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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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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 and morbidly obese, with an awkward air, and was... 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 easily as our mother tongue after a few years in... 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 suggestions.........and no, I'm not fussy about... 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 incommunicable urgency, pushed onward by my... 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 filled the anniversary of Adam's murder with busy... 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 that never ceases to amaze me. And in my... 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 story that will forever warm my heart and remind me... 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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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 daughter; my mom, and his only granddaughter, me; his... 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 learners, watching videos can be very helpful... 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! the auscultation assistant 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, because i was the only one in my kindergarten... 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 pain or distress. Respirations even, unlabored via... 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 patients lose out on those special moments of... 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 Nursing--A.O.R.N., the operating room nurse... 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 for learners who desire to become nurse scientists... Read More


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