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Exceeding Expectations: My First Mission Trip

By bethygood - Exceeding Expectations: My First Mission Trip Beth Goodheart RN, BSN, CNOR Sitting at the airport I look around at everyone about to leave for their first mission trip wondering if they are prepared for what they’re about to do. No one really knows what the trip involves, or the amount of... Read More

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the challenges of nursing school

By MachoNurse - On a boat, in the ocean, I will likely get seasick. I prefer the mountains and the forest. Some friends of mine just returned from four months of sailing their boat to the Caribbean. One of them recently shared the following words of wisdom with me, in response to my litany of complaints about my... Read More

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Intensive Prayer Unit

By tnbutterfly - When considering a holistic approach to healthcare, it is important to realize the vital role that spiritual care plays in healing and in coping with health crisis. It is important to provide the patient and the family links to the care and support they need. Many patients find prayer to be very... Read More

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Haiti nursing experience

By oncnursemsn - I thought that I knew all about transcultural nursing when I wrote about Yoshi- the young Hassidic Jewish patient we cared for and got through his bone marrow transplant. I didn't think that caring for Haitians and the nurses would qualify for this writing post. I'll give it my best shot. ... Read More

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When the mother is in prison

By Elvish - The hospital in which I work has a contract with our state wherein all pregnant prisoners deliver at our hospital, regardless of home county. This population has a special set of needs to consider. Prisoners get a very short hospital stay - for a normal vaginal delivery, the woman goes back to... Read More

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My Miracle last April

By helicoptergal - To Preface this story I am a many year Paramedic turned brand new RN. My best friend had a beautiful baby girl last April. Her pregnancy was healthy, and the OB-GYN did not expect any complications. She had an Ultrasound three weeks before delivery that showed many decelerations so she had an... Read More

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Alham Dulillah

By sydney1979 - I was twenty one when the letter for an interview for a job in Saudi Arabia came to me by surprised. I was just eight months in training as a staff nurse in a small hospital in our province. I really was not expecting any letter that time since I was just starting my shall I say, nursing... Read More

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Letter from a Former Student

By VickyRN - as educators, no words of encouragement lift our spirits higher than a note from a former student about his or her successes in the wonderful career of nursing. i thought i would share a recent letter (with permission from my former student, of course): Read More

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Human Like Me

By marian howe - When I pulled the maggots and bits of chewed tobacco leaf from the young lady's hip wound her husband rocked sideways, closed his eyes and softly hit the floor. That was probably the best place for him. In his present state, lying quietly and breathing regularly, he was harmless. His wife was... Read More

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The Inside Culture.

By abemwe - :yeah:I always have a big fight.........The outside fight the inside.The outside is arrogant,violent and judgemental......I only like the inside with its politeness,tenderness and patience.I can't be like my dad but I liked his inside nature. It's now a decade and he is past gone,my inside is that... Read More

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My heart is in Peru

By Anyausa - This was my first medical mission trip. The dream finally came true. Last year I was serving the peruvian people and it changed my life forever. I am a registered nurse from another country. I live permanently in the USA, pursuing my dream to be licensed and work here. Nothing will stop me. ... Read More

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The Student and the School Nurse

By Seishiro - During my clinical day with Mrs. R there was one interaction in particular that stuck out in my mind. A student had visited Mrs. R early in the morning shortly after my arrival and handed her, what appeared to be a thank-you card. Privately, Mrs. R described this student as a usually... Read More

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The Trauma after the Trauma

By ScrappyEDRN - After several days of working regular ER zones and one of triaging I worked as one of the trauma response nurses yesterday. My first patient was from a head-on MVA. He came in with a serious facial laceration that had hit an artery and with a left leg fracture obvious to all by the right angle his... Read More

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Mentor, Mentor...Where Art Thou?: Newbie 101, Ground Zero

By Thunderwolf - Newbie 101, Ground Zero Psychiatric nursing is unique and is a wonderful field of nursing. However, for the student nurse or for the new nurse entering the field, it may either cause much anxiety or alot of awe. Psychiatric nursing often presents its own unique challenges. This blog is to... Read More

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Into The Looking Glass: Facing the Cliff in Recovery

By Thunderwolf - Facing the Cliff in Recovery (Based upon Creed's song and video, Six Feet From The Edge) The main character is singing while standing upon a crumbling cliff edge, falls in a free fall until he hits rock bottom, faces a sand storm, then meets a woman who presents him a bowl of water... Read More

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The Value of Transfer Boards

By Angie O'Plasty, RN - There are some tools that have been around for a long time, but are rarely used because Medicare or Medicaid will not pay for them. Transfer boards, also called slide boards, fit into this category. When I asked why they were not covered by Medicare or Medicaid, I was told that a sliding board is a... Read More

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Experiences in Ecuador

By QuitoGal - Never one to do something the normal way, when my nurse practitioner residency started, I opted to expand my horizons and venture to the southern hemisphere in Quito, Ecuador. Doing my residency in the Ecuadorian health care system was one of the most profound and life changing experiences I ever... Read More

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Used Nursing To Start My Business

By Kyrshamarks - As a nurse I never thought I would be in the position I am in now. I used my nursing skills and certifications to start a small DBA. I just closed the books for Jan, 09 and my wife and I netted after everything $158,000. Not too shabby for being in business only 4 months now. We will be on track... Read More


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