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Competition in Healthcare: Just a Nurse

By Cynthiahowardrnphd Do you know why you are a nurse? When was the last time you acknowledged the choice you made to make a difference in the world? Being a nurse is usually by choice and not by chance. Take the time to connect with your reasons you chose nursing and... Read More


Dealing With Death in the PICU

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN How do we as nurses survive to fight another day? Where do we draw our strength from to offer to the families of our patients? How do we not burnout and spiral into depression over the senseless tragedies and “unfair” death of a patient? Read More


My Struggle with ADD

By NeoNatMom I know that a lot of people will make light jokes about having ADD. You know, everyone saying they have ADD or OCD when they truly don't? Many don't even think it is a real, existing condition. Well, if you are someone who really does have this... Read More


Follow your gut, being productive, and choosing to withraw

By NeoNatMom Many people don't want to waste their time. It has to be this year, this semester, if I don't do it now, I don't know what I'm gonna do. Many feel that if it can't be done this moment, it isn't meant to be or they have to change majors. I am here to... Read More


The Tribulations of an Ebola...Trainer

By Bridgid Joseph You can never be too prepared for Ebola. Training staff to protect themselves in the face of an outbreak, with all of the information from the CDC regarding "best" practice for healthcare workers changing frequently, is not only stressful for... Read More


Bullying in the Workplace

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN You have heard it said that “Nurses eat their young”, and you may actually have been on the receiving end of that. How can you respond if you are bullied at work? How do you know if you are bullied? How do you know if you ARE the bully? Read More


Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 3)

By TheCommuter Nursing students become immersed in the art and science of the profession during the time spent in nursing school. Bluntly, two facets of nursing coexist. There's a textbook world of nursing alongside a real world of nursing, and sometimes these two... Read More


Ebola - My Right to Accept or Refuse an Assignment

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN Ebola has been the dominant topic on the news for a few weeks now. Nurses have been making the front page, insisting on their rights to be adequately protected from this deadly virus. Nurses everywhere are wondering what their rights and... Read More


Musings on Protecting Nurses: Protecting Ourselves and Our Patients

By JaneGilletteRogers Short article regarding recent infections of nurses exposed to ebola. Nurses working with patients are usually exposed to a number of pathogens as a consequence of their jobs. Health care facilities have demonstrated that protecting nurses and... Read More


God Hates Nurses Now

By Ruby Vee You know that "biting my tongue" thread, and the things we'd love to say to patients but we can't, because we're the nurse? Well, when you're the patient, you can say whatever you danged well feel like to the OTHER patient who is pestering you with... Read More


Ebola: What About The Children?

By ElizabethStoneRN I’m a pediatric emergency nurse, and with the help of my peers, I feel prepared to handle just about any pediatric emergency. We have the luxury of access to evidence-based recommendations that guide us and our physician colleagues in the... Read More


The Contagion of Fear in the Ebola Crisis

By Cynthiahowardrnphd The Ebola crisis as with other crisis’ brings up fear; fear of the unknown, uncertainty and of the risks involved in handling the crisis. Fear is an emotion that keeps the focus on the past and or the future and what may happen. Fear is instructive... Read More


Ebola – Another side of the story. The scary side!

By servewithlove This article is a cry for help to nurses, to better educate themselves about Ebola, and STOP STIGMATIZATION related to this disease. Stigmatization only makes things worse, and uninformed nurses greatly downplay the credibility of the nursing... Read More


Encouraging Words From A BioContainment Nurse In Omaha Nebraska

By Michael M. Heuninckx Read some good news surrounding Ebola when a Registered Nurse from the BioContainment Patient Care Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center shares her story about how comfortable she feels working in this specialized unit. Also, learn more about what... Read More


Not So Sweet; Fruit Bat Harbors Ebola

By Brenda F. Johnson We have heard so much about ebola and how it affects us as nurses. Much of the focus has been on transmission person to person and how to protect ourselves. Where did this deadly virus originate? Researchers have tracked ebola into the depths... Read More


Two Epidemics and Nursing

By SarahLeeRN While I am not an expert on Ebola, or on epidemic diseases, I am a registered nurse. As such, I feel that I along with many other nurses are positioned to be considered on the front lines of patient care. There have been many articles on this topic... Read More


Is This Real, or Just a Fantasy

By jadelpn I could almost put this under "nursing humor". However, this is a discussion that we can all relate to in one way or another. Nurses are made to follow a process that puts a "customer satisfaction" spin on their practice. Sometimes, it can be a... Read More


CDC Unveils New PPE Guidelines for Ebola

By tnbutterfly After the death of the nation’s first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US and subsequent infection of two Texas nurses who cared for the patient, the protocol was under great scrutiny. Although many teams have investigated the chain of events leading... Read More


Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out

By tnbutterfly Talk of Ebola is all over the news. In recent weeks, we've all watched as the crisis has unfolded. We've seen the devastating effects of this deadly virus. Let's not forget the impact it has had on some of our own. Let's take this time to express... Read More


Ebola Preparedness Nursing Survey Results

By tnbutterfly surveyed the members regarding their opinions about Ebola preparedness. Here are the results as well as several articles that were published last week. Thanks for participating and letting your voices be heard. Read More

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