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When I Was a New Grad . . .

By Ruby Vee this for those of you members of who have hinted, believed, insinuated or baldly stated that i donít remember what itís like to be a new grad, that i always thought i knew everything, that i have ever actually known everything or that nurses eat their young. believe me, if iím still... Read More


More Things Your Nurse Won't Tell You: Spring Fever in LTC Edition

By VivaLasViejas As every nurse knows, there are shifts which are generally limited to full-moon summer weekend nights, with normally pleasant staff members going off on each other, patients catching the love bug and literally falling all over each other, families crabbing about anything and everything, and... Read More


Nurses and Lawsuits: A Medico-Legal Perspective

By aerialacer As nurses initiate their professional obligations, their legal responsibilities also begin. As they start their journey, they also start learning from themselves and from other people. Their license bears out that they are capable and qualified under the law to practice their profession. Their... Read More


When everybody knows your name

By 313RN This is something that I wrotte for a class while I was in Nursing School. I came across it again and decided to post it and see what the reaction would be. Fire away, all responses or opionons will be welcomed, none will be taken personally. American culture has become less and less... Read More


an ordinary day

By mocha vp AN ORDINARY DAY It was a beautiful October day; birds were singing, leaves turning ever so gracefully to the wonderful colors of fall. The crispness of the day fell upon my face as I admired the beauty of the season. Looking to the sky I wondered, as I was entrapped by the fullness of... Read More


Ready for Christmas

By nfriddle Ready for Christmas As I pushed my equipment cart through the doorway into the ICU room, I glanced over at the figure in the bed. Hooked up to the usual monitors and drips, thirty year old Cheri lay still except for the occasional fluttering of her large, brown eyes. “Any change today?” I... Read More


I am meant to be a nurse.

By mochamonster I had been in the dental field for years and had slowly moved my way up by learning each job until I was proficient and then seeking more of a challenge. I did this for 9 years until I found myself with a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management and the Office Manager for a multi-dentist practice that I... Read More


Protecting autonomy in 'Care of the Elderly

By Florence H.H. ‘Oh ****** on a bike!’ I muttered to myself as I walked onto the ‘Elderly Care’ facility I worked in. The on duty nurse was rushing around like a pyromaniac in a petrol station,still dispensing the after lunch medications, and looking nowhere like ready to give me the handover on the thirty... Read More


Why i have chosen nursing as a career

By sara_ky It wasnít until I put scrubs on for the first time in more than a decade that I remembered. Up to that point, although Iíd committed myself to going to nursing school, had signed all of the necessary papers, had bought all of my books and supplies, I still had reservations. Given my past... Read More


A Few Simple Rules For Electrical Safety

By Ruby Vee I learned some of these rules the hard way, and others I learned through the misfortunes of others. When defibrillating a prisoner in custody, remember to remove his wrist AND ankle shackles before using the electricity. This is especially important if the prisoner is shackled to a metal... Read More


My 20th Year in Nursing

By General E. Speaking, RN This year marks my twentieth year as a nurse. Hard to believe. I wonder how many patients I have cared for in twenty years? It boggles my mind. I am certainly not the same nurse I used to be. Long gone is that young naive girl that graduated LVN school in 1990. She was a little scared and... Read More


Motherhood, Death and Nursing

By SpecialK38 when i was a little girl, i always knew i wanted to be a mother. after my first child was born, i knew i wanted to be a nurse. i never knew how intimately these two experiences would impact each other. two more children came along, and i stayed home with the three of them until they all began... Read More


10 years later.. Remembering my first clinical patient

By marty6001 I still remember my first clinical patient well. I was a brand new nursing student, never having touched a patient before starting school, and now she was in my care. She was elderly, although I don't remember her exact age. She had a past medical history list longer than my care plans, everything... Read More


Dear nursing student

By marty6001 dear clinical student, i am your soon-to-be instructor. know that i love this profession and have dedicated my life to it and to my patients. i consider this profession to be a calling. i did not come to this profession for money, for prestige, or for the title. i came to it for the love of... Read More


Metaparadigm of Nursing-Does Safe Staffing Save Lives?

By DougMusic Does Safe Staffing Save Lives? In 2004, California became the first state to establish minimum nurse-to-patient staffing requirements in acute-care hospitals. As a nursing student, the debate whether mandated or non-mandated Nurse to client ratio in the clinical setting is not... Read More


A Nursing Studentsí Convocation Address to Families, Classmates and Instructors

By slacktime Thank you for coming to our convocation this afternoon. I want to take a few minutes of your time to thank some very deserving people: First, friends and families: on behalf of my classmates and myself: We’re sorry we have neglected you for the last two years; nursing school was something we... Read More


Eight essential tools and tips for incoming nursing students

By forchunet As a senior nursing student, I would like to think I have become seasoned in the whole nursing school biz. I've settled into the routine of nursing school--lectures, exams, clinicals, and papers have all become familiar. It wasn't always like this, though. Reminiscing about my first semester in... Read More


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

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