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Diseases of the Colon: A Case for Getting a Colonoscopy

In the article “To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy”, the anatomy of the colon was discussed as... Read More

Independent Contractor : What are the Requirements?

Dear Nurse Beth, I would like to become a independent contractor nurse for home and community... Read More

Sticks and Stones

Being nurses opens us up to a HIGH stress career. When the stakes get high, tongues have a tendency... Read More

NCLEX: Like a Deer in the Headlights. Ch 10

I am staring at the screen. I have my finger on the mouse and scroll through the answers. I feel... Read More

Nurses Fight Back! Why Some Hospitals are Despicable

We continue to read in the news about nurses being on the receiving end of “The Boot”, from getting... Read More

5 Reasons Why Being A Pediatric Nurse Is Like Being A Disney Character

When caring for the pediatric population, we have the opportunity to be creative as we try to ease... Read More

There's an app for that...and other controversies

Today’s nursing arena has been blessed with amazing technology – and the BFF of any nurse can be a... Read More

“Whatever You Are, Be a Good One"

Abraham Lincoln – I love that quote. My dad always told us, “Do the best you can with what talent... Read More

The Hotel Phenomenon

Since when did flat screen TVs, overstuffed arm chairs, a multi-page food menu, and an almost... Read More

Can I Refuse an Assignment?

Dear Nurse Beth, Do you know the best place to look for the State of Georgia law regarding caring... Read More

PSSSST!!! murmur, murmur, murmur

Understanding heart murmurs is fairly simple. There are diastolic and systolic murmurs, quiet and loud murmurs, innocent and problematic murmurs. ... Read More

Must… Find… Food…

Meet Agency Girl. She's an RN who has been working per diem for several agencies. She has entered the dreaded Drought of Low Census and is quickly... Read More

A Push for the Return of Team Nursing in Medical –Surgical and Telemetry/Step-down Units

by Lev <3

Imagine arriving on your Medical-Surgical unit one morning to find that you can share the burden of work with another nurse? Busy in an isolation... Read More

Woes of A "Foreign Nurse"

The challenges of working overseas and the experiences gained can be motivating or devastating. It can change one's point of view and can be a... Read More

Doctors Don't Always Listen: Bridging the Communication Gap

“Justina”, an ICU nurse, received a 10 year old girl from the ED who had no significant medical history. However, in the past 4 days, this patient... Read More

That Bar is Pretty High! : When You're the Daughter Trying Not to be the Nurse

As I sit in the hospital room on the other side of the bed, I am again reminded of what it is like to be the one in need of answers, in need of a... Read More

Is nursing my calling

by Ahvegas

As I reflect back on my career I ask myself if nursing was the right career choice. Nursing for me has become less about the "big" story and more... Read More

Suck It Up, Buttercup! Nursing when you want to cry

Caring for others when your own personal world is falling apart is hard to do. Professionalism in all that we do may be out of reach when our hearts... Read More

Did Grey’s Anatomy Get It Right With The Superhero Pose?

We all have seen an added dose of stretching of the truth or flat out lies throughout the history of medically centered television and movies.... Read More

To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy

This is the first of three articles that will explain what a colonoscopy is, and what the recommendations are in getting one. The following two... Read More