by alaur74 - I have just graduated from an RN program. A month before my grad, my dad needed emergency brain surgery for an injury he sustained at work. Due to a series of... Read More →
by Ruby Vee - It's January, and the December graduates from nursing school will be taking their NCLEX exams, looking for jobs and starting those jobs (if they're lucky enough to... Read More →
by kayakrn7 - A friend asked me recently, "Why do you do it? Why do you respond to disasters?"
Great question! Often I have struggled to share how I feel about disaster relief... Read More →
by Lindsey McGraw - Now reaching my 34th year in the nursing profession I am experiencing some humorous, interesting and distasteful situations where comments have been made that... Read More →
by kayakrn7 - When I first received the invitation to speak at the Pinning Ceremony at my alma mater, I was not quite sure why they had chosen me. In fact I was pretty sure they... Read More →
by rn/writer - How do I grow a thicker skin? How do I toughen up at work? How do I keep from crying when someone says mean things to me?
These are questions that new--and... Read More →
by VivaLasViejas - Never tell anyone outside my circle of influence that I'm a nurse.
For anyone who's been a nurse as long as I have, this should be a no-brainer, but this is ME... Read More →
by proudnurseRN - It was my second year of my four year BSN program. My very first set of actual nursing clinicals. The ones where we actually went somewhere, and that was a LTC. ... Read More →
by dzadzey - Much is being made of the nursing shortage, but the sad fact of the matter is that much of this shortage is a self-inflicted wound. "30%-50% of all new RN's elect... Read More →
by leekun2010 - Dear Preceptor,
This past spring 2010 semester, I was assigned to you for a whole semester to learn the ins and outs of being a nurse independent from my... Read More →
by Cathlabnurse46 - In 1972 I was injured in a series of events that lead to my eventual hospitalization in Shirner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Philadelphia. In the Fall of... Read More →
by kurisuchine08 - "No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this - 'devoted and obedient'. This definition would do just as well for... Read More →
by adluney - G.O.A.T. For those who don't know, GOAT is the acronym for "greatest of all time". Muhammed Ali, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays are just a few names that come to mind when... Read More →
by robmas - Maybe it was because I practically grew up in a hospital. Maybe I just had a natural
tendency to care for others. As a child, I declared that I would be a... Read More →
by Anna Flaxis - You know the ninety year old Little Old Lady or Little Old Man with advanced dementia, has an advance directive stating DNR & comfort measures only, sent in from... Read More →