Nursing Community for Nurses

The General Nursing Discussion is a good place to discuss topics that apply to Licensed Nurses, regardless of their level of experience, specialty area or geographic region. Come talk about time management, patients and their families, surviving on night shift, assessment and nursing diagnosis, and more.

To Say or Not to Say Hospice?

by jeastridge This article describes one patient encounter where the family requests that the word "hospice" not... Read More

Uncensored Thoughts of a Nurse Interviewer: Part II

by hawkesbe The job market for new grad RNs is competitive. You need all the help you can get to land your... Read More

Hurt Back? Here are some Options

by Lynda Lampert, RN If you’ve hurt your back in the process of pursuing your nursing career, you may be overwhelmed at... Read More

The Differences between Nursing Home in the United States and Nigeria

by ubaike The United State (U.S.) admission to nursing homes is based on health status, insurance and family... Read More

Wood Alcohol Poisoning: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson Have you ever heard of wood alcohol? Looking back to the early 1900s it was a problem for... Read More

The Red Nike Tennis Shoes

by hawkesbe Would I be able to care for this teen-ager with traumatic brain injury? My shift in ICU started... Read More

10 Reasons I Don't Always Love My Job

by SICUshortCait It seems almost taboo to ever mention a time when we as nurses don't love our job. This article... Read More

On digging deep and carrying on

by savoytruffle In the past, when nursing got really tough, or I began to burn out, I ran. I walked out. I turned... Read More

Spring 2015 Article Contest: Win $150!

by tnbutterfly After such a long and bitter winter for many of you, who’s ready for Spring? Although Spring... Read More

Through the flames that engulf the weak, harden the strong

by icelind Nursing school is not for the faint of heart. You hear from the start to sequester yourself and... Read More

Lice: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

by big al lpn They say the only things in life you can't avoid are death and taxes. If you’re a summer camp nurse there is one more...lice. Every year at just... Read More

Celebrating Nursing

by Brenda F. Johnson Each year nurses celebrate and recognize our profession. For me, nursing means more than giving pills and checking blood work. It has provided me... Read More

My Oncology Patients are ROCKSTARS

by sweetpealuvr My oncology patients deserve to be called ROCKSTARS. In no other area of nursing do the patients have so many people cheering them on and applauding... Read More

Primary Care: Screening For Risk Of Prescription Drug Abuse

by Michael M. Heuninckx Primary Care Providers face a challenging task when prescribing medications. Awareness of the pitfalls to medications and proper patient screening... Read More

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Work-Life Balance: One Student’s Tips for Success

Presented By While a full-time student in Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Jennifer Joseph worked at least 20 hours per week, while still... Read More

Eliminating the Stigma Associated with Mental Health Nursing

by JESSICA QUIGLEY Historically, Mental Health nursing has been an undervalued profession. In addition, Mental Health nursing is not regarded as a desired career option... Read More

50 Things New Nurses Need to Know About Calling Doctors and Other Providers

by Lynda Lampert, RN Calling doctors and providers is often a skill that new nurses need to practice often before they feel comfortable. If you want the inside track on... Read More

To the nurse who held my hand

by jaycam A letter to the nurse who reminded me of why I wanted to be one. When I was feeling lost and hopeless she was the one who took the time to be there... Read More

That one patient you will never forget

by Memories The following content happened during my working period in Europe. It is about patient motivation and staying focused on your goals. It also... Read More

CCRN "Cram Cram Repetition Nail it"

by ruthbaltes A nuts and bolts view of studying and taking the CCRN exam. This article is intended to encourage nurses to go for the challenge of sitting for the... Read More

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