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Joined Aug 3, '16. Ashley Hay, BSN, RN is a Freelance Healthcare Writer & Pediatric Oncology RN. She has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Oncology'. Posts: 64 (72% Liked) Likes: 218

“Dreams for the next chapter of my career” And how those dreams keep changing...

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - I wanted to be a nurse forever. I remember the adrenaline rush I got the first time I was on the hospital floor for my clinical rotation. The smells (not all great), the sounds (I heard IV pump beeps...

Part II - Day In the Life of a Proton Therapy Nurse

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - There are usually two nurses who arrive between 7 and 8 am, depending on the number of sedated cases we have that day. We start by setting up for the day: making sure we have our dosimeters on and...

Nothing Left to Give

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - We have all come home after a long unforgiving shift feeling utterly exhausted and in a fog, coming down from the stress of the day. Ever get home and don’t remember the drive? It’s probably your...

A Nurse's Sacrifice

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Nurses are usually first to diminish their own contributions and quickly dismiss any outside accolades from those not in the business of healthcare. “Isn’t it hard? Nurses are angels. My father had...

Better Health Care Elsewhere

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - This new year didn’t start quite as planned. I woke up on 12/31 with high hopes and a very sore throat...about to be walloped by a nasty little virus. I was laid up on the couch for over a week. The...

Part I - Nursing and Precision Proton Therapy

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - In this two part article we’ll first take a look at the basic principles of proton therapy and later walk through a typical day as a nurse at the proton center. Working in Oncology for over a decade...

Recognizing Your Nurses

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - “To fully engage employees and make them feel like they want to push the company forward just like the CEO, they need to be recognized. Humans have this need to be recognized and when they are, they...


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