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My defining moment as a new graduate nurse

By prnqday - The work day started as any typical day on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. I arrived on the unit promptly at 6:30am to gather all pertinent information on my two critical patients. I printed off my cardiac EKG strips, looked up my patientsí history, physical and chief complaints and tried to plan... Read More

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10 Questions New Grads Would Love to Ask a Recruiter

By Just and R.N - Before I begin, I would like to ask that any misconceptions / assumptions / presumptions be excused as the wondering of an ignorant new grad. This article is not meant to disparage, just to gain a clearer perspective on some of the more perplexing aspects of job searching. There is a certain dark... Read More

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The Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE): what the heck is this madness?!

By Pixie.RN - After writing an overview of EC's ADN program in early 2013, I thought I'd shed some light on the most daunting part of this program: the Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE). This is arguably the most challenging part of becoming an RN "the EC way." Often incorrectly billed as a "2.5-day... 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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Nursing: Moment by Moment

By Charslight - I am sure the first nurses were motivated by a desire to alleviate pain and suffering. In the days of limited technology, a soothing voice, a reassuring hand, bandages, prayers and warm water might have been all they needed. I am sure many patients were soldiers who died while being cared for by a... Read More

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Dialysis and Renal Nursing

By traumaRUs - When chronic kidney disease (CKD) or acute renal failure (ARF) intrudes on a patientís life, dialysis can provide a life-extending option. Hemodialysis involves cleaning the blood by means of a thrice -weekly treatment usually obtained at an outpatient hemodialysis unit. Other options for... Read More

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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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