by opdahlamber - I wanted to be a nurse because I was inspired. When I was 15 and very naive, I got pregnant. I was scared but my boyfriend at the time was very nice, as were his... Read More →
by jadelpn - Then in comes the Management team. They tear apart the way that is better for the patient's peace of mind, instead, to have a nurse become more efficient.... Read More →
by canesdukegirl - It's my turn to work this Thanksgiving. Although I am disappointed that I will not be having dinner with my husband, I knew that we would only be doing emergency... Read More →
by molly.hershman - I was 16 years old when I saw death for the first time.
I was working in a small emergency room, and they brought an old man in who had had a heart attack while... Read More →
by dianah - Miss Tander. The very mention of her name stirred butterflies and raised pulse and blood pressure in us.
Miss Tander. Tough and no-nonsense scourge of us... Read More →
by TheCommuter - For starters, I will reveal that I am an African-American female with a very common anglicized first and last name. I am also friendly with a small handful of nurse... Read More →
by blondy2061h - Juan de la Cruz's excellent case studies lately has inspired me to share an interesting one I saw several years ago. The details have been changed to protect... Read More →
by SoldierNurse22 - I squinted, opening my eyes into the direct light of the sun. I immediately averted my gaze to the right, my attention held firmly by the rising quarrel among the... Read More →
by mother/babyRN - Sexual assault is never prejudiced. Sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of color or creed. Sexual assault can even happen to nurses even though we think... Read More →
by canesdukegirl - I stare at the four LED panels in front of me, each displaying cases for every OR, listed by room. I groan inwardly, bracing myself for a busy day.
"Canes, you... Read More →
by jadelpn - I beg to differ. When nurses are forced to focus a large amount of time in their day to customer service "Thank you for letting me take care of you" models, can it... Read More →
by jadelpn - Policies and procedures vary widely. By state, by facility, by unit. What is "common" for one facility, is not always common in another. Acute vs. LTC is apples... Read More →
by jadelpn - The first thoughts in the mind of a number of nurses is "I don't even have time for a bathroom or meal break.....this is not funny and I find no reason to laugh". ... Read More →
by beckster_01 - Life can get crazy. For as long as I can remember I've heard all sorts of tragic stories. When I open the newspaper I read about countless bombings, shootings,... Read More →
by CheesePotato - Good day--
This is what happens when I am trapped in the hospital on trauma call with no way to communicate to the outside world, bombarded with situations in... Read More →
by kurisuchine08 - "Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care."
We are nurses; essentially our main role is to "care" for the sick. Working in an... Read More →
by jadelpn - There are a number of different types of skilled care facilities. Generally speaking, skilled care can be defined as a long term care facility which houses non... Read More →
by kellysbeans - Well, you all know that's not really possible. You either pass on the first time, or you don't. But I sure feel like that's how it was.
My boyfriend and me met... Read More →