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'Nurses of Tomorrow' Scholarship Winners Announced

In May, we hosted the 'Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarship' awarding three $1000 scholarships to future nurses for the beginning of the fall semester 2012. Applicants were asked the question "How do you define a nurse?"

We are pleased to announce the three recipients of the $1000 scholarships. Congratulations to Melissa B. who is a Junior at Aurora University, Dana S. who is a Post-Grad @ Seton University, and Brenda B. who is a Freshman at South University. All three woman's essays were prime examples of what it truly means to be a nurse.

"Nurses follow us through all walks of life. They helped bring us into the world. They gave our parents guidance on how to keep us healthy. They provided us with the care we needed in order to grow strong and fight off illnesses. Nurses embody a sense of service above self by putting the needs of their patients' above their own."

Excerpt from scholarship recipient, Melissa.

Scrubs Survey. Tell Us About Your Scrubs!

We are putting together some fun statistics about scrubs, and would love your input! We want to know it all. What your favorite scrubs are, how you wear them, when you where them, if you wear them to sleep, and what you do with your old ones.

So if you have a minutes, please tell us about your scrubs: Scrubs Survey!

Tara's Tips for Nurse Wellness: Water Water Water

by Tara Trofholz, BS in Exercise Physiology, Team Manager at Medical Solutions

Water. This clear, tasteless liquid is vital to our health. It is the main component of the human body with approximately 2/3 of the human body consisting of water. Consuming an adequate amount of water benefits the body in numerous ways, below are just a few of those benefits:

Moisturizes the air in lungs

  • Helps with metabolism
  • Protects our vital organs
  • Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Detoxifies
  • Protects and moisturizes our joints
  • Fluid retention is alleviated
  • Liver functions improve, which increases the percentage of fat used for energy(fat loss)
  • Appetite decreases significantly
  • Metabolic functions improve
  • Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells

The sum of all of the previously stated benefits can equal a much improved state of health and fitness. Every cell in your body needs water from head to toe. That is why it is so important to drink enough fluid. An individual should drink at minimum 64 ounces of water a day. Individuals who are trying to decrease body fat should up their water intake by an additional 8 or more ounces per day. Increased exercise levels, especially in hot weather, also create a need to increase water consumption. Overall, the human body performs daily functions more efficiently with adequate amounts of water intake.

It is especially important for nurses to consume plenty of water so that they can perform at optimal levels no matter what shift they are working. Fatigue and headache can be a sign of dehydration. Drink water at every break and throughout your shift so that you stay hydrated and keep your body and your mind functioning at its best.

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