mother/babyRN's Nursing Blog

mother/babyRN's Nursing Blog

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Forgetful Nurses and Older Moments

by mother/babyRN - :Forgetful Moments and Older Nurses… Getting older in nursing is just like getting older in real life. Sometimes it’s worse. It can be worse because not only are you charged with caring...

She - A Sexual Assault Story

by mother/babyRN - Sexual assault is never prejudiced. Sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of color or creed. Sexual assault can even happen to nurses even though we think we are immune. I have had the...

Time for a Gentle Exam

by mother/babyRN - There are no classes on how to deal with doctors. At least, there weren't any when I was starting out in nursing. What follows is a true account of my relationship over many years, with one such...

Tips On How To Transition From Studentnursworld To Realnurseworld

by mother/babyRN - It is a tempestuous, terrifying and terrific journey from the perils and excitement of "Studentnurseworld" to "Realnurseworld". What follows are just a couple of things I learned along the way..... ...

Some Kind of Friendship

by mother/babyRN - Not long after that initial orientation and introduction to nursing school, the staff gets down to brass tacks. That is, in my day (which I cannot believe I am old enough and learned enough to admit...

Caring For A Family Suffering A Fetal Demise

by mother/babyRN - Sometimes the most difficult and poignant things we can do as OB nurses, is simply be there.... George and Martha Night time briskness slapped me in the face as I climbed in to my car for...

Pickels and Elbows...

by mother/babyRN - Pickels and elbows…. “Get the hell out of my room!” That, more often than not, was the greeting I received from my ornery elderly patient David. He was so angry that I could literally feel the...

Along A Jetty - One Nurses Walk Through Parental Diagnosis And Death

by mother/babyRN - Caravanning single file over a roughly hewn stone breakwater, mom, dad and I embark on a journey in my dreams. Unaffected by the waves slapping against the sides in a timeless hypnotic...

The Sweet Old Man in Room 724...

by mother/babyRN - One can forever discuss the unmistakable magnificence of mountains or sunsets, or millions of other unforgettable miraculous occurrences. So many moments we take for granted, assuming other such...

I Hear Singing And There's No One There

by mother/babyRN - Ive been a bonafide nurse since 1981. So say my credentials. But, I'm not certain we ever "become" nurses the day we graduate or receive our licences. I believe we are nurses in flux the span of our...

I Hate You - Heart Attack! Never Assume A Nurse Knows Everything.

by mother/babyRN - Barely six weeks following the birth of our first child, my husband had a heart attack. It was completely unexpected and occurred just before he was due to go out to sea. It was a scary time and I...


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