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Patients' Perceptions of Nurses' Skill

By AmyCardsNP - I subscribe to several nursing journals, one of which is "Critical Care Nurse" - published through the AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses) and I really do try my best to read all of the articles in each one, but honestly, only get time to skim through the magazine and read the... Read More


Murphy's law experienced

By luvRNs - Been there, done that. After approximately 30 years in nursing, I thought I knew it all. Then the unthinkable happened. I was my husbands horse with friends. We were galloping on a dry lake bed. I went to bump my horse back ( i.e. slow him) and he went from a full gallop to a dead stop in seconds.... Read More


Jimmy Buffett and the Winter Blues

By VivaLasViejas - They don't call this time of year "the dead of winter" for nothing. Some mornings I stand at my picture window, steaming coffee mug in hand, and look out through the bare trees in my back woods, which in warmer seasons are lush with green leaves that shade the property and allow me to feel... Read More


Nursing Students and Substance Abuse

By VickyRN - The statistics are sobering. Substance abuse is rampant in our society, with an estimated 16% of americans suffering from addiction. up to 20 % of nurses are chemically impaired. Chemical dependency may involve such substances as alcohol, unauthorized use of prescription medications, narcotics, and... Read More


On the other side of the IV

By Sonjailana - So I'm sitting here waiting at 4am for my Lortab elixir to kick in and I thought I'd share my experience as a patient today-- First, I'm an RN in Med/Surg/Onc/Tele with 2 years experience. I take care of post ops everyday, but I was still very scared going to OR as I've never had anything done... Read More


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, or knowledge and to do this in such a way as to... Read More


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 stones (mother-in-law) and to the bizarre occasion... Read More


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 climate and a new language to learn. The only job... Read More


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 patients are awake at night which requires the staff to... Read More


Me, myself and Facebook

By madwife2002 - Facebook, hands up who doesnt have an account??? It appears our new life is now being controlled by this new phenomenon which had dragged many people into the 21st Century it can be fun, exciting and enables us to catch up with friends and family we may have lost touch with over the years. If you... Read More


Nurse, Heal Thyself!

By VivaLasViejas - As every nurse who's ever worked long-term care knows, there comes a time each winter when some gnarly virus sweeps through the building and brings it---almost literally---to its knees. It starts off innocently enough: some staff member will inadvertently track in a germ their kids picked up on the... Read More


On the Edge

By wannabecnl - This is it. This is what I have been waiting and preparing for during the past five years. This is the day I've dreamed of since I was a small child. This is what I know I have been called to do and am finally going to do. Today is my first day of nursing school. God willing, 16 months... Read More


Got No Job? Come be an RN !

By madwife2002 - It seems to me anybody and anybody can do nursing, doesnt matter if you are really interested or not, not important if you care about people or not, not relevent if you have a passion for nursing or not just come along we will train you and then you can look after our sick, eldery, frail, poor... Read More


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 emotional than I pictured myself. I was so emotional... Read More


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 patient in my own hospital. I had an elective... Read More


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 and roasting chicken. When the door closes behind me... Read More


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 even for a day, and it takes leadership as a whole... Read More


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 have been through numerous med pass, cleansed a... Read More