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The Color of Mourning

by jacqueline.damm Nurses form attachments regardless of the protective walls we build. There is power in change and... Read More


“Have you seen the patient in 222 today? I have never seen her smile!”

by Lori215 As a student nurse, it is easy to get frustrated at times and believe all I am doing in clinicals... Read More

ABC's of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment: The Basics

by ElizabethStoneRN Once you become a nurse, “ABCs” no longer refer to the beginning of the alphabet. They are the... Read More

Why I Love IV Nurses

by Lynda Lampert, RN IV teams are a luxury that most facilities don’t have. Yet in the facilities where IV nurses are... Read More

Is this you? "Freaking out! So Scared! Terrified!"

by GrnTea Every new semester we hear from students who describe themselves as scared about what they're about... Read More

How Nurses Can Create An Autism Friendly Emergency Room

by Michael M. Heuninckx With rates increasing of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), nurses have the... Read More

Being a hostage to your bladder

by Pixie.RN Oh, the joys of a new nursing job: finding your way to the campus! Figuring out where to park! ... Read More

Inside the Dream: Martin Luther King Jr's Dream to End Health Inequalities

by TheCommuter Although 2015 has arrived, the United States still grapples with alarming health disparities that... Read More

Get the Job Before Your Interview Starts!

by Bridgid Joseph Changing jobs can be a stressful process for some because of the dreaded interview process. But... Read More

Avoid Kids at ALL Costs! Ch 8

by Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN In chapter 1, I discussed my reasons for leaving EMS and going into nursing. I wanted to never... Read More

50 Things New Nurses Need to Know about Orientation

by Lynda Lampert, RN Orientation is meant to get a nurse ready for life on the floor, but it can be a gut check that nursing school is not. It is a culture shock and... Read More

The End of the Tunnel...Holy Cow - is that LIGHT?! Ch 9

by Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN When you are in the midst of nursing school, it seems that you will be stuck in the muck forever – and there never seems to be light at the end of... Read More

The Smell of Death: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson This is the third in the series “An Era Gone By” looking this time at how disease modes of transmission are the same as the 1900s, but treatment and... Read More

Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!

by brian Facilities are firing seasoned, higher paid nurses and utilizing younger less experienced nurses. This cost-cutting measure is putting patients at... Read More

Dear nursing students: We need to talk about homework help

by Rose_Queen Nursing school and the assignments that instructors give require effort on students’ parts to get the most out of the work. Why are some of the... Read More

End of Life: The Final Word

by jeastridge Words matter all the time. It’s just that at the end of life, there are so few of them left, that we must count carefully to make sure there is no... Read More

Anatomy of a Code

by Lynda Lampert, RN Only someone who works as a nurse or who has been in a code knows what it is like. The shifting, crazy changes would overwhelm anyone else. In the... Read More

Is it Ethical to Refuse to Treat a Patient due to Sexual Identity?

by Lynda Lampert, RN The constant debate over the rights of those who identify with a particular sexual identity seems never ending. How does it affect nursing? How... Read More

"I Know How to Wash My Hands": An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson Second in the series “An Era Gone By”, we take a look at how new mothers found a nursemaid, or nanny as we call it. Common medical conditions of... Read More

Virtual Reality. Ch 7

by Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN Dawn and Rhonda. I could not have made it this far without them. We all have those friends – the ones who you study with, cram with, vent, laugh,... Read More

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