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Latest Articles: Articles are written by nurses, students, educators, and healthcare professionals from all around the world. Articles include Reviews, Journals, and Stories. All our articles focus on patient safety, nurse professionalism, specialties, NCLEX, nursing schools, and so much more.


Failed the NCLEX? A Passed Down Blueprint to Pass the NCLEX

By passenclex4x - Being and RN feels Great! A feeling hard to explain. It is out of this world especially when one sacrifices so much to reach the goal. These steps will help you get to that goal. It worked for me. They worked for the person who passed it on to me. And, they worked for countless of others. Now,... Read More

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PR in Nursing Has Taken the Front Seat in Patient Care

By jadelpn - Or, objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. Lately, seems as if image in nursing or even PR in nursing has taken the front seat in what makes great patient care. Does it, really? Can facilities create an image through PR that make a difference in how a patient is cared for? Or perhaps... Read More


Quality Improvement in End of Life Care

By StefO - Family members of patients in the intensive care unit are an intricate piece in the end of life decision making process. However, families are not always as informed or involved as they would like to be. There are a multitude of articles relating family satisfaction and effective communication for... Read More


The Irony of Nursing

By DeepBreath - I don't know if it is just me but I feel like nursing is really oppressive and unsupportive. I think this all starts in nursing school. Everyone becomes for them self and no one is willing to help you out, even people who you call friends. The faculty at the school could not care less about your... Read More



By Nurse2beMN - Passing the NCLEX took persistence, hard work, and a whole lot of support from the AllNurses community. In addition, it required a number of resources to ensure readiness for this beast of an exam. In the below article, I highlight my journey to becoming an RN; I hope it provides a model that you... Read More


My Study Tips For CRNE

By shompeh - I passed the CRNE in my first try this June 4th, 2014. I wanted to share my study tips that helped me become successful in writing the exam. I hope they're helpful to those ones writing it on October 2014. I spent 1.5 month studying for the CRNE after I attended a 1-day CRNE prep course. I used the... Read More


LTC 101: What To Expect

By VivaLasViejas - Not every long-term care nurse chooses LTC as a profession. Sometimes, it chooses us. But no matter how you've arrived at your first job in a nursing facility, there are challenges awaiting you that you didn't anticipate, especially if you're coming from acute care or another environment where... Read More


Raw: Two Months After Graduation... One Month After Employment...

By ixchel, rn - I watched that video in orientation thinking, "these people are crazy. I'm a ray of sunshine and hope! I am a positive person! I believe in myself and I am ready to learn and BE AWESOME!!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!" But here I am. Three days shy of a month in on my first job. And there is a bit... Read More


A thief named Alzheimer's

By Ahvegas - It's a weird feeling. To love someone that isn't quite sure who you are. It grips you, right in the heart, the blank stare. The one where they look right thru you. And you wonder, are they trying to remember? Will I get lucky today? Sometimes, on a good day, you can tell by looking in... Read More


Entering My 18th Month of Bedside Nursing…What I Have Learned.

By Lev <3 - I look back at the past year and half plus and I can hardly believe I am here. I sometimes wish I was still back in school under the watchful eye of a clinical instructor or preceptor, with time to fully review charts and have hour long conversations with my patients, to be able to watch and not... Read More


New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!

By Ruby Vee - After nearly four decades, I still remember my miserable, awful, no good first year of nursing vividly. It was my first full time job, the most responsibility I'd ever had and the achievement of a goal I had been working toward for years. The first year of nursing is miserable, it really is.... Read More


Psychological Issue Was More Serious Than Initially Suspected

By RschIVF40 - How do you confront a close family member when you suddenly realize he has a serious psychological issue? I first noticed his extremely red, dry, and chapped hands …Must be from the dry air, I reasoned….Then, I noticed the frequency he washed his hands...4 to 5 times in 60 minutes. Hmmm, that... Read More


Stop the (Deskilling) Merry-Go-Round, I Want to Get OFF!

By NotReady4PrimeTime - Alternative title (courtesy of Brian Booth): How much is that cheap thing you bought going to cost you in the long run? Once upon a time, the Powers-That-Be, residing in the ivory towers of academe, decided that nurses should be considered professional providers of health care. The main flaw in... Read More


Only in New York

By Sea_of_Roses - I work in a busy emergency dept. in NYC. The atmosphere can get pretty intense, my colleagues and I try to use humor to lighten things up. One way we do this is by giving patients pet names. "Scratchy" a regular homeless patient, was one of the people for which this was true, until recently that... Read More


Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress

By tnbutterfly - We all know that nursing is a stressful profession. We don’t own the market on stressful jobs. But the source of our job stresses come from a different source that may elevate us higher up the ladder. The consequences of us missing a deadline can be much greater than a business person who misses... Read More


My Love For Being a Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurse

By Mramjohn - I knew as a young child I wanted to work in the medical field. When I was 14yrs I was aware I would be called to be a nurse. I did not go straight to college after high school, instead, I decided to get married and have children. I began my career path in the medical field while working as a... Read More


Sure to Get Flamed for This

By Kyrshamarks - I am sure I am about to get flamed for posting this, but I feel the need to anyways. I have been seeing these threads talking about bullying and teachers or preceptors hating the students, and new nurses or abusing them because of some perceived slight or injustice. Well guess what young un's? ... Read More


An Unapologetic Reasoning On Why You Don't Want To Be A Nurse.

By Mr Midwife - Being a nurse is a tough college course to decide to take and too many people are walking in eyes wide shut. There are a lot of disappointments on the way and at times you will feel like you've made the wrong choice. The purpose of this article is to make people aware of these issues but hope that... Read More