General E. Speaking, RN's Nursing Blog

General E. Speaking, RN's Nursing Blog

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My 20th Year in Nursing

by General E. Speaking, RN - This year marks my twentieth year as a nurse. Hard to believe. I wonder how many patients I have cared for in twenty years? It boggles my mind. I am certainly not the same nurse I used to be. ...

An Unbeating Heart

by General E. Speaking, RN - I woke to what was supposed to be a usual work day. How could I have known that in approximately 6 hours I would be standing 4 feet from an open chest staring at an unbeating heart? "The monitor...

The Patient Nurse

by General E. Speaking, RN - The Patient Nurse It is not easy to switch roles. Especially if one has been in their particular role for a couple of decades. It just doesn’t feel “right” to be the patient. I did not like it,...

Gringo's Question

by General E. Speaking, RN - Gringo’s Question The decision to further my education and become a Registered Nurse (R. N.) has affected my life in ways I would have never imagined. Twenty years ago, I did not have any...


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