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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

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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

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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

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Remembering Like It Was Yesterday

By MaggieMae412 - From the moment you are accepted, nursing school is one wild ride. There are more things to learn, obstacles to overcome, and new skills to practice than you can even wrap your head around. It's easy to lose yourself to burnout and maybe even feeling like you'll never "get it". But somewhere in the... Read More

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Break the Silence Report Bullying

By SEABOATSHELLS - Save your co-workers life; report bullying. Suicide and Post Traumatic Stress does occur from being bullied in the workplace. Nurses take an oath to do no harm to others. This includes protecting your co-workers from being bullied. Reach out your hand and help your co-workers so they can receive... Read More

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Forever Love

By jaelpn - The first time I met Bill, he was sitting straight up in his wheelchair. He was a tall lanky man, almost my height while sitting in his chair. Soft spoken, gentle to the touch; his brown eyes gleamed with a story of a hard-working life. He grew up in a small town, worked hard during the day on... Read More

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Sweating The Small Stuff

By cool_nurse - As my remaining months in the hospital comes to a close (for my 2-year work experience goal), a few disturbing happenings occurred during my hospital duties. The following are the scenarios in which the consultants SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF. Scenario 1 (July 2013) A 39-week pregnant mother was... Read More

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A pushy God and mother.

By ninnieof02 - The fragments of what make up a life happen year to year. I wrote this short story about the journey God took me down to find nursing and the trials I experienced along the way. Despite the challenges, I also had so much encouragement on my path and couldn’t be finishing my education if it wasn’t... Read More

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I cried in the chapel for the first time...

By tokebi - In the past ten years of nursing, I never cried for a patient. It's not that I am cold or unfeeling. I do often get comments from patients how "nice" or "gentle" I am. While I do care greatly, I just don't get overcome with emotions at work. But a few nights ago, I ran away to our hospital chapel... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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Survey Results: "Gender and the Experience of Moral Distress in Critical Care Nurses"

By coconne - Background Nursing practice is becoming more complex and nurses are challenged by increasingly intricate moral and ethical judgments. One result of this, inadequately studied in underrepresented groups in nursing, is moral distress. Moral distress is a serious problem for healthcare... Read More

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If Hospitals Were Run Like Denny's.....

By VivaLasViejas - What do you suppose a nurse's job would be like if healthcare facilities were managed like a decent chain restaurant? I've always thought that one of the only differences between floor nurses and the average food server was about twenty-five bucks an hour. After all, we run hard all day....we're... Read More

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When you actually ''save'' a life

By blackvans1234 - Healthcare Workers help people everyday. It becomes commonplace, just another ''fact of life'', and we almost forget how lucky we are to be a part of such a noble profession. We work in this noble profession not for the recognition, not for the glory, certainly not for the money. Everyone has... Read More

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Playing With Fire: Seeing "Noncompliance" In A New Light

By VivaLasViejas - Here's a bird's-eye view of what we in the healthcare professions tend to dismiss as a patient's "willful failure" to follow his or her treatment plan. The lessons learned are not only valuable to the writer as a patient, but as a nurse who will never use the term "noncompliant" in the same way... Read More

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Transferred in From Another Unit

By Paeyi - One day, as I walked in to my workplace after my long leave, I noticed a new patient in my ward. Actually, she is not new to the hospital, this lady has been staying in another unit for nearly a month due to non healing wound. I was deployed to that unit earlier on and the nurses there had labeled... Read More

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Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap

By jadelpn - We never seem to be paid correctly for what we do, or what we perceive others do. Being in patient care, we are in the business of seeing people at their not so best and brightest. Patients need assistance. They may be fiercely independent but need a good shower. Bodies bleed, they smell,... Read More


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