Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 105

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Taking the person but leaving the body behind

By HeartsOpenWide My grandfather was a brilliant man. Many children may say that they want to be a firefighter or an astronaut when they grow up, but not very many of them live up to their young statements. My grandfather however, at the age of five, knew he wanted... Read More

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Saying Goodbye

By walk6miles SAYING GOODBYE I don’t know about you, but I never spent much time worrying about losing my family members; I just went happily about my business, trusting that they would always be there. I had one career in the field of administration and finally... Read More

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Suicide

By NurseKymba During my illness, I received word that my Great Auntie had died. In the next sentence I learned she had taken her own life. She did this the week before her husband's scheduled memorial service. *sigh* I am still grieving her loss. Tomorrow... Read More

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I Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Birthin' No Babies

By Ms Kylee My very pregnant sister in law called me one day and said "I'm being induced on October 15. I'd like it if you'd be there since you keep talking about going to Nursing School." I hesitated. I took a deep breath. I really wanted to be there, but... Read More

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Going into Nursing... and the Proverbial Kick in the Butt that got me started

By Ms Kylee I've wanted to be a nurse since I was five years old. On my first day of Kindergarten, I announced at the dinner table that I wanted to be a Nurse when I grew up. I continued along the path until high school, and then decided to go for Practical... Read More

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Patient Teaching Guide: Coumadin Therapy

By Bugaloo This is an informational guide that I created for patients who are presently on Coumadin or expected to be on Coumadin upon discharge. It is in article form because it was a freelance article that I wrote. As we all know, it is up to nurses to do... Read More

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Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion

By Hellllllo Nurse With some female patients, insertion of a urinary catheter can be difficult. The level of difficulty can be increased due to variations in anatomy, or swelling related to medical procedures or disease processes. These situations can serve to obscure... Read More

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Drive Through Dialysis: A Study in Resource Utilization

By Hellllllo Nurse I recently applied for a nursing position for which I was required to write an essay describing my nursing experience, as part of the application process. The instructions were to write from my experience, citing specific examples of ways I've... Read More

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What Being a Nurse Has Taught Me

By Bugaloo Although at times I dream of having a different type of career, I know that I would never be satisfied doing anything other than nursing. I have learned that even when I am worn out, tired and frustrated, nursing is the job for me. Read More

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Family-Focused Care in Adult Critical Care

By VickyRN The Move Towards Open Visitation - This paper explores the issues surrounding family-focused care and open visitation in the adult critical care environment and is divided into three sections. The first section reviews the empirical and theoretical... Read More

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What I have learned from Nurses

By drea3751 I am a pre nursing studnet bogged down with the thoughts of choosing a nursing school. Concerns include whether or not I can afford it and the most important thing, will I have to repeat any classes fo I have been going parttime for a long time. ... Read More

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Diversions

By NurseKymba Have you ever had a coworker die on you? Yes, really die while at work with you? I have, more than once. Each and every one of them stayed dead despite our best efforts - until today. Once or twice the death was Mother Nature’s way of... Read More

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Art of Nursing

By NurseKymba Nurses are old and young, tall and short, skinny and wide. We come from all walks of life. Some choose to enter the nursing profession for job security, others to help those around them. Throughout our schooling, we are taught and tested on the... Read More

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Putting A Face On Mental Illness: A Personal Story

By Bugaloo I was just a baby when my mother's little brother, Bob, tried to take his own life. He was 18. My grandpa was the one who found him, lying unconscious in a haze of exhaust and carbon monoxide. He pulled him from the garage, saving his life. As I... Read More

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Don't be afraid to ask why...

By jodi_cmsrn As a new nurse starting out, I remember learning multiple new things every day. Our facility has a couple physician's that are legendary for their temperments. I have always been the type of person that wants to understand why I am doing... Read More

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We are Nurses

By hellerd2003 I always assumed, as a new nurse, that after a year or so, I’d know it all. There are some things for which school prepares you. How to spike an IV bag, how to administer standard medications as scheduled; how to make the perfect care plan. Yet... Read More

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The Phone Call from Beyond

By Hellllllo Nurse Strange, but true story: About twelve years ago, I was working nights as an LPN at an inpatient hospice unit. It was a quiet night. I was sitting in a patient's room with the patient and her family. I will call the patient "Gladys." ... Read More

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The Patients You Will Never Forget

By Bugaloo Over the years, I have probably cared for thousands of patients. Most of them I don't remember, but there are a few who have stood out in my mind, for one reason or another. When I was in nursing school, I was doing my rotation in OB/L&D. I was... Read More

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How Far Have I Really Come?

By cmo421 The first thought that comes to my mind is a quote from the bible, "When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I no longer used childish ways."1Corinthians 13:11 I was just a... Read More

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Respect and Religion: Learning a Lesson

By SICU Queen I recently had a discussion with one of my coworkers in which she related to me that she was having issues with supporting a family who was dealing with withdrawal of life support from a loved one. She was very frustrated and thought the problem was... Read More


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