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Melts in your hand, but not in your mouth

By txnursingqt When I started out as a C.N.A. my first job was in a LTC facility. I had always wanted to be a nurse and my mother was ADON and convinced me to begin with being an aide. I had grown up in nursing homes since that is where my mom preferred to work. I... Read More


no name-calling allowed!

By kellyjoeds I was orienting to a new floor just a few weeks ago, and I was enjoying my new job immensely. In fact, I was feeling so good about myself, that I began to relax my "first impression" behavior, and let a little bit of the real me shine through. I... Read More


Lift Me Up

By ICU/CCU Before I begin my nursing story, I need to give a little background. While I was still in the stages of taking pre-requisites for the nursing program, my mother died. She had cancer and was bedridden for a long while before she died. She... Read More


The Voice of God

By ecugirl I remember a patient I took care of YEARS ago who was admitted with a broken leg and ruptured bladder. He had been to an AA meeting, gone out and gotten drunk and walked into the pathway of an oncoming car. I worked straight nights then...the 7P... Read More


"JAWS"-medical breakthrough...or not

By Katie-in-charge51 About 15 years ago, a young Dr. known for practical joke-playing, talked me into assisting him with one of his more outlandish tricks. I usually refuse, because I cannot keep a straight face when I am joking. However, for some reason I went along... Read More


Front row seats at an autopsy

By gingerbreadman0214 Donít you just hate it when someone picks on you just because youíre the smartest and that it cramps their style? They would think of you as a competition or a threat even though you donít intend to be. Conflicts often arise from this and these... Read More


The patient I "slept" with.

By racing-mom4 Working 3rd shift as a CNA on the Med Surg floor was a great introduction to nursing for me. It had taught me many valuable lessons I was not able to learn in school. I learned the benefit of a timely med pass, that a complete assessment at start of... Read More


When good phone calls to the doctor, go bad.

By NurseCard We all have to call doctors at home sometimes, about our patients. Shoot, nowadays I have to do it about 3-4 times a night, on average. Being a seasoned nurse now, it doesn't bother me much at all, to have to call. However, back when I first... Read More


Adam's Apples

By the_alchemist Working in a behavioral facility can be challenging and fun. As soon as I turn the key to open the last door to the Nurses's Station in our locked facility, I always look forward to be part of an interesting story yet to unfold. With my very first... Read More


White Lady

By akoysadiyos As a nurse in a big and prestigious university hospital in our country and who has been in the nursing profession for almost two decades, I have already experienced dealing with all sorts of patients. The following incident is the most memorable of... Read More


My Husband's Challenging Post-op

By padme So in my first year of nursing school, a lot of interesting things began to happen in my personal life, medically speaking. I did not have a medical background per se going in, but the longer I was in, the more I realized I had done just about a... Read More


Clinical Edjamacation 101

By l.a.m.b Being a nursing student is one of the most stressful roles one can have. The lack of sleep, endless 20 page careplans, compiling looong medication lists, reading textbooks, studying, and clinicals can certainly take a toll on the toughest individual... Read More


Cherry Chapstick

By carroll77566 While taking my prerequisites to enter nursing school I held a job as a cardiographic technician at the local hospital. I was responsible for performing EKGs, stress tests and EEGs. EEGs was my least favorite task at work but a necessary evil since... Read More


The Grey Nurse

By NursePhil After graduation some fifteen years ago I failed to gain a position in an approved Graduate Nursing Program. This was not uncommon as the graduate nurse year program was new and the number of positions was limited. I chose to work as an agency nurse... Read More


Cap - Plop

By aknottedyarn I worked with a doctor who was very proper. He was friendly and not stiff or unapproachable. He just had his own ideas of right and wrong. One day he asked me why I did not wear my cap. I went through the usual answers: It pulls my hair, it... Read More


That Locked Door!

By travel225 As a childbirth educator with an eighteen-month old son at home, I enjoyed getting to know the staff on the maternity floor. While visting there one busy afternoon, the head nurse,Susan, asked why I did not come help them out on occasion. Stating my... Read More


Foley Fiasco!!

By Babs0512 As I was thinking back over the years of funny stories I've lived as a nurse, two immediately popped into my mind, so I put them on paper. I had been a nurse for about a year, and I had placed many catheters in women, but never in a man. Well,... Read More


Doctor Loses Pants

By OBNURSE81 All of us in OB had a soft spot for an elderly general practice physician that delivered babies at our small rural hospital. He was a little gruff around the edges, but had a heart of gold where his patients were concerned. He loved delivering... Read More


Drool Nurse & the Lesson He learned

By gingerbreadman0214 It was a usual week in the Cancer ward for a senior nursing student like me undergoing clinical rotations. It was still early in the curriculum year, so I still have the initial excitement and zeal:rolleyes: in me to do my duties as a health care... Read More


Funny Nursing-related story

By stacey2275 :imbarI vividly remember a particular episode in nursing school which happened during our clinical rotation. We were at the very beginning in the medical-surgical portion and getting our first hands-on experience with inserting urinary catheters. ... Read More

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