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My Journey into Nursing

By greg0421 - Hello. My name is Greg and I am a Male nursing student. This article is an essay chronicling my first clinical experience in an emergency room. When entering the clinical setting everything takes on a completely different meaning. Another person’s life depends on the actions and interventions that the healthcare professional in charge of their care makes. Decisions that are made in the clinical setting can have very real... Read More


How Far Can You Nurse?

By jerolez - Nursing is everything, as a whole but we can never draw a line between science and religion for an ill patient's will. This is a story of a patient whose religious belief matters most for his preparation towards death that between science and religion, he chose the faith from his Creator that no matter how difficult it was for him, considering that pain he is having, he neglected to acknowledge it for him to fulfill his religious... Read More


New Grad Job Market: A Game of Chance

By sourapril - Someone smart once said: "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." This article talks about the unhealthy trend of newly licensed RNs applying to numerous job postings for months and years without getting a job, and how the importance of education is downplayed in applicant selection process. Maybe there needs to be a change in the healthcare system so that new nurses are given a chance to... Read More


The Eagle Has Landed

By VivaLasViejas - The eagle has indeed landed.....and landed softly, instead of crashing and burning as she's done so many times in the past. Thank God. This morning I felt completely normal when I woke up to get ready for work (even though I maintain that 5 AM shouldn't even be on the clock). I marveled at this new sensation of well-being, and have continued to enjoy it all day. This is what it must feel like to NOT be wake up each... Read More


NCLEX Rules - Please Follow Them!

By BloomNurseRN - I took the NCLEX-RN on June 10, 2013 and passed. Before I ever sat at the computer I was handed a sheet of rules to read thoroughly and it was expected that I would follow them. I have to say though, sitting in to that room was not the first time I saw the rules. They aren't a secret and they shouldn't be a surprise. They are available on the NCSBN website for everyone to see. Apparently there are some that aren't told this... Read More


Communication Advice for Nursing Students

By Teresag_CNS - We all make communication mistakes. As a hospital-based nurse for over 30 years, I've certainly made my share, and witnessed many more. Along the way, I've picked up a few tips that I hope are helpful to students and new nurses. 1. Avoid loaded language. Terms like "brain damage" and "life support" are riddled with emotion and unfavorable connotations for the lay person. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, there are times... Read More


NCLEX Experience

By Klofu - I am going to try to be as brief as possible! I wanted to direct my post to those of you who struggled on exams in school as far as test anxiety is concerned! I came into nursing school with a 3.8 GPA and ended with a 3.49 GPA I share this with you because I have been on this site and as I was preparing for my exam, I kept comparing myself to other people. I failed my HESI exit 2 and Med-Surge the first times. I passed all other... Read More


I took NCLEX here are my TIPS!

By CRNA2b-2017 - They say the exam is not a feel good exam! You come out there not feeling good and feeling mentally drained. This is why you see most people post saying they thought they failed. I felt so sick after ... stomach was turning... Most people relax after PVT. I took the exam with 91 questions. The test was hard but you have to relax, focus, and read each single word. If you don't you will miss a key point. I was kinda freaking out... Read More


Time served on a waitlist

By servewithlove - I had been thinking about it for a very long time now. I needed to apply to a nursing school and get on with my career. I had been postponing this for years and promising myself I’d do it next year, and then next and then next. Now was the perfect time because I had made up my mind. I wanted it NOW! Now was my chance. No more time to waste. Oh hurry! Hurry! I was getting old. Then I set myself to it, doing all the homework.... Read More


Why nurses don't want to be identified in public?

By Mully - It's funny. I remember hearing nurses tell stories about being in the public and not wanting anyone to know that they are a nurse. I always thought that was strange, because I've always been so proud of being an RN. Throughout nursing school, I liked the idea of some stranger asking me for medical advice, and being able to bless them with my expertise on the subject. Even as a new grad, I loved to show off my new found knowledge of... Read More


Help I'm sinking in email quicksand!

By MshawSVS - As a leader if I had more time what do you think I would do with it? Indulge me for a moment while I step into utopia and slip on my rose coloured glasses to imagine what my ideal day looks like. It starts with a freshly brewed cup of something, the ward is calm, the staff are happy and the patients are all cared for. All shifts for the day are filled with experienced staff and the doctors are rounding on time. I achieve all things... Read More


Little is Definite, 100% of the Time

By jadelpn - Policies and procedures vary widely. By state, by facility, by unit. What is "common" for one facility, is not always common in another. Acute vs. LTC is apples to oranges. So as part of orientation, or as part of precepting a new employee, it is important to talk about and become familiar with policies and procedures that affect nursing practice. There has been a few threads popping up regarding "questionable" practices.... Read More


Instant Gratification

By jadelpn - Indulge me for a moment. Back in the day, nothing was instant but coffee. There was a waiting game for almost every aspect of life. It set people up to have a number of anticipatory feelings. Anticipation is a unusual concept today. Instant answers, instant results, instant communication all lead to question--as a multi-generational team, can nurses really merge the older and younger generations to make things run smoothly? ... Read More


Social Media and you

By jadelpn - Social media has taken a front seat in how people communicate. For younger people, it is one of the main components of effective communication. For older people, it connects you with people that you perhaps have not seen in years, a new friend that you want to get to know better--easy and instant access 24/7/365. People comment. People post. People get offended. How many times have you heard "why didn't you answer my friend... Read More


A Nurse or an Angel ?

By faithicu - Sometimes the unexplainable happens, and a miraculous healing takes place. This story is supposedly true, from hospital in the Australian outback many years ago. A lonely new mother is puzzled as to why she has not been placed in the big open ward occupied by other new mothers. She wonders why the doctor is explicit in telling her to remain on bed-rest? She questions this, but it is the nineteen fifties and medical information is not... Read More


No Barriers

By kurisuchine08 - “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” We are nurses; essentially our main role is to “care” for the sick. Working in an institution which caters to patients belonging to different nationalities and cultural backgrounds, I sometimes come up short with the means of communicating with them. Not everyone speaks English and while I can fluently speak the main language of the region, there are other patients... Read More


The Best Defense is a Good Offense

By jadelpn - Nurses reacting defensively is more common than one would think. Nursing in itself is an occupation that takes a great deal of schooling, continuing education, more schooling if one chooses to advance their practice. A nurse has a license to protect. It is one of the few occupations where there are clear differences from who we are as people and who we are as nurses. We have ethical and moral obligations, most of which have to be... Read More


A day in the Life of A Nursing Student

By aoyak - Indeed, it is hard, and you wouldn’t hear otherwise from someone who has been through the journey. Nevertheless, if your love for nursing is primarily for the love of maintaining, restoring, and improving health, despite the unpleasantness which is evident on the job, the struggles will be worth the effort. It is just as hard when you get into the program as it is trying to get in, and also when you’re on the job. Do yourself a... Read More