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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


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


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



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


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


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


Life, Death, and the Nurse In Between

By MaggieMae412 - I don't mean to make light of the subject matter when I say I'm a rookie when it comes to death. But I come from a small family, and one that's stayed pretty healthy for the first 28 years of my life. I've kept this fact nervously in the back of my mind, knowing that I would likely encounter end of... Read More


Thinking Outside the Box

By jadelpn - Formerly know as "be the square peg in the round hole". There comes a time in most every career as a nurse when one is at a crossroads. What at one time was exciting, high octane nursing was a thrill. But with every thrill, there comes a time when it gets old. When the need to be all you can to... Read More


The Stumblebutt Chronicles

By VivaLasViejas - To say that I loathe the 0900 med pass at my SNF would be the understatement of the year. First of all, being able to concentrate on the pass itself is impossible in the face of almost constant interruptions, and with my challenges in that arena I'm always nervous. Secondly, the census changes... Read More


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


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


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


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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Pressure Ulcers: Two New Reports from the EHC Program

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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


The first year: So much learned, so much to learn

By wannabecnl - Today marks one year since I started my first real nursing job in the PACU. I mentioned this to my preceptor the other day, and she said she thought the year had flown by. I do, too, but it has been an ascending flight in many ways, and I wonder when I will hit my cruising altitude. While this... Read More


Nine Lives

By VivaLasViejas - How many jobs can a nurse have in the course of sixteen years? And how many times can a career go belly-up, only to be resurrected again by a miracle of God---or just a stroke of dumb luck? Apparently, it's more than a few, as I'm still clawing and scratching to hang onto what's left of... Read More


Running Into Midnight

By SoldierNurse22 - Breath. Breath and feet hitting concrete and cars wooshing blindly by. Deep, dark, damp nighttime, dew on the grass, dimly displayed by the dimpled moon's gentle light. And quiet--a sweet, silent reprieve from the pounding pace of daylight. A midnight run in Metro DC--one of those famous... Read More