Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 83

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You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

By VivaLasViejas As a nurse of some years' duration, I've often been accused of harboring a rather warped sense of humor. I'm not sure what happened, or when I devolved from a normal person who laughs at knock-knock jokes and funny animal videos to a degenerate who cackles madly at bodily functions and the infinite... Read More

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RN to MSN Programs

By VickyRN Rn to msn programs directly bridge rns with diplomas and associate degrees to the masterís degree level (master of science in nursing degree). These type programs require licensure as a registered nurse, a certain amount of bedside work experience (usually 1 or 2 years), gre or mat (with minimum... Read More

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"I hear voices"

By talaxandra ETA: Some people have reported they found the context of this story unclear. To set the scene a little better: I was a member of the second last group of hospital-based student nurses; in Australia tertiary education was introduced in the 1980's and completely phased in by 1990. Changes in models... Read More

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Preventing FRUTI (Foley Related Urinary Tract Infection) in LTACH

By maggiejrn While working as the Quality Manager for a LTACH (Long Term Acute Care Hospital) one of my responsibilities was Infection Control. As with most facilities our highest number of infections were FRUTI (Foley Related Urinary Tract Infections). There were a number of factors to consider. The biggest... Read More

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It's Just a Shower

By NurseThis21 The purity of water can bring wonders to a parched soul, a dirty wound, a needy plant. I happen to know of a way in which water can bring solace to the heaviest of hearts and even the most entangled minds. I met him during my Psychiatry clinical and he happened to be a regular on the unit. I didn’t... Read More

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Entry into Practice: Direct Entry MSN Programs

By VickyRN Direct entry masters in nursing programs offer a rapid entrance into both the profession of nursing and advanced nursing practice. These unique programs are also known as entry-level or alternate entry nursing masters programs. This type of education is specifically tailored for people with a... Read More

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Remember The Calling?

By pedsnursing when i wake in the morning, i never know what god has in store for this ole' nurse. as i drive to work, thoughts of what can happen stream through my mind. will i loose my patience, or will the twelve hour shift take a toll on me, seven hours in? will my mind stay clear of my own problems long... Read More

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Thank-you Son

By LaughingRN Son, We made it! I know that there are going to be people that try to correct me on that statement, "We" didn't do it..., "I" did it. They are wrong. I'm just talking to you right now little guy. Don't pay attention to the other people here. I know that you have spent around 75% of your... Read More

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Reminders

By JustEnuff2BDangerous It's sometimes hard for a lot of nurses to admit when their compassion begins to fail them and slips into dread of a certain difficult patient. Most of us like to think we are equally compassionate towards everyone, until "that one patient" comes along. That One Patient takes the shape of many... Read More

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Ten Things A Nurse Doesn't Want to Hear

By VivaLasViejas We've all heard them.............those hackneyed phrases and dopey questions people often direct at nurses because they truly do not understand what we do. 1) "You're so smart, you should have gone to medical school." I AM smart---that's why I became a nurse instead of enduring 80-hour work... Read More

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I love this job......

By Misslady113 :twocents:When I first decided to become a CNA I wasn't sure if it's what I wanted. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do the dirty work, to get so personal with people I didn't know. I wasn't sure if it would be worth it. All the hard work for so little pay and no recognition. But this job has been so... Read More

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Entry into Practice: Diploma Programs for Registered Nursing

By VickyRN Diploma programs are the oldest and most traditional type of nursing education in the United States. These programs are two to three years in duration and provide nursing education primarily in the hospital setting. Graduates of these programs receive a diploma as opposed to a college degree. Most... Read More

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Error and Attitude

By iluvicu I committed this medication error during my first month of training in the hospital. I was assigned in the medical/surgical/pediatric floor of the hospital. We have 38 patients at that time and we're only 4 nurses on duty, dengue hemorrhagic fever was on its peak...so in short, it was a toxic duty.... Read More

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Searching for the Purpose

By i am glad We (students from AUP, Adventist University of the Philippines) had a chance of having a duty in Philippine Orthopedic Center. Ive seen situations in that hospital that Ive never seen before, but there was a patient who inspired me While entering to the male ward, my attention was caught by a... Read More

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Nursing Me Black

By NurseThis21 Red. Pink. Purple. Green. Yellow. Many of these shades I had already seen in my clinicals. Whether it was from vomit, blood, or the precarious hospital lunches, I always came across some primary's shade. However, I was continuously bereft of my own color. Black. Why didn't I see anyone like me? It... Read More

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Eleven Things Your Nurse Thinks (But Will Never Tell You)

By VivaLasViejas Since I've presented my top 10 list of the things I love about nursing, it's time now for a visit to the darker side. Here are some decidedly UN-lovely thoughts I've entertained from time to time: 1) If you yell "HELP!" one. more. time. without a really, really, REALLY good reason for it, I... Read More

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A Day In the Life of a New Grad

By E Non Imus, RN 6:30 a.m. I wake up, roll over, and look at alarm clock. There is absolutely no reason to be up this early, but sleeping habits have always been rough for me. I had the dream again where Iím at my graduation ceremony. It clings to my mind as I try to roll out of bed like a cobweb I walked... Read More

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Accelerated BSN Programs

By VickyRN Accelerated bsn programs are an innovative approach to nursing education, available for individuals who hold a non-nursing bachelorís or higher degree and who are interested in moving into the field of nursing. Approximately 205 of these type programs are currently available nationwide. ... Read More


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