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Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 3)

By TheCommuter - Nursing students become immersed in the art and science of the profession during the time spent in nursing school. Bluntly, two facets of nursing coexist. There's a textbook world of nursing alongside a real world of nursing, and sometimes these two worlds brutally clash. This is the third piece in... Read More

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Ebola - My Right to Accept or Refuse an Assignment

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN - Ebola has been the dominant topic on the news for a few weeks now. Nurses have been making the front page, insisting on their rights to be adequately protected from this deadly virus. Nurses everywhere are wondering what their rights and responsibilities are when it comes to accepting or refusing... Read More

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Musings on Protecting Nurses: Protecting Ourselves and Our Patients

By JaneGilletteRogers - Short article regarding recent infections of nurses exposed to ebola. Nurses working with patients are usually exposed to a number of pathogens as a consequence of their jobs. Health care facilities have demonstrated that protecting nurses and others may not occur. Nurses have a duty to ensure... Read More

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God Hates Nurses Now

By Ruby Vee - You know that "biting my tongue" thread, and the things we'd love to say to patients but we can't, because we're the nurse? Well, when you're the patient, you can say whatever you danged well feel like to the OTHER patient who is pestering you with his ignorance and stupidity. You can yell at the... Read More

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When It Comes To A Matter Of National Health, No Nurse Should Ever Fear Retribution

By Michael M. Heuninckx - Registered Nurse Briana Aguirre, from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, recently had an interview with Today Show's, Matt Lauer, voicing her concerns about how the hospital handled the Ebola virus. Nurse Briana Aguirre was nervous and brought to tears to share her story for fear of... Read More

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Ghosts Are All Around Us

By classicalcat - As a nurse, I have seen the influence of ghosts: those of the past--the shadowy glimpses of those who once lived. The ghosts of the present, who haunt us daily. Those of the future, who we would like to change, but wonder if we can. There are moments in nursing that make us realize that as nurses,... Read More

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How I conquered the NCLEX-RN?

By ArrowRN - Well for anyone who has befriended me or read any of my articles, you know I tend to be very detailed oriented. Yes I'm now a BSN, RN. After passing the NCLEX-RN this weekend. I really wish I could say I have the magic key as to how to pass, but after taking that exam I was like "What just... Read More

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I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...

By canigraduate - I have ADHD. Not the cool Tom Cruise/Ty Pennington kind, where you can act out and make lots of money, either. I have the kind where people label you as stupid, flaky, and lazy. I wanted people to have an idea of how it feels to never be in control of your own life. To get a glimpse of the... Read More

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Lessons from a night as a Patient Companion

By cd365c - Each action taken is a stop forward or backward in someone's overall health. The patient companion/ CNA is the key to running an efficient facility. Even one night can teach you a whole lot about the impact you make on someone's care in an acute setting whether better or worse. Part of learning... Read More

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Is This Real, or Just a Fantasy

By jadelpn - I could almost put this under "nursing humor". However, this is a discussion that we can all relate to in one way or another. Nurses are made to follow a process that puts a "customer satisfaction" spin on their practice. Sometimes, it can be a crossroads of what a nurse needs to do, and what... Read More

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CDC Unveils New PPE Guidelines for Ebola

By tnbutterfly - After the death of the nation’s first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US and subsequent infection of two Texas nurses who cared for the patient, the protocol was under great scrutiny. Although many teams have investigated the chain of events leading to the 2 nurses’ contracting the virus, the... Read More

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Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out

By tnbutterfly - Talk of Ebola is all over the news. In recent weeks, we've all watched as the crisis has unfolded. We've seen the devastating effects of this deadly virus. Let's not forget the impact it has had on some of our own. Let's take this time to express our support, appreciation, and well-wishes to... Read More

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Ebola Preparedness Nursing Survey Results

By tnbutterfly - We just want to thank the 3000+ of you nurses who participated in the Ebola Preparedness survey! The Nurses’ voices have been heard! The results of the survey have been shared with millions across the country through the media as Brian Short RN, founder of allnurses.com, participated in several... Read More

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Ebola Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions

By TheCommuter - What is Ebola? Ebola virus disease, formerly known as the Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a contagious affliction that affects humans and some non-human primates such as monkeys. The disease, which is caused by the Ebola virus, was first pinpointed in 1976 and is associated with hemorrhage within... Read More

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Western Governors RN-to-BSN: My First Six Month Term (Almost)

By TheCommuter - Western Governors University (WGU) is a very popular online school for RNs who seek BSN and MSN degree completion because it offers a myriad of alluring features. These features include affordable tuition, regional and national accreditations, and nonprofit status. The following piece is a review... Read More

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No Stone Unturned

By kiszi - Sometime in the last few chaotic years I'd decided I wanted to become a critical care nurse. My career thus far was not at all conducive to achieving that goal; I had a small smorgasbord of experiences in long term care, skilled nursing, post-acute home care, and private duty. Anyone looking at my... Read More

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Nursing Behind the Wall

By mikethemurse - When non medical people ask me what I do for a living the usual response is "...that's interesting?!" When nurses ask the most common response is "Why?" I am a corrections nurse, and over the years I have found that the general nursing community has no idea what we do. This article will hopefully... Read More

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The Ovarian Cancer Blues

By OCNRN63 - On Sept. 4th, President Obama signed a proclamation declaring September "Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month." He urged women to get regular check ups to increase the possibility of early detection, and touted the Affordable Care Act as a means to protect women with this disease from being treated... Read More


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