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It's The Grim Reaper, Charlie Brown

By VivaLasViejas - 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, that I might want to be prepared for lean times ahead: Our census has been dropping for weeks, and the numbers aren't going up any time in the... Read More


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

By tnbutterfly - Who is responsible for discussing end-of-life treatment options with the patient…….the physician? The nurse? In most instances it is the physician’s responsibility to initiate discussion and determine a plan of treatment. But what if the patient is not given information on all the options? What... Read More


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

By VivaLasViejas - 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 whenever some medical crisis threatens your offspring, instantly rearranging your priorities and rendering you completely ineffective as a clinician.... Read More


Dear incoming class of nurses...

By AOx1 - 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 everything, as I am already rich. When a former student calls me to say that they have just started their doctoral program, I am rich. When I see a... Read More


A fascination become a dream

By damselham - 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, one at a time, Daryl” referring to my seatmate, and he answered “I want to become a soldier like my dad…I want to fight against bad guys!” motioning as... Read More


Novice: The First Stage on Your Journey

By VickyRN - the novice stage - we've all experienced it. it's a time of stretching and rapid personal and professional growth. the stretching can be humbling and painful, as shortcomings in our performance are inevitable. if we learn from our mistakes, however, we will eventually grow to proficiency in our... Read More


Do I Love Nursing? What Day is it?

By Purple_Scrubs - There have been many threads recently on AN along the lines of nursing: love it or hate it. I think about this often, and have realized that my responses to these threads are colored by the events of the day. So, here is a true account of how I feel about nursing, for anyone who is interested. ... Read More


Should I Carry Malpractice (Liability) Insurance?

By sirI - This question comes up frequently and is asked of me quite often, "should I carry malpractice insurance?" many nurses are covered under their own individual liability insurance carrier. Many more are not. i am.......... are you?? Nurses can be sued at any time, for any reason. Often, allegations... Read More


Pointers for Success in Nursing School

By VickyRN - you just received your acceptance letter into nursing school. how exciting! you are about to embark on a life-changing journey, a wondrous career and an entirely new culture and way of thinking. what are some pointers to increase your chances of success? the most important thing is to maintain... Read More


The Psychomotor Domain

By VickyRN - psychomotor learning is one of the three domains, or broad categories, of educational behaviors. it is based on manual or physical skills, and includes fine and gross motor dexterity, coordination, and movement. the focus is on physical and kinesthetic forms of learning. this domain can also... Read More


Teaching and Learning in the Affective Domain (Part Two)

By VickyRN - adult learners need to be motivated in order to learn. they need to know, “how will learning this content benefit me? what do i stand to gain? how will knowing this information further my career goals?” motivation, then, is crucial to adult learning. volition is accessed through processes in... Read More


Teaching and Learning in the Affective Domain

By VickyRN - the affective domain describes a person’s emotional attributes. as educators, why should we be concerned with the affective domain and how can these factors impact teaching and learning? bloom divided the process of learning into three broad hierarchical domains, or taxonomies. the three parts... Read More


Performance Based Development System (PBDS)

By VickyRN - Few subjects have stirred up as much controversy within the nursing community as the performance based development system (pbds) nursing "competency" assessment. What exactly is this test and why is it so controversial? Performance-based development system (pbds) is the creation of dorothy del... Read More


For Sale: Used Nurse. Dirt Cheap!

By VivaLasViejas - It's taken me a dozen years to get here, but I have finally decided that I'm no longer a "new" nurse. I'm not sure if it's because I was a good deal older than many of my classmates when I graduated from nursing school and found out very quickly that I was nowhere near as smart as I thought I... Read More


Nurses Coping with Personal Grief

By tnbutterfly - How many of you have felt helpless or guilty when caring for a seriously ill or dying patient? How many become overwhelmed with emotion after a particularly “bad death”, or the death of a patient you have allowed yourself to become attached to? What should nurses do to avoid the pain that such... Read More


Socialised Medicine the myths and the facts

By madwife2002 - Having worked in a country which has socialised medicine I can certainly see the pit falls and the benefits. What I dont understand is the fear behind having socialised medicine In my opinion socialised medicine has more positive benefits than negative benefits. The first and the most obvious... Read More


"How Can You Stand It?"

By VivaLasViejas - If I had a nickel for every time I've had to answer that question, I'd be able to retire tomorrow. It is a question I am often asked whenever I meet new people. After the how-do-you-dos are said and the subject inevitably turns to "what do you do?", I almost always get sympathetic looks and... Read More


My study guide for HESI -passed on first try!

By sisph - I took the HESI test today and thankfully passed with a 946. My school was allowed to take a ‘practice HESI’ test last semester. I scored in the low 600s. A lot of my classmates didn't pass and we only get three chances. I sometime check the forums but not periodically and noticed there weren't a... Read More