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Marcus Engel - Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Marcus Engel - Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

by tnbutterfly - As a college freshman, Marcus and his friends were on their way home from a hockey game in St. Louis when they were hit by a drunk driver. Marcus suffered... Read More →

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Stepping Back To Move Forward

Stepping Back To Move Forward

by melissa.mills1117 - Sometimes in life, taking a step back provides breathing room, which breeds clarity. This clarity can illuminate the path to achieving dreams. Stepping back can be... Read More →

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My trip to the ER

My trip to the ER

by 3ringnursing - Two days ago events occurred that this choice was taken off the table and I had no alternative but go, or risk dire consequences. Let me back up a bit, and first... Read More →

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To the girl thinking of becoming a nurse (a note to myself at 17-- reflection

To the girl thinking of becoming a nurse (a note to myself at 17-- reflection

by BobiJo - To the Young Girl Thinking of Becoming a Nurse... (A note to myself at 17) The world will speak at you in many ways. You will read how the medical world is full... Read More →

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Taming Naso-Gastric Tube (NGT) Torture

Taming Naso-Gastric Tube (NGT) Torture

by RobbiRN - The dreaded NG tube. Hated by most patients and many practitioners who have to insert them, NG tubes are great candidates for the top spot in the "most detested... Read More →

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What if I'm the Bully?

What if I'm the Bully?

by klsm1968 - Only the light from the bathroom illuminated Jill's room as I walked in as quietly as possible. It was only 7:15 a.m. and I had received report on 4 patients. Two... Read More →

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Exclusive Interview with Las Vegas Nurse who Worked During Shooting

Exclusive Interview with Las Vegas Nurse who Worked During Shooting

by Nurse Beth - Many of us may wonder what it would be like to be faced with a disaster right in our community. Sara D. is an oncology nurse in a large hospital in Vegas and... Read More →

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Should I Carry Nursing Malpractice (Liability) Insurance?

Should I Carry Nursing Malpractice (Liability) Insurance?

by sirI - This question comes up frequently and is asked of me quite often, "should I carry malpractice protection?" "What is malpractice?" Simply put, it is a... Read More →

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October:  Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse

October: Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse

by Ruby Vee - Breast cancer - at least mine, anyway - is fairly straightforward. You either have it or you don't. The mass is malignant or benign. When you're diagnosed,... Read More →

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Accidental Pill Pusher

Accidental Pill Pusher

by jeastridge - Accidental Pill Pusher In the early 80’s nursing education about pain management took a turn. Gone were the days of observing the patient for non-verbal signs of... Read More →

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A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

by nursemike - April 18, 2016, I began my third of three 12-hour night shifts, but I didn't finish it. Sometime after midnight, I felt a dull, but fairly strong pain under my... Read More →

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We saved some guys life...

We saved some guys life...

by blackvans1234 - Just another day in the life The other week I was at the station BS'ing with one of the Nursing assistants and a new grad nurse about online dating, raunchy... Read More →

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Mandatory Evacuation: Facing Fear of the Unknown

Mandatory Evacuation: Facing Fear of the Unknown

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - Fire on the Mountain Last Tuesday evening at 6:15 pm, when my smartphone vibrated to announce an incoming text, I broke my personal rule against texting during... Read More →

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My First Mammogram- A Comedy

My First Mammogram- A Comedy

by smatacale - Somehow, much to my surprise, I turned 40 a few years ago. I don’t know how it happened, but I double checked my birth certificate and sure enough...40 years old! ... Read More →

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What you didn't know

What you didn't know

by Ballistex - You knew I was late at bringing you the ice water you had asked for. I know you knew this because the nurse who relieved me that day told me about how you... Read More →

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My Brief But Busy Nursing Career, the good, bad and ugly of it!

My Brief But Busy Nursing Career, the good, bad and ugly of it!

by midgeypoo - (do not read if you enjoy short stories) After a major wake-up slap in the face, I realized I had to go back to school to get paid enough to support my 4 babies... Read More →

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Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

by traumaRUs - AN had the opportunity to talk with multiple healthcare systems throughout the US at a national conference. Many had the same issue: not enough RNs. Some had sign... Read More →

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Last Time for Everything

Last Time for Everything

by Deb_Aston - Last Time for Everything By Deb Aston, MSN, RN, CPN When I heard the song "Last Time for Everything" by Brad Paisley on the radio, it literally brought me to... Read More →

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