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Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind

by Carol Ebert - Turns out it is all up to YOU! Either veg out or Mind your Mind! I keep thinking that because I forget stuff all the time it must mean I have early dementia. ... Read More →

Last comment by traumaRUs
5 Tips When You are Floated to Another Unit

5 Tips When You are Floated to Another Unit

by JanineKelbach - It’s Monday morning, you had the weekend off, and it was spectacular! You finally got to relax and are ready to tackle the day. You get to work, coffee in hand, and... Read More →

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Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty

Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty

by madwife2002 - Sleeping while on duty is the number 3 in my top ten of reasons nurses get fired. In 1910, we slept for an average of 9 hours; by 2002, the average dropped to... Read More →

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Hunting down the California BRN

Hunting down the California BRN

by benjaeli - Being the wife of an active duty navy sailor, I was accustomed to moving every three to four years and setting up a new life to include securing a new state license... Read More →

Last comment by Heatherruiz
Orientation to Nurse Coaching: What Is Coaching Anyway?

Orientation to Nurse Coaching: What Is Coaching Anyway?

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - I first experienced the power of coaching at a local Holistic Nurses Association chapter conference. At the time, I was in nursing school and I was struggling with... Read More →

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Sisters in Support

Sisters in Support

by smatacale - In the days since the national march for women occurred, I have spent much time reading, thinking and listening to what this momentous time in our history means to... Read More →

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Letting Go and Moving On

Letting Go and Moving On

by Carol Ebert - After 3 years as a Navy Nurse stationed on a military base, I had to let go and rejoin civilian life in Colorado (because that is where all young people seemed to... Read More →

Last comment by Daisy4RN
A Tale Of Cardiac Home Healthcare in Honor of  American Heart Month

A Tale Of Cardiac Home Healthcare in Honor of American Heart Month

by Carol Bush - To begin this story, you are a home-care nurse, and a good one at that! You receive your initial intake referral form. The internist has asked you to go admit... 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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Why Do Nurses Quit?

Why Do Nurses Quit?

by Nurse Beth - Jamie looked at the framed group photo on the wall of Cohort 22, the 24 new grad nurses who started a year ago in 2015. They all look so happy and eager. Where are... Read More →

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Projecting Optimism: Creating Positive Outcomes

Projecting Optimism: Creating Positive Outcomes

by RobbiRN - Mr. Aldred is relatively calm as I start an IV and draw some blood for his labs. His chest pain started two hours ago while he was watching TV, eating some chips,... Read More →

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Best Christmas Gifts for the Nursing Student

Best Christmas Gifts for the Nursing Student

by The Nurse Motivator - Paper purchased. Ribbons stacked up. Scissors and tape ready to go. How about the gifts? Are you feeling a tad Bah humbug and a little slow with your purchases? ... Read More →

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Peer Support: How much do I really need it?

Peer Support: How much do I really need it?

by Bridgid Joseph - Due to the burnout rates of our profession, and because administrators are starting to realize the impact of the everyday physical, emotional, and ethical issues... Read More →

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Mentoring:  A Nursing Connection

Mentoring: A Nursing Connection

by nurseed12 - Nursing: A Connection As of the latest statistics the average age of a nurse is 41 years old and more than 50% surveyed has decided nursing as their... Read More →

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Speak It, Write It, Repeat It

Speak It, Write It, Repeat It

by joandean99 - Verbal communication is the sending and receiving of information between two or more people using speech. The goal of communication is to convey information from... Read More →

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What States Pay the Highest and Lowest Nursing Salaries

What States Pay the Highest and Lowest Nursing Salaries

by allnurses - As with any job, salaries for nurses vary greatly from state to state and even city to city within the same state. Below are listed average high and low state... Read More →

Last comment by UnicDrgn
What Does it Mean to be A Mental Health Nurse?

What Does it Mean to be A Mental Health Nurse?

by allenmrtux - What Does it Mean to be A Mental Health Nurse? by Allen Barton Being spat at, called names, being mooned or having water thrown on you at work sounds like a... Read More →

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"I Couldn't Find a Job...": Nursing As a Fall Back Plan.

"I Couldn't Find a Job...": Nursing As a Fall Back Plan.

by SisterofMary - When I tell someone I'm a nurse, I usually get a mixture of admiration and envy (and a good number of people asking me why I didn't become a doctor). Conversations... Read More →

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