Using As A Resource Using As A Resource | allnurses

LEGAL NOTICE TO THE FOLLOWING ALLNURSES SUBSCRIBERS: Pixie.RN, JustBeachyNurse, monkeyhq, duskyjewel, and LadyFree28. An Order has been issued by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota that affects you in the case EAST COAST TEST PREP LLC v. ALLNURSES.COM, INC. Click here for more information

Using As A Resource

  1. 9 I'll admit it; I'm addicted. I'm addicted to After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and Mississippi, I found myself questioning my job helping to make even more money for a company that did not reap nor did it sow. I ached to help with more than gutting relatives homes and wiping away tears of 80+ year old aunts who lost their whole lives no matter how noble others think that was. I began looking at nursing schools and found the one from which I will graduate as a RN in May. I found that school through

    As I began posting to this site I found a student from the previous year, (on who gave me her books and her notes with the stipulation that I share, and Tracy, I have shared. Every time I have had a problem with understanding a theory or a skill, I have searched for answers in this site and inevitably find the answer because, of course, the question I have has been asked before.

    When we start a new class, whether it be Med-Surg, or Mental Health, I come here and look for the resources available because nurses share; of course they do. I find web site links in threads for Dosage Math, and IV theory, and 1001 uses for gauze pads. I share this information with the class which has helped this older lady be accepted in a class of twenty somethings. I read articles and cry; I read articles and laugh. Most of all I have a huge network of other people who understand me.

    I have been edited and I have been thanked. I have my favorite threads and follow post from certain people with anticipation and always I learn. I will be the best nurse I can and as I practice I will continue to post in the hopes that someday I will make someone else cry, or laugh, or learn.

    Thank you for this website (
    Last edit by brian on Jan 3, '08 : Reason: formatting
  2. 2 Comments

  3. Visit  ShiphrahPuah profile page
    #1 0
    I agree that is an incredible resource. As a student who will be graduating in May '08, I check every day for information. I love looking at the postings for all the nursing specialties to get honest insight. There are some specialties that I thought I would like that I now know are probably not for me and other specialties that I had never thought about that sound so interesting. That information is so valuable to me as someone who is just getting her feet wet and is trying to get a handle on all the possibilities in this field. The student forum is great for that in-the-trenches comraderie (spelling??), and it's so great to read about current trends in nursing. I use to just lurk and not post, but I recently got a membership and the latest newletter. Thanks Brian for starting up a website that is the best resource I have found for nursing!
  4. Visit  angelchick profile page
    #2 0
    I agree also, I am a second year nursing student, and this site offers me so much information, encouragement, insight and hope in the difficult times. Have so much I want to write about... need to get to it!
    Thanks everyone for such wonderful heart felt articles and sharings.