The Nurses Report: A UB School of Nursing Blog

Welcome to University at Buffalo’s (UB) nursing blog! As an institution of higher education, we are always striving to effectively prepare future nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse leaders, educators and researchers. Our posts include helpful information for nursing students and health care professionals -- and for the curious!

Here are the top four reasons why Bobbi Blakeslee, a 2018 graduate of the our ABS program, went back to school for a bachelor’s in nursing.
It’s undeniable that social media has become a popular resource for nurses. When used inappropriately, nurses can ultimately find themselves facing legal battles or threats to their licensure. To help you better understand how to navigate the ever-changing landscape, here are six social media tips for nurses.
It’s time that we practice what we preach and breathe life back into our own hearts as nurses. Here are some of the ways nurses can practice self care.
There are plenty of reasons to obtain your bachelor’s degree—even after you’ve secured a nursing career. Check out UBSON student Joseph Crane's five best reasons to earn your bachelor’s degree!
Want to make the most out of clinicals in nursing school? Here are five tips from Dante Hatem, BS '19, RN, medical ICU nurse at Upstate University Hospital
In honor of National CRNA Week 2020, some of our nurse anesthetist program students shared their reflections and photos from their January medical mission to Ecuador with Blanca's House. 
By Lana M. Pasek, EdM, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, UB SON PhD student and Shageenth Sandrakumar, BS Engineering, UB graduate data science student
The day has finally come – you did it! You finished nursing school, passed the NCLEX and are preparing for your first shift as an RN. Similar to the beginning of nursing school, you are likely nervous and unsure what to expect, yet excited to get started! Being able to introduce yourself as the nurse and removing “student nurse” from your vocabulary takes some time to get used to, but it sure feels good!
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill requiring future nurses graduating from associate degree or diploma nursing programs to obtain a baccalaureate in nursing within 10 years of initial licensure. 
Perianesthesia nurses, also known as PACU nurse, care for surgical patients who have been administered anesthesia. These RNs work together with a perioperative team that includes nurse anesthetists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, surgical nurses and many others to ensure patient safety pre- and post-surgery. Certification options include Certified Post-Anesthesia Nurse and Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse.
Celebrate CRNA week 2019 with a message of advocacy for the nurse anesthesia profession from immediate past president of the New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists Cheryl Spulecki.
In nursing education, faculty recognize the importance of global experiences to enrich the knowledge, understanding and ethical nursing and health care practice of students. Here are five reasons why global experiences in nursing school can help grow better nurses (and health care).
What is data science, and what does it have to do with nursing? University at Buffalo School of Nursing Assistant Professor and researcher Suzanne Sullivan explains how nurse scientists can use large, complex data sets to advance knowledge and improve patient outcomes.
Nursing is a challenging yet incredibly rewarding career. The first challenge? Getting through nursing school. Current student Janet Chan shares her insights after her first semester as a nursing student.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” –Benjamin Franklin
Trauma patients come to the intensive care unit for many reasons, including automobile accidents, violence and accidental falls, among many others. The work of a trauma nurse can be challenging, both physically and emotionally -- but it can also be incredibly rewarding. This is just a small glimpse into one day in the life of a trauma ICU nurse.
In honor of this year's Nurses Week theme, "Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence," University at Buffalo faculty, staff and students shared their thoughts and stories about the amazing nurses they know who have touched their lives and the lives of others.
Ever wonder what it's like to be a medical-surgical nurse? While there may not be a "typical" day for any nurse, here is one example of a day in the life of a med-surg nurse.

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