dr. Smith was the first african american to hold a medical degree. He was an in […]
We all need tender loving care at some point in our lives.
As nurses we are trained to provide care mentally, emotionally and physically. Over the years nursing has deteriorated . Not because of nurses not […]
We all have some type of stress in our lives.
We need some form of stress to stay focused and for the human body to maintain its equilibrium. There is stress everywhere: at home, the work place, in relationships, […]
As health care providers, most of us work holidays at one point or another.
We usually rotate. If you work Christmas, your off for the New Years. This particular year I was working Christmas Eve and Christmas […]
Nurses often receive patients who need medical care but at the same time are a risk for injury to themselves or others.
These patients we make them 1:1, meaning they have a sitter with them at all times. The […]
It took one hectic night shift for me to discover that our scrubs have power. When working the night shift, it can be challenging getting to work on time. We have children to tend to, dinner to prepare, errands t […]
As night shift workers we sometimes play practical jokes on each other. If you have been in a health care facility after hours, you know it can be a little creepy at night. This time we decided to play a joke on […]
As a nurse I have worked most of my years on a telemetry floor. We have good days and bad days and some days are intense. My day started okay with 8 patients as always but they were all stable. Half way through my […]
Nurses often see the same patients in & out of the hospital, (frequent fliers). At times we get attached to them developing a bond. Over a 2 year period, I made a friend. During the course of his illness, we […]
It’s 0700 and we are getting ready for report. Properly staffed, we were on our way for a good day. Shortly after the phone rings. It’s the nursing office pulling 2 nurses. The ER is full and they are opening a […]
We as nurses are not told enough that we are loved. We do get it from our patients and families at times but never from management or administration. Nurses Vent would like to remind you of how much you mean to […]
We as nurses never know what our shift will be like until we arrive to the floor. We pray and hope for the best. Some of us cry in the car while others medicate themselves to survive the shift. This is what […]