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My defining moment as a nurse...

By marty6001 - Despite thousands of hours as a nurse, one phone call at home changed everything for me forever. It's funny how poised we can be while working with patients, but when one of our own is the patient, it is a paralyzing fear that makes us unable to function. However, if taken in context, the lessons... Read More

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Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 2

By VivaLasViejas - If you are a nurse who suffers from a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, you probably have had difficulties in obtaining, and then keeping a job. Many of us have spotty work histories filled with multiple jobs where we stayed only a brief time (AKA job-hopping) and... Read More

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Tactical Nudity and Other Fun Aspects of Deployed Army Nursing

By Pixie.RN - For the latter half of this year I've had the wonderful opportunity of being deployed as the only ER RN with a Forward Surgical Team (FST). One of the interesting things about being with these folks is the "forward" part. That means we're a little further forward (i.e., in austere locations) than... Read More

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I am passionate about nursing, are you?

By madwife2002 - Being passionate about nursing is something I am not ashamed of, it can frighten some people but mostly it has been received well. I thrive on knowledge and I have never been afraid to challenge, I hate to be dismissed so I am like a dog after a bone. What I have found along the road is that the... Read More

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Hearts and Entertainment

By VivaLasViejas - It all started with the guy in room 156, who pulled the oldest trick in the book and still got a newish nurse to buy it. We've had an epidemic of respiratory infections in the building lately, so everyone who's got issues has to wear a mask outside their room; or in the case of staff, they have... Read More

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A Day in the Life: Measuring Magic

By Kendel.G - I am an intern at a pediatric cardiologistís office. On clinical days I get to run ECGs (electrocardiogram) on tiny patients. Running ECGs is relatively simple. I stick eight electrodes onto little bodies and hook them up to a machine. I type in birthdays, names, ages, and genders. I push a... Read More

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Shutdown

By SoldierNurse22 - "How much do we have left?" My boss, Angela, stood in front of me with concern bordering on desperation in her eyes. She bit her lower lip unconsciously, tapping the paper in her left hand against her leg. Her anxiety was palpable from where I sat a few feet away. "Not much. If they start... Read More

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Nurses With POSSIBILITIES: Changing Our Perspective on Disability

By VivaLasViejas - As a nurse with multiple physical and mental health concerns, I've spent much of the past few years focusing on what I'm no longer able to do. But thanks to an old friend, I'm learning to view my life and career in terms of their *possibilities*, rather than their limitations. Here's how you can,... Read More

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How I passed NCLEX different methods

By aramis2121 - Hi everyone! Great news I passed NCLEX on my first try as of this morning. Pearson Vue Trick approved! Then the FDOH site at 12pm today confirmed. WOOT WOOT! I'm an EMT, gone LPN, and now and finally an RN! I knew healthcare was my calling and I loved the excitement of each license, but i... Read More

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Red in the Face

By jadelpn - A short story: I had a really nice exchange with a manager. Walked back onto my unit, smiling, just thinking about good things. Co-worker is leaving the unit, I don't notice anything amiss, we pass close to the nurses station. The co-worker who is lovely, says to me "why are you smiling so... Read More

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Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 1

By VivaLasViejas - Inspired by discussions with Allnurses members and others, this is the first in a brief series of articles about how anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions affect nurses in the workplace. These illnesses are among the most common reasons we miss work, and they contribute to billions... Read More

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Losing my religion

By jadelpn - Ah, the lively religious debate. As nurses, we all take care of a multitude of patients, all with specific, and sometimes not so specific, emotional/spiritual needs. And unless one works within a religious entity, here's my take on why a nurse's own religion needs to stay in the nurse's personal... Read More

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NCLEX-RN - Don't Give Up!

By NewYorkNurse88 - You finished pre-requisites, completed nursing school, and have officially graduated from a nursing program. All that is left to do, is pass the dreaded, NCLEX-RN. I failed the first time with 263 questions, and the second time, I passed with 75 questions. I fought hard, and I came back strong. You... Read More

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Nurses in trouble get second chances - Minnesota

By brian - Front page lead story in the Sunday Star Tribune investigates the Disciplinary actions of the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. Minnesota rarely throws nurses out of the profession for unsafe conduct. Records examined by the Star Tribune of more than 1,000 disciplinary actions by the Nursing... Read More

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Top 10 List of Patient Survey Ideas

By jadelpn - Can we change a culture on an achilles heel? Can we change patient perception if nurses are not "bought in" to the idea of "customer" care? Can we make some culture changes to reflect a more individualized approach to nursing care while still maintaining a positive patient oriented enviroment? ... Read More

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Playing to my strengths - sometimes having "job ADD" isn't always a bad thing!

By pinkiepieRN - I'll admit it, I get bored easily. This is not to say that I get complacent at a job, but once I'm doing well with my job duties, I start finding other things to do, in addition to my own responsibilities. I started organizing and stocking the treatment cart, making sure medications were ordered... Read More

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MS, OB or Onco Patients?

By cool_nurse - It's a blessing in disguise since our ward caters to three major areas of nursing. We have OB, MS and Onco patients in which we can practice our nursing and theoretical skills. But among these three, which type of patients do I prefer to work with? Medical-Surgical is the least area that I would... Read More


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