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That one patient you will never forget

The following content happened during my working period in Europe. It is about patient motivation... Read More

CCRN "Cram Cram Repetition Nail it"

A nuts and bolts view of studying and taking the CCRN exam. This article is intended to encourage... Read More

Reliving My Passion

As a child, my interest with healthcare was obvious. Life somehow takes a series of steps which... Read More

Nurses: You’ve Been LIED to about your Back and Body Mechanics

Lift with your knees and not your back has been drilled into nurses as often as patient safety... Read More

Small Gifts

Over the years patients and families have given me many small gifts, something that I never... Read More

Nurses, It’s Time: Find a Happy Place Amidst Chaos

As a nurse, there’s always an opportunity for.. you know.. “One of THOSE days.” After my first... Read More

Lyme Disease in Camp Nursing Practice

As nurses practicing in a rural environment with extensive outdoor programming, we are in locations... Read More

Stepping up the mental health discussion

Nursing as a profession is unique in its ability to step up and help facilitate the mental health... Read More

Hesi Advice/My Experiences

Taking the HESI-A2 is usually one of the first steps into nursing school or clinical. For me, it... Read More

She Was Waiting for an Angel to Guide Her: A Compassionate Nurse

This article is about my experience with the hospice nurse that cared for my mother during her... Read More

Through the flames that engulf the weak, harden the strong

by icelind

Nursing school is not for the faint of heart. You hear from the start to sequester yourself and warn your friends and family that they will only... Read More

"Ain't Nobody Got Time for the Drip": The Art of the Teenage/Young Adult Wellness Exam

All too often safe sex practices, drug and alcohol consumption are not mentioned during a teenage/young adult wellness exam. Here are some ideas to... Read More

The Importance of Balance

I spent my winter in hibernation mode. After another couple of weeks rolled by, I realized something… A mundane approach with complacence in caring... Read More

Sexting: A Trending Risky Behavior For Young Adults

Sexting was never a concern when our parents were young adults. Today though, through advances in technology, it now is an integral part of our... Read More

After eleven years as a nurse I was reminded why I became one

by cinlou

An exemplar from 1989 that I had written immediately after the experience. I have never shared this before. It reminded me, why I became a nurse, the... Read More

Flight Nursing: Behind the fancy helicopter

You are transporting a patient whose only hope is you and your team. Your limited space, the weight of your equipment, and the limited time you have... Read More

Hospice: A naive, first-year nurse's perspective

In nursing school, the importance of learning countless medications and techniques was always stressed by our teachers; however, the lesson of... Read More

Is Volunteering "Worth It"?

Here on allnurses, I've seen others ask whether volunteering is “worth it”. Well it depends. Allow me to explain what volunteering is all about... Read More

Accusing Hospice

Accusing Hospice is a story about an encounter between a hospice nurse and a family dealing with the impending loss of their loved one. It describes... Read More

Healing Hands Together: When All Else Fails

Integrative healthcare treats patients totally; mind, body, and spirit. It fosters relaxation which in turn increases circulation and decreases... Read More


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