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Hazards in the Field of Nursing

By chloram_24 - Carelessness can cost everything you have, your work, hope, dreams, and most especially your life. So it so imperative for every individual to become careful and vigilant especially people like us in the medical field because good health can be the best investment we have in order for us to... Read More


Laughter, the Best Medicine for Nursing School Blues

By sailgurlie - I graduated from my first nursing program in 1984 at the ripe old age of 22. I was the president of the Student Nurses Association and had some teachers that loved me (from my perspective) and some that hated me (from their perspective). Nursing school is painful, and it seems to last forever-... Read More


Tales from the ICF: Ed-EEEEEEEE!

By VivaLasViejas - Since so many of you have enjoyed my nursing-home stories, I thought I'd offer character studies of some of the more colorful "characters" I've had the privilege of caring for over the years. This one is about Ed, the crusty curmudgeon of "ear WAX!" fame from "Elders Say the Darnedest Things".... Read More


My Patient, Mr. Stud Muffin

By Hope4us - He was not bad looking, a little over average height. He had dark hair and though it wasn't thick and wavy or anything like that, it was nice – thicker than most men and brown. He had brown hair and I think his eyes were a dark blue. He had a pretty good build on him that caused us nurses in our... Read More


Cookies: Frequently Asked Questions

By Joe V - What are cookies used for? Websites use cookies to offer a personalized experience to users and to gather information about website use. Many websites also use cookies to store information that provides a consistent experience between sections of the site, such as a shopping cart or... Read More


I Dont Remember His Name

By rjglbws - I was into my fourth month as a labor and delivery nurse when I received report on a patient who was diagnosed with a term intrauterine fetal demise. She had only stopped feeling the baby move earlier in the morning before she came in that night. A feeling of dread consumed me as I walked to room... Read More


In the Presence of an Angel

By hartmom - In the Presence of an Angel As a nursing student we have a short time to make a lasting impression on our patients. Each time I enter a patient’s room I am somewhat nervous because I am unsure of the way my patient will perceive me. I selected a patient that I wanted to learn from,... Read More


The Ultimate Question, Why?

By craziechiq - The question of WHY??? has consumed me from the very beginning when I chose nursing to be my major/future profession. The main question being, why in the world did I put myself through all this turmoil of trying to become a nursing student? I think about what ifs, i.e. what if I chose a different... Read More


Treating Angels Instead

By rissajacintorn - Treating Angels Instead Sometime as we walk along this beautiful journey called life, we are destined to face different kinds of situation. Whether good or bad, no one can discern the things that will come across our path. My story started at the parking lot of one fast... Read More


I am not alone

By waterpaint - Where should I start? 5 days ago, Friday, July 24th 2009, I took the most agonizing exam known to nurse-kind; the infamous NCLEX-RN. We, as new graduates, dread the life-altering exam that determines our next step towards a nursing career, allowing us to officially graduate from nursing school... Read More



By MistyDawnRN06 - I know now how burnout occurs. It occurs with the death of nursing. It occurs when the compassion well has been overturned by those who insist on inflicting both nurses and patients to the moral depravity of never-ending torturous care. Burnout starts with an oath, taken at the pinnacle of... Read More


A Perfect Ending to a Perfect Day

By b a nurse - I finished with my clean up and comfort cares, I then returned my attention directly to my patient. Her labored breathing echoed low and dark as it resonated down the hall. Her skin was the color of ash, it offset the color of the blue tinged finger tips. The window curtains were wide open. I... Read More


Risk for Diabetes in Relation to Obesity or Being Overweight

By Angela0486 - the main focus of this article is diabetes education. the purpose is to point out how obesity or being overweight can predispose one to diabetes. also, the nursing profession as a whole plays a great part in diabetes prevention, as described in the article. according to the national... Read More


Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Recertification

By VickyRN - the cne credential must be renewed after five years. to apply for recertification, the applicant may choose one of two options: option 1: option 2: during the 5-year period of recertification, at least 50 activities should be documented, if one chooses option 1. this whole process... Read More


Do We Really Understand Each Other?

By rodgerssm - As a young medic who joined the Army and entered the nursing world I was assigned to my first medical surgical floor at Madigan Army medical Center in Tacoma, Wa. Needless to say, I learned a lot, met a ton of different people from different cultures and races and learned a great deal from the RN's... Read More


The archaeology of personality

By TrishJK - The archaeology of personality Renée lies in bed all day; refusing to come out to play at being ‘good’ the way They say she should. Marg’ret likes to scream and shout – she really throws her weight about and everyone about the place dreams of pillows – and her face. ... Read More


The Day My Bucket List Changed

By nslpriv - The day was February 21, 2003, a blustery, cold and overcast day. I was working a flight shift on this particular day with my brother who was a paramedic for the air medical program. We flew many missions together and were very comfortable working with one another. Just after lunch our pagers... Read More


The Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Examination

By VickyRN - the certified nurse educator examination is a credentialing tool for masters- and doctorally-prepared nurse educators. the nln created this specialty certification in 2005 and it has grown steadily in popularity ever since. nearly 1600 nurse educators currently possess the coveted cne credential. ... Read More