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Exit Strategies For Nurses Who Deal With Overly Talkative Patients

By TheCommuter How do busy nurses remove themselves from seemingly never-ending conversations with overly chatty patients and visitors without coming across as rude or abrupt? Keep reading for tips and strategies to smoothly extricate oneself from these sticky... Read More


Academic Rejection is a Positive Thing

By TheCommuter Although rejection is a painful experience, it is also a necessary part of life. We will never avoid rejection in all totality, so we might as well get used to it and take it in stride. If you never get rejected, in all likelihood it is because you... Read More


Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses (LPNs / LVNs)

By TheCommuter Licensed practical nurse (LPN) is a professional title used in the the vast majority of the United States and most provinces in Canada to refer to a specific type of nurse who provides basic patient care, primarily at the bedside. This article... Read More


Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

By TheCommuter Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are members of staff who work under the direct supervision of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and / or physicians to provide the majority of the routine care and activities of daily living for... Read More



By ndoerr My story is about a patient I had early in my career that made me realize that I had chosen the best career for me. She kept the evening interesting and learning more about her intrigued me more to learn. Even though I work in psych, these... Read More


My Mother Was Right

By jlindsey My mother saw something in me that it took years for me to realize. As a child we aspire to be what we want to become and not always what our parent say they see for us. However there was an event that happend in my early childhood that shook me... Read More


The Elephant in the Room

By ~*Stargazer*~ That our emotions and our health are intertwined, rather than separate parts within the whole is becoming more generally accepted in the mainstream. As health care providers, we talk about providing care for the mind, body, and spirit, but are we... Read More


I Cry Watching Rudolph....

By jadelpn And other holiday specials were people are mean to the underdog. Been this way since I was a child. What that did for me was help me to decide to help people less fortunate. To stand up for those who can't or won't for themselves. Read More


Hospice Nursing - Compassionate Care at the End of Life

By tnbutterfly All nursing jobs are difficult, but Hospice Nurses have a particularly tough job because from the outset, these nurses know that the patient for whom they are caring is terminally ill. The care Hospice nurses provide is not meant to cure but rather... Read More


Methadone Clinic Nurses / Methadone Maintenance Treatment Nursing

By TheCommuter Methadone maintenance treatment is a technique by which people who have opiate dependence receive prescribed amounts of methadone, a synthetic opioid with a longer duration of action, on a daily basis to combat the physically dreadful effects... Read More


Perceptions Equal Results

By Emergent How a patient perceives her care can create healing all on its own. The human touch is often ignored in this world that demands evidence and hard facts, but it's arguably the most important part of what we, as nurses, do. If we make the patients... Read More


Affordable Care Act Users Guide for Nurses

By JB85 Understanding the basic workings of the Affordable Care Act is the responsibility of the bedside nurse. This guide will help you to address patient's questions and concerns.Sentiments run high regarding the Affordable care Act, but whether one... Read More


My Most Memorable Patient - Geraldine

By saramoss04 My most memorable patient was a lady whom I cared for for only a few hours one day. She is from up north and immediately told me how much she loved seafood and asked if I would like to have dinner with her one night at a restaurant here in town. A... Read More


The Reason I Became a Nurse

By hrivera As a child, we often dream about what we want to be when we grow up. So many times the ideas change from one thing to another before we settle on what that is. From early on I knew I was to be a nurse and that nothing was going to stop me. It... Read More


Nursing Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

By TheCommuter The nursing profession has a variety of great advantages for its 3 million members. On the other hand, nursing is also permeated with a number of downsides that come with the territory of providing care to sick patients. And some of these downsides... Read More


Nursing Schedulers / Staffing Coordinators

By TheCommuter A nursing scheduler, also known as a staffing coordinator or nursing coordinator, has a very important job because he / she is responsible for scheduling employees to ensure sufficient coverage of staff for all shifts within a healthcare facility. Read More


Night Shift Nursing Education and Effects on Job Satisfaction

By liebling5 This study was conducted to provide convenient access to employer-required education which is frequently not available during the normal work hours of the night shift nurses. A pre- and post-test job satisfaction survey was performed and tested for... Read More


Many Baby Nurses Aren't Nurses At All

By TheCommuter The title 'baby nurse' typically refers to a healthcare worker who specializes in the in-home care of infants from one day old to one year old. However, not all 'baby nurses' possess nursing education or licensure. In fact, this industry is awash... Read More


Nursing Special Children

By cool_nurse How is it like to have patients who are autistic or with down syndrome? Do you have the patience and magic touch as a nurse? Can you tickle their mind and hearts in order for them to agree with your interventions? This article is inspired from a... Read More


Another Year of Blessings

By tnbutterfly Our own experiences as we age can help give us the perspective we need as we care for patients. We need to remember to look beyond their physical needs and see what is really important to them. Compassionate care that treats the whole... Read More

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