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Online, but not Out of Touch

By Sea_of_Roses - The faculty said the Associates degree nursing program was “extremely vigorous” but if you ask me that was putting it lightly. While my friends went to sandy beaches for spring break I stood home surrounded by mountains of flash cards, textbooks, and enough anxiety to make a Buddhist monk pull his... Read More


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... Read More


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... Read More


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... Read More


How We Can Make the Difference

By LoveNeverDies - A friends mother, who I loved very much, recently lost a hard battle with cancer and the healthcare team made a large impact to the family and friends. I never knew the impact I could have on the families' as an aide, student, or nurse. I would like to thank everyone who does this every day, and... Read More


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... Read More


"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,... Read More


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... Read More


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... Read More


The Many Relationships Spirituality has Impacted

By TiffanyMichelle - When we were younger many of us did not quite comprehend all the complexities, qualms, strengths, and weaknesses of our family. But, before you know it, you feel you are an integral part of your whole family dynamic even though you had been all along. As I continue to grow and find my way in this... Read More


I'm just not that into you

By jadelpn - Interpersonal skills are an important part of nursing. Interpersonal skills is described as the art of communication. It is communication between nurse and nurse, nurse and MD, nurse and patient. It is our ability to speak clearly and well, along with some active listening and really... Read More


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

By CheesePotato - Although I am not ready to talk about what happened, I find that I am at last able to organize my thoughts enough to form a coherent sentence. Kinda. In "real life" and the workplace, I have been muzzy brained, turbulent, and just not myself. And in spite of all that, I was welcomed "home". I... Read More


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... Read More


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.... Read More


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... Read More


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... Read More


Control Issues

By jadelpn - The feeling of loss of control by patients is one of the more challenging issues a nurse can face in pursuit of caring for a patient. In the novel "The Lazarus Project" one quote comes to mind-- "There are moments in life when it is all turned inside out--what is real becomes unreal, what is... Read More


The beginning of a nursing student

By Cheripk - Overall this is just a short a article about the steps many of us have taken to become a nursing student. The article is just a general view of how some of us may have felt and experienced but not all of us. Hope everyone enjoys the read! I tried to proof read as best I could but if there are some... Read More