Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 74

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Pregnant in Nursing School....

By proudnurseRN It was my second year of my four year BSN program. My very first set of actual nursing clinicals. The ones where we actually went somewhere, and that was a LTC. I was excited, scared, and every other emotion all combined. I was actually more... Read More

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Community-Based Nursing

By marvije jame "The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will,... Read More

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Thank You On Behalf Of The General Public

By thetaterelate I would just like to thank the nurses who attended to my son, myself and the rest of my extended family in 2009, and by extension to every nurse around the world who similarly attended to suspected broken feet and legs (myself and my son), gall... Read More

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What to say to the parents of special needs children

By thetaterelate I was born and raised in a country with a warm climate, and as fate would have it, the beautiful woman who became my wife didn’t. To speed this along, I found myself moving pretty much to the other side of the planet to a new country, with a new... Read More

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A Lesson well learned "One size does not fit all"

By phdeha777456 There is nothing more rewarding than Psychiatric nursing. With 16 years of experience, nothing prepared me for this eye opening encounter as did this tiny little 81 year old lady. Working in a Geriatric Psychiatric Hospital, a lot of our... Read More

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Essential Qualities for Surviving and Thriving as a Nurse Educator

By VickyRN Nursing education is a harmonious blend of two nurturing and caring professions: nursing and teaching. As such, it offers the best of both worlds. It is a pivotal position in that nurse educators have the unique opportunity and wondrous privilege to... Read More

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Patient Safety: We could be the killer!

By Mayjor Wong It took me a while to come back to writing after a nap that rested my mind that exhausted for the entire busy and hectic week that I have had. I have been thinking for the entire night about thing I have learned after the event that encountered... Read More

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Something To Be Thankful For

By VivaLasViejas If you read my blog on even a semi-regular basis, you've probably figured out that I'm a fan of lists. This one was inspired by a little game that one of my co-workers started on Facebook a couple of weeks ago as a lead-in to Thanksgiving Day.... Read More

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Resources for Nurse Educators (1): Strategies to Enhance Critical Thinking

By VickyRN the following are a list of valuable resources for the nurse educator that i have compiled over the years. these should be of immense help to you in the classroom or clinical area. enjoy! nln living book of teaching and learning the think... Read More

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You Just Can't Fix Stupid!

By VivaLasViejas I don't remember who said it first, but this little gem of truth has stuck with me for thirty years: Stupidity is a lot like nuclear energy---it can be used for good or for evil, but either way, you don't want to get any on you. This is never... Read More

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Take classes, do research, and above all be honest.

By nrsnic I graduated in July of 2009. Like many other new grads, I "grew up" being told that I would never have a hard time finding a job, that employers would be begging me to work for them, and that I would never have to worry. I crisply recall one of my... Read More

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The Patient Nurse

By General E. Speaking, RN The Patient Nurse It is not easy to switch roles. Especially if one has been in their particular role for a couple of decades. It just doesn’t feel “right” to be the patient. I did not like it, not one bit. To make matters worse, I was a... Read More

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Somalia Comes To Me

By behindthedoor The little vestibule is dark, chocolate colored, the wood paneling hinting of a grander time. “PIZZA!” “WINGS’!” “DIM SUM!” shout from the papers scattered on the check-tiled floor. It smells of my grandparents’ home in Brooklyn – a mix of polish... Read More

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Leadership and YOU, the direct care provider RN

By AnneL All RN direct care providers are leaders. It takes leadership to comfort a patient and family when they’ve just heard a bleak diagnosis; it takes leadership to question an order, volunteer for a shared governance council, accept a “voluntold” role... Read More

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Chocolate Heart,

By deacon0920 I don't even remember when I started writing or even remember when I stopped. I am writing this just to make sure I won't forget. I never intended to be a nurse,not at all but as fate would want to play it I became one. Time flies,it surely does. I... Read More

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Primary Nursing Care

By madwife2002 I fully expect that RN burn out will gain momentum in the next few years due to the increased pressure felt by our nurses. Rn's continue to leave the profession, recruitment is tight and hospitals have to tighten their budgets to reflect the current... Read More

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Resources for Nurse Educators: Health of the Older Adult

By VickyRN The baby boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, is the largest demographic group in u.S. History. Boomers, 76 million strong, comprise one quarter of the total u.S. Population. The oldest members of this massive cohort are about to... Read More

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Dear preceptor

By Ivanna_Nurse Ok, so this is a vent. I apologize for the length of this post. Please note that this is not meant to be a general statement of my opinion on a whole group of people. Don't flame me. I'm mad and tired and dont have anyone else to tell. Read More

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Society Needs Care Too

By leovineknight Replacing Patient-Centred Nursing with Society-Centred Nursing in Mental Health Care Settings Overview Patient-centred nursing care is problematic in mental health settings because it may lead to inward looking therapeutic activity, sick... Read More

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Nurse Educator Chronicles: Male Student Nurse on the OB Floor

By VickyRN It was a happy productive morning on the postpartum floor. I was busy with my group of clinical students overseeing “BUBBLEHE” assessments, reinforcing breastfeeding techniques with the new moms, performing non-stress tests on the antepartal... Read More


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