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Tales from the Crypt....uh.... I mean Clinicals. Ch 4

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN I have never learned so much in nursing school as I learned my first round of clinicals. I experienced burnt-out and frustrated nurses, Joint Commission questions, bonding with patients, and learning how to stay in professional boundaries as best i... Read More


The Importance of the Need for Early Vascular Access identification

By Beverly Sampson, BSN, RN, VA-BC This article discusses the need and benefits of early PICC placement by discussing evidence based practice and patient satisfaction. The VA-BC (Vascular Access Board Certification) nurse provides a high level of standarized care for vascular access... Read More


A Word to New Nurses

By bluegeegoo2 Entering the nursing field as a new nurse can be an intimidating experience to say the least. The same trepidation can ring true for an experienced nurse changing his or her specialty. Adapting these suggestions into your daily routine will help you... Read More


Ready to let go. But not right NOW.

By aging1 There comes a time with an aging parent when you have to stop trying to make things better, and decide to just love them, respect their wishes, and be present. I think that time had come with my mother-in-law. At this stage, itís important to... Read More


The Nurse's Guide to Observing Chanukkah

By Lynda Lampert, RN The holiday seasons are festive and bright, a true cultural phenomenon. However, other religions donít recognize Christmas as a holiday, and this can make them feel marginalized. One of the most common religions you may encounter during the... Read More


16 Common Nursing School Interview Questions & Answers

By TheCommuter Most reputable nursing programs will require each candidate to undergo an interview prior to enrollment. This pre-admission nursing school interview might seem like a thoroughly nerve-wracking experience. However, the applicant can shine during this... Read More


Certification : I Did it For the Money.

By Brenda F. Johnson Are you looking for a way to increase your marketability and possibly your paycheck? Getting certified in your nursing specialty has many professional and personal advantages such as networking, learning new evidence based information, and learning... Read More


LOOOOOK into my eyes!!

By JDougRN SO many funny things have happened to me over the years, I've decided to start posting the best. Med/Surg nursing is the backbone of any hospital, and you never know what you will get, but nurses will do pretty much anything to help their patients -... Read More


Is Nursing Killing You or Making You Stronger?

By Cynthiahowardrnphd Is nursing killing you or making you stronger? Three ways beyond the love hate relationship with nursing. The love hate relationship with nursing is something most nurses come up against at some point in their career. This is a point of no return... Read More


Go to Nursing School? NEVER!! Ch 1

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN Nursing was not always an obvious choice for me. In fact, I NEVER wanted to be a nurse. My journey to becoming one has been a long and sometimes weary road. I have had ups and downs, victory and defeat. This is how my journey begins. Read More


Passed AANP FNP today. Useful Tips.

By Riburn3 This article details at length what I believe any prudent NP student should do to adequately prepare for and be successful on the AANP FNP exam. It discusses relevant study materials, reviews, and other preparation tips that I found useful. I found... Read More


What school nurses REALLY do

By Kittery Many people think the responsibilities of a school nurse are limited to handing out Bandaids and ice packs all day long. While that's certainly a small part of the job, school nurses actually do a lot more than most people realize. From emergency... Read More


Pretzels, Puppies, and Physical Assessment. Ch 3

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN Nursing school can be a lonely road, especially if you are an online student. You look for friendship in the strangest places - even if you have to resort to talking to your own kidsÖ.This is the third chapter in my journey through nursing school. Read More


Questions and Myths Regarding Your Nursing Career

By tnbutterfly There are so many myths and questions about the nursing profession. Brian Short, RN, founder and CEO of, addresses some of the more common issues that keep coming up. Read what he has to say on Read More


Five Ways to Convince Patients they Need Flu Shots

By Lynda Lampert, RN Nurses should never force patients to take any treatment, but sometimes we have to be a bit more persuasive in our approach to a particular procedure. One such treatment is the flu shot, and there are several myths and fears surrounding this... Read More


The Gift of Hope

By jacqueline.damm The once beautiful glow of the holiday season can become lackluster in the nursing profession. There are times when we must carry the burden of being a light that flickers in the darker reaches of our domain. I ask all of you to endeavor to... Read More


Culture Shock & Big Girl Panties - Ch 2

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN Nursing school is not at all what I had expected. After flying through the basic courses, I figured the nursing program would be a cinch. Anyone who goes into nursing school expecting to it to be a breeze is in for a culture shock - which is... Read More


Can we all just get along: Communicating through 4 generations of Nurses

By Cynthiahowardrnphd Today in nursing there can be 4 generations of nurses all trying to work together. Each generation has its own tagline and focus and often getting along can be too much for even the most diplomatic. Is it possible to get along when each generation... Read More


Why I Am Grateful To Be Working On Thanksgiving Day

By Michael M. Heuninckx Do you despise working on Thanksgiving, or any holiday? For the majority of nurses this might be the case, but what if all nurses actually enjoyed working the holidays? Could you imagine the positive rippling effect this would have on the... Read More


How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) During Clinical

By Heather Cannova Clinical rotations are the best opportunities for nurses to draw connections between lecture materials, lab practicums, and reading with what they will be doing when they graduate. It's a time to connect the dots, to see the relationships first-hand... Read More

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