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The Red Nike Tennis Shoes

Would I be able to care for this teen-ager with traumatic brain injury? My shift in ICU started... Read More

10 Reasons I Don't Always Love My Job

It seems almost taboo to ever mention a time when we as nurses don't love our job. This article... Read More

On digging deep and carrying on

In the past, when nursing got really tough, or I began to burn out, I ran. I walked out. I turned... Read More

Nursing Article Contest Spring 2015: Win $150!

After such a long and bitter winter for many of you, who’s ready for Spring? Although Spring... 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... 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... Read More

The Importance of Balance

I spent my winter in hibernation mode. After another couple of weeks rolled by, I realized... 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... 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... 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... Read More

Eliminating the Stigma Associated with Mental Health Nursing

Historically, Mental Health nursing has been an undervalued profession. In addition, Mental Health nursing is not regarded as a desired career option... Read More

50 Things New Nurses Need to Know About Calling Doctors and Other Providers

Calling doctors and providers is often a skill that new nurses need to practice often before they feel comfortable. If you want the inside track on... Read More

To the nurse who held my hand

by jaycam

A letter to the nurse who reminded me of why I wanted to be one. When I was feeling lost and hopeless she was the one who took the time to be there... Read More

That one patient you will never forget

The following content happened during my working period in Europe. It is about patient motivation and staying focused on your goals. It also... 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 nurses to go for the challenge of sitting for the... Read More

Reliving My Passion

As a child, my interest with healthcare was obvious. Life somehow takes a series of steps which lead you far away from your passion. Then, the very... 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 comes first. Just follow these body mechanics rules,... Read More

Small Gifts

Over the years patients and families have given me many small gifts, something that I never anticipated when I became a nurse, and certainly not... 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 medical/surgical job, I realized that chaos is as... Read More

Lyme Disease in Camp Nursing Practice

As nurses practicing in a rural environment with extensive outdoor programming, we are in locations that are often endemic with lyme. Camp nurses are... Read More