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Changing Lives Exponentially

Changing Lives Exponentially

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 →

Last comment by crazymama23
We don't need your kind here

We don't need your kind here

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 →

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Transplant Thanksgiving

Transplant Thanksgiving

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 →

Last comment by nurseprnRN

Death and All His Friends

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 →

Miss Tander Teaches

Miss Tander Teaches

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 →

Last comment by CountyRat
Is Your Name Important?

Is Your Name Important?

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 →

Last comment by dansamy
Case Study: Cyanosis

Case Study: Cyanosis

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 →

Last comment by qaqueen
Underwater

Underwater

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 →

Last comment by edmia

She - A Sexual Assault Story

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 →

Last comment by xoemmylouox
Silver Lining

Silver Lining

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 →

Last comment by Psychcns
Customer Service Model

Customer Service Model

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 →

Last comment by The_Optimist
Little is Definite, 100% of the Time

Little is Definite, 100% of the Time

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 →

Last comment by Esme12
Laughter...

Laughter...

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 →

Last comment by LisalaRN99
Barrage of Terrible Cases: Remembering to Feel

Barrage of Terrible Cases: Remembering to Feel

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 →

Last comment by tbjockny
A Sleep Deprived Nurse's Musings on Motherhood

A Sleep Deprived Nurse's Musings on Motherhood

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 →

Last comment by nurseprnRN
No Barriers

No Barriers

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 →

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Skilled Care

Skilled Care

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 →

Last comment by tyvin

How I passed the NCLEX on the first and second try!

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 →

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