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Nurses have a tough job and wear many different hats - sometimes several simultaneously. Nurses are the heart and soul of the health care system and seldom receive the appreciation that they so deserve. Nurses Rock is a fun and lighthearted page to promote and express appreciation for nursing and nurses around the world. Here you will find great stories, photos, videos and discussions started by nurses and nursing students.

Making the Most of a Working Christmas

Working Christmas this year? It may stink, but you can do several things to make your holiday... Read More


Tales from the Crypt....uh.... I mean Clinicals. Ch 4

I have never learned so much in nursing school as I learned my first round of clinicals. I... Read More

The Importance of the Need for Early Vascular Access identification

This article discusses the need and benefits of early PICC placement by discussing evidence based... Read More

A Word to New Nurses

Entering the nursing field as a new nurse can be an intimidating experience to say the least. The... Read More

Ready to let go. But not right NOW.

There comes a time with an aging parent when you have to stop trying to make things better, and... Read More

The Nurse's Guide to Observing Chanukkah

The holiday seasons are festive and bright, a true cultural phenomenon. However, other religions... Read More

16 Common Nursing School Interview Questions & Answers

Most reputable nursing programs will require each candidate to undergo an interview prior to... Read More

Certification : I Did it For the Money.

Are you looking for a way to increase your marketability and possibly your paycheck? Getting... Read More

LOOOOOK into my eyes!!

SO many funny things have happened to me over the years, I've decided to start posting the best.... Read More

Is Nursing Killing You or Making You Stronger?

Is nursing killing you or making you stronger? Three ways beyond the love hate relationship with... Read More

Finding the Perfect Gift for your Family: Being Present

The holiday season is often filled with tension and frustration. Slowing down will actually help you get more done. This article offers a quick... Read More

Passed AANP FNP today. Useful Tips.

This article details at length what I believe any prudent NP student should do to adequately prepare for and be successful on the AANP FNP exam. It... Read More

What school nurses REALLY do

Many people think the responsibilities of a school nurse are limited to handing out Bandaids and ice packs all day long. While that's certainly a... Read More

Pretzels, Puppies, and Physical Assessment. Ch 3

Nursing school can be a lonely road, especially if you are an online student. You look for friendship in the strangest places - even if you have to... Read More

Questions and Myths Regarding Your Nursing Career

There are so many myths and questions about the nursing profession. Brian Short, RN, founder and CEO of, addresses some of the more... Read More

Five Ways to Convince Patients they Need Flu Shots

Nurses should never force patients to take any treatment, but sometimes we have to be a bit more persuasive in our approach to a particular... Read More

The Gift of Hope

The once beautiful glow of the holiday season can become lackluster in the nursing profession. There are times when we must carry the burden of being... Read More

Culture Shock & Big Girl Panties - Ch 2

Nursing school is not at all what I had expected. After flying through the basic courses, I figured the nursing program would be a cinch. Anyone... Read More

Can we all just get along: Communicating through 4 generations of Nurses

Today in nursing there can be 4 generations of nurses all trying to work together. Each generation has its own tagline and focus and often getting... Read More

Why I Am Grateful To Be Working On Thanksgiving Day

Do you despise working on Thanksgiving, or any holiday? For the majority of nurses this might be the case, but what if all nurses actually enjoyed... Read More

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