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RN and a Mother!

By madwife2002 - I became a single parent in 1989 I finally left an abusive marriage, I was now going to move on with my life and follow my dreams. I always wanted to be a nurse as we often referred to ourselves in 1989, we were also called RGN's in the UK which meant for my American friends Registered General... Read More


An Unforgettable Lesson

By orthonurse55 - Many of us learn valuable lessons from our patients. I was fortunate to learn one very early in my career that has stayed with me for 35 years. I have long ago forgotten her name, but her face and her circumstances are embedded in my brain and have dictated the way I have treated many other... Read More


A Waiting Room Christmas Story

By Ruby Vee - Christmas of 1981 -- it had been a horrible year. In May, I found my husband of three years, the church choir director, in bed with the soprano. In the wake of that disaster, we pulled up stakes and moved three thousand miles so that we could “work on our marriage” in the absence of what turned... Read More


Treat your patient like you would want your mother to be treated

By awakenthepassion - Think about how much respect and trust your patients give you each day. They lay in their bad relying on you to perform your personal best to get them better so recover and return home safely. But, with all that trust your patients give us, do you really deserve it? Where is another who doesn't... Read More


Merry Christmas Mr. J

By nursemarion - Sometimes a special person comes into our lives for a moment and reminds us that what really matters is not how much we have, but how much we care for one another. Mr. J was that special person for me. He showed me that Christmas is not in our wallets, but in our hearts. This happened a long... Read More


New Lessons

By ashley10 - I don’t know what to do first. Mop the floor, wash the clothes, read the assignments, study the math, start something for dinner, or just sit down and say a prayer, and another, and another. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, and even a few happy birthdays in between. This is one of... Read More


A Goodnight Kiss and A Bedtime Story

By littlemammanurse - I thought I would share this touching story with you. I work on a Palliative/Oncology/General Medicine floor and work mostly nights.We mainly have geriatric patients, but we do have some younger children that are on our floor as well. There is this one special little girl who touched my... Read More


Life as a Nurse

By mushymash - I never thought that I would become a nurse. I never intended to. But, God has a funny sense of humor, and I wasn’t laughing all the time. There are days that you have to literally grind your teeth, to keep your composure. Sometimes being a nurse means knowing when to duck. You know,... Read More


I am still me

By blessedmomma247 - The sun was coming up on a bitter cold Minnesota morning. It was the day after Christmas which meant shopping with my two daughters. The grandkids were going to spend the day with Grandpa building a snowman and later ice skating. Then one last family dinner before everyone heads home tomorrow. “I... Read More


Soul to Soul

By newtress - Growing up in the 60's was a wonderful magical time for me. Everyone my age seemed to be just as happy as I was choosing whose front porch we would set up to play Barbie's. American Band Stand was on flowing out of the open front door so we could hear it, or the same scratched worn Beatles LP... Read More


A Christmas to Remember

By orthonurse55 - Many years ago, I was working as a nurse while in the US Army. It was my first Christmas away from home and, as luck would have it, I was scheduled to be on duty on December 25th. Unbelievable! Not only would I be away from my family, but I would also be away from my boyfriend until my shift was... Read More


A Partridge in a Pear Tree Helps Us Keep Things in Perspective

By CFMomof2 - Thinking about the "Twelve Days of Christmas" and the upcoming holiday season, it strikes me how perfect the timing is for this particular holiday. At the end of the year, it's a time for reflection about the blessings, joys, and challenges experienced through the year past. And, with a New Year... Read More


Olden Times and Ancient Rhymes

By VivaLasViejas - It was the official opening of the holiday season at my assisted-living facility: a twelve-foot tree, fresh from the farm, stood in the corner of the great room as boxes and boxes of decorations were brought downstairs from their hiding place in the activities storage room. The kitchen staff... Read More


Nursing From Your Heart

By kimber1984 - My sister has been a dialysis nurse for seven years now, she always knew she wanted to be a nurse since childhood. I, on the other hand, couldn't quite make up my mind as to what I wanted to do with my life. That is, until last year when I suddenly knew exactly what my life's calling was, and the... Read More


Superficial growth for the sake of change...

By anderssa - Changing the education requirements in nursing is inevitable. The current trend is to require a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. As we move forward in nursing practice and education, nursing leaders look for ways of training nurses to be more competent and more capable of critical thinking upon... Read More


Don’t let nursing career feel like a laundry list

By awakenthepassion - No matter where you are at your nursing career. Whether you are a nursing student struggles to survive another lecture in school or a veteran nurse of 30 years, I feel that you should keep the reasons why you started your journey as a nurse close to you each day. If you don't, nursing may feel... Read More


The performance review that really matters

By awakenthepassion - Nurses rely on others to give them the praise and acknowledgement, but still feel unappreciated. This is because they are looking for positive cues from people they have no control of. Instead, nurses should evaluate themselves regularly. Self-evaluations are not just a time for growth but also... Read More


Turning Knowledge Into Wisdom: Being an Effective Advocate

By CFMomof2 - Sue has a serious chronic medical condition and visits many different doctors each month. She is on top of her medical situation and sometimes brings in new research papers to discuss with her team. When a new doctor prescribed her a medication without explaining what and why, she gently but firmly... Read More