Nursing Articles, Degrees, Jobs, and Answers for Nurses and Students

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.

Latest Articles: Articles are written by nurses, students, educators, and healthcare professionals from all around the world. Articles include Reviews, Journals, and Stories. All our articles focus on patient safety, nurse professionalism, specialties, NCLEX, nursing schools, and so much more.

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Follow your gut, being productive, and choosing to withraw

By NeoNatMom - Many people don't want to waste their time. It has to be this year, this semester, if I don't do it now, I don't know what I'm gonna do. Many feel that if it can't be done this moment, it isn't meant to be or they have to change majors. I am here to share my story of what I should have done in the... Read More

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The Tribulations of an Ebola...Trainer

By Bridgid Joseph - You can never be too prepared for Ebola. Training staff to protect themselves in the face of an outbreak, with all of the information from the CDC regarding "best" practice for healthcare workers changing frequently, is not only stressful for staff, but intensely stressful for the trainers. We... Read More

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Bullying in the Workplace

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN - October is National Bullying Awareness Month. Bullying can occur in places other than on the schoolyard or in the school hallways. Bullying in the workplace is a very real occurrence that happens on a daily basis. Nurses can be victims of a bully in several ways: horizontal (from upper level... Read More

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Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 3)

By TheCommuter - Nursing students become immersed in the art and science of the profession during the time spent in nursing school. Bluntly, two facets of nursing coexist. There's a textbook world of nursing alongside a real world of nursing, and sometimes these two worlds brutally clash. This is the third piece in... Read More

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Ebola - My Right to Accept or Refuse an Assignment

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN - Ebola has been the dominant topic on the news for a few weeks now. Nurses have been making the front page, insisting on their rights to be adequately protected from this deadly virus. Nurses everywhere are wondering what their rights and responsibilities are when it comes to accepting or refusing... Read More

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Musings on Protecting Nurses: Protecting Ourselves and Our Patients

By JaneGilletteRogers - Short article regarding recent infections of nurses exposed to ebola. Nurses working with patients are usually exposed to a number of pathogens as a consequence of their jobs. Health care facilities have demonstrated that protecting nurses and others may not occur. Nurses have a duty to ensure... Read More

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God Hates Nurses Now

By Ruby Vee - You know that "biting my tongue" thread, and the things we'd love to say to patients but we can't, because we're the nurse? Well, when you're the patient, you can say whatever you danged well feel like to the OTHER patient who is pestering you with his ignorance and stupidity. You can yell at the... Read More

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When It Comes To A Matter Of National Health, No Nurse Should Ever Fear Retribution

By Michael M. Heuninckx - Registered Nurse Briana Aguirre, from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, recently had an interview with Today Show's, Matt Lauer, voicing her concerns about how the hospital handled the Ebola virus. Nurse Briana Aguirre was nervous and brought to tears to share her story for fear of... Read More

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Ghosts Are All Around Us

By classicalcat - As a nurse, I have seen the influence of ghosts: those of the past--the shadowy glimpses of those who once lived. The ghosts of the present, who haunt us daily. Those of the future, who we would like to change, but wonder if we can. There are moments in nursing that make us realize that as nurses,... Read More

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Encouraging Words From A BioContainment Nurse In Omaha Nebraska

By Michael M. Heuninckx - Read some good news surrounding Ebola when a Registered Nurse from the BioContainment Patient Care Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center shares her story about how comfortable she feels working in this specialized unit. Also, learn more about what diseases a BioContainment Unit can handle, where they... Read More

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Not So Sweet; Fruit Bat Harbors Ebola

By Brenda F. Johnson - We have heard so much about ebola and how it affects us as nurses. Much of the focus has been on transmission person to person and how to protect ourselves. Where did this deadly virus originate? Researchers have tracked ebola into the depths of the African forest to a little rodent - the... Read More

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Two Epidemics and Nursing

By SarahLeeRN - While I am not an expert on Ebola, or on epidemic diseases, I am a registered nurse. As such, I feel that I along with many other nurses are positioned to be considered on the front lines of patient care. There have been many articles on this topic already. However, I would like to remind us of a... Read More

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Is This Real, or Just a Fantasy

By jadelpn - I could almost put this under "nursing humor". However, this is a discussion that we can all relate to in one way or another. Nurses are made to follow a process that puts a "customer satisfaction" spin on their practice. Sometimes, it can be a crossroads of what a nurse needs to do, and what... Read More

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CDC Unveils New PPE Guidelines for Ebola

By tnbutterfly - After the death of the nationís first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US and subsequent infection of two Texas nurses who cared for the patient, the protocol was under great scrutiny. Although many teams have investigated the chain of events leading to the 2 nursesí contracting the virus, the... Read More

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Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out

By tnbutterfly - Talk of Ebola is all over the news. In recent weeks, we've all watched as the crisis has unfolded. We've seen the devastating effects of this deadly virus. Let's not forget the impact it has had on some of our own. Let's take this time to express our support, appreciation, and well-wishes to... Read More

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Ebola Preparedness Nursing Survey Results

By tnbutterfly - We just want to thank the 3000+ of you nurses who participated in the Ebola Preparedness survey! The Nursesí voices have been heard! The results of the survey have been shared with millions across the country through the media as Brian Short RN, founder of allnurses.com, participated in several... Read More

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Ebola Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions

By TheCommuter - What is Ebola? Ebola virus disease, formerly known as the Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a contagious affliction that affects humans and some non-human primates such as monkeys. The disease, which is caused by the Ebola virus, was first pinpointed in 1976 and is associated with hemorrhage within... Read More

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Western Governors RN-to-BSN: My First Six Month Term (Almost)

By TheCommuter - Western Governors University (WGU) is a very popular online school for RNs who seek BSN and MSN degree completion because it offers a myriad of alluring features. These features include affordable tuition, regional and national accreditations, and nonprofit status. The following piece is a review... Read More


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