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As the holidays approach, remember the dialysis patients!

As the holidays approach, remember the dialysis patients!

by madwife2002 - One of the benefits of working in Dialysis is that you get Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years day off! Which is a wonderful thing for staff and patients... Read More →

Last comment by ArtClassRN
Nine Lives

Nine Lives

by VivaLasViejas - I swear, my nursing career must have more lives than a cat. I knew it was over when I had a nervous breakdown and walked away from the hospital I'd worked in,... Read More →

Last comment by Marisette
Protect yourself, Protect your license, and most of all Protect your patient

Protect yourself, Protect your license, and most of all Protect your patient

by madwife2002 - Did you know that the only way to protect yourself in a court of law is to follow your company's policies and procedures, to the letter! If it is in the Policy... Read More →

Last comment by prnqday
Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Social Media

Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Social Media

by madwife2002 - Most of us agree that there is much enjoyment and pleasure gained from being part of a social website. My own weakness includes Facebook and of course... Read More →

Last comment by Marsha238612
Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired:  Freedom of Speech

Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Freedom of Speech

by madwife2002 - Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state constitutions and state and federal... Read More →

Last comment by trishmsn
How to Survive Nursing Profession: A Psychological Approach for New Nurses

How to Survive Nursing Profession: A Psychological Approach for New Nurses

by proudauntie415 - The clock has struck 9 pm; you realize you haven't taken a single bathroom break in the past 4 hours. The last thing you remember eating is the leftover crumbled... Read More →

Last comment by ANnot4me
Nursing: Moment by Moment

Nursing: Moment by Moment

by Charslight - I am sure the first nurses were motivated by a desire to alleviate pain and suffering. In the days of limited technology, a soothing voice, a reassuring hand,... Read More →

Last comment by Charslight
Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

by jadelpn - Critical thinkers want to be clear. They want to be logical. Nurses want to be accurate and precise in their practice. It is safe practice and in a patient's... Read More →

Last comment by Saiderap
Hearts and Entertainment

Hearts and Entertainment

by VivaLasViejas - It all started with the guy in room 156, who pulled the oldest trick in the book and still got a newish nurse to buy it. We've had an epidemic of respiratory... Read More →

Last comment by Sea_of_Roses
A Bathroom Reminiscence

A Bathroom Reminiscence

by tokebi - I love nursing. No, I am not one of those who find self-worth through the notion of "helping others." It's actually the opposite, as I get helped by those I... Read More →

Last comment by friendlyjane
"The Big C"

"The Big C"

by madwife2002 - When I was growing up, my parents referred to cancer as 'The Big C" I hadn't a clue what they were referring to, all I knew it was a horrible disease that people... Read More →

Last comment by kungpoopanda
Supervising and delegating: Why I don't stay 3-4 hours late like the 3-11 supervisor

Supervising and delegating: Why I don't stay 3-4 hours late like the 3-11 supervisor

by pinkiepieRN - Adventures in supervising land: Wearing multiple hats and at the same time, being yourself From the moment where I covered my first shift on 11-7 as a floor... Read More →

Last comment by pinkiepieRN
Nursing: The Financial Side

Nursing: The Financial Side

by The_Optimist - Our finances are mostly decided by the choices we choose to make or not. You do not have to be a Wall Street guru (this is also debatable!) or a whiz kid to... Read More →

Last comment by ThePrincessBride
As a Nurse our whole lives revolve round our schedule

As a Nurse our whole lives revolve round our schedule

by madwife2002 - It is time off! We love our time off! We want our days off to be in a row of at least 2 and we want to have every other weekend off. We don't want to work... Read More →

Last comment by Mulan
It Only Takes a Smile.

It Only Takes a Smile.

by Charslight - Lessons in dying........... Two people I knew died this week. Two souls very different from each other. I knew one a long time ago and honestly did not have much... Read More →

Shockingly Humbled

Shockingly Humbled

by canesdukegirl - "She's crashing!" yells the second year anesthesiology resident. His high pitched voice slices through the alarms that pierce the green tiled operating room. His... Read More →

Last comment by healthstar
I am being disciplined. What Now?

I am being disciplined. What Now?

by jadelpn - Every nurse at one time or another loathes the words "HR needs to see you" or "You need to go speak to the manager" even if you are well aware that you made a... Read More →

Last comment by New_Man_Nurse
Playing to my strengths - sometimes having "job ADD" isn't always a bad thing!

Playing to my strengths - sometimes having "job ADD" isn't always a bad thing!

by pinkiepieRN - I've been working at my current nursing home since late May. I realize that it's a bit of short time to be in a position and transition into a different one, but I... Read More →

Last comment by NurseBrookitty

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