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Making the Most of a Working Christmas

Working Christmas this year? It may stink, but you can do several things to make your holiday shift a little more enjoyable. Try using these tactics to make the most of the... Read More

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Tales from the Crypt....uh.... I mean Clinicals. Ch 4

I have never learned so much in nursing school as I learned my first round of clinicals. I experienced burnt-out and frustrated nurses, Joint Commission questions, bonding... Read More

The Importance of the Need for Early Vascular Access identification

This article discusses the need and benefits of early PICC placement by discussing evidence based practice and patient satisfaction. The VA-BC (Vascular Access Board... Read More

A Word to New Nurses

Entering the nursing field as a new nurse can be an intimidating experience to say the least. The same trepidation can ring true for an experienced nurse changing his or her... Read More

Ready to let go. But not right NOW.

There comes a time with an aging parent when you have to stop trying to make things better, and decide to just love them, respect their wishes, and be present. I think that... Read More

The Nurse's Guide to Observing Chanukkah

The holiday seasons are festive and bright, a true cultural phenomenon. However, other religions donít recognize Christmas as a holiday, and this can make them feel... Read More

16 Common Nursing School Interview Questions & Answers

Most reputable nursing programs will require each candidate to undergo an interview prior to enrollment. This pre-admission nursing school interview might seem like a... Read More

Certification : I Did it For the Money.

Are you looking for a way to increase your marketability and possibly your paycheck? Getting certified in your nursing specialty has many professional and personal... Read More

LOOOOOK into my eyes!!

SO many funny things have happened to me over the years, I've decided to start posting the best. Med/Surg nursing is the backbone of any hospital, and you never know what you... Read More

Is Nursing Killing You or Making You Stronger?

Is nursing killing you or making you stronger? Three ways beyond the love hate relationship with nursing. The love hate relationship with nursing is something most nurses... Read More

Finding the Perfect Gift for your Family: Being Present

The holiday season is often filled with tension and frustration. Slowing down will actually help you get more done. This article offers a quick retake on some holiday... Read More

Passed AANP FNP today. Useful Tips.

This article details at length what I believe any prudent NP student should do to adequately prepare for and be successful on the AANP FNP exam. It discusses relevant study... Read More

What school nurses REALLY do

Many people think the responsibilities of a school nurse are limited to handing out Bandaids and ice packs all day long. While that's certainly a small part of the job,... Read More

Pretzels, Puppies, and Physical Assessment. Ch 3

Nursing school can be a lonely road, especially if you are an online student. You look for friendship in the strangest places - even if you have to resort to talking to your... Read More

Questions and Myths Regarding Your Nursing Career

There are so many myths and questions about the nursing profession. Brian Short, RN, founder and CEO of allnurses.com, addresses some of the more common issues that keep... Read More

Five Ways to Convince Patients they Need Flu Shots

Nurses should never force patients to take any treatment, but sometimes we have to be a bit more persuasive in our approach to a particular procedure. One such treatment is... Read More

The Gift of Hope

The once beautiful glow of the holiday season can become lackluster in the nursing profession. There are times when we must carry the burden of being a light that flickers in... Read More

Culture Shock & Big Girl Panties - Ch 2

Nursing school is not at all what I had expected. After flying through the basic courses, I figured the nursing program would be a cinch. Anyone who goes into nursing... Read More

Can we all just get along: Communicating through 4 generations of Nurses

Today in nursing there can be 4 generations of nurses all trying to work together. Each generation has its own tagline and focus and often getting along can be too much for... Read More

Why I Am Grateful To Be Working On Thanksgiving Day

Do you despise working on Thanksgiving, or any holiday? For the majority of nurses this might be the case, but what if all nurses actually enjoyed working the holidays? Could... Read More


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