Articles: General Discussions

Articles: General Discussions

The General Nursing Discussion is a good place to discuss topics that apply to Licensed Nurses, regardless of their level of experience, specialty area or geographic region. Come talk about time management, patients and their families, surviving on night shift, assessment and nursing diagnosis, and more. Not sure how to use allnurses? Visit our Help Desk.

The Straw That Broke the Nurse's Back

The Straw That Broke the Nurse's Back

by BeenThere2012 - One night as the charge nurse working in a Pediatric Intensive Care unit for a Level I trauma center, I got a call from the ER. It was the kind of call that... Read More →

Last comment by xoemmylouox
Is the BSN for Everybody?  Things to Consider when Considering School

Is the BSN for Everybody? Things to Consider when Considering School

by nurseyblues - How important is schedule to you? If you’re the kind of nurse who loves working three 12s and having the rest of your week off, you might find that options are... Read More →

Last comment by LanaEl
Spiritual Care and Nursing: How Does this Work?

Spiritual Care and Nursing: How Does this Work?

by jeastridge - “Please pray with me,” my patient pleaded as I gathered up my bag and prepared to leave our admission visit. The social worker and the patient’s caregiver had... Read More →

Last comment by AllOfMyWat
10 Survival Tips for the Highly Sensitive Nurse

10 Survival Tips for the Highly Sensitive Nurse

by CryandNurseOn - My first introduction to the concept of being Highly Sensitive or HSP for short was through a blog. Reading that made me realize that I wasn’t as weird and crazy as... Read More →

Last comment by RNhelenwheels16
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Nursing: Then and Now

Nursing: Then and Now

by tnbutterfly - Looking back to when I was in nursing school, and then starting my nursing career, I remember many things that are no longer in use, or things that have transformed... Read More →

Last comment by rnsrgr8t
Social Media and Emotional IQ

Social Media and Emotional IQ

by Nurse Beth - I follow some folks on social media who I keep on a “never miss their posts” list because they are well spoken and challenge me to be a better communicator. There... Read More →

Last comment by whisperingsage
Before You Clock-In, Check In.

Before You Clock-In, Check In.

by SunnyPupRN - I walk into my residential yoga school, 9000 miles away from home after four flights, 2 days of travel, and 3 hours of sleep. South India, monsoon season. 90 plus... Read More →

Last comment by jifferte
Stupid, lazy, or ADHD?

Stupid, lazy, or ADHD?

by canigraduate - I am pretty open about my late diagnosis of ADHD and the difficulties I have faced because of it. A lot of the hardship I have faced stems from the fact that there... Read More →

Last comment by Me93RN
Perfect-o Meter

Perfect-o Meter

by jeastridge - The phone rang loudly besides me, it’s electronic clanging disrupting the peaceful thoughts that floated through my mind as I enjoyed a first cup of morning coffee... Read More →

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Doctor Behaving Badly - What Would You Do?

Doctor Behaving Badly - What Would You Do?

by AN Admin Team - This poster wished to remain anonymous to remove any chance of backlash. However, AN feels this is a story that many of us have experienced and it deserves to be... Read More →

Last comment by Libby1987
What does hyperactive ADHD look like?

What does hyperactive ADHD look like?

by canigraduate - FACTS: Hyperactive/impulsive behaviors Unable To Be Completely Still Children often fiddle with pencils/crayons in class, fidget, tap their fingers or... Read More →

Last comment by honeyforasalteyfish
New AHA Guidelines - They Want OUR feedback!  Come and comment!

New AHA Guidelines - They Want OUR feedback! Come and comment!

by traumaRUs - AN is pleased to present a press release from AHA which adds another dimension to out of hospital cardiac arrest care - telephonic assisted cardiopulmonary... Read More →

Last comment by traumaRUs
Just Say No to Lateral Violence in the Workplace!

Just Say No to Lateral Violence in the Workplace!

by Bridgid Joseph - I hear too often in the nursing world that we “eat our young”. This is not OK on quite a few levels, but the biggest concern is how often this happens and, despite... Read More →

Last comment by Bridgid Joseph

Precepting the Preceptor

by Ruby Vee - If you believe everything you read on allnurses, preceptors, by and large, are awful people put on earth to torment new grads. Since I genuinely believe that most... Read More →

Last comment by Libby1987
My Reasons For Avoiding The Acute Care Hospital

My Reasons For Avoiding The Acute Care Hospital

by TheCommuter - I've been asked the same question by members of Allnurses.com, real-life coworkers, and even some of my own family members: "Why aren't you interested in working at... Read More →

Last comment by smartnurse1982
Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

by nurselyfe4115 - I just hate it when I hear that nurses feel like they have to go to be a school to be able to work in the ICU or do invasive procedures. There is this myth that... Read More →

Last comment by tacticool
Marshmallows and Burnout (A Traveler's Perspective)

Marshmallows and Burnout (A Traveler's Perspective)

by MattRN95 - New Adventure Being a travel nurse for eight years was one of the most challenging and personally rewarding experiences of my life. On my journeys I laughed many... Read More →

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