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For Sale: Used Nurse. Dirt Cheap!

For Sale: Used Nurse. Dirt Cheap!

by VivaLasViejas - I'm not sure if it's because I was a good deal older than many of my classmates when I graduated from nursing school and found out very quickly that I was nowhere... Read More →

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The Gift I Didn't Want to Give

The Gift I Didn't Want to Give

by nilknarf - If Carrie Lawson had tried to invoke a feeling of serenity by the way she’d designed her home, she’d succeeded. The walls were a painted light green, and the... Read More →

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The Red Nike Tennis Shoes

The Red Nike Tennis Shoes

by Nurse Beth - I had been off work a few days, but I'd already heard about Jason. The teenager in our ICU. From the tragic car crash that made news over the weekend. But... Read More →

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Fur Ball Therapy: Nurses Need it Too

Fur Ball Therapy: Nurses Need it Too

by Jacqueline.Damm - For many people animals are an extension of their being. There is an unspoken understanding between humans and animals, and the bonds that can be formed are beyond... Read More →

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Must… Find… Food…

Must… Find… Food…

by Samantha Harris - Agency Girl is feeling the pinch from The Drought of Low Census. **Ring** **Ring** “Hello?” “Hi, Agency Girl. They don’t need anybody. You’ve been... Read More →

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Beat Stress Now! Three Tips To Use Today

Beat Stress Now! Three Tips To Use Today

by Jerome Stone RN - Stress In Nursing Let’s face it, the level of stress in nursing seems to be getting worse each day. And the worst part about it all is that so many of the things... Read More →

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The Overly UN-zealous Hospitalist

The Overly UN-zealous Hospitalist

by Jacqueline.Damm - It’s 0730 and bedside rounds with the night staff and day nurses have completed. Morning labs have been reviewed and the rush has begun. A new physician has... Read More →

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Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?

Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?

by madwife2002 - Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice? Or do you do everything according to the 'book'. Do you police yourself in your everyday care of a patient,... Read More →

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What To Do After You've Made A Mistake

What To Do After You've Made A Mistake

by Ruby Vee - Nursing school doesn't really teach you how to be a nurse, it just gives you a glimpse into the world of nursing and the nclex gives you a license to learn. If... Read More →

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Am I On Camera? No Paparazzi Please!

Am I On Camera? No Paparazzi Please!

by Bridgid Joseph - There have been lawsuits and stories galore about HIPAA violations related to healthcare practitioners taking pictures of interesting wounds, markings, tattoos,... Read More →

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Is Volunteering "Worth It"?

Is Volunteering "Worth It"?

by Clinical_Queen - I volunteered as a student nurse because it was mandatory, I also volunteered as a RN after my job search proved unsuccessful. Here on allnurses.com, I’ve seen... Read More →

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You Just Never Know-A Patient Makes Me Look Inside

You Just Never Know-A Patient Makes Me Look Inside

by Eschell2971 - While working as a nurse-tech in nursing school, I would often get assigned the Psych patients or the HIPAA-No patients (usually those who were incarcerated or... Read More →

Nursing:  I Almost Gave Up...Before I Even Started

Nursing: I Almost Gave Up...Before I Even Started

by ElizabethStoneRN - In 1988, as a teenager in my first year of college, I still suffered from the crippling insecurities of adolescence. Although I always worked hard and made good... Read More →

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Never give up...

Never give up...

by missmaddie - When you look at me, I look like your normal average person. People have assumed I am smart, and I never knew why. But, it hasn't always been that way. I have... Read More →

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10 Tips for Staying out of the Nursing Office Hot Seat

10 Tips for Staying out of the Nursing Office Hot Seat

by Michael M. Heuninckx - 1) Don't be late There is no way around it, late is late, one minute or twenty. Also there is no wiggle room around the facts and everyone is held to the same... Read More →

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Shoes?! Socks?! Tights?! OH MY!

Shoes?! Socks?! Tights?! OH MY!

by Jacqueline.Damm - I drove around relentlessly for days, walking in and out of shoe stores trying on every pair of zapatos (shoes in Spanish...seemed fitting) that I could get my... Read More →

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Chalk it up to Experience. Ch 11

Chalk it up to Experience. Ch 11

by Julie Reyes - Honestly, the first time I did discharge instructions on my own was a disaster. I don’t know why I felt like I was giving a speech in front of 10,000 people, when... Read More →

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