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The patient I loved

I graduated Nursing school in May 2008. I went almost directly into home health. I had 1 visit that... Read More


How to Write to Your Legislator

If you've been a nurse (or nursing student) for a while, you've undoubtedly noticed -ahem- one or... Read More

Nurse Educator Role - A Fifth Advanced Practice Nursing Speciality?

Advanced practice nurses (APNs) are defined as registered nurses "possessing advanced specialized... Read More

Confessions of a 30-something RN grad

I am in the seat, feeling comfortable, calm (even though I have went through enough security to... Read More

Verbal, Written warnings and Termination

i know a lot of health care employees are worried or concerned they may be on the ladder from... Read More

The Psychomotor Domain

psychomotor learning is one of the three domains, or broad categories, of educational behaviors. it... Read More

Teaching and Learning in the Affective Domain (Part Two)

adult learners need to be motivated in order to learn. they need to know, “how will learning this... Read More

Teaching and Learning in the Affective Domain

the affective domain describes a person’s emotional attributes. as educators, why should we be... Read More

Performance Based Development System (PBDS)

Few subjects have stirred up as much controversy within the nursing community as the performance... Read More

You Got to Know When to Hold 'Em

.........and when to fold 'em too. One of the few physical advantages of the over-50 body is its ability to say No to excesses---of food and... Read More

Desired Characteristics of Effective Nurse Educators - "My Ideal Nursing Instructor"

as nurse faculty, we constantly strive to be the most effective instructors that we can be. the effective nurse educator, whether operating in the... Read More

Ohhhh, My Aching (Blank)

I don't know who said it first, but when I was a kid I heard adults quote this line until I was heartily sick of it: "If I'd known I was going to get... Read More

The Clinical Post Conference - A Few Guidelines

the clinical post conference has a unique focus in nursing education: the student’s own behavior and experience. ideally, it should provide a... Read More

Nursing Education and the Recession - Tough Economic Times

The recession has definitely left its mark on universities and community colleges. Funding is being slashed, educators' salaries are frozen, faculty... Read More

It's The Grim Reaper, Charlie Brown

Ever hear that expression, "lowering the boom"? It's pretty descriptive of the way I felt tonight when my dear, sweet DON told me, ever so gently,... Read More

Who is Responsible for Discussing End-of-Life Treatment Options?

Who is responsible for discussing end-of-life treatment options with the patient.......the physician? The nurse? In most instances it is the... Read More

"Mom-nesia", or, Of Pyramids and Panic

All of you nurse-moms out there will get this, and perhaps even a few of you dads. Mom-nesia, for the uninitiated, is a phenomenon that occurs... Read More

Dear incoming class of nurses...

When my accountant saw my W-2, he asked why I would be willing to be an educator for such a small amount of money. I explained that money is not... Read More

A fascination become a dream

When I was grade 2 our teacher asked “What would you want to be when you grow up?” many said “teacher” others “doctor” in chorus, and she said “ok,... Read More

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