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Define Nurse

By kfishbeck - The word “nurse” is derived from the Latin word nutrire which means "to nourish." The word nurse also has its roots in another Latin noun, nutrix which means "nursing mother," often referring to a wet nurse (a woman who breast fed her babies). The French term nourrice is also referred to a woman who suckled a child. The term was first used in English in the 13th century. As time went on other dimensions were added to its meaning... Read More

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A Morning in the Life of a Nurse and a Doctor

By marshmallownurse - She comes home livid. She's glaring at the garage door as it cr-cr-creaks its way open, revealing an old, beat-up Subaru parked happily in the one-car space where she was gonna cram her relatively new SUV into. The sight of the vehicle's dull, green paint brings unspeakable, almost unbearable relief. She realizes he is still home and that's the best news she could have gotten after the horrible night she's trying so damn hard... Read More

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The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing

By VivaLasViejas - As a nurse who has left the clinical side of the profession, I've had a little time recently to ponder both the good and bad aspects of the vocation I chose long ago. And although it got to be too much for me in the end, there was far more positive than negative. Here are the things I used to love about nursing: 10) I very much enjoyed working in the most comfortable clothing on the planet. What other field lets you work in... Read More

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Nursing Salary Survey 2014

By TheCommuter - As we welcome the dawn of a propitious new year that is brimming with plenty of promise and new beginnings, I wanted to bring up a topic that is influential to most people. Of course, the topic at hand is compensation. While job satisfaction, personal gratification, altruism, achievement of individual goals, a love of science or a fondness for helping patients heal are all deeper reasons why many people might enter and/or stay in the... Read More

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Nurses Rock in 2014 and Beyond

By TheCommuter - Isn’t it funny how quickly time flies? New Year’s Day 2013 seems as if it took place yesterday! The year 2014 is approaching us at the speed of light, and by the time some of our fabulous members and curious lurkers get around to reading this piece, the new year will already have arrived. Many of our forum members are nurses with differing levels of experience, proficiency and activity, while others are nursing students who eagerly... Read More

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Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States

By TheCommuter - Children and the elderly are at increased risk for malnutrition, an affliction that takes place when a patient's body is deprived of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients needed to sustain healthy tissue and organ function. Unfortunately, millions of children in the United States reside in households where food insecurity is a constant issue. The problem of food insecurity has gotten worse in the years since the official end of... Read More

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Learning from the Past - Resolutions for a Better Year of Nursing in 2014

By tnbutterfly - Thousands of people will soon gather in Times Square in New York City to watch the big ball drop....... Millions around the world will celebrate as 2013 draws to a close and we usher in a brand new year. This is the time many people start thinking of resolutions for the New Year. With the New Year, comes limitless possibilities for change and adventures......in your professional and private lives. What changes would you like to... Read More

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How do I start a new topic on allnurses.com?

By Joe V - Before posting any topics we do ask that you abide to our Terms of Service. Any topic/post in violation of our Terms of Service will be removed. This is a waste of your time and ours. You are free to submit any topic you wish. But, we ask that you keep text/chat speak to a minimum. We make this request to ensure that your topic gets the attention that it deserves. What is a topic? A topic is a subject of discussion. It could be... Read More

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Cranky Old Man - What do you see nurses?

By brian - This poem has been passed around for decades, some nurses say they saw it back in the 70's. However, it's a great reminder especially with the new year near approaching. as the story goes...When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its... Read More

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I met an angel, my OB nurse

By servewithlove - I think of her all the time. I know in secret places of my heart, that I wish to one day touch a life as she touched mine. My OB nurse. I think of her more often now, as my OB rotation for next semester draws near. I ask myself if I could ever be, 1/10th of the nurse she was to me that day. I bend my knees in prayer, and ask God, to engrave it in my heart, that I must daily strive to be, what she was to me. We checked into the... Read More

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Cannabis and Healthcare 2014

By madwife2002 - The eyes of the world are watching the new experimental POT shops, which have recently opened in Colorado, selling legalized Cannabis for everyday consumption, for everyday people. Who would have thought that this would happen in our lifetime! The lines went round blocks and shops feared they would run out quickly. It is estimated that 37 shops opened their doors 1st January 2014, and by January 6th 2014 speculation is mounting... Read More

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2014 Wage Survey For CNAs, Medical Assistants, HHAs, PCTs: Post Here!

By TheCommuter - The millions of hard-working people across the country who belong to the allied healthcare community have recently ushered in another new year that is filled with a mixture of boundless potential, endless possibilities and anxious uncertainties. Nurses aides, medical assistants, patient care technicians, home health aides, and other types of unlicensed assistive personnel are extremely important to the flawless functioning of our... Read More

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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator

By ServantLeader - Gallup announced the results of its annual “Honesty & Ethics in Profession” recently. I was so pleased to see nurses ranked number one in the survey because they certainly deserve the honor. With the exception of grade school teachers, who ranked third, nurses are the embodiment of what it means to have a calling of dedication, grace and love. I worked in hospitals most of my career with much success (and a few times when I... Read More

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Death, Abuse and Alcohol

By madwife2002 - As 2013 draws to a close all over the world we need to stop and think about what this night means to many families, friends and the Emergency Room. Many of us are planning a night of celebration, which involves loud music, games, copious amounts of food and of course lots of Alcohol. New Year for me has been very mixed over the years, full of emotion but I am one of the few who really doesn’t pay much attention to it. Often I would... Read More

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Behavior That Just Shouldn't Fly

By jadelpn - There's something to be said about being professional. That one's conduct as a nurse is appropriate. There is a tremendous amount of undue stress and drama when a co-worker is less than stellar in action or words. To learn and apply what to do in these situations is difficult. More often than not, an earnest nurse with good intentions will transfer, or sever employment all together in response to being a target of a co-workers... Read More

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Welcome to allnurses.com

By Joe V - allnurses is about you. The nurse that craves knowledge. The nurse that wants to expand their career. The nursing student who wants to pass the NCLEX. The retired nurse with vast experience who desires to interact and share with others. allnurses is about helping you become a better nurse. Here's what a long-time member said about How allnurses.com makes you a better nurse... We do not offer medical advice. We do not provide... Read More

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Homeless Patients: Considerations

By TheCommuter - Jacob, a 23-year-old, patiently lays on the bed in a semi-private room on the medical-surgical floor of an urban county-run hospital. The doctors, nurses and other staff have seen him many times previously because he is one of those ‘frequent flyers’ who is admitted every couple of months or so. His form renders him notable: his sandy blond hair falls halfway down his back, a ruggedly handsome face brings forward a pert nose below a... Read More

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What She Couldn't Tell You

By CountryMomma - We've all met this type of mom before. It's 2330, her 8 year old daughter is struggling to breathe, and you know for a fact you saw them two weeks ago for the same thing. You also know for a fact you gave her a prescription for an inhaler, a follow-up appointment with a pediatrician for asthma, and got the information for applying for state aid for medical assistance. Yet, there they are, the child anxious and pale, the mother unable... Read More


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