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Remembering the Nurse-Patient Relationship

By TheCommuter - A therapeutic nurse-patient relationship revolves around the unique needs of the patient and is built upon essential ingredients such as assistance, trust, respect, sensitivity, and nurturance of the client's physiological and emotional needs. However, nurse-patient relationships are under... Read More

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Metastatic Breast Cancer in Social Media

By Retired APRN - A mid-January 2014 storm of reaction to posts in The Guardian and The New York Times about a prominent breast cancer blogger took me by surprise. As a nurse and a breast cancer blogger myself I wondered why the reactions were so strong. My conclusion was that it is because blogging while living... Read More

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About That Avatar...

By Ruby Vee - It seems to come in waves: new members joining AN and using their own names as user names and their photos as avatars. Although no one truly believes that the internet is anonymous anymore, there are some very good reasons not to be totally obvious, either. AN is a very good place to come to ask... Read More

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Ophthalmology

By NF_eyenurse - I looked into the microscope eye piece and saw the most beautiful colors, a rainbow of blues and greens with hints of yellow and amber. It was like a beautiful tapestry, small threads woven together like cloth. Living cloth that expanded and contracted, it was an awesome sight. I was looking at a... Read More

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LTC Charting: A Beginner's Guide

By TheCommuter - Questions regularly arise regarding the topic of appropriate charting in LTC. Many nurses who are new to the realm of the nursing home setting are sometimes confused about what and how to document. Here is a list that barely scratches the surface of events and situations that warrant the need to... Read More

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Hard and Soft Skills

By TheCommuter - Two types of skill sets exist in nursing and in other professions: hard skills and soft skills. The hard skills are the hands-on procedural skills that a typical bedside nurse must use to perform the job effectively, while soft skills are the intangible interpersonal skills one needs to facilitate... Read More

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Academic Nursing Research Requests

By tnbutterfly - We are happy to offer Post Graduate Students access to our more than 774,000 members as potential participants in academic research surveys. All submissions must be approved by the allnurses senior administrative staff before they can be posted publicly on this site. Please read the following... Read More

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I am not a storyteller

By Ahvegas - I am not a storyteller. I am not a person whose story needs to be heard. But I have met those whose story is worth telling. And so I will set forth to the best of my ability to share their story. It is not one person, not one story, but a story of many. It is a story of life, and death. A... Read More

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Define Nurse

By kfishbeck - The word “nurse” is derived from the Latin word nutrire which means "to nourish." The word nurse also has its roots in another Latin noun, nutrix which means "nursing mother," often referring to a wet nurse (a woman who breast fed her babies). The French term nourrice is also referred to a... Read More

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The Shenanigans Involved With Scripting

By TheCommuter - Many hospital administrators believe that scripting is useful in formulating great patient encounters and influencing Press Ganey scores in a positive manner. However, scripting insults the intelligence levels of the staff members who must recite the canned phrases and the patients who are forced... Read More

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Geriatric lovers, loss and the nursing intervention.

By SandandSandwiches - So often in nursing we are bombarded with rules and beauracracy and paperwork. So much that even the sweetest of souls becomes tired and desensitized. We need to take ourselves back, mentally to the initial drive and purpose of what our jobs are. The compassion part. We must follow the strict... Read More

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Five Years Completed and Still Loving It

By NF_eyenurse - The first time I looked on the Board of Registered Nursing website and saw those two precious little letters behind my name, I was so happy. The road to get there seemed so long, so hard. But as I saw my name again on that screen it was all a blur. Five long years: going to school full time,... Read More

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NCLEX Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)

By TheCommuter - Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is the cutting-edge manner in which NCLEX has been administered since the mid 1990s. CAT adapts to each test taker's unique ability level by selecting subsequent questions based on how well or poorly the individual has been answering previous questions. Due to... Read More

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A Spoonful of Sugar

By jadelpn - This is an interesting debate. One that can have multiple pros and cons. In essence, can one be a nurse and view it as just another day, a job, a paycheck, a means to an alternate end? Can we care for patients without really caring about them? There are more than a couple of trains of thought... Read More

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What's New on allnurses

By Joe V - Below is an outline of some of the changes we made as of this date. A new mobile app and mobile style will accompany these changes in the next few weeks. Our goal is to create a unifying experience across different types of devices. ie. computers, tablets, phones, etc. Items that we will talk... Read More

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Surveyor: The First Week

By VivaLasViejas - A brand-new state surveyor learns that her job is a LOT more complicated than the recruiting notice advertised. What kind of world has she stepped into? Will it be possible to learn everything she needs to know? Is she in over her head and about to drown in her own foolishness? And if so, why can... Read More

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Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)

By TheCommuter - Americans are totally immersed in a death-defying, death-denying culture where the final outcome is often delayed by employing futile treatments and heroic measures. A cultural change needs to take place regarding issues surrounding death and dying because, even in the face of advanced medical... Read More

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I met an angel, my OB nurse

By servewithlove - This is about a nurse who touched me in a special way. I had my baby almost two years ago, and yet I still remember how it felt like to have a wonderful nurse at my side. I just had to let this out. I know there are a lot of nurses out there who do good work. Whenever I hear the word "hero" I think... Read More


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