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From Living to Dying and Back

By close the books Read how a prenursing student goes from living, to dying to thriving. See how this experience has changed my view of life, death and interactions with clients. Come with me on my journey and see how my belief in myself as well as encouragement has... Read More

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Going for Nursing, BMCC, City Tech, Mom of five

By yar5 This article is about my life starting college. A mother of five and getting into BMCC Nursing Program. Advices on BMCC Nursing Program and how to study. HESI Test, and City Tech. Back to my first Semester, I got three As and one A- in English.... Read More

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Top 10 reasons we get fired!-Medication Errors

By madwife2002 Medication Errors in nursing are common place, it is estimated that only 25% of medication errors are ever reported. Medication errors can kill patients. What can we do to prevent them from occurring? Nurses do get terminated for medication errors. 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... 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.... 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.... 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... Read More

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A Spoonful of Sugar

By jadelpn Does it help the medicine go down? 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? Is it necessary to fluff and buff while clinically... 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,... 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... Read More

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On Becoming a Nurse

By morecoffeepls Reflecting on why you chose your profession is never a bad idea. Sometimes we need to be reminded, and it's restorative. Sometimes it brings us back farther than we anticipated. Always, there are people to thank. Read More

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For the Bowel Obsessed

By jadelpn Remember, fellow nurses, talking about bowel movement (BM) should not be a "touchy" subject anymore!! The general public has been readied!! They know ALL about their bums!! They know all about how interesting areas of pooping places can be cute--and... Read More

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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.... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More

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I am not a storyteller

By Ahvegas There are days in nursing that seem to drag on...and there are days that fly by. Patients and families grow to be part of your life, an extended family, and they make those days. This is a story of an exceptional day in my life as a pediatric... Read More


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