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More Than Bowel Sounds: Abdominal Assessment

by Lynda Lampert, RN Summary: A complete assessment wouldn’t be possible without examining the abdomen. Containing a... Read More

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7 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Nurse Practitioner Program

by Michael M. Heuninckx Choosing to go graduate school is NOT an easy decision. It is one that requires a ton of thought... Read More

How Nurses Cope with Death

by Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN I received a comment on one of the articles I wrote from a new nurse telling me she is dealing with... Read More

Be-The-Me-I-Want-to-Be

by Rbeck911 We all want to improve. In my experience, nurses and complacency do not mix well. But what... Read More

Beyond Burnout: What is Compassion Fatigue?

by Lynda Lampert, RN Burnout and compassion fatigue are often seen together in nurses stressed to the limit. Find out... Read More

Masturbation Is a Bad Habit: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson If you have a child, you remember the first bath. How carefully you placed the baby in the infant... Read More

Understanding Herd Immunity from Vaccination – How much is enough?

by SummitRN Herd Immunity means lowering a population’s susceptibility to a disease to the point where a... Read More

The Hug Heard Around the World

by jeastridge At the end of life, a hospice nurse walks a fine line of being respectful while at the same time... Read More

Clinical Humor

by canwil2082 I remember being a nervous nursing student. Now the tables have flipped, and I have become the... Read More

Get Your Foot Off My Self Esteem!

by Brenda F. Johnson Are you a nursing student who is having conflict with an instructor? You are not alone, even... Read More

Floating Kidneys: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson In this “Era Gone By” article, we look at a case about nephroptosis and how the approach by doctors in the 1930s compare to present day. As you... Read More

Nursing as a Human Experience

by thywillbedone_ My own experience with "compassion fatigue" aka "too busy and tired to think about the big picture," and the morning that I realize that nursing is... Read More

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I'm an LPN and I understand.

by downsouthlaff Not being phased out. But being forced back to our traditional role as Licensed Practical Nurse. This article adresses the LPNs role being phased out... Read More

Acing the Interview: Tips for Getting the Job

by Lynda Lampert, RN Just having an awesome resume isn't enough to get the job these days. To land a position in your field, you need to perfect your interviewing... Read More

There Were no Good Samaritans: Perform CPR in Strange Places

by enkwanta This article discusses how nurses and other individuals, not just health care workers can save lives no matter where they are located. It gave... Read More

ABC’s of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment, Part 2: Respiratory Distress

by ElizabethStoneRN Children are so resilient. When they are sick, their young bodies compensate in amazing ways, often for quite a while- until they don’t anymore. ... Read More

The Sad Truth: Version 2.0

by canwil2082 I recently wrote an article about my experience on attempting to find a nursing instructor position at a traditional four year university. The... Read More

The Sad Truth: Online Nursing Schools vs Traditional Schools

by canwil2082 The stigma of an online degree remains for some brick and mortar schools. The future of nursing education is online in the 21st century. It is time... Read More

The Color of Mourning

by jacqueline.damm Nurses form attachments regardless of the protective walls we build. There is power in change and acceptance. When an end result arises there is a... Read More


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