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Destiny Forward - A Patient Lost, a Future Gained

By Tait - The Patient Diagnosis: Small Bowel Obstruction Age: 55 Gender: Male That was all I knew of the most influential patient in my nursing career, now and forever, that early day of my first year of nursing. Ray was all of 140# when I met him. A gentle soul from the very first meeting. He... Read More

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Elders Say the Darnedest Things!

By VivaLasViejas - As anyone who's ever worked with the elderly knows, every care facility has its "characters": the curmudgeon, the hothouse flower, the Church Lady. And the best-kept secret in the business is the hilarity that ensues whenever one of these folks offers his or her commentaries on everyday events. ... Read More


Tips for Effective Public Speaking

By VickyRN - public speaking involves addressing an audience to motivate, influence, persuade, inform, or simply entertain the listeners. it is a structured and deliberate process. it is composed of five basic elements: speaker, message, audience, occasion, and effects. these are otherwise known as who,... Read More


You Got to Know When to Hold 'Em

By VivaLasViejas - .........and when to fold 'em too. One of the few physical advantages of the over-50 body is its ability to say No to excesses---of food and drink, of stress, of too many long, hard shifts in a row. It's only when respecting those limits conflicts with the reality of nursing, where... Read More


Desired Characteristics of Effective Nurse Educators - “My Ideal Nursing Instructor”

By VickyRN - as nurse faculty, we constantly strive to be the most effective instructors that we can be. the effective nurse educator, whether operating in the clinical setting or classroom, must demonstrate astute interpersonal skills, clinical competency, professionalism, and an understanding of the... Read More


Ohhhh, My Aching (Blank)

By VivaLasViejas - I don't know who said it first, but when I was a kid I heard adults quote this line until I was heartily sick of it: "If I'd known I was going to get this old, I'd have taken better care of myself". Psssssst......hey, you! Could you loan me some Advil till payday? It never occurs to us when... Read More


The Clinical Post Conference – A Few Guidelines

By VickyRN - the clinical post conference has a unique focus in nursing education: the student’s own behavior and experience. ideally, it should provide a nurturing setting for debriefing, discussion, and development of critical thinking skills. it should reinforce and expand the learning that has occurred in... Read More


Nursing Education and the Recession - Tough Economic Times

By VickyRN - The recession has definitely left its mark on universities and community colleges. Funding is being slashed, educators' salaries are frozen, faculty workloads are increasing, supplies are in short demand, and fear and uncertainty abound. The State Constitution of North Carolina requires a... Read More


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


Effective PowerPoint Presentations

By VickyRN - “oh no, not another powerpoint presentation!” you mutter softly to yourself as you slip into a seat in the back of the dark auditorium. unfortunately, your worst expectations come to pass. the presenter mechanically clicks through an insufferable number of slides during the longest 90 minutes of... Read More


Witness to Goodbye

By BSN_after_40 - Busy days are so common on a medical surgical floor that you barely notice when you miss a break. There was too many of those days. I had my assigned patients that I shared with my co-assigned RN. We had our usual scramble in the morning to pass our meds, do the physical assessments, treatments,... Read More


The patient I loved

By ernursechic - I graduated Nursing school in May 2008. I went almost directly into home health. I had 1 visit that the administrator went with me and I was set loose to be a nurse. This was to be the patient that made me know why I became a nurse. J was a 50 years old and morbidly obese at 650lbs. He was such a... Read More


How to Write to Your Legislator

By Teresag_CNS - If you've been a nurse (or nursing student) for a while, you've undoubtedly noticed -ahem- one or two :wink2: things in health care that are suboptimal. Odds are good that at some point you have thought to yourself, "Somebody should tell Congress about that!" Or, "That's really bad policy and... Read More


Nurse Educator Role - A Fifth Advanced Practice Nursing Speciality?

By VickyRN - Advanced practice nurses (APNs) are defined as registered nurses "possessing advanced specialized clinical knowledge and skills through master's or doctoral education that prepares them for specialization, expansion, and advancement of practice" (Mirr Jansen & Zwygart-Stauffacher, 2005, p. 5).... Read More


Confessions of a 30-something RN grad

By LuvofNursing - I am in the seat, feeling comfortable, calm (even though I have went through enough security to enter Fort Knox). I read through the instructions as to not miss anything. “You have 6 hours….” Sounds good, all is well….. First question, okay, 50/50…..A or C….. hmmm…A…. “next”…..2nd... Read More


Verbal, Written warnings and Termination

By madwife2002 - i know a lot of health care employees are worried or concerned they may be on the ladder from verbal warning to written warnings and then fired. for many this is not an unrealistic fear it is something which is affecting their daily working life and erodes into their home life. for some employees... 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