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Not a Near Death Experience: A Shared Death Experience

Not a Near Death Experience: A Shared Death Experience

by Nurse Beth - Like many nurses, I’ve witnessed many deaths. I’ve seen patients go suddenly, and seen some hang on, only to pass when a particular family member arrived- and even... Read More →

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But, she was fine this morning!

But, she was fine this morning!

by spotangel - 1.20 PM The red phone rang in the ER. This was the EMS line when they called with an incoming emergency. “South side ER. This is Nurse Annie. May I help you?”... Read More →

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X-ploring your X-Factor

X-ploring your X-Factor

by Carol Ebert - Emotionally, those with the “X factor” have a way of making us feel good or inspired. Challenged or validated. In the music industry, you either have “it” or not.... Read More →

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I Broke Rule # 1

I Broke Rule # 1

by RobbiRN - “We just intubated him a few minutes ago. He was a restrained driver in a partial rollover. There were several witnesses who saw him driving erratically. They... Read More →

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NTI - If Florence Could See Us Now:  Kathy Douglas, RN Interview

NTI - If Florence Could See Us Now: Kathy Douglas, RN Interview

by allnurses - Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA, was one of two recipients of AACN's Pioneering Spirit Award for 2017. According to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, "The... Read More →

When You Can’t Stop Thinking About Work

When You Can’t Stop Thinking About Work

by ElizabethScala1 - No matter how hard you try, there will be times when a nurse just can’t stop thinking about work. We’ve all taken that ride or drive home and replayed our entire... Read More →

Wellness Works if YOU Work It!

Wellness Works if YOU Work It!

by Carol Ebert - And where would we be without WELLNESS? It used to be just a buzz word, but now it is a life and death thing. If we are not well, we can’t survive and thrive. And... Read More →

Does Evidence Based Practice Concerning Nurses' Schedules Matter?

Does Evidence Based Practice Concerning Nurses' Schedules Matter?

by Eschell2971 - I've been busy lately, as I'm sure many of you have been, as well. I'm also finishing up an online leadership class, and my focus area is staffing/scheduling. I've... Read More →

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Confessions of an Introvert

Confessions of an Introvert

by Nurse Beth - Being a Nurse Introvert Introverts and extroverts really are hardwired differently. Sometimes I get questions from nursing students or those thinking about... Read More →

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Realign, Reframe and Rediscover Your Joy Being a Nurse

Realign, Reframe and Rediscover Your Joy Being a Nurse

by Michelle Podlesni - Just like tires of a car that are out of alignment, our jobs may be leaving us feel we are having a bumpy ride each day. One day you are not the new nurse anymore.... Read More →

30% of Nurses Leaving the Workforce - 2017 Salary Survey Results Part 2

30% of Nurses Leaving the Workforce - 2017 Salary Survey Results Part 2

by tnbutterfly - Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations, yet with more than 3 million nurses in the U.S., demand for nurses is rapidly catching up with the supply. Let's... Read More →

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Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - Recent health-news headlines identified three potentially effective interventions for preventing dementia and cognitive decline: blood pressure control, physical... Read More →

11 Things Your Nurse Thinks (But Will Never Tell You)

11 Things Your Nurse Thinks (But Will Never Tell You)

by VivaLasViejas - 1) If you yell "HELP!" one. more. time. without a really, really, REALLY good reason for it, I am going to come down there, shut the door, and give you a good dose... Read More →

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Registered Nurse Salary Purchasing Power Across States

Registered Nurse Salary Purchasing Power Across States

by tnbutterfly - Whether you are a new grad looking for your first nursing job or an experienced nurse thinking about relocating in search of higher wages, there is much to take... Read More →

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THE SCENT OF DEATH

THE SCENT OF DEATH

by spotangel - I froze by room 650 as I wheeled the med cart. The scent hit me. The overpowering scent of flowers candles and incense. The smell, I associated with death.... Read More →

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On-call or cancelled? That is the question!

On-call or cancelled? That is the question!

by Eschell2971 - Hello: What is the cancellation/on-call policy at your facility? Last week, my facility instituted a new/updated on-call/cancellation policy. Basically, nurses... Read More →

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