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What if I'm the Bully?

What if I'm the Bully?

by klsm1968 - Only the light from the bathroom illuminated Jill's room as I walked in as quietly as possible. It was only 7:15 a.m. and I had received report on 4 patients. Two... Read More →

Last comment by Nursiepoo01
My Brief But Busy Nursing Career, the good, bad and ugly of it!

My Brief But Busy Nursing Career, the good, bad and ugly of it!

by midgeypoo - (do not read if you enjoy short stories) After a major wake-up slap in the face, I realized I had to go back to school to get paid enough to support my 4 babies... Read More →

Last comment by babydolltoo
Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

by traumaRUs - AN had the opportunity to talk with multiple healthcare systems throughout the US at a national conference. Many had the same issue: not enough RNs. Some had sign... Read More →

Last comment by lvnforschool
Last Time for Everything

Last Time for Everything

by Deb_Aston - Last Time for Everything By Deb Aston, MSN, RN, CPN When I heard the song "Last Time for Everything" by Brad Paisley on the radio, it literally brought me to... Read More →

Last comment by spotangel
2017 Magnet - Humor - When/How to Use?

2017 Magnet - Humor - When/How to Use?

by traumaRUs - Humor is an often-neglected emotion in nursing. We are all so very busy, rushing here and there and trying to get the impossible done in the shortest time possible.... Read More →

Last comment by Ruby Vee
2017 Magnet - Nurses and Social Media - Our Leaders Online?!

2017 Magnet - Nurses and Social Media - Our Leaders Online?!

by traumaRUs - We’ve all heard of the pitfalls of social media. However, can social media be leveraged to help nursing leaders engage staff? AN recently attended the 2017... Read More →

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Drawing Pharmacology Video 3 of 7 (Can YouTube translate Pharmacology?)

Drawing Pharmacology Video 3 of 7 (Can YouTube translate Pharmacology?)

by TonyPharmD - In this third video, I review how to list many respiratory drugs from memory by linking images to drug names and properties, but I also write about the Americans... Read More →

Last comment by FutureRNLana
Coming Soon? Will Nurses be Taking Over the Lab?

Coming Soon? Will Nurses be Taking Over the Lab?

by Nerd eNurse - It sounds crazy but a vague ruling but the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services could be interpreted that way. I have been discussing, with Clinical... Read More →

Last comment by Wuzzie
I wish i could see you!

I wish i could see you!

by spotangel - Mr. Francis Ross’s eyes were closed, his breathing shallow. I walked into his room. He was surrounded by his family. To the outside world they looked like a very... Read More →

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What you didn't know

What you didn't know

by Ballistex - You knew I was late at bringing you the ice water you had asked for. I know you knew this because the nurse who relieved me that day told me about how you... Read More →

Last comment by rnbabyzoo
Should I Carry Nursing Malpractice (Liability) Insurance?

Should I Carry Nursing Malpractice (Liability) Insurance?

by sirI - This question comes up frequently and is asked of me quite often, "should I carry malpractice protection?" "What is malpractice?" Simply put, it is a... Read More →

Last comment by pred
October:  Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse

October: Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse

by Ruby Vee - Breast cancer - at least mine, anyway - is fairly straightforward. You either have it or you don't. The mass is malignant or benign. When you're diagnosed,... Read More →

Last comment by UrbanHealthRN
Compression Socks…..  No Longer Just for Grandma.

Compression Socks….. No Longer Just for Grandma.

by tnbutterfly - Compression socks…..no longer just for grandma. Although compression socks look different from the grandma socks of the past, they still perform the same functions,... Read More →

Last comment by ATNCompressionSocks
Flu Shot or Mask?

Flu Shot or Mask?

by Nurse Beth - Recently at the nurse's station at work, I was talking with Lisa. Lisa was wearing a surgical mask. To keep her job, she has to wear a mask until flu season is over... Read More →

Last comment by NurseDiane
How to Be Organized during Chaos

How to Be Organized during Chaos

by traumaRUs - You work in the level one ED in a big city - its a fairly normal evening, the usual variety of patients, some that are truly emergency, others not so much and the... Read More →

Last comment by kclady
Whatcha Know about Flo (Florence Nightingale)?

Whatcha Know about Flo (Florence Nightingale)?

by jeastridge - Florence Nightingale is famous for her pioneering nursing education, her development of statistical analysis and her improvements on methods of care delivery. She... Read More →

Last comment by wondern
Under the Covers:  My Experience With Post-op Pain Control

Under the Covers: My Experience With Post-op Pain Control

by Brenda F. Johnson - As nurses, we are used to being in control. We help manage our patient’s medications, their diet, and activity. No matter where nurses work, we have to organize... Read More →

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Wellness – A Critical Care Issue – for YOU!

Wellness – A Critical Care Issue – for YOU!

by Carol Ebert - I’m Carol Ebert, an RN with a specialty in Wellness, and this is a wake-up call. Is your personal health on life support and the prognosis is grim? I’ll bet you... Read More →

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