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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 suggestions.........and no, I'm not fussy about... Read More


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 incommunicable urgency, pushed onward by my... Read More


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 filled the anniversary of Adam's murder with busy... Read More


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 that never ceases to amaze me. And in my... Read More


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 story that will forever warm my heart and remind me... Read More


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 and symptoms. The professional practice of... Read More


Ten Things A Nurse Doesn't Want to Hear

By VivaLasViejas - We've all heard them.............those hackneyed phrases and dopey questions people often direct at nurses because they truly do not understand what we do. 1) "You're so smart, you should have gone to medical school." I AM smart---that's why I became a nurse instead of enduring 80-hour work... Read More


I love this job......

By Misslady113 - :twocents:When I first decided to become a CNA I wasn't sure if it's what I wanted. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do the dirty work, to get so personal with people I didn't know. I wasn't sure if it would be worth it. All the hard work for so little pay and no recognition. But this job has been so... Read More


Entry into Practice: Diploma Programs for Registered Nursing

By VickyRN - Diploma programs are the oldest and most traditional type of nursing education in the United States. These programs are two to three years in duration and provide nursing education primarily in the hospital setting. Graduates of these programs receive a diploma as opposed to a college degree. Most... Read More


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, because i was the only one in my kindergarten... Read More


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 pain or distress. Respirations even, unlabored via... Read More


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 patients lose out on those special moments of... Read More


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 Nursing--A.O.R.N., the operating room nurse... Read More


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 for learners who desire to become nurse scientists... Read More


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 cackles madly at bodily functions and the infinite... Read More


RN to MSN Programs

By VickyRN - Rn to msn programs directly bridge rns with diplomas and associate degrees to the masterís degree level (master of science in nursing degree). These type programs require licensure as a registered nurse, a certain amount of bedside work experience (usually 1 or 2 years), gre or mat (with minimum... Read More


"I hear voices"

By talaxandra - ETA: Some people have reported they found the context of this story unclear. To set the scene a little better: I was a member of the second last group of hospital-based student nurses; in Australia tertiary education was introduced in the 1980's and completely phased in by 1990. Changes in models... Read More


Preventing FRUTI (Foley Related Urinary Tract Infection) in LTACH

By maggiejrn - While working as the Quality Manager for a LTACH (Long Term Acute Care Hospital) one of my responsibilities was Infection Control. As with most facilities our highest number of infections were FRUTI (Foley Related Urinary Tract Infections). There were a number of factors to consider. The biggest... Read More