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Love in a Time of Hospitals

By molly.hershman - As a nurse, you have to prepare yourself for the good, the bad, and the ugly. Also, you should probably take some time to steel yourself against the smelly, the disgusting, the offensive, the exhilarating, and the exhausting. And wait, did I forget to mention the terrifying, the grotesque, the impressive, and above all else, the amazing? I am a student, and I know I have a loooong way to go in nursing. Iím essentially the... Read More

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Respect your bladder

By decgrad - An article on the most important lesson I learned during my first year as a nurse. Physical distress can augment our stress levels and a full and overfull bladder is often ignored by nurses as being prioritizable into their workload. As we are always looking for ways to improve nursing care, I found it is okay to take time to use the bathroom so we are not stressed out, pee laden nurses making bad decisions because our bodies are... Read More

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Be a renal nurse and not work a day in your life

By abbyrenalRN - "I've never been this happy." As said by a patient given love and care by his dialysis nurse. a phrase that will tickle any ear specially if heard from a man, a father, very weak, on hemodialysis for 2 years but knows he may die anytime even if he sits on a lazy-boy chair for hours with his blood out for cleaning. He used to work at a company with a managerial position. Being the best, all his recommendations was accepted including... Read More

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How We Can Make the Difference

By LoveNeverDies - I remember laying on the couch watching TV when I got the call. "It's back." was all he said. I felt ice shooting through my veins as it sunk in. My very dear friend's mother had been in remission from ovarian cancer for almost 2 years and on a scheduled PET scan they found more tumors. She decided to begin chemotherapy immediately, we knew how agonizing it was to her to have to lose her hair again. But, she couldn't imagine... Read More

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The Male Nurse with Hearing Aids

By atom2013 - In most cases today, it is already common to see people with eyeglasses. Obviously because of their poor vision. However, have you ever encountered or worked with someone who has to wear hearing aids especially in the nursing field at a young age? Well, imagine my story. First of all, I am 23 years old and was born in the Philippines as the youngest of three. I grew up and studied almost half of my life there. Then, I moved to... Read More

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"When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"

By Mully - I recently went to a job interview and one of the first questions I was asked is, "When was the last time you wow'ed a patient?" Up until this point I thought the interview was going pretty well. I had worn my nicest suit, shaken my interviewers hand firmly when meeting, smiled when appropriate, and all of the rest of the textbook niceties of the dreaded interview. I'm usually quite calm in situations like these. I have a natural... Read More

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How I snagged 2 RN jobs one month after licensure. (Tips, tips, and more tips!)

By JMart83 - Whether you are just starting on your nursing school pre-requisites or you have already passed the NCLEX, there are various steps you can take along the way to set yourself up for job hunting success. While every suggestion on this tip timeline may not apply directly to where you are at on your nursing journey, I hope that this article might spark some innovation on how to job hunt in a competitive market that you can build upon in a... Read More

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Are You An Innie or An Outie? Personality Testing And You

By Liddle Noodnik - Personality testing provides a lot of information about a person's character. For example, are you an introvert or an extrovert? The writer found this helpful and revealing many years ago, and applied it to her own life, in her career and in her relationships. Nowadays, however, it is common for employers to use these assessments to help screen potential candidates for open positions. This article explains personality testing and its... Read More

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Are you a victim?

By queserasera - A professor in my past semester at college left a very powerful idea with me, one that I think can really benefit a lot of people on this board. I walked into my first day of Anatomy & Physiology this past semester, and I was nervous. I sat in the front of the class and waited for a professor who was deemed one of the toughest at my school, but also one of the most well liked. I didn't know what to expect of him, or the course other... Read More

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I'm just not that into you

By jadelpn - "Old nurses are just so mean!" "Young grads are really mean!" "The doctors are mean!" "My co-workers are mean!" "The patients are demanding and mean!" How many times have we heard these very words? How many times have we experienced one (or all) of the above? Are people really mean, or is our ability to communicate interpersonally broken down to the point that every interaction ends with someone who is mean? I believe mean... Read More

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No Man is an Island: Musings on Grief, Bonding, and Candy

By CheesePotato - It is said that no man is an island entire of itself. At one point in one of my more contemplative less than sober moments, I pondered if the disagreement with that statement had more to do with man being more a peninsula or a cape. Perhaps a fjord. Can one be like a fjord? Wait...where was I? Oh, thatís right-- Make no mistake, I like what I do. The fact that I get paid to do it sometimes helps with the liking factor... Read More

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Critical Thinking

By jadelpn - Critical thinkers want to be clear. They want to be logical. Nurses want to be accurate and precise in their practice. It is safe practice and in a patient's best interest. So how does one become a critical thinker? A nurse needs to learn how to be fair and actively listening to their patients. Newer nurses would benefit from a mentor. Someone who's practice they admire, and who they can observe and learn from. Nurses benefit... Read More

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What you do matters

By springchick1 - Three months ago, my best friend's father died. He went to the hospital for a"routine" surgery and never came home. It was a PE. That evening, my friend called complaining of a tightness in her chest. We debated for about half a second and me, being the nursing student I am, took her to the ER. We both thought it was probably stress but we just had to be sure. For her sake as well as her mother's. Amy was her nurse. She was... Read More

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Skilled Care

By jadelpn - There are a number of different types of skilled care facilities. Generally speaking, skilled care can be defined as a long term care facility which houses non medically acute patients, that do have medical needs that need to be maintained on a long term basis. Skilled care residents are all ages, come from all walks of life. They all have a story. Some more complicated than others. Skilled nursing is a passion. There are nurses... Read More

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The Society of Nursing

By molly.hershman - When I first started nursing school, I spent the majority of my beginning weeks going through the normal nursing school hazing process: intensely studying, vacuuming down as many carbs as one can humanly acquire, doubting my self-worth, forgetting to blink, and trying to find my bowel sounds with my stethoscope (and subsequently panicking/determining that I was in fact a zombie when I couldnít hear anything). I was constantly nervous,... Read More

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Control Issues

By jadelpn - It is an effort for any nurse to be able to do what is needed for a patient, while keeping in mind that the patient has a need and a want to be in charge of their own care. I fondly call this "patient directed care". To say that nurses are undeniably busy to the point of almost overworked is a huge understatement. We have a great deal of pressure to chart on time, give meds on time, assess, give prn's, and the list goes on and... Read More

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The beginning of a nursing student

By Cheripk - I always wondered what I wanted to be when I was older, who knew that it would be such a task to figure that out. I feel as though many of you can relate. I wanted to be so many things I just couldn't decide, I felt like my college career is just being wasted, it took me so long to figure it out. The excitement of picking a career in nursing is a great feeling, when you start your pre reqs you feel so proud after each class... Read More

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Help! I've fallen behind in reading and I can't get up

By man-nurse2b - Ok so itís a mare 10 days into the summer and I donít believe that Iíve already fallen behind in my reading. What is wrong with me? Where did the time go? Wasnít I up until 3am last night, I mean this morning, what did I do? I missed Memorial Day, family day get together for what? To be 10 chapters behind? What did I achieve besides nursing school sucking me dry of all my energy? Does it seem like you are spending hours on end... Read More


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