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God Bless America

By momofstudent - “You mean you actually work for free?” the tall handsome Brazilian was saying as I noticed a look of incredulousness spread across his face. I returned the same look while saying that the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in the United States and everywhere you find Americans. You see, as an American nurse traveling abroad I was still unaware of how different we appear at times to foreigners. I was volunteering at the seriously... Read More


A nurse is a nurse

By bat3fingers - I am truely a transcultural nurse. In Dublin, Ireland I decided to attempt nursing as a job, little did I realise just how much of a career and a passion it would become. In 1997, after finishing school, I set off with my brother to visit nursing schools, in England. At first I had no plans to leave Ireland, I was just attempting to satisfy my school that I was filling out all the right applications and that I was serious about... Read More


First Night duty in labor room

By spdhaka80 - First of all, let me give a short description of where I am from. My native country is Nepal and this story is about the my first night duty in labor room of a very small hospital situated in rural part of Nepal. After finishing student life in nursing, this was my first duty in labor room by myself. Because of very limited staffs in the hospital they used to schedule maximum two staffs at night, and that night I was alone because... Read More


Navajo Nation in the 1970s

By ittybittykitty - In the mid 1970's ,I worked as an RN on the Eastern Navajo Agency (as it was known "in those days") in New Mexico. The nursing staff, medical staff and Haataali (Medicine Man) would work together with what I felt to be, mutual respect.We had ceromonies and blessings many times in the hospital. Staff members included people ofAnglo, Navajo and Pueblo ethnicity along with those of various religious beliefs, including a women who had been... Read More


How My Instructor Affected My Life

By raekaylvn - I sit in my car outside of the hospital where I'm doing my second term clinicals at. Tears are just rolling down my cheeks. They won't stop. In LVN school, we have 13 week terms. This is only week 7. The tears increase with this sudden thought. I cannot do this anymore. I want to drive to campus and quit this very instant. Instead, I drive home through the tears, remembering the horrible 7 weeks I've had... The last week of Term I,... Read More


School Nursing: Burnout and Renewal

By Purple_Scrubs - Being a school nurse is not as easy as it looks. These days, there is a lot more to it than band-aids and ice packs. When I started school nursing as a relatively new grad after just a few months hospital experience, I truly had no idea what I was in for. I work for a large urban school district. The district as a whole, and my school in particular, is host to a large number of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and... Read More


My little Mandona

By Justhere - At a rough point in my nursing career, where I would have rather just quit, I was given the opportunity to work with a hispanic boy who was on the vent. He was 3 years old when I began working with him. His family would talk to him in Spanish and his nurses would talk to him in English. Everyone lovingly called him "Baby", so I will refer to him as such. When I first began working with Baby he didn't have very many words in his... Read More


Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

By NabiRN - By Bet Key Wong, RN As nurses, we are often asked to step out of our comfort zone. I, for one, feel that I have no problem working with people from different cultures and races. After all, I survived the desegregation busing period in Boston in the late 1970’s. Growing up in Boston Chinatown, I was bused to a high school in a predominately African American community. My friends and I were attacked by Irish teenagers in South... Read More


How about...a HUMAN CULTURE

By vadushkas_nurse - adj. transcultural - extending through all human cultures; "a transcultural ideal of freedom embracing all the peoples of the world" :heartbeat:heartbeat:heartbeat you know, i had to look up the definition of transcultural before i could even think of an appropriate story to write about it. :typing it seems like a catchy new phrase that is used, but probably not fully understood. using the above definition, the first thing... Read More


A Sunday night shift in a Nicu in south Brazil

By caminb - ( My english it's not 100%, thank you for your patience. ) I was young, that was my second job. I had graduated from nursing school a little more than a year before that night, I was 20 years old. Ever since I pass my initial exam to enter nursing school (I was 16 years old when I started) I've dreamed of working in that hospital. It's one of the best hospitals in our city, big, well equipped, and the nurses were well paid, at... Read More


Air RN

By maxiaochen - after long planning, my family of four finally got our feet on the airplane. i was flying to china and then singapore for the 19th international research congress to present my research. i was happy that my family could join me for that. the food was tolerable; drinks were still free and the children were behaving. i was watching movies with periodically daydreaming about sitting in a first class seat... suddenly, the movie... Read More


Where Is The Line Drawn? ...a difficulty in cross cultural health care

By 06CaliforniaRN - She brought her mom in that morning. Her mother was in her 40s, pregnant, and although her face looked pained, she was complaining of feeling very weak. But being the relatively small township clinic that we were, we couldn’t do anything for her, and we told her this. Her daughter would have to take her to the nearest maternity hospital, not terribly far away, but by no means close. For whatever reason they didn’t go, because within... Read More


Writing Multiple Choice Test Items - Part Two

By VickyRN - here are some examples of questions (concerning diabetes) written at different levels of bloom's taxonomy. can you see the advancing level of difficulty? knowledge question the nurse is monitoring blood glucose levels for a client who has been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. which of the following ranges represents a normal fasting blood glucose level? 1. 70-105 mg/dl* 2. 106-125 mg/dl 3. 126-150 mg/dl Read More


Care of mothers with babies in intensive care

By Elvish - I work at a facility with a level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and it's my estimate that roughly (this is purely a guess) one-third of the mothers in my care have delivered babies that are in the NICU for whatever reason. Some of their physical assessment may be different (not by much) but the emotional aspect of their care is far different, and the range of emotions is about a wide a spectrum as can be. Some women who... Read More


Never Assume

By Ginger's Mom - I am married to a man who is not Christian, I am often offended when some one assumes I am not Christian ( which I am ) because of my last name. My skin, eyes, and hair tone are naturally dark and another assumption people make is that I am Mexican , Hawaii, Italian or even Filipino. I always respond I am a mongrel, Russian, Irish and German. My point is I am often the recipient of assumptions regarding my race, religion and... Read More


Dirty skylights and scraped chins

By journeygirl - When you look through a skylight into the blue sky and white clouds, what do you see? Do you focus on the brilliance of the celestial? Or do you see the bugs and rain on the glass? Both exist. It takes training to focus beyond the windowpane, as in a Magic Eye illusion book where you study and stare and eventually are rewarded with visualizing a beautiful, three-dimensional pattern. Similarly, though we interact with our fellow man... Read More


Without Words

By Shenanigans - Most patients when they arrive in hospital generally gather up a large throng of items to place around their small area to remind them of home. Photos in cardboard frames of smiling family and friends, or cherished pets their happy tails caught wagging frantically in one fast finger motion. Usually some arrangement of fragrant flowers and bright cards. Oftentimes food and drink bought in so the patient doesn’t have to suffer through... Read More


Hypoglycemia in the newborn

By Elvish - Hypoglycemia in newborns, as with adults, can be a medical emergency and in any case needs immediate treatment. At particular risk are newborns whose mothers had gestational diabetes (GDM) or prepregnancy type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus. My particular facility has standing orders to check a heelstick blood glucose on any baby whose mother had any of the above conditions at one, two, and four hours of age. While in utero,... Read More