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What We Do As Nurses and Why We Do It

What We Do As Nurses and Why We Do It

by TiredRN51 - Unsung colleague A colleague of mine was recently lamenting that she was worried about her upcoming annual evaluation. Knowing that this veteran RN of many... Read More →

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The Leap to Crusty Status

The Leap to Crusty Status

by Julie Reyes - I have been after this guy for a long time. I spotted him last Christmas at my cousin’s party. He was with some buffoon of a girl – but I did catch him glancing... Read More →

Last comment by Jensmom7
Cover for me! I need to pump!

Cover for me! I need to pump!

by Julie Reyes - There are thousands of new mom nurses out there who may not be aware of their right to have a break during their shift in order to go and pump (i.e., express milk).... Read More →

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Don't Be SAD! - Seasonal Affective Disorder

Don't Be SAD! - Seasonal Affective Disorder

by Brenda F. Johnson - Defining SAD As it’s name states, SAD is related to the fall and winter seasons. The Mayo Clinic defines SAD in their article, “Seasonal Affective Disorder... Read More →

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Making the Most of a Working Christmas

Making the Most of a Working Christmas

by Lynda Lampert, RN - One of the sad facts of nursing life is that you have to work holidays. Most facilities have you work every other holiday, but that can mean that you are on the... Read More →

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Beyond Burnout: What is Compassion Fatigue?

Beyond Burnout: What is Compassion Fatigue?

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Jennifer Castaneda, RN, BSN, HCT, didn’t know what was wrong, but she knew that she didn’t want to work at the bedside anymore. When she was younger, her future... Read More →

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The light in their eyes

The light in their eyes

by anon456 - In our busy shifts at the pediatric hospital, we unfortunately don't often have time to spend with our patients the way we would like to. It is even more difficult... Read More →

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Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly; Christmas Traditions in Your Workplace

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly; Christmas Traditions in Your Workplace

by tnbutterfly - "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly"......... "Tis the Season to be Jolly"....... Sure we all are excited and making preparations for the holidays. There are... Read More →

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I am only one call away.

I am only one call away.

by swamy15 - Nursing is my passion. So call me a nurse because I am only one call way. I am a super nurse, working tirelessly to aid my patients to achieve independence. ... Read More →

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Donate Blood - Become a Hero

Donate Blood - Become a Hero

by tnbutterfly - Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January to not only honor blood and platelet donors, but also to help increase donations during the... Read More →

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The Life You Save May Be Your Own ...or your coworker’s

The Life You Save May Be Your Own ...or your coworker’s

by Julie Reyes - The infant was fretful and screaming after she gave him his injection. Since she did not bring the portable sharps container to the isolette, she quickly recapped... Read More →

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My New Year's Resolution

My New Year's Resolution

by traumaRUs - I am a type A person. I know it, my family knows it, my co-workers at AN know it! I commit to something and I’m off and running with it. I have never been a... Read More →

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Ginger: Not Just Another Tasty Herb

Ginger: Not Just Another Tasty Herb

by Brenda F. Johnson - Gigi: “Ginger Ale for nausea after surgery is a tried and true remedy.” What is Ginger? Plant geeks know ginger by it’s scientific name, Zingiber... Read More →

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Tuberculosis (TB) - The Unseen Villain

Tuberculosis (TB) - The Unseen Villain

by Julie Reyes - TB - what is it? Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis - or TB) is an airborne disease carried in airborne particles (droplet nuclei 1-5 microns in... Read More →

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Nurse Satisfaction vs. Patient Satisfaction:  Can the two go hand in hand?

Nurse Satisfaction vs. Patient Satisfaction: Can the two go hand in hand?

by Jb4564 - Demands of Nursing The demands of nursing are great and often the recognition for a job well done is minimal. Why do it? Why give the extra time or effort? ... Read More →

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Work Families: Where Nursing Shines

Work Families: Where Nursing Shines

by Jacqueline.Damm - I was sitting at the nurse station on my unit when my boss walked by after interviewing a potential addition to our quirky team. All of us introduced ourselves and... Read More →

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A Special Thank You!

A Special Thank You!

by indynurse1 - I have been a Registered Nurse for 10 years. I have worked in many different areas, from pediatrics to adults; sickest of the sick to wellness. But, with all the... Read More →

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Retirement, "Easy Bet Me!"

Retirement, "Easy Bet Me!"

by Lindsey McGraw - Reflecting back on younger days a young nurse, fresh, newly graduated LPN hoping deep down to be lucky enough to land a nursing position where the old nurse did not... Read More →

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