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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... Read More


I took NCLEX here are my TIPS!

By CRNA2b-2017 Passing NCLEX may be the most important goal to be accomplished by any graduating nursing student. The exam is gruesome but can be done. The purpose of this article is to give tips to graduating nursing students on how to tackle the NCLEX. 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... 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... 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... Read More


Case Study: Cyanosis

By blondy2061h This is a case study of a young woman with a complex medical history presenting with acute chest pain and cyanosis. The case is based on a real patient with details changed to maintain privacy. The case serves as a reminder that there can always... Read More


Keys to Studying better using your Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic talents

By ArrowRN Ever had a horrible professor? Yes we all can attest to having that terrible boring professor that made us fail the test or did they? If so, why did your classmates Ace the test? Well it might not be that the professor was horrible, itís just that... Read More


Case Study: Fever

By juan de la cruz The following is a case involving a patient with fever. As the case evolves, I will present assessment findings, lab results, and diagnostic results in the hope of eliciting responses on how we would approach the care of this patient. Iím extending... Read More


I am being disciplined. What Now?

By jadelpn There are many, many reasons why a nurse will find themselves in front of a manager. Some reasons more clear cut than others. Discipline proccesses are easily escalated to emotionally charged events. A few tips to try and keep your cool, keep you... Read More


Drawing the Line: Shutting Down Verbal Abuse

By canesdukegirl Everyone has experienced verbal abuse at one time or another. Oftentimes, nurses are blindsided by disrespectful behavior, inappropriate language, and flagrant insults by physicians and co-workers. We all have the choice to draw the line and combat... 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... 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... Read More


A day in the Life of A Nursing Student

By aoyak Wrote this article to implore people to think more about their choice of nursing/ nursing field, and a day of my clinical experience is described in summary. "if you havenít placed yourself in the position to observe or experience nursing,... Read More


Back In The Saddle Again

By VivaLasViejas A longtime desk-jockey is thrown head-over-heels off the metaphorical horse, then slowly makes her way out of the quicksand, dusts off her Stetson, and saddles up to ride the range as a working nurse once again. Git along, little dogies......there's... 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... Read More


A Time to Heal

By VivaLasViejas Once in a while, a nurse is forced to push the Reset button and take a little time away from her career to reassess her goals and values. Here are some of the lessons the past two months have taught me about life, work, and the pursuit of... Read More



By SoldierNurse22 It's a scenario we all joke about: "Don't bother me; I'm off duty!" But what happens when that silly "what-if" becomes a reality and the scenario that you've been reviewing in class nearly plays out before your eyes? Read More


You don't just stop being a nurse.

By pinkiepieRN You aren't any less of a professional just because you stopped going to work every day. I wouldn't say that nursing is my 'calling', but being a nurse is part of who I am and it would take a lot to change or take that out of me. You can take the... Read More


Solve A Neurologic Mystery

By juan de la cruz This is a case study involving an elderly female with complex medical history who presented with altered mental status of unclear etiology. The patient in this case is unable to give a history. There are no reliable sources who witnessed the events... Read More


Nursing Hostility and Other Nonsense

By RegisteredNuisance In my short career as a nurse I've seen some terrible behavior among nurses, and I'd like to share my take on things. I've only been a year for two years, and working as a nurse for 13 but in that short amount of time, I've seen an astounding... Read More

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