by VivaLasViejas - Alhough I have yet to make any solid plans for life after nursing, I have to be honest here: Nursing has become a lot leaner and a lot meaner since I got my start... Read More →
by CheesePotato - "Would you like a visit?"
You appear doubtful, hesitant and wounded on a level much deeper than physical as you, with quivering hands which flit like nervous... Read More →
by Airina Desuyo - Wondering why I chose eight? Each entry represents the standard eight hours nurses like me spend in one shift. Standard, eh? I frankly used the number because I... Read More →
by tokebi - Announcement : It is now confirmed that the Full-Scale Exercise will take place on March 25th, at approximately 0700. All staff will be clearly designated prior to... Read More →
by tokebi - Announcement
A Full-Scale Disaster Preparedness Exercise will take place on March 25th, 2001. Exercise areas include 5 West, 4 West, ED, and Nuclear Medicine.... Read More →
by nkochrn - I just awoke and opened my eyes for only a split second to barely be able to make out the face of my recovery nurse. I feel so weak and powerless right now, the... Read More →
by TheCommuter - What should be our greatest concern for the future of nursing?
We must fear the day if (or when) registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs)... Read More →
by TheCommuter - Contrary to widely held beliefs, nursing is certainly NOT the recession-proof career that many entities have seemingly made it out to be.
During the recession... Read More →
by gemini_star - Some commonly asked questions to a clumsy person:
How can you become a nurse when you often break the glass?
Where is your presence of mind?!
Are you sure... Read More →
by VivaLasViejas - As a lifelong student of human foibles, I often find myself marveling at the number of undignified situations we blunder into on any given day. I mean, have you... Read More →
by Mully - 12/03/12 1934: Beverly puts her call light on to get help going to the bathroom. "My God!" is her response to the toilet seat's temperature on her bare bottom.... Read More →
by VivaLasViejas - From the Book of Wisdom (which is one of the books in the Apocrypha of the Old Testament): "Wisdom is glorious, and never fades away, and is easily seen by those... Read More →
by VivaLasViejas - The phone call I've been dreading comes at 0217. It's my night shift med aide, who informs me through tears that our much-loved resident, Evie*, has passed away... Read More →
by madwife2002 - Did you know that there is such a thing as email etiquette - for Work?
I don't know about you, but I have tripped into many pitfalls with my emails! Emails... Read More →
by tokebi - "Professor Johnson?"
The eager student broke the silence, prompting me to give her an answer. What was it that she asked? Ah yes, she wanted to know what it was... Read More →
by madwife2002 - Nursing, a caring profession or is this a lame description?
Caring is such a mild description of what nurses are about. I believe the word care or caring are no... Read More →
by madwife2002 - To be a nurse we have to have a collection of strengths to stay in the profession. We have to be able to communicate effectively to people from all walks of life,... Read More →
by siRNita - The answer: the healthcare bubble. What it is and how to survive the "pop."
Is there a healthcare bubble?
The experts waffle, but facts are facts; between... Read More →