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That one patient you will never forget

by Memories The following content happened during my working period in Europe. It is about patient motivation... Read More

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CCRN "Cram Cram Repetition Nail it"

by ruthbaltes A nuts and bolts view of studying and taking the CCRN exam. This article is intended to encourage... Read More

Reliving My Passion

by paisleybird As a child, my interest with healthcare was obvious. Life somehow takes a series of steps which... Read More

Nurses: You’ve Been LIED to about your Back and Body Mechanics

by Lynda Lampert, RN Lift with your knees and not your back has been drilled into nurses as often as patient safety... Read More

After eleven years as a nurse I was reminded why I became one

by cinlou An exemplar from 1989 that I had written immediately after the experience. I have never shared this... Read More

Flight Nursing: Behind the fancy helicopter

by Jamiejill7 You are transporting a patient whose only hope is you and your team. Your limited space, the weight... Read More

Hospice: A naive, first-year nurse's perspective

by Jamiejill7 In nursing school, the importance of learning countless medications and techniques was always... Read More

Is Volunteering "Worth It"?

by Sea_of_Roses Here on allnurses, I've seen others ask whether volunteering is “worth it”. Well it depends. Allow... Read More

Through the flames that engulf the weak, harden the strong

by icelind Nursing school is not for the faint of heart. You hear from the start to sequester yourself and warn your friends and family that they will only... Read More

"Ain't Nobody Got Time for the Drip": The Art of the Teenage/Young Adult Wellness Exam

by milwerica All too often safe sex practices, drug and alcohol consumption are not mentioned during a teenage/young adult wellness exam. Here are some ideas to... Read More

The Importance of Balance

by Jacqueline.Damm I spent my winter in hibernation mode. After another couple of weeks rolled by, I realized something… A mundane approach with complacence in caring... Read More

Small Gifts

by nursemarion Over the years patients and families have given me many small gifts, something that I never anticipated when I became a nurse, and certainly not... Read More

Nurses, It’s Time: Find a Happy Place Amidst Chaos

by Jacqueline.Damm As a nurse, there’s always an opportunity for.. you know.. “One of THOSE days.” After my first medical/surgical job, I realized that chaos is as... Read More

Lyme Disease in Camp Nursing Practice

by big al lpn As nurses practicing in a rural environment with extensive outdoor programming, we are in locations that are often endemic with lyme. Camp nurses are... Read More

Stepping up the mental health discussion

by milwerica Nursing as a profession is unique in its ability to step up and help facilitate the mental health reform. As a society and nursing profession we need... Read More

Hesi Advice/My Experiences

by cajunRNtobe Taking the HESI-A2 is usually one of the first steps into nursing school or clinical. For me, it was both a nerve-wracking and enlightening... Read More


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