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Using Goals to Grow in Nursing

By gscarlett goals are useful in life by allowing people to strive for something better. never allowing oneself to become completely content, encourages the pursuit of bigger opportunities and keeps dreams alive. upholding one’s own beliefs and values during the... Read More

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Nursing Communication: How to Make Sure Patients Feel Our Caring

By Wendy_Leebov Ineffective nursing communication occurred at one hospital as illustrated in the following example: A patient complained that no one had been in all night to check on her. The Patient Relations Rep went to find out if that was true. She found out... Read More

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T-Tests and One-Way ANOVA

By VickyRN T-tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA) are widely used statistical methods to compare group means. Both are parametric statistical techniques, in that these tests involve a number of assumptions, including: normally distributed population;... Read More

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The Delivery

By cofcmom05 For those of you who have worked long in labor and delivery and before the advent of the epidural, you may, perhaps, can relate to patients such as mine. Or not. Many years ago, I was a labor and delivery RN at a county medical hospital,... Read More

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There's a Mousetrap In My Med Cart

By 99percentangel As some classmates in our RN nursing program gathered around in a small group this morning, I sided up and listened to a story that quickly carried me back in time when I was a newly licensed practical nurse (LPN) just learning how to manage my time... Read More

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The Most Amazing Patient

By jeninthedesert Student Nurse – Class of 2010 One of my personal heroes came into my life in the most unexpected of ways. I have been working as a nursing assistant at a local hospital while going to school full-time to become a registered nurse. When I... Read More

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Expected Outcome - Not Met

By QuietRN As I walk down the hall of my long-term care clinical site, I am anxious to begin a day full of learning! I have my group patient care plan in hand, and I’m ready to work on my interventions. I spent a lot of time coming up with interventions that... Read More

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University-Private Sector Research Partnerships

By VickyRN Imagine the effect the discovery of an alternate source of energy would have on our country and our economy – perhaps garbage from landfills could be used as cheap, clean, and “green” sources of energy. This would liberate us forever from dependence... Read More

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Multiple Choice Test Items – Response Options

By VickyRN the response (answer) options follow the stem. the answer selection part of the test item contains several (usually three) incorrect choices (distracters), plus one correct answer (the key). the nurse educator should use clear and direct... Read More

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Some quick tips for a good latch

By Elvish For moms who are breastfeeding, a good latch is supremely important. If not, nipple pain will soon ensue - even if the improper latch is held for just a few minutes, those few minutes can have a long-lasting effect. Additionally, if the baby's mouth... Read More

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Life, Death, and Other Matters of Consequence

By VivaLasViejas Some days, it's just not worth chewing through the restraints....... I am a seasoned long-term care nurse. I deal with life and death matters all the time. My voice is often the last one a patient hears, and my hand the last human touch he or she... Read More

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Family-centered Maternity Care and Rooming-in

By Elvish A thread in the Ob/Gyn nursing forum got me thinking about this. Family centered maternity care (FCMC) is a buzzword that's no doubt quite familiar to many in maternal/child nursing circles. In my almost-eight years as a nurse - not long in... Read More

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“Clickers” in The Classroom

By VickyRN many students are passive in class, yawning frequently with eyes glazed over, mindlessly recording notes, and not really processing the content. instructors may insert questions throughout the lecture, but most students won’t raise their hand to... Read More

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Everything I Know About Life, I Learned From Nursing

By VivaLasViejas ........I've learned that nursing is a great metaphor for life. It's both rewarding and frustrating, utterly fascinating at times and dull as tombs at others; it's funny, sad, beautiful, ugly, dramatic, unglamorous........and sometimes it outright... Read More

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Becoming a Nurse the hard way.

By twistedpupchaser I bumped into an old boss the other day and he asked what I am doing with myself these days. I replied that I am a nurse, he smiled and said that he remembered me at 18 wanting to become a nurse and how everything got in my way to acheiving my... Read More

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Teaching Effectively in Very Large Classrooms

By VickyRN There is a huge difference in teaching 30 students, as opposed to 140 students. Large classrooms can be noisy, crowded, and full of distractions. The students can be disrespectful and out of control, with pockets of students texting, carrying on... Read More

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Nursing shortages, Baby boomers and the immigrant nurse

By madwife2002 So after leaving the polls running for several weeks the one I felt most interesting was the opinion of US trained nurses opinion on Foreign trained nurses, only 54 people voted on this poll which is surprising since we have hundreds of thousands... Read More

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Talked into a career in nursing by Stephen King.

By eriksoln I began my nursing career as a young male in a community college. I was taking prereqs, feeling my way around Corporate America, considering the endless possibilities of career paths. The options were limitless and I was often overwhelmed trying to... Read More

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You Came All The Way From America Just For Me

By racypatty After 27 hours of travel I have arrived. It is very hot, there is no air conditioning and only warm bottled water to drink. On January 14th I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the jungles of southern India on a volunteer medical missions... Read More

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I will talk, you just listen

By blt3535 Ask anyone who knows me very well, and they can tell you what I have wanted to be when I “grow up” since I was 14 years old; a nurse. To be a nurse means to be compassionate, brave, and holding yourself up to very high standards while still... Read More


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