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If you fail to plan; then Plan to Fail

By ArrowRN - Itís been a while since Iíve wrote anything lengthy. Iím nearing the end nursing school, and on top of family and school, Iíve added a job to my life because I got to pay for this somehow. I got about 4 months before I graduate and I want to ensure success. I keep reading post after post that some... Read More

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My Backpack

By realnursealso/LPN - My backpack now sits in the corner of my room, stethoscope, thermometer, blank nurses notes for multiple agencies that my agency did cases for. Time slips....don't need them anymore. Pens.....I always was running them out of ink because we still used narrative notes for the most part. A... Read More

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Why I love being a nurseÖ.

By Esme12 - A long time ago I took care of a Class IV cardiac. For those of you who don't know what this isÖa class IV cardiac patient are symptomatic at rest. They tolerate no activity. Today they are candidate for transplant. Then, they waited to die without the benefits of a portable VAD. Mr.... Read More

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Failure is An Option; A New Grad Story

By elixRN - Have you ever made a mistake so horrible you thought you just might not want to continue on the same path anymore? Well I have. This is a story about a big mistake I made, and about my very bumpy path towards getting the nursing job that I have today. "To err is human" means that we all make... Read More

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Noro-virus Blues

By jadelpn - There's a lot of dumb stuff nurses think and say. Especially when they get sick. It is oh so not funny at the time. However, looking back one wonders where the heck this stuff comes from. I could apparently do a movie on "When nurses think they are dying. Here's a look at one nurse's story of... Read More

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When all else fails... assess your patient!

By Episteme - Pity...our patients don't arrive on the clinical unit with their priority diagnoses imprinted on their foreheads. Sure would make our lives easier wouldn't it? Have you ever wondered why you struggle to come up with the right diagnoses, or why your care plans bleed red when returned by your... Read More

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Those Kind of Tears That Make Your Throat Burn

By nursey246 - Sometimes, you're not just caring for your patient. You're caring for their loved one. The person who has to make all of those terrible decisions. The one who has to be strong when all they have to give is gone. You're their nurse too. And sometimes they need you much, much more than your... Read More

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An Introvert's Guide To Nursing

By SoldierNurse22 - A Blast from the Past. The nurse's station bustled with activity. The dreary-looking night shift suddenly became animated as they gave report and bolted for the nearest door. Supervisors unlocked their offices, bed managers rounded, and charge nurses took up their seats at front desks all... Read More

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To Hell and Back: Demons of ICU Past

By juan de la cruz - The following is a dramatization of a condition that is seen among ICU survivors. Any similarities to real events and individual experiences are purely coincidental. The author aims to describe the condition, present research, and offer thoughts on nursing's important role in the context of the... Read More

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Mary Eliza Mahoney: America's First Black Woman to Complete Nursing Training

By NRSKarenRN - Learn about America's First Black Nurse to graduate from a nursing training program: Mary Eliza Mahoney. Forty two nursing trainees entered the Training School of Nurses, New England Hospital for Women and Children in 1878. Mary was one of only four to graduate and receive a diploma from the... Read More

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Just a little advice after a year in the ICU.

By francoml - I have been an ICU nurse for about a year now. I have learned a million and one things and still have a lot left to learn. I just wanted to offer a little help to new grads trying to get into the critical care scene and newly hired nurses in the ICU. First.... If you want to be an ICU nurse... Read More

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Haywire! Some Uncommon Causes of Status Epilepticus in Children

By NotReady4PrimeTime - Seizures are not unusual in the pediatric population. But there are some uncommon causes of prolonged seizure activity that the PICU nurse might encounter at least once in a career. This article contains a brief overview of three such underlying disorders: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, West syndrome and... Read More

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From One Nursing Student to the Next

By ca21roberts - Nursing school is no easy task, but there are a few ways to make it a little easier. For one, do what you love to reduce your stress. Two, studying is pointless if you do not learn how to apply it as well. Three, instructors are not as intimidating as you would think. Just keep your head up, push... Read More

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It's finally happening! I'm becoming a... NURSE!

By ToyaB - When you enter nursing school, you're going to be told that you'll need to develop critical thinking skills. You'll have to learn to think like a nurse. At first, it may seem impossible to put all of the pieces together and there are bound to be some embarrassing moments where you feel like a... Read More

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To my preceptor

By bas22 - As a brand new nurse, straight out of school and on a busy Med/Surg floor, I found out very quickly that the 'NCLEX world' and the 'real world' are two very different places- and that the journey to acclimation in my new world would be a long and difficult transition; especially in those first few... Read More

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Time management tips for new critical care nurses

By nursey246 - Transitioning into critical care is tough. Whether you're coming from the floor, are a new grad, or even from intermediate care, it can be quite difficult acclimating yourself to a point where you are an efficient and safe care provider. Here are some time management tips for you critical care... Read More

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My NCLEX Story: Hurst, NCSBN, and LaCharity

By nwatson83 - My NCLEX journey began for me a few days after completing my ADN program, March 10, 2014. I set my original test date for May 3, 2014, and after some advice, I decided to move my test date up to April 17, 2014. My main study sources were HURST Review, 15 week NCSBN Learning Ext Review program, and... Read More

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How To Be A Great ICU Colleague

By Ruby Vee - Welcome to the ICU. We're happy to have you here, and we know you want to be a great ICU nurse. That's going to take a long time, but you can be a great colleague in the mean time. When you encounter someone new -- or anyone, really -- smile, say hello and introduce yourself. Do this as... Read More


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