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Tips for Surving Cardiac Telemtry

By Spatialized A Newbie’s Guide to Cardiac Telemetry It’s like a nursing nightmare. Not the kind where you end up in front of the school body naked, but close. There’s a patient in rapid atrial fib who keeps climbing out of bed in room 23. A new admit just... Read More

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Tips for Home Health Nursing

By homehealth20 As a Registered Nurse, this year marks my 20th year in home health nursing. It has been a wonderful ride and I have met some interesting patients and co-workers along the way. I have worked in the field and in the office. I have done private duty... Read More

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Sleeping Patient And The Panicking Student nurse

By blue_yuina I am an incoming 3rd year and during my one year of duty... I was so nervous during my first day . Am I doing it right? Do I know what I am doing? But, when I came in to my assigned room I saw this lady smiling at me. The thought came in... Read More

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Walking Two Blocks

By zenman Walking Two Blocks Going to work for most people is probably an exercise in boredom. Not for me. My day in Dhaka begins with a slow awareness that the noise outside has sounded the alarm to awake. Banged-up autos at the intersection below... Read More

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Tips for Surviving Nursing: The Trauma of caring

By sandygator I'm pretty sure my first post here was maybe in 1997...as a newly recovering addict. After 34 years in this profession, mostly in PICU and nearly 98% pediatrics, I realized today that I am indeed traumatized by my past. I came online looking to see... Read More

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Tips for Geriatric and LTC Nursing

By handyrn I have worked in Geriatric/LTC nursing for over 20 years. The same scenario has played out hundreds of times in my career. It goes something like this: I meet a new person who asks me what I do for a living. I tell them I am a nurse. They are... Read More

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My Senior Nursing Experience Paper

By crestathewise What Nursing Has Been And Is For Me Our nursing class has known about having to write this paper since the very first week of nursing school. We were divided into groups and the faculty that led our group read us the nursing experience paper... Read More

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Follow Your Dream!

By nurse grace RN I always wanted to be a nurse as far back as I can remember. I know I put splints and bandages on my dolls; Mom told me. I graduated from high school already married with a baby, school was out of the question. Then, my marriage fell apart and I met... Read More

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Nursing: Taking Back Our Power

By Bugaloo A few months ago, I wrote an article on Allnurses about dealing with annoying co-workers. During the time I wrote that article I was mired in negativity about my nursing career in general. I would wager a bet that every nurse has been there at least... Read More

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Who me, a techy? A whole new world-nursing informatics!

By crazErn To boldy go where I had never gone before!:dance: So was my entry in to "nursing informatics". Let me tell you about the journey! I have been a nurse for 26 years. Although for many of you that seems like a life time, believe me it is not. It... Read More

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Forgetful Nurses and Older Moments

By mother/babyRN :Forgetful Moments and Older Nurses… Getting older in nursing is just like getting older in real life. Sometimes it’s worse. It can be worse because not only are you charged with caring for older people and their physical, emotional and... Read More

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A Day In ER

By ms.t March 29, 2008 It was my usual day in the emergency room of a highly specialized hospital in the Philippines. Since I’m still new in the area, was the one assigned as an ambulance nurse which means that if there is a patient for ambulance... Read More

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Tips for Human Nursing

By vadushkas_nurse The list of things that I would share with new staff or those that may have forgotten why they became a nurse. :p REALLY LISTEN AND REFLECT, THEN YOU WILL LEARN: First of all I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to complete a grad... Read More

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What "REAL" Nursing Is All About

By jausgirl :redbeatheFirst off I would like to say our clients, patients, and residents really on us for many things: N-urses wear many hats U-nderstand you don't know just how I feel R-eliable (don't make promises you may not be able to keep)... Read More

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Tips for Pediatric Nursing: For Every Heartache There Is A Reward

By oreo11 Life as a Pediatric nurse can be very difficult at times. I remember being in nursing school and helping to participate in two different adult codes within a couple of hours of each other in the ICU. Later that day I went to post conference and... Read More

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Gringo's Question

By General E. Speaking, RN Gringo’s Question The decision to further my education and become a Registered Nurse (R. N.) has affected my life in ways I would have never imagined. Twenty years ago, I did not have any aspirations of attending college. Like many... Read More

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Lessons from an Autopsy (Warning: Graphic)

By LovingNurse What, other than an A&P review, can a nurse gain from attending an autopsy? I wondered. This was certainly not my first post-mortem experience, but it was my first autopsy. I pretty much knew what to expect as far as the autopsy process, so I felt... Read More

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LPN school: The First Year

By Ms Kylee March 5, 2007. My first night of LPN Nursing School. I was sick to my stomach, nervous as a cat, and ready to quit before I started. Sheer determination made me walk through that door to the classroom and find a seat. Sheer stubbornness kept... Read More

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Help with Care Plans

By rn/writer Every single nursing diagnosis has its own set of symptoms, or defining characteristics. They are listed in the NANDA taxonomy and in many of the current nursing care plan books that are currently on the market that include nursing diagnosis... Read More

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Sexual Abuse Enlightenment for Teen and Nurse

By detra Upon finishing my last semester for my ASN degree, I had clinicals at a psychiatric hospital. I was assigned a teenage female patient who had made her second attempt at suicide by ingesting pills. As I sat and talked with this teenager who had... Read More


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