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The Tribulations of an Ebola...Trainer

By Bridgid Joseph - You can never be too prepared for Ebola. Training staff to protect themselves in the face of an outbreak, with all of the information from the CDC regarding "best" practice for healthcare workers changing frequently, is not only stressful for staff, but intensely stressful for the trainers. We... Read More

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Two Epidemics and Nursing

By SarahLeeRN - While I am not an expert on Ebola, or on epidemic diseases, I am a registered nurse. As such, I feel that I along with many other nurses are positioned to be considered on the front lines of patient care. There have been many articles on this topic already. However, I would like to remind us of a... Read More


Is This Real, or Just a Fantasy

By jadelpn - I could almost put this under "nursing humor". However, this is a discussion that we can all relate to in one way or another. Nurses are made to follow a process that puts a "customer satisfaction" spin on their practice. Sometimes, it can be a crossroads of what a nurse needs to do, and what... Read More


CDC Unveils New PPE Guidelines for Ebola

By tnbutterfly - After the death of the nation’s first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US and subsequent infection of two Texas nurses who cared for the patient, the protocol was under great scrutiny. Although many teams have investigated the chain of events leading to the 2 nurses’ contracting the virus, the... Read More


Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out

By tnbutterfly - Talk of Ebola is all over the news. In recent weeks, we've all watched as the crisis has unfolded. We've seen the devastating effects of this deadly virus. Let's not forget the impact it has had on some of our own. Let's take this time to express our support, appreciation, and well-wishes to... Read More


Ebola Preparedness Nursing Survey Results

By tnbutterfly - We just want to thank the 3000+ of you nurses who participated in the Ebola Preparedness survey! The Nurses’ voices have been heard! The results of the survey have been shared with millions across the country through the media as Brian Short RN, founder of, participated in several... Read More


Ebola Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions

By TheCommuter - What is Ebola? Ebola virus disease, formerly known as the Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a contagious affliction that affects humans and some non-human primates such as monkeys. The disease, which is caused by the Ebola virus, was first pinpointed in 1976 and is associated with hemorrhage within... Read More


Western Governors RN-to-BSN: My First Six Month Term (Almost)

By TheCommuter - Western Governors University (WGU) is a very popular online school for RNs who seek BSN and MSN degree completion because it offers a myriad of alluring features. These features include affordable tuition, regional and national accreditations, and nonprofit status. The following piece is a review... Read More


No Stone Unturned

By kiszi - Sometime in the last few chaotic years I'd decided I wanted to become a critical care nurse. My career thus far was not at all conducive to achieving that goal; I had a small smorgasbord of experiences in long term care, skilled nursing, post-acute home care, and private duty. Anyone looking at my... Read More


Not So Sweet; Fruit Bat Harbors Ebola

By Brenda F. Johnson - We have heard so much about ebola and how it affects us as nurses. Much of the focus has been on transmission person to person and how to protect ourselves. Where did this deadly virus originate? Researchers have tracked ebola into the depths of the African forest to a little rodent - the... Read More


Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 3)

By TheCommuter - Nursing students become immersed in the art and science of the profession during the time spent in nursing school. Bluntly, two facets of nursing coexist. There's a textbook world of nursing alongside a real world of nursing, and sometimes these two worlds brutally clash. This is the third piece in... Read More


Ebola - My Right to Accept or Refuse an Assignment

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN - Ebola has been the dominant topic on the news for a few weeks now. Nurses have been making the front page, insisting on their rights to be adequately protected from this deadly virus. Nurses everywhere are wondering what their rights and responsibilities are when it comes to accepting or refusing... Read More


Musings on Protecting Nurses: Protecting Ourselves and Our Patients

By JaneGilletteRogers - Short article regarding recent infections of nurses exposed to ebola. Nurses working with patients are usually exposed to a number of pathogens as a consequence of their jobs. Health care facilities have demonstrated that protecting nurses and others may not occur. Nurses have a duty to ensure... Read More


God Hates Nurses Now

By Ruby Vee - You know that "biting my tongue" thread, and the things we'd love to say to patients but we can't, because we're the nurse? Well, when you're the patient, you can say whatever you danged well feel like to the OTHER patient who is pestering you with his ignorance and stupidity. You can yell at the... Read More


When It Comes To A Matter Of National Health, No Nurse Should Ever Fear Retribution

By Michael M. Heuninckx - Registered Nurse Briana Aguirre, from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, recently had an interview with Today Show's, Matt Lauer, voicing her concerns about how the hospital handled the Ebola virus. Nurse Briana Aguirre was nervous and brought to tears to share her story for fear of... Read More


Ghosts Are All Around Us

By classicalcat - As a nurse, I have seen the influence of ghosts: those of the past--the shadowy glimpses of those who once lived. The ghosts of the present, who haunt us daily. Those of the future, who we would like to change, but wonder if we can. There are moments in nursing that make us realize that as nurses,... Read More


How I conquered the NCLEX-RN?

By ArrowRN - Well for anyone who has befriended me or read any of my articles, you know I tend to be very detailed oriented. Yes I'm now a BSN, RN. After passing the NCLEX-RN this weekend. I really wish I could say I have the magic key as to how to pass, but after taking that exam I was like "What just... Read More


I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...

By canigraduate - I have ADHD. Not the cool Tom Cruise/Ty Pennington kind, where you can act out and make lots of money, either. I have the kind where people label you as stupid, flaky, and lazy. I wanted people to have an idea of how it feels to never be in control of your own life. To get a glimpse of the... Read More