gemini_star's Nursing Blog

By gemini_star

Joined May 8, '06. Posts: 422 (16% Liked) Likes: 122

The following are articles I have written and shared with the nursing community. If you enjoy an article please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Daily Profile of a Student Nurse

At 1 o’clock in the morning, I found her wide awake reading a 9-lb Medical Surgical Nursing Book on her study table. An orange highlighter was held firmly by her right hand, highlighting the important words as she goes along. She religiously reads it page by page without minding the late hours. The next day, she was in front of the computer typing some reviewer. The following day she was writing another set of notes on the index cards that she would ask me to quiz her. She wakes up... Read More →


Overcoming Clumsiness

Some commonly asked questions to a clumsy person: How can you become a nurse when you often break the glass? Where is your presence of mind?! Are you sure you can do it without tripping or breaking? Clumsiness, an issue that I have considered as a hindrance in pursuing nursing. Yes, I was once a victim of clumsiness. The most painful part was if the above questions were the same words coming from someone dear to you. With strong desire and confidence, I knew I had to make a... Read More →


Caring Point

Across the hall of a certain government hospital, on the pediatric wing, I heard someone harshly vomiting with cough. You could tell like it was in projectile motion. It was not music to my ears; it was dreadful. It was so loud that you could hear it from the other room, or at the end of the hall way. I felt sorry for other patients about to be awakened by it. I started wishing it was not my patient assigned to me yesterday. I prayed that it was not her as this would only make her... Read More →



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