Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 8

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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


What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON

By Lev <3 This is what needs to be instituted to keep your nurses and patients happy: Mandated nurse to patient ratios The suggested ratios are: 1:5 Acute care, 1:4-5 Observation 1:4-5 Surgical acute, 1:4 Heart Care Unit, 1:3 Intermediate Care, 1:6... Read More


The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen

By Ruby Vee There are so many . . . . how to choose? There was the woman who'd had an aortic dissection repair, and things didn't go well. She had a perioperitive MI, a CVA and sepsis. All told, she was a patient in our ICU for six months. I didn't hear... Read More


You could instantly tell something was wrong

By RschIVF40 A nurse's intuition / insight are essential aspects that can allow one the ability to make a difference in someone else's life ... You could instantly tell something was wrong. Perhaps it was because her husband answered all the questions, the way... Read More


NCLEX question? READ THIS!

By RNsRWe Preparing to take the NCLEX soon and have questions? Have you just taken the exam and have more questions? Have you begun working on your last frayed nerve because of what someone told you about a certain 'trick'....and you wonder if it's true? Take... Read More


Ten Tips for New Grad Nurses

By JayPeacock These tips will help any new nursing graduate find a great job from the get-go! Even an experienced nurse may benefit from following these points. I thought that I would compile ten things that helped me and share them with all of you! Read More


Emergency Response for Dummies

By big al lpn As camp nurses we are asked to fulfill the role of emergency response for our organizations. This article is meant to help nurses get a handle on what can often be a difficult topic to approach. It is written based on my experiences, as a LPN and... Read More

15 an imperfect world.

By ~*Stargazer*~ We all give a lot of lip service to teamwork. But what is teamwork, really? Merriam-Webster online defines teamwork as: "work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the... Read More


"I'm not the doctor!"

By sweetdreameRN As a patient family member (who is also a nurse), I recently encountered an interesting situation. The nurse corrected the assumption she was the doctor by saying "Oh I'm not the doctor, I don't want that much responsibility"! Attitudes such as this... Read More


Humble Pie

By jadelpn After many years as a successful LPN in acute care, there are more and more LPN's who are being shred of their nursing duties. Even more that are being laid off. Some being required to obtain more schooling in order to keep their positions. And... Read More


Critique of nursing school

By NormaSaline Many nursing schools are mediocre. They are dropping the ball on teaching unifying concepts, which are so key stimulating and solidifying learning. Oftentimes, they are not teaching period. And the chance to gain clinical experience is often lacking. Read More


Expecting the Unexpected

By SmoothKeys Life’s circumstances have a funny way of forcing an individual to reevaluate goals and weigh outcomes. Most of us have been there before and swore we knew what we wanted to be when we grew up. Even as we grabbed the bulls by the horn to pursue said... Read More


Biting Your Tongue

By Ruby Vee Haven't we all had to bite our tongues at times in order NOT to say that which is desperately demanding to be said but probably wouldn't send Press-Gainey into swoons of delight? Here are a few of mine -- please share yours! Read More


How I Passed NCLEX-RN the second time.

By Tesfanurse I wanted to share my story for anyone who is struggling with fear about the NCLEX...Fear held me back for so long, but with patience and perseverance, I was able to finally pass. If I can do it, anybody who has finished a nursing program can do it.... Read More


One Strategy To Land a Nursing Job: The End Around

By KeepItRealRN If you're looking for a nursing job the competition is fierce, especially for new grads with no experience and a shallow employment history. You say you've filled out application after application and have gotten no results. Simply filling out an... Read More


A Time to reflect

By homenow09 Nursing has been a rewarding career for me. Looking back, I never thought my way of thinking could change, but it did. A single patient's comment would change the way I delivered care to my patients. Read More


No! It is NOT OK.

By Episteme As a student you learn that the nurse-patient relationship is critical for effective, humane, holistic patient care. You also learn that the communication necessary for a nurse-patient relationship is a two-way street. There is what we say… and... Read More


Don't choose a school until you ask these questions!

By ixchel Are you trying to figure out your plans for nursing school? Choosing a nursing school takes more effort than just deciding to go. It takes research. It takes knowing your goals. It takes deciding on your priorities, and accepting that some things... Read More


My Kaplan Experience (Passed 05/06/14)

By moychiiiii Having taken NCLEX three times, I was able to evaluate what I did right and wrong during my NCLEX review. I used a variety of sources and practiced different review methods until I was able to pass the exam.The posts found on the forum... Read More


My moment in the sun

By ixchel As much as I expected school to teach me, I never expected I would learn even more from life. Strength and evolution have been my own personal "survival mode" over the last four years. As I count down the days to graduation, I am also counting my... Read More

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