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Who else if not nurses?

by Chizoba Nwokeleme P - I may not make the most money or receive the highest recognition, but I’ll be making the biggest differences in the lives of my patients. I know that every day, I will touch a life or a life will...

Developing X-ray Vision: Caring for Difficult Patients

by jeastridge - As the EMS transport unit pushed the gurney out,I set my bag down on the empty chair before walking across the nursing home room to the Bob’s side. I introduced myself as his hospice nurse and asked...

Remembering the First Black U.S. Army Nurse During Black History Month

by TheCommuter - In the spirit of Black History Month, the astounding achievements of a relatively obscure nurse deserve to be illuminated. The purpose of this piece is to remember Susie King Taylor, the first black...

A 1 in 110 nurse!

by Donna Maheady - February is Heart month and the 7th through 14th is Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) awareness week. More and more infants born with congenital heart defects are living and thriving and some become...

The Emotional Work of Nursing

by Nurse Beth - There are some thing nurses do behind the scenes that people never know. Read this story to find out what Nurse Tiffany did when her patient Bryan was at end of life, and the plan of care was not...

Nursing: The highly skilled customer service representative

by gleanns - Over the course of my nursing career I have heard endless spiels about "customer service" and "patient satisfaction" and the importance of these two things. What no one really explained was how I fit...

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  • 29

    The problem is, we are no longer allowed the time we need be the nurse we all want to be.
    Health care is now a corporate money maker. Nurses are the commodity that make money for big business.

    I never hated nursing, I hate that the corporate masters have taken it over.

  • 23

    I use it Every. Single. Time I don't get my full 30 minute break.

    My employer had better "offer it as an option," because the federal Dept of Labor requires that they do.

  • 17

    Just once I'd like to read a thread by some pre-nursing butterfly who's dream job is to be a really good med-surg nurse.

    Enough already with the NICU/PICU/OB princesses.

  • 16

    Oh no! That sounds terrifying that time a shark bit me and dragged me to the bottom of the sea. Luckily, I learned to breathe underwater and made friends with a mermaid who helped me back to dry land.

  • 15

    Most of the nurses I work with don't have the balls to do it. They work through their lunch breaks, day in and day out, without compensation.

    I am baffled that labor laws do not apply to the nursing profession.

  • 14

    I like nursing (still too early to decide if I truly love it) and I like what I theoretically do as a nurse.

    I'm not so fond of the conditions I'm attempting to achieve my nursing goals in.

    Many come here to vent - it's therapeutic for us and gives us a chance to find new ways to cope with the high levels of stress many are functioning under. Not as many people feel the need to start a thread just to say "I love my job". I think they call it confirmation bias? Can't remember.

    If nursing is what you want to do, then keep doin what you do. Just don't come in thinking everything is calm, amazing, NCLEX-WORLD nursing.