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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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,... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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On Working With Sexual Minorities

By VivaRN Aidan looked up at me with big, mournful eyes. He had come to the city to escape the oppression of his small town world. His family and church had rejected him. I could see his loneliness in the way he walked, eyes downcast, slouching a little too... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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How My Instructor Affected My Life

By raekaylvn I'm not exactly sure when my instructor started hating me, or if she disliked me from the beginning. But she broke me. Any answer I would give in pre or post conference would be wrong, or not good enough. But any other student who said what I said... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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First Clinical Day, First Transcultural Experience

By NurseWannabe1129 It's my first day of clinical. My clinical group happens to arrive later than most at 800 hours instead of the usual 630 or 700. Most of us were extremely nervous to do our first bed bath. Since we arrived late, AM care was pretty much already... Read More

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OB Nurse in a Small Rural Hospital

By VickyRN A long time ago in a hospital far, far away, I was the sole obstetrical nurse covering my night shift. In this small, rural facility, I also had a regular medical-surgical assignment (usually eight to ten patients) and also helped “take care” of the... Read More


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