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Hear Me Roar : Women And Nursing

Hear Me Roar : Women And Nursing

by SisterofMary - Mornings are a bit of a flurry. I have just finished a twelve hour shift and I’m exhausted. I’m cleaning my C.O.W., sorting through papers, finishing up... Read More →

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Need Help With Heart Sounds?

Need Help With Heart Sounds?

by Lauren RN - When I was in nursing school, I read about the various heart sounds, what they indicate, and how to listen for them. I read about them and read about them and,... Read More →

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WAIT! DON'T GO!

WAIT! DON'T GO!

by spotangel - WAIT! DON’T GO! I pulled the car to the side and put my hazard lights on. “Ok, where is this I have to go?” I asked the staffer at homecare. I jotted the... Read More →

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Reverse the Adverse

Reverse the Adverse

by Carol Ebert - I remember my 94 year old uncle who used to tell me how lonely he was because all his friends were gone. Living “too long” wasn’t as pleasant and he thought it... Read More →

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Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health

by ShannonRN1981 - Established in 1961, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides a forum for a conglomeration of countries to collaborate in order to... Read More →

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

by JanineKelbach - Autism affects more children now than ever before. Current statistics tell us that one in every 68 children in America has a form of autism. What is autism? ... Read More →

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Need Help Memorizing Heart Sounds?

Need Help Memorizing Heart Sounds?

by Lauren RN - When I was in nursing school, I found that the best way to memorize the vast amount of information I was expected to know was through memory tricks, mnemonics, and... Read More →

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Injection Gone Wrong - Part 1

Injection Gone Wrong - Part 1

by Brenda F. Johnson - Susan stepped up to the next available person and handed her the flu shot questionnaire filled out and signed. The tiny room was full of activity. There were piles... Read More →

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Orientation to Nurse Coaching: Benefits of Nurse Coaching

Orientation to Nurse Coaching: Benefits of Nurse Coaching

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - Some of my most rewarding moments as a coach and a nurse practitioner in family practice have occurred when my patients have gotten measurable results from their... Read More →

ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

by allnurses - I was talking about this topic with one of my younger nurse friends. She shared the following comments with me. I want to start by saying that quality... Read More →

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It's All About the Cookies

It's All About the Cookies

by djh123 - I became a nurse in my 50’s. I stumbled a bit on my own after passing the NCLEX, unsure of what I wanted to do. A short summation of that time period is that I... Read More →

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The Nurse at the Bedside

The Nurse at the Bedside

by RobbiRN - The Nurse at the Bedside Let me introduce myself. I’m the nurse, the one at the bedside. It’s a place I’ve occupied for twenty-four years. There are millions... Read More →

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Questions to Ask New Employers

Questions to Ask New Employers

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Do Your Homework It is important to do your homework and research the employer/company. Being knowledgeable of the company’s mission statement and history can... Read More →

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Nursing Supervisor - Walk In My Shoes For A Day!

Nursing Supervisor - Walk In My Shoes For A Day!

by spotangel - 5 am-The alarm goes off . I get up bleary eyed wishing I could crawl back to bed. I have put in 5 days at my regular M-F job. This is day#6. This job helps me, help... Read More →

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Flu Shot or Mask?

Flu Shot or Mask?

by Nurse Beth - Recently at the nurse's station at work, I was talking with Lisa. Lisa was wearing a surgical mask. To keep her job, she has to wear a mask until flu season is over... Read More →

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I Gotta See If He Is Dead!

I Gotta See If He Is Dead!

by spotangel - I had a strange sense of anticipation as I walked in. Working as a perdiem Nursing supervisor(Assistant Director of Nursing) in a busy hospital, I had strongly felt... Read More →

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8 Organ and Tissue Donation Myth Busters

8 Organ and Tissue Donation Myth Busters

by The Nurse Motivator - Magical. Breathtaking. The vibrant pink lungs that appeared like soft pliable pillows were removed from the chest. All so unimaginable to this young, naïve nurse. ... Read More →

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Two Mnemonics for Nurse Coaching Improve Change Talk: RULE and WAIT

Two Mnemonics for Nurse Coaching Improve Change Talk: RULE and WAIT

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - If you want to have healthy conversations about change with your patients, or anyone else, all you need to do is to follow the RULE and WAIT. I learned about RULE... Read More →


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