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"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 Ďpractice HESIí 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


Oops, I Did It Again: Dottie

By VivaLasViejas - ..........I went and lost my heart to yet another hospice patient. You'd think I'd have learned my lesson after caring for my old friend in that same room and witnessing her inevitable decline and death, but nope---this one had me from "Hello". Her name is Dottie, and she is 85 pounds of... Read More


It's been a long time...

By traumaRUs - Burn out in the ER or why its been a long time since I wrote in this blog…. I always loved the ER from the very first day in 1996 when my preceptor told me not to worry, I would get the hang of having patients that were very ill from who knows what, had some unknown object in some weird oriface,... Read More


Cheating in the Classroom

By VickyRN - cheating is always a potential problem in the university or college setting. it is very problematic for students, in that their learning is being circumvented. cheaters will be less competent as graduates. would you want, for instance, an accountant performing audits in your office who cheated his... Read More



By cuteinpinkNS - If someone asked you to answer the question, "Are nurses made or born", what would you say? I believe all nurses are made through knowledge and experience, but people are born with the personality to care, love, and nurture. Those are many of the qualities a nurse carries and it takes someone... Read More


An Honor

By nursebboop1 - I entered through the front door of the nursing home just after 8am. I then signed in at the front desk while shaking off the biting cold of that February morning in 1997. I was here to admit a new female patient, Rosa, to hospice. I began my practice as a hospice RN in 1996. At that time the... Read More


Waiting has a magnificent purpose.

By jesjay - I am twenty-two. I just received my nursing license six months ago. I have attended two trainings and a not-so-stunning-no-seminar-at-all for my continuing educational program as a registered nurse. I have not been into that real-nursing-world. I have not volunteered for weeks or days or even a... Read More


Being a Team Player

By trixie - Many nurses want to advance in their careers. Few go into the nursing profession planning on being a floor nurse forever. Unfortunately, many fail to learn the very basic principle of how to be a team player. I was fortunate to have been oriented to the world of nursing by wonderful team... 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


LUCKY! to have a job

By madwife2002 - During these hard financial times, I have heard management repeatedly tell staff 'you are lucky to have a job'. Now whilst we appreciate we are indeed fortunate to have employment being told this repeatedly to control a bad working environment is in my opinion bullying, in truth they are getting... Read More


How to be an APN in ten easy steps....or how to spend oodles of $$ on your education

By traumaRUs - How to become an advanced practice nurse in ten easy steps! My very different educational path has probably furnished some professor with a new BMW or Lexus. I am not endorsing this route but rather explaining why you should look before you leap…we have to start in the beginning… I am now... Read More


Real Nursing

By Angie O'Plasty, RN - Nursing interventions are created moments. To me, "real nursing" is a moment created to identify and intervene, to connect with a patient and influence that patient to modify a behavior or an erroneous thought that holds them back from healing. It's one of the most satisfying activities that my... Read More


Giving Nursing Students a Taste of NICU

By SteveNNP - So today I was wondering..... how well do we as NICU nurses best represent what NICU really is to nursing students? Too often, nursing students are abruptly dropped off at the NICU door, handed a scrub sponge, and abandoned by their nursing instructor, who is equally petrified of what lies... Read More


The Extent That You Will Go For Your Pt

By mwinstea - The Extent That You Will Go For Your Patient Ok, so picture this. Brand new nurse, in the 1970's, in her little white uniform with her long hair severely pulled back into a bun in order to bobby pin her white cap with one black stripe in place. And of course there is a caduceus stick pin at the... Read More


The caregivers taking care of ourselves

By twinmommy+2 - oh my gosh, the pandemic is here! mass destruction is upon us and the end of the world will happen. great googly moogly, perhaps we should all make a bunker and store oodles-of-noodles and twinkies, because of course those do not go bad for centuries. and donít forget the tamaflu. heavenís to... Read More


Revolutionizing Neonatal Transport Part 1- History

By SteveNNP - Revolutionizing Neonatal Transport- Where do we find ourselves? As neonatal intensive care nurses and nurse practitioners, how often do we reevaulate where our critical care transport programs stand in relation to others worldwide? Current research in NICUs across the nation focuses on new... Read More


Postpartum Mood Disorders

By Elvish - The postpartum period - just after giving birth - is, for most a time of happiness and adjustment to new family roles. However, for some women it is a time of overwhelming sadness, anxiety, and inability to cope with the stressors at hand. Postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis are mood... Read More