Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 9

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Thank you for being there when I couldn't be...

By RainbowHead I have a new appreciation for nurses knowing that one is taking care of someone dear to me right now (if she has not already passed on) which is a huge weight off my shoulders to know that at least she was not alone in her final days. Nurses are... Read More

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If you fail to plan; then Plan to Fail

By ArrowRN Usually this forum has thread of either great joys of passing or great sorrow of failure. I’d like to take a step back before both you and my own future turns into the nightmare that some have feared for years…failing the NCLEX exam. Read More

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My Backpack

By realnursealso/LPN First you become a student, then make it through school, pass your boards, and off you go. When all of a sudden, you stop and think, when did I change from a newbie, to being ready to retire. Where did the years go? All of a sudden you don't need... Read More

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Why I love being a nurse….

By Esme12 In the daily grind of patient care when we are blamed for everything...we forget it's the simple things that mean the most. Never forget to take that time to comfort someone in need. Hold their hand. Ask them...are you Okay. It is the simple... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More

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How To Be A Great ICU Colleague

By Ruby Vee Every new grad who starts in ICU wants to be a great ICU nurse. While it’s next to impossible to become a competent nurse in less than a couple of years, you can become a great ICU colleague from the start. Here's how: Read More

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Short Circuit: Supraventricular Tachycardia for the Novice PICU Nurse

By NotReady4PrimeTime This article is intended to provide a basic understanding of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and its treatment. Pediatric patients are managed a little differently from big people. The article covers adaptations to the developmental stages of... 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... Read More

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Just a little advice after a year in the ICU.

By francoml Being an ICU nurse can be an exciting, scary, heart-wrenching, and thoroughly rewarding career. After a year on the unit I have learned so much and still have so much to learn. I love my job and I encourage all of you aspiring to be ICU nurses to... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More

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Managing 24/7 Visitors

By Ruby Vee 24 hour visitation seems to be the wave of the future, and whether or not we critical care nurses think it's a good idea, it's here to stay for many of us. So given that we cannot opt out -- unless the visitor actually hurts someone -- how do we... Read More


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