Musings of a Night Shifter | Nursing Blog

By WildcatFanRN

A nurse just trying to survive those unpredictable 12 hour night shifts that I actually love

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.

Hope is NOT for the faint of heart

Like many on this board I went to RN school hoping to improve my life both personally and financially. Like many I have prior student loans that have gone into and out of default and I was hoping finally getting my RN would help me to finally meet all of my financial obligations. Personally I was hoping to finally have a stable career without the threat of being phased out at the hospital I had worked so hard to finally be able to work at. I wanted to finally be able to get into... Read More →


A Patient who Changed my Life

He Just Wanted Someone to Listen We have all been there. You are in the middle of your morning medication pass, and it actually looks like you might actually get off work on time when it happens. You go in to give medicine to Mr. X. and bam, you end up behind. Why, you ask, when everything was going so well? The answer is simple, he needed to talk, and you took the time to listen. I remember working at a hospital in Tucson, AZ that is no longer even open now. I was pulled to... Read More →


Patients who have changed our lives

I've been an LPN for 13 years and just graduated with my ASN this past May. I've been wracking my brain trying to find that one patient or patients that have changed my life for better or worse. For the life of me, I can't think of just one exactly which is weird. There is one person though who taught me through the way he viewed life that we can't control how a person will live no matter how much information and teaching we give. Johnnie was a very brittle diabetic; his... Read More →



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