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allnurses is the leading social-networking site for nurses and nursing students. People from all over the World come to allnurses to communicate and discuss nursing, jobs, schools, NCLEX, careers, and so much more.
allnurses is about you. The nurse that craves knowledge. The nurse that wants to expand their career. The nursing student who wants to pass the NCLEX. The retired nurse with vast experience who desires to interact and share with others.
allnurses is about helping you become a better nurse.
We do not offer medical advice. We do not provide legal advice. What we offer is a place for nurses to be themselves and to learn from others. We offer students a place where they can better understand nursing, gain study habits, gain knowledge that they would not have learned in school.
What YOU get out of allnurses is up to you.
Here's what a long-time member said about Does allnurses.com make you a better nurse?
Quote from MassEDallnurses is multi-cultural. We have members from all around the World. Nurses and nursing students want the same thing you do. Don't you want to be the best nurse you can be?...being a 'better' nurse ... takes into account your personal opinions, biases, your own story, others' stories, all of which can help you at the bedside. Greater understanding, I say, is how this site can help each person. Each little piece of you that is more enlightened can add to the whole nurse as 'better' or more culturally aware, or better able to understand another aspect of nursing that we're not in.... many ways to better oneself through nursing... and it's not all just clinical...
Here's what some of our members had to say about allnurses.com:
Quote from nursemarionWow, to have this many nurses at your fingertips as a resource, definitely yes! The years of experience, the sources, the tips. I feel empowered and blessed to have this. Nursing can be a stressful, lonely place. Especially in fields that I now work in such as school health and home health. To know that I can get on here and ask a question from a collective knowledge base like this is a true gift.Quote from sasha2ladyI've learned so much on here in many aspects ranging from dealing with difficult mgmt coworkers and getting wounds healed. I can talk on here about multiple issues that bug me or that I don't understand and get valuable input from others. Some of the advice and stories I've read on here have given me encouragement and motivation to do a better job . PricelessQuote from TheCommuterThe site has helped me by bestowing new information upon me that I would not have known otherwise. In other words, it has enhanced my fund of knowledge.Quote from crownurseI don't feel so alone. I have seen and done a lot of stupid things, now I know it's part of the learning experience.Quote from pagandeva2000I get to see what has happened to others and I am more empowered to either not make the same mistakes or to better critically think. Many times, I have said to myself "I just read about a similar situation on allnurses...let me try to do it this way..." and most times, it worked.Quote from talaxandraStill not sure about allnurses.com?AN may not have made me a better theoretical nurse, but I think participating here has made me a better communicator, clinician, resource and mentor, which are all essential elements of my nursing practice
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Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in Programming, Software, Web ArchitectDec 31, '13Thanks for quoting me, JoeV. I had totally forgotten that I had once 'testified' to the goodness of Allnurses.com!
Then again, you cannot have a testimony without first having had a test.Apr 29I have been a nurse for 35 years. I don't work any more. I don't regret having become a nurse.Nursing is an exceptional profession. However, it is not for everyone. The wrong reasons to go into nursing are: for the money, appearance of glamour,hopes of recognition,expecting autonomy, pleasant working conditions,or a general dislike of people. DO go into nursing if: You are very smart,physically strong,are able to work very hard and very long hours sometimes in intolerable conditions,don't expect just financial compensation for your efforts,sure nursing page well,but it is NOT about the money. DO go into nursing if: You generally love people,are willing to get along with all types of people, are not afraid of doctors and are prepared to face many different and sometimes dangerous situations any time you go into work. If you love hard work,people,especially sick people,love learning,and are both mentally and physically strong,then go for it. It has it's rewards but also difficult challenges. I would never discourage anyone from going into nursing. But just think it through very carefully.
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