Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 75

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Student Resources: Nursing Math

By VickyRN whether administering medications or hanging iv drips, nurses must accurately perform dosage calculations. this is a critical factor for patient safety, as a patient's life may depend on it. nursing math requires a working knowledge of... Read More

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A Wardrobe Malfunction, or Why Not to Wear A Halloween Costume to Work

By VivaLasViejas I consider myself a reasonably intelligent individual, but every now and again I have to re-learn a lesson that should've sunk in at least the second or third time I was confronted with it. Take the wearing of Halloween costumes. I've donned all... Read More

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Student Resources: Nursing Procedures

By VickyRN learning to perform nursing procedures correctly and safely is imperative for nursing students. practice, persistence, and keen attention to detail are key. in learning to competently perform procedures, practice does indeed make perfect. for visual... Read More

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Nurses Say the Darnedest Things!

By VivaLasViejas One of the many zillions of trivialities that spark my hyperactive imagination late at night when I can't sleep: Have you ever thought about what we must sound like to the average layperson when we use 'medicalese'? It's a language that flows as... Read More

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My Grown-Up (Nursing) Christmas List

By VivaLasViejas Yes, I know there are still approximately 75 shopping days till Christmas, but at this time of the year, time flies so quickly that before you turn around twice, Santa's on his way. So if you have a nurse on your holiday gift list, here are a few... Read More

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An angel's gaze

By ringaroundtheposey People are rarely born being who they are to become, life experiences change and mold a person and create who they are. My path in life was forever changed the day my son was born and I held heaven in my arms. My chariot charges forward with an... Read More

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A Sister Never Forgets

By AmericanChai When I was nine years old, my brother Adam was murdered by someone who was supposed to be caring for him. His murder went unsolved and unprosecuted for 19 years. The man who killed Adam is now sitting behind bars but will be released soon. I... Read More

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Patients We All Know and Love

By VivaLasViejas As I've grown older (and hopefully wiser), I've become more and more appreciative of the human animal. Each and every one of us is different from everyone else, yet somehow, people under duress tend to behave in certain ways that have a consistency... Read More

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My Little Old Jedi

By phoenixfire Okay, so here's my story: I'm hopping along in my job as an aide on the intensive care unit at a local hospital. I love my job, the nurses I work with are phenomenal, and the pay is great. Okay, so only the first two are true...BUT, there is one... Read More

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Student Resources: Nursing Diagnoses

By VickyRN A nursing diagnosis is a clinical judgment about individual, family, or community responses to actual and/or potential health problems or life processes. A medical diagnosis, on the other hand, is the identification of a disease based on its signs... Read More

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Nurse Heal Thyself

By Lindsey McGraw After I wrote the initial article about my decision to have reconstructive surgery 17 years after surviving breast cancer (“Quest for Girls” published on this site) the preliminary work was done. Now it was time to complete the final phase of my... Read More

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Nurse Educator Chronicles: Gladys

By VickyRN Gladys* was a senior nursing student, in her fourth semester (out of five) in the rough and tough ADN program. She was very insecure and it showed in her demeanor. She had self-esteem issues and sometimes came across as “goofy.” She was middle-aged... Read More

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My Papa, why I am the nurse I am today.

By ExtraShotNoWhip My grandfather whom I have always called Papa was a loving, generous, happy, intelligent man. He got colon cancer. He fought with everything he had for two years then decided; but not before considering the thoughts of his wife; my grandma, only... Read More

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Student Resources: Health Assessment Materials

By VickyRN the following are an assortment of free materials on the internet i have compiled over the years. these excellent materials will be of great assistance to you in nursing school, as you learn to perform accurate head-to-toe assessments. enjoy! ... Read More

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I made it through

By tatara one of my earliest memories as a child was my mother telling me that i was prettier than my sister because i had the sweetest of smiles. i believed i was really very charming and i could say that my personality was oozing with confidence back then,... Read More

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Student Resources: Sequential Narrative Notes

By VickyRN EXAMPLE: Pt with tracheostomy on the rehab unit. 0700 – Received pt in bed, resting quietly with eyes closed. Easily aroused to alert and fully oriented state with voice. Client indicates by shaking head that presently he has no needs and no... Read More

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Ruby's Marbles

By Linda McCool Having been a nurse for almost thirty years, I remeber the days when we had time to sit and interact with our patients. In today's world of JCAHO, HIPPA, PYXIS medication dispensing systems, computerized charting, and bottom lines, I fear that our... Read More

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What Do Operating Room Nurses Do?

By BethCNOR The RN specializing in Perioperative Nursing practice performs nursing activities in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of the patients' surgical experience. Based on the Standards and Recommended Practices for Perioperative... Read More

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BSN to PhD Nursing Programs

By VickyRN BSN to phd programs offer a more direct path to the phd in nursing, with the aim of increasing the number of doctorally prepared faculty. Nurses with bsns can be prepared for doctoral faculty positions in five short years. These programs are ideal... Read More

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You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

By VivaLasViejas As a nurse of some years' duration, I've often been accused of harboring a rather warped sense of humor. I'm not sure what happened, or when I devolved from a normal person who laughs at knock-knock jokes and funny animal videos to a degenerate who... Read More


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