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The Unpredictable Work of Dying

The Unpredictable Work of Dying

by jeastridge - Dying can be sudden, but it can also be a much longer journey than our patients or they families hoped. In this article the author explores our roles as nurses in supporting people through the...

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Inpatient Nursing Assessment

by traumaRUs - There are many aspected of assessment and there is definitely more than one way to do a physical assessment. However you do your physical assessment it is important that you develop a systematic...

Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

by traumaRUs - AN had the opportunity to talk with multiple healthcare systems throughout the US at a national conference. Many had the same issue: not enough RNs. Some had sign on bonuses - up to $10,000 for...

Please don't judge me and my daughter

Please don't judge me and my daughter

by Cat_Albrecht - The night my daughter told me she wanted to kill herself was not an easy night. I drove her to the Emergency room that I used to work in, thinking they would care for her best. What I found was not...

The two minute catheterization!

The two minute catheterization!

by spotangel - I saw the knife from the corner of my eye! The knife was pretty long and wicked looking. The woman on my right holding it was mad and was barely two feet away. On my left, stood another woman...

AANP FNP 9/2017 (Failed -> Passed!)

AANP FNP 9/2017 (Failed -> Passed!)

by FNP-SA - I told myself if/when I passed the AANP, I would create a post for anyone who was in my similar position. Today 9/20/17 I passed the AANP FNP! But the journey was not that easy and hopefully if...

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