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The World is a Dangerous Place

By datnurse every morning, before we climbed into the white land rovers with our humanitarian organization’s logo on both sides, we waited for laura, the office coordinator, to return from the security meetings. she gave us a briefing before we headed out to... Read More

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Those Darn Nursing Caps

By annarnbuddy some of us are from a time and place where nursing caps were not only prized but mandatory. the caps were presented in solemn ceremonies that were long awaited by nursing students, symbols of a rite of passage on our way to being a true healthcare... Read More

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What a Nightmare.... (Humorous)

By NurseAlwaysNForever So, the alarm went off at 5 am, me, I'm still tired so I hit snooze. Finally, 6:30 rolls around and I'm jumping out of bed and scrambling to be at work by 7. Arrive at work at 6:59, rush to clock in, realize, hey, my badge is still at the house. ... Read More

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The Bee Keeper- funny nursing story

By PICNICRN I had been an RN for about 8 years working only in PICU or NICU, when I took a position in the NICU of a brand new hospital. The doors had only been open for a few weeks and the maternity center had been rather slow... therefore, no sick babies yet.... Read More

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Remember the Geri-Chair?

By Ruby Vee Long ago and in another state, I worked on a med-surg floor of a famous hospital. At that time, patients waited in the hospital for nursing home beds to become available, a wait that could sometimes last a year or more. We had as a patient an... Read More

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You Can't Be Naked in the Hall

By AliRae I've been living on a floating hospital in Liberia for the past nine months now. Coming from a PICU background, I started out completely daunted at the thought of caring for more than two patients. Now, I barely blink when my report sheet has ten... Read More

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Funny nursing story

By booter512 I was working at a large hospital in Sacramento at the time. I worked on a Diabetic/Renal Transplant unit. We did transplants on people from 18 months to however old the physician would accept. One day, we had an eight year old boy in who had... Read More

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A First Assessment

By ddemille I have been a nurse for over 18 years now and am blessed to have had many accomplishments throughout in my career. I am so proud to be a part of the nursing profession; and now, as in my role as an educator, I am always sure that I share the good,... Read More

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I married Santa

By BSN_after_40 Several years ago I was working as a new LPN on a busy Med-Surg unit in a small town in Northern Minnesota. As you can probably guess, we dealt with a lot of blizzards and bad winter weather more often than we like. I was working the day shift... Read More

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you should have studied

By 13386 I m from India, a developing country.. it is a country of love and traditions .people find helping each other as a general responsibility,,, yet nursing (the most noble profession in my view) has not received its required status here…. People still... Read More

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Patient Laughter, My Pain!

By SheSoFine26 I was in my clinical working on a Telemetry/MedSurg Floor. About half the day had past and I along with my preceptor RN received a new admit that had already had a NG tube. He was being admitted in order to have a peg tube placed. The patient... Read More

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OB Nurse in the Old Days, “Lord, Take Me Now”

By OBNURSE81 When I was a brand-spanking new GN, that’s Graduate Nurse, (in those days we got to work as a nurse for the 2-3 months it took for us to received our board results), I was told I would have a minimum of 3 weeks working with another nurse on... Read More

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My First Code

By Ruby Vee i hadn’t been a nurse for very long, but i was asked to team lead, do charge and supervise nursing students. “don’t worry,” i was told. “these are our students, so they can help you out.” as the first bsn grad ever hired in our hospital, i took a... Read More

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Marvin the Painted Lady

By flashpoint I had been a nurse for about a year and I loved working in my little LTC in a tiny town. The town was so small that the closest hospital was in a town about 30 miles away…and that town was so small that the hospital only had a doctor on call, there... Read More

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There is alot of fertilizer in some cardiac patients

By Psychtrish39 "Funny Nursing related Stories" I was a fairly new step down unit RN in a teaching hospital in NW Oklahoma and as such we had alot of what the locals called "county patients' . I just called them patients from different walks of life. And as... Read More

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Sabbath Baby

By NY2LA She spilled out of the elevator as the doors opened, huffing and puffing. I could still feel the cold off her wool coat, which was not close to closing over her huge pregnant abdomen. Not many patients came up this back elevator directly into Labor... Read More

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I'm going to jail for sure!

By BSN_after_40 In 1992, I was a brand new LPN (probably even had the new nurse smell) working on a busy med/surg floor. I was so proud and excited for my new career and took my job very seriously! I believe I was a week or 2 out of orientation, so I was really... Read More

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A "Hallmark Christmas in Shriner's Hospital"

By Cathlabnurse46 In 1972 I was injured in a series of events that lead to my eventual hospitalization in Shirner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Philadelphia. In the Fall of 1973 after my family was left nearly bankrupt from my catastrophic hospital bills I... Read More

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Candid Camera

By iamablonde1970 a few years back, i was working for a small community mental health office in washington state. i had been asked to cover for another nurse who had gone home sick for the day. i was glad to do this. she had a few patients coming in for... Read More

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Melts in your hand, but not in your mouth

By txnursingqt When I started out as a C.N.A. my first job was in a LTC facility. I had always wanted to be a nurse and my mother was ADON and convinced me to begin with being an aide. I had grown up in nursing homes since that is where my mom preferred to work. I... Read More


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