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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 few months later I found her contact information... 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 took persistence because early on I kept getting... 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 can be downright hazardous to the health and... Read More


Nursing Schedulers / Staffing Coordinators

By TheCommuter The nursing scheduler, also known as a staffing coordinator or nursing coordinator, is an extremely important person in most healthcare facilities that offer inpatient care. The nursing scheduler coordinates and provides nursing staff coverage to ensure that all shifts are staffed adequately. ... 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 significance. The results indicated a positive... 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 with people who bring other types of training to the... 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 lifelong journey of the author and with her special... Read More


Another Year of Blessings

By tnbutterfly No....this is not an early New Year’s story filled with resolutions. Today is my birthday and I have been thinking back over events of this past year. Birthdays are good times to celebrate....not just with cake and presents, but celebrate life itself. Life is a blessing that we sometimes take... Read More


YouTube Nurses and Nursing Students. My Top 10 List.

By Sea_of_Roses Like many others, I have benefited from Youtube both as a Nursing student and as a RN. It has helped me to better understand ABG's (Arterial Blood Gasses), prepare for interviews, and deal with professional challenges such as time management. Here is my top 10 list of Youtube Nurses and Nursing... Read More


Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

By TheCommuter The certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a healthcare member of staff who works under the direct supervision of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and / or physicians. Be mindful that CNAs are known by other titles including patient care assistants, patient care ... 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 patients still need love, compassion, caring and a gentle... 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 enough that I wanted to help people. I thought... 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 really walking our talk? In the Emergency... 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. And a nurse was born. But not without a price. To seperate... 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 to reduce pain. Hospice nurses have the unique... 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 associated with opioid withdrawal syndrome. Keep reading... Read More


Seasonal Flu Shot Nurses / Immunization Nurses

By TheCommuter According to the website, seasonal influenza (flu) activity in the United States ordinarily peaks during the winter months of January or February, but can start as early as October and be seen as late as May. Therefore, it should not be surprising that different types of entities will... Read More


Direct Care Staff / Aides for the Developmentally Disabled

By TheCommuter Developmental disabilities nursing is an often-overlooked specialty in need of tolerant employees who can provide sensitive care and patiently keep up with the various challenges that are unique to clients with mental retardation. Four degrees of mental retardation exist: mild, moderate, severe and... Read More

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