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"The Big C"

By madwife2002 - As a nurse I am exposed daily to "The Big C" which is what it was called by my parents when I was growing up. As a family member and a friend I struggle with the diagnoses because as much as I want to see the happy ending for them, It doesn't seem to happen very often. My experience with Cancer in... Read More

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House of Hypochondriacs; How I became a Nurse.

By Sea_of_Roses - As we become older we tend to complain more about "aches and pains", though we may be in fact suffering from such ailments there also might be a little part of us that is seeking some extra attention. For example, I may complain a little more enthusiastically about my back hurting if my loving... Read More

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10 Things You Should Know About the First Semester of Nursing School

By lorirn2b - 1) Even if your family says they understand, they really don't. You may as well tell them, and your friends too, that you are being deployed for 2-4 years, depending on your program. Because you will be MIA every. single. weekend. And most nights too. 2) Buy stock in Georgia Pacific. Because as... Read More

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A Bathroom Reminiscence

By tokebi - I love nursing. No, I am not one of those who find self-worth through the notion of “helping others.” It’s actually the opposite, as I get helped by those I nurse whether they know it or not. Their vitality, their spirit, their dedication to living, replenish my otherwise colorless inner world.... Read More

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Medical Assistants

By VickyRN - Medical assistants are medical support staff who perform routine administrative and clinical duties under the direct supervision of a physician or other licensed healthcare provider. It is one of the fastest-growing careers today. Medical assistant duties vary according to location, specialty... Read More

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Flight Nursing

By DidiRN - Flight nursing is nursing care of patients during transport via aircraft or helicopter. This is an area where highly skilled individuals are an absolute must and is not a place for the inexperienced. Flight nurses many times must make quick life or death decisions calmly and accurately. This... Read More

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Black Friday, Code Blue

By decembergrad2011 - Friday was just a sad day overall. One of my patients, a woman who I have taken on and off since I was 20-something weeks pregnant, seized and coded and had to be intubated and taken down to the ICU. Since it was Black Friday, all of the staff there were the B team. I was the most experienced... Read More

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School Nursing

By tnbutterfly - “The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate normal development and positive student response... Read More

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Travel Nursing

By tnbutterfly - The concept of travel nursing began as a solution to provide additional nurses to areas/hospitals experiencing a nursing shortage. Over the years this has become a very popular option for those wanting to change locations and assignments regularly and have the benefit of vacationing where they... Read More

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A little Paper on Nursing Theory and Application

By Carpediem1012 - This is just a second year paper on a chosen nursing theory and its application to practice for a student nurse. Hope it helps others navigate this writing topic. Nursing Theory can be daunting to write about, but really it is just a look at how we can apply thoughts, research and experience of... Read More

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Nursing Safe Harbor Rule

By TheCommuter - All nurses who either create or assume responsibility for patient assignments should always look at the big picture and factor safety into the equation first and foremost. However, a gray area sometimes exists in different areas of nursing where individual nurses may hold inconsistent views... Read More

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Do Not Over-Share!

By TheCommuter - I first met Toni in the summer of 2010. Toni (not her real name) was an average-height woman in her late 40s with a medium build, gray eyes and dark brown hair that fell several inches below her shoulders. She was a floor LVN at the same specialty rehab hospital where I still work. And she was... Read More

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Death Happens. Get Used To It!

By TheCommuter - As a pre-nursing student the very thought of death and dying might make you anxious right now, but I assure you that dealing with this event will become easier with the passage of time and the accrual of more exposure. Whatever you do, please don't let your fears deter you from pursuing a career in... Read More

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Ambulatory Care Nursing

By tnbutterfly - The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses (AAACN) defines professional ambulatory care nursing as: ...a complex, multifaceted specialty that encompasses independent and collaborative practice. The comprehensive practice of ambulatory care nursing is built on a broad knowledge base of nursing... Read More

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Public Health Nursing

By DidiRN - Public health nursing is rather unique in its focus compared to other nursing specialties. Here nurses concentrate on the health of entire population/communities. With the increase in chronic illnesses that are a strain on the health care system, it is even more crucial to have competent public... Read More

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Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 2)

By TheCommuter - A student’s experiences in nursing school might produce a mixture of emotions such as joy after finding out you’ve been accepted to the program, dismay upon discovering you’ve failed a quiz, hostility toward the annoying classmate who won‘t shut up during lecture, and triumph as your graduation... Read More

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Private Duty Nursing

By DidiRN - Many decades ago, private duty nursing was the primary employer of nurses. Patients and their families hired their own nurses to care for them during periods of illness in the home or in the hospital. In fact, early schools of nursing trained students for this as opposed to a more acute care focus.... Read More

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Certified Nurse Midwives - An APRN Specialty

By sirI - The Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who is a graduate of a nurse-midwifery program and is nationally certified. Many states recognize this specialty and some do not. There are 4 APRN specialty areas: The Certified Registered Nurse... Read More


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