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Recognizing Nurse Burnout and How to Handle It

Recognizing Nurse Burnout and How to Handle It

by Michelle Rhodes - How to recognize nurse “burnout” and build resiliency during tough times Lynette is a nurse manager who has worked for the past 13 years at night at a local... Read More →

I'm So Over Nursing. I would rather work at Costco!!

I'm So Over Nursing. I would rather work at Costco!!

by rnfrombama - I am ready to leave the nursing profession after 6 years. I have a bachelor's degree in biology and got my associate's in nursing. In high school, I decided that I... Read More →

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IV Nurse Day - January 25th

IV Nurse Day - January 25th

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Happy IV Nurse Day! Thanks to infusion specialty nurses, patients are able to receive a wide array of much needed intravenous medication. They are also responsible... Read More →

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January is Blood Donor Month!

January is Blood Donor Month!

by Brenda F. Johnson - We have repeatedly heard that blood donations are a gift of life, and being nurses, we know this to be true. In fact, in my community, there was a calamitous bus... Read More →

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But Why? Fingersticks and Common Sense

But Why? Fingersticks and Common Sense

by Nurse Beth - Ordering a Stat Serum Glucose to Confirm Glucometer (Fingerstick) Reading This is a case where the policy did not seem to make sense. At my facility, the... Read More →

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5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

by The Nurse Motivator - Tassels and pinnings, HESI exams, NCLEX prep, and ultimately the news that you passed your boards. You now hold in your hand a hard earned diploma and a nursing... Read More →

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When Hospice Goes Wrong

When Hospice Goes Wrong

by VivaLasViejas - "Do not go gently into that good night...Rage, rage against the dying of the light." That was my husband's philosophy after being diagnosed with pancreatic... Read More →

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Tipping (Sacred) Cows and Evidence-Based Practice Part II

Tipping (Sacred) Cows and Evidence-Based Practice Part II

by Nurse Beth - Here’s Cow Tipping Part II. Read Tipping (Sacred) Cows and Evidence-Based Practice Part I for best practice on stopping continuous enteral feedings for... Read More →

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Tipping (Sacred) Cows and Evidence-Based Practice Part I

Tipping (Sacred) Cows and Evidence-Based Practice Part I

by Nurse Beth - I’ve heard of cow-tipping but I’ve never actually seen it done. Is it a real thing or are they just pulling my city-girl leg? I don’t know. But..I do know what we... Read More →

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What are you an “expert” in on your unit?  Becoming the “go-to” guy/gal for ...

What are you an “expert” in on your unit? Becoming the “go-to” guy/gal for ...

by cjcsoon2bnp - All nurses begin with a foundation of basic knowledge instilled during nursing school to which we add specialized knowledge in specific area(s) of practice through... Read More →

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Caring for nurses in a multicultural environment

Caring for nurses in a multicultural environment

by supernursern1 - Caring for a patient must be no limitation and no boundaries. It should be given freely, compassionately under the standards of nursing care practice. But somehow,... Read More →

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Over 30 Years Later, We’re Still Talking About Workplace Mistreatment

Over 30 Years Later, We’re Still Talking About Workplace Mistreatment

by compassionresearcher - Over 30 Years Later, We’re Still Talking About Workplace Mistreatment Hearing the word “bullying” probably conjures up images of the tough kid in the... Read More →

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A Nursing Exemplar; One New Nurse's Experience

A Nursing Exemplar; One New Nurse's Experience

by kris5 - As a new RN in a large midwestern hospital, I started on the 8 hour night shift of a busy medsurg telemetry floor. Inexperience led me to rely heavily on my... Read More →

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National Nurse Anesthetist Week - January 22-28, 2017

National Nurse Anesthetist Week - January 22-28, 2017

by JanineKelbach - Advancing your career as an RN is encouraged to develop you as a nurse and as a person. Continuing education helps with that, but some nurses like to go a step... Read More →

5 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier in My Nursing Career:  Building Relationships

5 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier in My Nursing Career: Building Relationships

by The Nurse Motivator - Warm, cold, delightful, horrible, genuine, deceptive…. Relationships come in all forms and all sizes, from a mere acquaintance, to the deep discovery of each other... Read More →

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Nurse and Parent: Overload Alert!

Nurse and Parent: Overload Alert!

by jeastridge - I waved at my young co-worker in the grocery store. She pushed her cart over my way, all loaded up with a baby in a car seat and a three year old riding up front in... Read More →

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Getting to Know You - Getting to Know All About You!

Getting to Know You - Getting to Know All About You!

by Carol Ebert - I discovered a lot of things about myself when I entered the retirement zone and I’m not done discovering more. Here are some “awakenings” I’ve had that have... Read More →

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