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Little is Definite, 100% of the Time

By jadelpn - Or things are not definite, indefinitely. To make the most of nursing practice, it is important to know about your policies, your procedures, your scope. Communication is important. If you don't know, then you need to know where you can go to find answers. If you make yourself familiar with and... Read More


Instant Gratification

By jadelpn - Instant gratification is the act of wanting something and the expectation is that you are rewarded immediately. In nursing, there are often multiple generations working in the same unit. Seasoned nurses can find wanting instant gratification a character defect. Newer nurses are foriegn to the... Read More


Social Media and you

By jadelpn - Social media has taken a front seat in how people communicate. For younger people, it is one of the main components of effective communication. For older people, it connects you with people that you perhaps have not seen in years, a new friend that you want to get to know better--easy and instant... Read More


A Nurse or an Angel ?

By faithicu - Sometimes the unexplainable happens, and a miraculous healing takes place. This story is supposedly true, from hospital in the Australian outback many years ago. A lonely new mother is puzzled as to why she has not been placed in the big open ward occupied by other new mothers. She wonders why the... Read More


No Barriers

By kurisuchine08 - Care should know no barriers. Like love, it should transcend all boundaries. As a nurse, it is an essential part of my work to give my patients the care due to them regardless of their race, culture and spiritual background. Even in the busiest of shifts, one must find the time to make a patient... Read More


The Best Defense is a Good Offense

By jadelpn - There are many examples of when a nurse feels defensive in their practice. Sometimes, the best nurses fall into a habit of reaction that seems like a defensive response to questioning. Sometimes, the best nurses have "used up" most of their coping mechanisms, and are left feeling overwhelmed and... Read More


A day in the Life of A Nursing Student

By aoyak - Indeed, it is hard, and you wouldn’t hear otherwise from someone who has been through the journey. Nevertheless, if your love for nursing is primarily for the love of maintaining, restoring, and improving health, despite the unpleasantness which is evident on the job, the struggles will be worth... Read More


Back In The Saddle Again

By VivaLasViejas - With apologies for the Old West metaphors.....I am, indeed, back in the saddle again as a floor nurse. And as sore as my old bones are from the unaccustomed exertions of this past week, it's a good kind of tired that reminds me of what it was like to be a nurse. As expected, it hasn't taken me... Read More


Negative Self Talk

By jadelpn - We all get stressed at one time or another. But how we manage stress is an important part of being one's best self--both on the job and in our daily lives. Compassion, strength, ethical behavior--these are tall orders on a daily basis with many outside forces to conform to. If we remember that... Read More


The Eagle Has Landed

By VivaLasViejas - The eagle has indeed landed.....and landed softly, instead of crashing and burning as she's done so many times in the past. Thank God. This morning I felt completely normal when I woke up to get ready for work (even though I maintain that 5 AM shouldn't even be on the clock). I marveled at this... Read More


NCLEX Rules - Please Follow Them!

By BloomNurseRN - Lately I have read more than one thread on allnurses that includes a poster state they broke or skirted one of the NCLEX rules because they "didn't know." Not knowing is not an excuse. All of the rules are available on the NCSBN website but this article touches on some of the issues coming up... Read More


Communication Advice for Nursing Students

By Teresag_CNS - Avoid communication mishaps (and maybe even catastrophes) by avoiding common errors in communication. Use of loaded terms, ways of talking about brain death, and the hazards of not explaining what you are doing are discussed. I've seen new and experienced health care providers make these ... Read More


NCLEX Experience

By Klofu - With this article I am not going to focus on past test failures/anxiety in nursing school but focus your energy on positive thinking while preparing for the exam. Also, it's about about learning to be confident in yourself and not to compare yourself to others when studying for the NCLEX exam.... Read More


I took NCLEX here are my TIPS!

By CRNA2b-2017 - They say the exam is not a feel good exam! You come out there not feeling good and feeling mentally drained. This is why you see most people post saying they thought they failed. I felt so sick after ... stomach was turning... Most people relax after PVT. I took the exam with 91 questions. The... Read More


Time served on a waitlist

By servewithlove - This article is about the time I spent on a waitlist for a nursing program. It was a life changing event for me. It introduced me to this site and I have since then learned a lot from all the wonderful nurses and nurses to be here. I have found that it is even more interesting spending time on here... Read More


Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: A Unique APRN Opportunity

By Psychcns - This is an article about my locum tenens assignment at a state run psychiatric forensic facility. Patients are committed here for an average of seven years. As a provider, with a two month assignment, I learned about patients who have crossed the line into criminal activity during psychiatric... Read More


Tips and Tricks on How to Get a Job as a New Graduate RN!

By ashleyrosesf - Most of us entered nursing school with promises of the ease in finding work upon graduation only to find our hopes shaken by the surge of negativity in the job market. We're bombarded with stories of people telling us that it's extremely hard to impossible to find a job, that we should settle for... Read More


Case Study: Cyanosis

By blondy2061h - Juan de la Cruz's excellent case studies lately has inspired me to share an interesting one I saw several years ago. The details have been changed to protect privacy, but the foundation of the case is based on a real patient. I hope it's okay that I have borrowed Juan's format. Background... Read More