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Through the flames that engulf the weak, harden the strong

by icelind Nursing school is not for the faint of heart. You hear from the start to sequester yourself and... Read More

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"Ain't Nobody Got Time for the Drip": The Art of the Teenage/Young Adult Wellness Exam

by milwerica All too often safe sex practices, drug and alcohol consumption are not mentioned during a... Read More

The Importance of Balance

by Jacqueline.Damm I spent my winter in hibernation mode. After another couple of weeks rolled by, I realized... Read More

Small Gifts

by nursemarion Over the years patients and families have given me many small gifts, something that I never... Read More

Nurses, It’s Time: Find a Happy Place Amidst Chaos

by Jacqueline.Damm As a nurse, there’s always an opportunity for.. you know.. “One of THOSE days.” After my first... Read More

Lyme Disease in Camp Nursing Practice

by big al lpn As nurses practicing in a rural environment with extensive outdoor programming, we are in locations... Read More

Stepping up the mental health discussion

by milwerica Nursing as a profession is unique in its ability to step up and help facilitate the mental health... Read More

Hesi Advice/My Experiences

by cajunRNtobe Taking the HESI-A2 is usually one of the first steps into nursing school or clinical. For me, it... Read More

CCRN "Cram Cram Repetition Nail it"

by ruthbaltes A nuts and bolts view of studying and taking the CCRN exam. This article is intended to encourage nurses to go for the challenge of sitting for the... Read More

Reliving My Passion

by paisleybird As a child, my interest with healthcare was obvious. Life somehow takes a series of steps which lead you far away from your passion. Then, the very... Read More

Nurses: You’ve Been LIED to about your Back and Body Mechanics

by Lynda Lampert, RN Lift with your knees and not your back has been drilled into nurses as often as patient safety comes first. Just follow these body mechanics rules,... Read More

After eleven years as a nurse I was reminded why I became one

by cinlou An exemplar from 1989 that I had written immediately after the experience. I have never shared this before. It reminded me, why I became a nurse, the... Read More

Flight Nursing: Behind the fancy helicopter

by Jamiejill7 You are transporting a patient whose only hope is you and your team. Your limited space, the weight of your equipment, and the limited time you have... Read More

Hospice: A naive, first-year nurse's perspective

by Jamiejill7 In nursing school, the importance of learning countless medications and techniques was always stressed by our teachers; however, the lesson of... Read More

Is Volunteering "Worth It"?

by Sea_of_Roses Here on allnurses, I've seen others ask whether volunteering is “worth it”. Well it depends. Allow me to explain what volunteering is all about... Read More

Accusing Hospice

by jeastridge Accusing Hospice is a story about an encounter between a hospice nurse and a family dealing with the impending loss of their loved one. It describes... Read More


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