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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 even for a day, and it takes leadership as a whole... 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 have been through numerous med pass, cleansed a... 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 ecconmical crisis. Whilst we all acknowlege that... 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 enter their senior years. This first wave, consisting... Read More

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Dear preceptor

By Ivanna_Nurse - Dear preceptor.. I came to you smiling, full of energy and ready to tackle the last leg of my orientation journey, with your guidance of course. I haven't really gotten any inclination on where that guidance is at. You tell me what patients to take, and I take them. Then when I am at the bedside,... 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 role development and inertia. Interventions may... 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 patients, drawing labs, hanging IV maintenance fluids,... Read More

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Life, Death, and Other Matters of Consequence: Part I

By VivaLasViejas - With the advent of chill winds and falling leaves, it almost seems as if the world is in a hurry to finish its business before winter comes: animals grow thicker coats and store up food for the long, cold months; flowers fade and vines wither; humans stock their pantries in anticipation of the... 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 project to become whole again and receive my final... 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 patients are awake at night which requires the staff to... 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 shape future generations of nurses and impact... 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 yesterday in relation to the issue of ‘Patient... 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. It's actually rather addictive; in fact, some of us... 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 bank how adults learn active learning:... 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 more true than when taking care of patients who... Read More

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Why am I doing this, anyway?

By TDFlMedicRN - “@#$!, @#$!, @#$!, @#$!!” I had not realized up until that point that subvocalized cursing could be so loud, but even though the only sounds he could make were the "sh" and the "t", he was going to say it. He was young, he was angry – he was a brand new quad who had woken up to find himself... Read More

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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 ratio-proportion and/or dimensional analysis. most of these... 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 sorts of crazy things in the name of fun,... Read More


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