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Captain Corelli's Mandolin: A Book and Dream

Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a great read that I recommend to all who love heart- warming,... Read More

Ebola Update: Highly Effective Ebola Vaccine Developed

Ebola is back in the headlines again, but this time there is good news. Ebola is the deadly... Read More

9 Newbie Nurse Mistakes to Avoid

Here are 9 common rookie mistakes we all have made. See which ones you have made, or better yet,... Read More

The Overly UN-zealous Hospitalist

Nurses are by NO means physicians. The roles are very different, and yet they tend to overlap... Read More

Prep(s)aring For A Colonoscopy

The previous articles, “To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy” and “Diseases of the Colon: A Case... Read More

Tips for New Operating Room Nurses

Transitioning into the role of an Operating Room (OR) nurse, whether a new grad or an experienced... Read More

The Last Entry

This is a story of an elderly woman's death at night in the nursing home and the hospice nurse that... Read More

We Are a Team!

Working with others as a team is vitally important to the patient’s well being. Your patient... Read More

I Had No Idea!

We as nurses have little comprehension of what a family member goes through unless we have... Read More

Are You Cut Out to be an ED Nurse?

For many nurses, the epitome of nursing is to work in the Emergency Department (ED). Witness the... Read More

Deaf and pregnant: Live sign language interpreter or video conference for childbirth?

In a controversial lawsuit, a deaf, pregnant woman wants a live sign language interpreter for the... Read More

Who let the dogs out in nursing?

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend. But, can a nurse bring a dog to work? Sometimes... Read More

Taboo - 10 Things Nurses Should NEVER Say!

Nurses are a strange bunch with superstitions - whether we want to admit it or not. For some of the smartest people on the planet (more so than... Read More

Nursing with a hearing loss: Yes you can!

Does hearing loss automatically mean you can’t become a nurse? Or, end a career in nursing? The answer is often “No”. Read on to learn more about... Read More

Disgusting Icky Stickies: Nurse Protect Yourself

OH MY POOP SPORES! MRSA boogers and saliva! Wound weepies and icky sticky pus-filled yucky muck! Nose plugging, nausea inducing, dead black sloughing... Read More

Shoes?! Socks?! Tights?! OH MY!

Let’s just say that there is nothing worse than wearing ill-fitting shoes while you’re doing your nurse work (wherever you may be), and your lower... Read More

ICU By Default? A Parish Nurse Asks the Question

This is a the story of a parish nurses' encounter with a dying patient, his family, and the ER staff. During a critical time, the parish nurse helps... Read More

Should autism parenting be an Olympic event? A trip to the dentist

An autism mom/warrior shares the "lived experience" of taking her daughter diagnosed with autism to the dentist. Details include the preparation, car... Read More

Home is Where the Heart[beat] is

Last Day On the last day in the last unit I truly felt “at home”, I remember perching on the corner of the nursing station desk, fingers curled on... Read More

The Light in Their Eyes

Med Surg 1 students are entering a new phase of their college career and beginning to step out in the wide world of nursing on their own. Watching... Read More

The Boy Who Loved Justin Bieber

Miracles can come in all shapes and sizes. When children are sick and dying, the staff may try to help wishes come true by contacting organizations... Read More

Chalk it up to Experience. Ch 11

Achieving my goal of becoming a nurse was a long time in coming, and I can’t tell you how happy I was to finally be done with my Pathways Program and... Read More

Never give up...

A story about a girl’s journey and how she never gave up. By overcoming stigmas associated with invisible illnesses, she was able to succeed and... Read More

One healthcare risk manager's view of individual nursing malpractice insurance

This article details the coverage limitations of an individual nursing malpractice insurance policy that must be considered before deciding to... Read More

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