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Volunteer Nursing

By traumaRUs - Volunteer nursing covers a wide range of nursing experiences. Many nurses are very active volunteers. Compassion and caring are the hallmarks of nursing. Nurses make fantastic volunteers. Possibilities for nurse volunteers abound. In addition to helping others, volunteering looks great on your resume. Many job markets are tight and some are very tight. Volunteering is one way to gain some marketable experience while still helping... Read More



By jadelpn - Confidence is an integral part of being a successful nurse. Confidence and ego are 2 entirely seperate things. So lets focus for a minute on the confidence you need to be successful. It takes a special person to be a nurse. But a nurse who is not afraid to continually learn and grow in this profession is confidence at its best. It may seem overwhelming to take on a course of study in nursing. Too many "what ifs". Too many... Read More


Are you providing great or just good enough patient care?

By Surg-OncRN - I thought about this question as I reflected on my day with my new orientee who has been with me for almost two weeks now. She is a new grad but does have previous military experience as a medic. She has far exceeded my expectations so far during this orientation. We were extremely busy the other day but still able to provide great care for our patients. These are patients with new head and neck cancer with flaps that have new... Read More


How to Survive Nursing Profession: A Psychological Approach for New Nurses

By proudauntie415 - This is a paper I had to write in my junior level English course. I was given the task of choosing something that I had to give "instructions" on how to complete. I figured something such as a simple dressing change, or any basic instructional document wouldn't suffice. I wanted to present something I had to personally learn and truly became a stronger person because of that knowledge. I work in corrections as an LPN and pursing my... Read More


Military Nursing

By Pixie.RN - What is Military Nursing? Military nurses care for those who serve, or those who have served, while in an active duty, reserve, or national guard capacity. In this article, we are primarily considering RNs. The only branch of the military that utilizes LPNs/LVNs is the Army, who has LPNs/LVNs that are enlisted soldiers. In general, military nurses are located all over the world, from clinics to hospitals to austere compounds in war... Read More


Rural Nursing

By traumaRUs - Nursing in rural areas pose special problems for nurses. The biggest issue of course is simply the distance to the referral hospital. It makes a huge difference when you have an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) come in to the ER and the nearest cath lab is an hour away by ground. Rural can mean different things to different people also. It is one thing to live 20 miles from a major city and quite another to live in the interior of... Read More


Camp Nursing

By traumaRUs - Camp Nursing sounds like an exciting and carefree way to spend the summer! However, the reality of camp nursing is that it is nursing. Camp nurses are responsible for the healthcare of children at day camp as well as overnight camp. Children with chronic illnesses attend camps, sometimes specialized camps but often they are mainstreamed into regular camping sessions. Camp nurses interact on a daily basis with many non-healthcare... Read More


Review of Littmann 3200 Electronic Stethoscope

By traumaRUs - Littmann is the gold standard of stethoscopes. I received my first Littmann when I graduated from LPN school in 1992. Wow, Iím a real nurse! (Or so I thought Ė lol). Over the years as Iíve pursued additional education, Iíve also graduated from my oh so plain Littmann to my present, all the fancy bells and whistles Littmann electronic 3200. I purchased my first Littmann electronic stethoscope, the 3100 model several years ago... Read More


A Nurse with POTS Disability: A Great Success Story!

By CrazyCoconut - Imagine yourself back in nursing school again, but only this time, you can't answer your instructor's patho questions quickly like you did in A&P, in which you were an expert in. Instead of sleeping the night before clinical, you lie in bed for 7 hours hoping to get a snooze, but you don't get any. You get dizzy spells often, indigestion, breathing issues, unexplained anxiety, and the doctors aren't able to figure out what's wrong with... Read More


It Only Takes a Smile.

By Charslight - Sometimes when we work in the hospital, where we are accustomed to patientís dying, we become a little desensitized, even if it is one of our own. Sometimes nurses are so focused on their patients that we forget to care about our cohorts, our coworkers, on whom we depend. It costs nothing to lift oneís eyes up, and give a brief smile to say hello, and go back to our work, in general. Occasionally there are extraneous serious reasons... Read More


Urology Nursing

By traumaRUs - Urology Nursing is care of the patient with diagnoses of some type of urological dysfunction. For men, common urological complaints are prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, ureteral calculi, or some type of congenital abnormality. For women, the more common complaints are congenital in nature, renal calculi or some type of structural issue. Both men and women can suffer from urinary incontinence which can take its toll on a... Read More


If You Give a Patient a Cookie

By Mully - If you give a patient a cookie, they'll want a glass of milk. If you give them a glass of milk, they'll probably need to go to the bathroom. They'll be too weak to get out of bed so you'll have them use the bedpan, but they won't be able to go in that. So you'll bladder scan them and see they have 900ml's of urine in their bladder, which you will promptly proceed to straight cath. When you stick the catheter in, you'll... Read More


Government Nursing

By Pixie.RN - What is Government Nursing? Government nurses, like their military counterparts, care for those who serve, or those who have served, but in a civilian/nonmilitary capacity. In this article, we are considering RNs as well as LPNs. Government nurses are located all over the world, from clinics to hospitals. There are literally hundreds of different roles these nurses fill for a variety of agencies and entities: everything from... Read More


Cardiac Care Nursing

By madwife2002 - According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in US, with 715,00 heart attacks occurring each year, nearly 80 million Americans suffer from heart conditions, and the number of cardiac patients continues to rise. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state that Ď600,000 deaths occur in the US each yearí this means Ď1 in 4í deaths can be contributed to heart disease. Heart disease remains... Read More



By aladilzaimah - This is my last resort as an outlet to the frustration that I am having. I wish someone would have stressed how important it was while I was in nursing to school to study for the NCLEX and to take it before school was over. So now almost a year out of school and I am still just a graduate nurse. Like many people I need a JOB and so as soon as I finished school I studied for a while, thinking I was prepared for the test, and didn't... Read More


Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 4

By VivaLasViejas - If you are a nurse diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or any other psychiatric illness, you are probably doing all you can to maintain your mental health: you're taking your medications as ordered, keeping your therapy appointments, seeing your psychiatrist and/or PCP on a regular basis, plus taking appropriate self-care measures to keep your body as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, almost everyone with these conditions will... Read More


Research Nursing

By traumaRUs - Research Nursing covers several facets of nursing. Nursing research develops knowledge to: Build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, Prevent disease and disability, Manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, Enhance end-of-life and palliative care. Nurses serve in different roles related to research: Read More


Burn Nursing

By traumaRUs - Burn nurses serve a wide selection of patients. They might be caring for a teenager with multi-system trauma or a 27 year old who was injured when he came into contact with high voltage lines or a child who was the victim of non-accidental trauma. Therefore, the skills needed run the gamut also. And, burn nurses are needed to educate their fellow non-burn nurses in the very special assessments skills needed to care for these... Read More