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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


Are you a victim?

By queserasera - A professor in my past semester at college left a very powerful idea with me, one that I think can really benefit a lot of people on this board. I walked into my first day of Anatomy & Physiology this past semester, and I was nervous. I sat in the front of the class and waited for a professor... Read More


allnurses got me into Nursing School

By eyesopen_mouthshut - I know there are many opposing opinions in regards to private/ for-profit/ community college/ university/ ADN/ BSN schools and degrees, but I just wanted to say that thanks to AN, I have been able to research, visit, take an entrance exam, submit an application, and be accepted to the nursing... Read More


How to Survive the Job Search

By JeanettePNP - Itís a game. The job search and all that it entails is a game. It might not be a game that you enjoy or are very good at, but like it or not you must learn to play. Imagine if I told you that getting a nursing job depends on how good you are at tennis. But I hate tennis. Iím not good at tennis. If... Read More


Customer Service Model

By jadelpn - I am of the belief that no one goes into nursing because they believe it is the "easiest job in the world". Each nurse goes through so much to be in a place to care for others at their worst. And speaking of worst, is a customer care model complete with scripting something good for... Read More


So, when are you going to get your RN?

By jadelpn - If most LPN's had a dime for each time they heard those words, we would all be rich, and not have to work at all. LPN's are an intergral part of a health care team. They have a place in nursing. We can never discount that for some, becoming an LPN was the goal. And that we can be happy and... 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


Help! I've fallen behind in reading and I can't get up

By man-nurse2b - This article covers the biggest cliche question of all time: Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Well in the case of a nursing student, to read first or not to read and just do questions first? That has always been the question when one delves into the best ways to study. Either way you... Read More


10 camp lessons.

By big al lpn - My first year as a camp nurse I spent hours learning everything I could about my new job. I read the book, looked at all the websites, and browsed every forum. I was disappointed to find so little information on camp nursing. I have come to realize there are several reasons behind the lack of... Read More


Job Hunting: Let The Games Begin!

By VivaLasViejas - Looking for a new job in today's market is quite an adventure, especially if you're an older nurse with a few dings and dents in your employment record. It's sort of like searching for Easter eggs in tall grass: you may very well find a treasure, but there's always the risk of coming up with a... Read More


A Camp health center is like a septic system

By big al lpn - Words of wisdom, and wit regarding the nurses role in camp.Over the past few years I have developed several colorful sayings that I think encapsulate camp life as a nurse. One I told to my camp director on the first week during lunch when she asked me what I thought the role of the health center... Read More


Fired After Fifty: Redux

By VivaLasViejas - Several years ago when I was laid off from my LTC job due to low census, I remember despairing of ever finding another job. I was in my early fifties then. At the time I had a bad knee that had ended my floor career despite surgery, and to add insult to injury I'd gained thirty pounds due to... Read More