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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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Memorial Day - Time to Thank Those that Paid the Ultimate Price

Memorial Day - Time to Thank Those that Paid the Ultimate Price

by traumaRUs - As we enjoy our weekend, please take a minute to remember the "WHY" of Memorial Day. Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who died during... Read More →

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How Much Time Do I Have?

How Much Time Do I Have?

by jeastridge - She looked up at me with pleading eyes, her head resting on a freshly laundered pillow case and her hair, still damp, laid out against the white expanse to dry. Her... Read More →

When Your Patient is an Addict...How to Deal

When Your Patient is an Addict...How to Deal

by Nurse Beth - Jake is very sociable, and has a lot of …colorful friends who visit him in the hospital. He’s quite likable, because he’s intelligent, funny and clever. He’s not... Read More →

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Why Should I Go To A Conference?

Why Should I Go To A Conference?

by Brenda F. Johnson - Whatever your specialty is as a nurse, there is probably an organization that you can get involved in. From the American Nursing Organization to American Forensic... Read More →

NTI: Resiliency and Burnout

NTI: Resiliency and Burnout

by allnurses - Staff of allnurses recently attended the AACN National Teaching Institute (NTI) in Houston, Texas. One of the sessions was "Owning Your Future: Building Personal... Read More →

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Family

Family

by SheLaughs - It was shortly after labor day when I walked into the emergency room to see a client who had been found unresponsive and rushed to the hospital. I walked to the... Read More →

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I'm So Over Nursing. I would rather work at Costco!!

I'm So Over Nursing. I would rather work at Costco!!

by rnfrombama - I am ready to leave the nursing profession after 6 years. I have a bachelor's degree in biology and got my associate's in nursing. In high school, I decided that I... Read More →

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Bloodletting: *Is This Archaic Practice Still Being Used?

Bloodletting: *Is This Archaic Practice Still Being Used?

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - History Blood letting or venesection was a practice used in many civilizations throughout history including the Egyptians and Romans. It involved the use of... Read More →

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Why did she do this to me?

Why did she do this to me?

by spotangel - The screaming echoed down the hallway followed by a string of curses and a crashing sound! My steps slowed down as I listened. The voice was familiar---too... Read More →

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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 →

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Unleash Your Truth and Set Yourself Free

Unleash Your Truth and Set Yourself Free

by Carol Ebert - I remember how bottled up I was in my nursing career. Half of me was being real and the other half was cautious and nonrevealing. I always knew I had more to say... Read More →

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NTI: Mastering the Art of Professional Networking

NTI: Mastering the Art of Professional Networking

by allnurses - AllNurses staff recently attended AACN's National Teaching Institute 2017 in Houston, Texas. One of the interesting presentations was Mastering the Art of... Read More →

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PAASS - What to Know Before Giving Medication

PAASS - What to Know Before Giving Medication

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - P - Purpose What does this medication do? What ailment or disorder is it meant for? Knowing the purpose of the drug you're about to give is the most basic yet... Read More →

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Nursing Intuition, Part 1: The Visitor is . . . Dying!

Nursing Intuition, Part 1: The Visitor is . . . Dying!

by RobbiRN - Nursing Intuition, Part 1: “The Visitor is . . . Dying!” “How much damage to the car?” We’re in the ER. EMS has just dropped off a young female driver following... Read More →

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NTI: Pain Management Challenges

NTI: Pain Management Challenges

by allnurses - Hospitalized patients often experience pain. In the ICU, most patient experience pain to some degree. As more invasive and painful procedures are performed, pain... Read More →

Too Many Nurse Practitioners?

Too Many Nurse Practitioners?

by Nurse Beth - The year is 2043 and Maria waits patiently in the receiving pod for her primary care provider. The cool blue light is on, indicating scanners are continuously... Read More →

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Ten Things A Nurse Doesn't Want to Hear

Ten Things A Nurse Doesn't Want to Hear

by VivaLasViejas - 1) "You're so smart, you should have gone to medical school." I AM smart---that's why I became a nurse instead of enduring 80-hour work weeks and giving up sleep... Read More →

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