Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 7

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Only in New York

By Sea_of_Roses I work in a busy emergency dept. in NYC. The atmosphere can get pretty intense, my colleagues and I try to use humor to lighten things up. One way we do this is by giving patients pet names. "Scratchy" a regular homeless patient, was one of the people for which this was true, until recently that... Read More

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Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress

By tnbutterfly We all know that nursing is a stressful profession. We donít own the market on stressful jobs. But the source of our job stresses come from a different source that may elevate us higher up the ladder. The consequences of us missing a deadline can be much greater than a business person who misses... Read More

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My Love For Being a Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurse

By Mramjohn I knew as a young child I wanted to work in the medical field. When I was 14yrs I was aware I would be called to be a nurse. I did not go straight to college after high school, instead, I decided to get married and have children. I began my career path in the medical field while working as a... Read More

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Sure to Get Flamed for This

By Kyrshamarks I am sure I am about to get flamed for posting this, but I feel the need to anyways. I have been seeing these threads talking about bullying and teachers or preceptors hating the students, and new nurses or abusing them because of some perceived slight or injustice. Well guess what young un's? ... Read More

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An Unapologetic Reasoning On Why You Don't Want To Be A Nurse.

By Mr Midwife Being a nurse is a tough college course to decide to take and too many people are walking in eyes wide shut. There are a lot of disappointments on the way and at times you will feel like you've made the wrong choice. The purpose of this article is to make people aware of these issues but hope that... Read More

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Bridging the Communication Gap

By SmoothKeys We often pay little attention to our reading and writing deficiencies even as we appreciate their importance in our daily lives. Speaking confidently before an audience can sometimes evoke powerful emotions of fear. Communication has been written and rewritten but as nursing students and... Read More

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Domestic Violence: Telling Her To Leave Is Not Enough

By Ruby Vee You've done your job; you've noticed that the woman under your care seems to have an awful lot of accidents, and injuries are not consistent with her story, that her husband or boyfriend is controlling or verbally abusive, that she might be a victim of domestic violence. You've asked her if she... Read More

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Inspiration is the Fancy Half of Breathing

By jadelpn Gives new meaning to the phrase "take a breath". Ethics classes in nursing should start looking at balancing what a nurse needs to do for a patient, and what the patient wants the nurse to do for them. For what management wants - it has little to do with good patient care. Frustrations rise, and... Read More

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Critique of nursing school

By NormaSaline Having seen so many pitiable messages thrown up on this board from desperate students barely surviving nursing school, I wanted to give my two cents worth from a less immediate and frazzled perspective. Let me say that I understand that Iím generalizing. I donít believe for one second that all... Read More

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My Study Tips For CRNE

By shompeh I passed the CRNE in my first try this June 4th, 2014. I wanted to share my study tips that helped me become successful in writing the exam. I hope they're helpful to those ones writing it on October 2014. I spent 1.5 month studying for the CRNE after I attended a 1-day CRNE prep course. I used the... Read More

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LTC 101: What To Expect

By VivaLasViejas Not every long-term care nurse chooses LTC as a profession. Sometimes, it chooses us. But no matter how you've arrived at your first job in a nursing facility, there are challenges awaiting you that you didn't anticipate, especially if you're coming from acute care or another environment where... Read More

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Raw: Two Months After Graduation... One Month After Employment...

By ixchel I watched that video in orientation thinking, "these people are crazy. I'm a ray of sunshine and hope! I am a positive person! I believe in myself and I am ready to learn and BE AWESOME!!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!" But here I am. Three days shy of a month in on my first job. And there is a bit... Read More

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A thief named Alzheimer's

By Ahvegas It's a weird feeling. To love someone that isn't quite sure who you are. It grips you, right in the heart, the blank stare. The one where they look right thru you. And you wonder, are they trying to remember? Will I get lucky today? Sometimes, on a good day, you can tell by looking in... Read More

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Help Me Understand! UCD Grad Student Reflections

By babaloo8 Nursing as a profession is unique in that there are multiple educational pathways. The decision to advance ones degree is a personal one. As a graduate nursing student I am struck by the perceptions of the lack of value of educational advancement in nursing. Although I understand that this is not... Read More

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Domestic Violence: What Leaving Feels Like

By Ruby Vee Imagine you got up from your computer right this minute, and walked out of your house knowing you will never, ever come back. Maybe you had a chance to grab your purse on the way past the chair it's slung over, but more likely not. So you've walked out of your house with nothing but the clothes you... Read More

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Do New Graduate Nurses Need a Formal Residency Program?

By JPCummings The following article closely examines the current curriculum of the generic four year baccalaureate degree and questions the inherent limitations of clinical nurse training in the academic setting as well as the orientation process for new graduate registered nurses (RNs) in the hospital... Read More

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To Those Educators That Care

By DeepBreath A thank you to those professors, clinical instructors, registered nurses, and preceptors who take the time to instruct nursing students. Who actually teach and strive to be better. To those who ensure we get hands on clinical experience and test our knowledge. For those who believe in us more than... Read More

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What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON

By Lev <3 This is what needs to be instituted to keep your nurses and patients happy: Mandated nurse to patient ratios The suggested ratios are: 1:5 Acute care, 1:4-5 Observation 1:4-5 Surgical acute, 1:4 Heart Care Unit, 1:3 Intermediate Care, 1:6 SubAcute, 1:2 ICU, 1:4 ED. These ratios should not be... Read More


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