Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 7

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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... Read More

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

By NotReady4PrimeTime de·skill verb (used with object) to remove any need of skill, judgment, or initiative in: jobs being deskilled by automation. Health care experiments in deskilling the work force seem to crop up about once a decade. How does it happen and what can... Read More

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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... Read More

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

By tnbutterfly Do you have those days when the stress of your job just makes you want to scream?? Maybe you do scream….but hopefully not at your co-workers….and certainly not at your patients. But what do you do. How do you cope? Read More

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My Love For Being a Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurse

By Mramjohn I wanted to share my story on why I love being a Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurse. It amazes how my patients are so strong and brave. The lasting relationship that are formed are amazing. There is not a day that I do not enjoy going to work. I... Read More

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Sure to Get Flamed for This

By Kyrshamarks Time to don the fireproof underwear. It is 0500 and the reality alarm clock is ringing, and some people do not like to hear it go off. So whether you agree with me or not, I feel it is time to inject a little thought provoking ideas into your life. Read More

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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... Read More

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Bridging the Communication Gap

By SmoothKeys We often pay little attention to our reading and writing deficiencies even as we appreciate their importance in our daily lives. Speaking confidently before an audience can sometimes evoke powerful emotions of fear. Communication has been written... Read More

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Domestic Violence: Telling Her To Leave Is Not Enough

By Ruby Vee You've done your job; you've noticed that the woman under your care seems to have an awful lot of accidents, and injuries are not consistent with her story, that her husband or boyfriend is controlling or verbally abusive, that she might be a victim... Read More

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Inspiration is the Fancy Half of Breathing

By jadelpn Gives new meaning to the phrase "take a breath". Ethics classes in nursing should start looking at balancing what a nurse needs to do for a patient, and what the patient wants the nurse to do for them. For what management wants - it has little to... Read More

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The Irony of Nursing

By DeepBreath My thoughts on respect and support within this profession. Wrote about personal experiences and shared thoughts among other colleagues. Please add your input. Dying to hear some thoughts on this. We cannot demand for respect if we do not respect one... Read More

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My Road to FREAKING Out and PASSING NCLEX-RN

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... Read More

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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... Read More

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LTC 101: What To Expect

By VivaLasViejas Here is a brief guide for new LTC nurses as to what they can expect from their jobs. Included are the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of working in this specialty. I hope it will be helpful to both new grads and nurses who are changing fields.... Read More

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

By ixchel 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... Read More

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A thief named Alzheimer's

By Ahvegas Care giving takes it's toll on family. Alzheimer's robs you of your loved one. How you cope determines your sanity, but it is always a fine line. Anxiety & depression are potential for all involved. Missing a person who is still physically... Read More

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Help Me Understand! UCD Grad Student Reflections

By babaloo8 Nursing as a profession is unique in that there are multiple educational pathways. The decision to advance ones degree is a personal one. As a graduate nursing student I am struck by the perceptions of the lack of value of educational advancement... Read More

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Domestic Violence: What Leaving Feels Like

By Ruby Vee As nurses, we often feel that we know how to help someone. We KNOW that a woman in an abusive relationship should leave, just leave. And we tell her so. But do we have any idea what leaving feels like? Some of us do. Read More

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Do New Graduate Nurses Need a Formal Residency Program?

By JPCummings The following article closely examines the current curriculum of the generic four year baccalaureate degree and questions the inherent limitations of clinical nurse training in the academic setting as well as the orientation process for new graduate... Read More

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To Those Educators That Care

By DeepBreath A thank you to those professors, clinical instructors, registered nurses, and preceptors who take the time to instruct nursing students. Who actually teach and strive to be better. To those who ensure we get hands on clinical experience and test our... Read More


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