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Mentor, Mentor...Where Art Thou?: Newbie 101, Ground Zero

By Thunderwolf - Newbie 101, Ground Zero Psychiatric nursing is unique and is a wonderful field of nursing. However, for the student nurse or for the new nurse entering the field, it may either cause much anxiety or alot of awe. Psychiatric nursing often presents its own unique challenges. This blog is to help prepare those who may have some concerns starting off. Many of us may had prior experience of someone close to us dealing with their... Read More

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Into The Looking Glass: Facing the Cliff in Recovery

By Thunderwolf - Facing the Cliff in Recovery (Based upon Creed's song and video, Six Feet From The Edge) The main character is singing while standing upon a crumbling cliff edge, falls in a free fall until he hits rock bottom, faces a sand storm, then meets a woman who presents him a bowl of water containing her tears, as he looks on to view the face of the demon of his own making. At the end of the story, it is discovered that he is found... Read More

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The Value of Transfer Boards

By Angie O'Plasty, RN - There are some tools that have been around for a long time, but are rarely used because Medicare or Medicaid will not pay for them. Transfer boards, also called slide boards, fit into this category. When I asked why they were not covered by Medicare or Medicaid, I was told that a sliding board is a tool that helps the caregiver ‘s back more than the patient. While it is true that a transfer board does cut down on back strain for... Read More

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Experiences in Ecuador

By QuitoGal - Never one to do something the normal way, when my nurse practitioner residency started, I opted to expand my horizons and venture to the southern hemisphere in Quito, Ecuador. Doing my residency in the Ecuadorian health care system was one of the most profound and life changing experiences I ever had. The first week was rough. My luggage did not arrive for 4 days, it was cold and wet, I was battling the high altitude at 10,000... Read More

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Used Nursing To Start My Business

By Kyrshamarks - As a nurse I never thought I would be in the position I am in now. I used my nursing skills and certifications to start a small DBA. I just closed the books for Jan, 09 and my wife and I netted after everything $158,000. Not too shabby for being in business only 4 months now. We will be on track for the company to make 3 Million this year. Now you are asking what kind of legal business could he be in that makes that kind of money?... Read More

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Our Littlest Patient

By RuralNP4KIDS - Fridays always seem to bring unusual patients or situations to our maternal child unit. It has been that way, almost every week, for the six years I have been the director. This Friday started with an early morning call to my home from the nursing supervisor. “There is a 32 weeker who presented to the unit contracting and bleeding, who is going to deliver” In my past that news would not be considered nerve wracking. This time my... Read More

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Less Talk With A Little Bit Of Action

By pandaboi - I always wanted to be fluent in English because it is the universal language. I am a nurse back home in the Philippines and with God’s blessings I was able to get a job in US. It was my first time working abroad so I was a bit concerned about the cultural diversities I may encounter because I will be dealing with different patients with different origins. On the other hand, I was excited because it will be very challenging for me, I... Read More

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Writing Multiple Choice Test Items - Part Four: The Analysis Question

By VickyRN - analysis reflects the ability to break information down into parts, understand how these component parts are organized, and then infer how they are put back together again (classification). the learner must examine how each part relates to each other and find the underlying structure. this includes an awareness of the rules, dynamics, and organizational principles of the relationship among the parts. it involves the ability to identify... Read More

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Better Must Come

By augiebear - I am a nurse aide working in the home care field. Having lived in Hawaii all of my life, I have been exposed to many different ethnicities and cultures, or so I thought. The following are my experiences with a client who defines transcultural. As soon as I finished my nurse aide training, I started job hunting and took the first position that was offered to me, which was home care. I was so nervous! I didn't know what to expect or... Read More

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My Miracle last April

By helicoptergal - To Preface this story I am a many year Paramedic turned brand new RN. My best friend had a beautiful baby girl last April. Her pregnancy was healthy, and the OB-GYN did not expect any complications. She had an Ultrasound three weeks before delivery that showed many decelerations so she had an emergency c-section. The baby was delivered vigorous, had good apgars and required o2 via o2 hood to maintain saturations. Throughout the day... Read More

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Alham Dulillah

By sydney1979 - I was twenty one when the letter for an interview for a job in Saudi Arabia came to me by surprised. I was just eight months in training as a staff nurse in a small hospital in our province. I really was not expecting any letter that time since I was just starting my shall I say, nursing career for that matter. I was not really expecting any letter from any agency that time because the application that I passed to the... Read More

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Letter from a Former Student

By VickyRN - as educators, no words of encouragement lift our spirits higher than a note from a former student about his or her successes in the wonderful career of nursing. i thought i would share a recent letter (with permission from my former student, of course): Read More

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Human Like Me

By marian howe - When I pulled the maggots and bits of chewed tobacco leaf from the young lady's hip wound her husband rocked sideways, closed his eyes and softly hit the floor. That was probably the best place for him. In his present state, lying quietly and breathing regularly, he was harmless. His wife was a superstitious woman. She believed, as did many Brazilian farmers, that the enfermera formada Americana (college-educated American nurse)... Read More

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The Nurse's Role in Providing Spiritual Care - Is It OK to Pray?

By tnbutterfly - There has been recent discussion in one of the allnurses threads about a nurse in the uk who was placed on suspension for offering to pray with a patient. In this instance, the nurse only offered to pray. She reportedly did not follow through with prayer when the patient declined her offer. In this instance, we only know what was written. We can only guess what the entire story might be. This brought up much discussion about... Read More

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The Boy With the Broken Heart

By classicdame - Antonio was admitted to the Pediatric unit one night with breathing problems. We don't have a Pedi ICU, but he was assigned to an experienced nurse and hooked up to various monitors. The ER doctor had diagnosed respiratory distress, but as time went by the primary nurse became more anxious. She tried to hide her anxiety from the parents, immigrants from Mexico who spoke little or no English. Mom wanted to lie in the bed with the four... Read More

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Research-Focused Nursing Doctoral Programs and Nursing Knowledge Development

By VickyRN - abstract this paper discusses the maturation of research-focused nursing doctoral degrees and their pivotal influence on the development of nursing knowledge. similarities and differences in the different types of nursing doctoral degrees are discussed, as well as their impact on theory, research and the generation of a knowledge base unique to the discipline of nursing. research-focused doctoral programs: their influence on... Read More

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Crescent and Star of David

By Medic09 - Cross-cultural Cooperation This reminiscence is dedicated to my buddy Jack and all his fellow soldiers in Iraq. May God keep them safe and bring them home safe. W. was my Chief Flight Nurse a while back. He’s an interesting mix of history and characteristics. He served in the US Army Airborne, went to nursing school after discharge, got his ACNP, worked as a flight nurse and then as our Chief. Eventually he returned... Read More

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Transcultural Nursing - Transcending Cultural Barriers to Deliver Care

By ilovechadkrause - Transcultural Nursing - Transcending Cultural Barriers to Deliver Care I am a LPN student, and am about to graduate. It is an exciting time in my personal and professional career! During my clinical trials, I have encountered three people that touched my heart in lasting way. We did not share the same cultural or religious heritage, speak the same language, or have really anything in common. And yet, somehow while caring for these... Read More


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