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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 wasn’t a doctor in house 24/7. Our local... Read More


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 such one night I had two fresh open hearts and a... Read More


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, the bad and the ugly with those coming into our... Read More


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 and Delivery unless the Emergency Department staff... Read More


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 found a sponcer and was admitted into Shriners. Back... Read More


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 anti-psychotic injections so i gathered the appropriate... Read More


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 think that the care takers in various hospitals... Read More


My Husband's Challenging Post-op

By padme So in my first year of nursing school, a lot of interesting things began to happen in my personal life, medically speaking. I did not have a medical background per se going in, but the longer I was in, the more I realized I had done just about a little bit of everything already--Depression, Mood... Read More


Clinical Edjamacation 101

By l.a.m.b Being a nursing student is one of the most stressful roles one can have. The lack of sleep, endless 20 page careplans, compiling looong medication lists, reading textbooks, studying, and clinicals can certainly take a toll on the toughest individual in more ways than one. I certainly felt the... Read More


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 elderly Spanish aristocrat I'll call Juan. Although... Read More


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 names on it, and I've embraced the slower pace of... Read More


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 previously had a kidney transplant. He was in... Read More


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 green! One busy morning, each room on our ward... Read More


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 on Christmas Eve when a very dangerous blizzard... Read More


"JAWS"-medical breakthrough...or not

By Katie-in-charge51 About 15 years ago, a young Dr. known for practical joke-playing, talked me into assisting him with one of his more outlandish tricks. I usually refuse, because I cannot keep a straight face when I am joking. However, for some reason I went along with his strange idea. The House Supervisor that... Read More


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 was comfortable there and not scared of the... Read More


no name-calling allowed!

By kellyjoeds I was orienting to a new floor just a few weeks ago, and I was enjoying my new job immensely. In fact, I was feeling so good about myself, that I began to relax my "first impression" behavior, and let a little bit of the real me shine through. I have since learned that a little bit of the real me... Read More


Lift Me Up

By ICU/CCU Before I begin my nursing story, I need to give a little background. While I was still in the stages of taking pre-requisites for the nursing program, my mother died. She had cancer and was bedridden for a long while before she died. She developed a stage IV pressure ulcer, which caused her to... Read More

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