Ruby Vee's Nursing Blog

Ruby Vee's Nursing Blog

Ruby Vee, BSN, RN 98,467 Views

Joined Jun 28, '02. Posts: 10,420 (69% Liked) Likes: 41,266

Martha, The Helpful Ghost

by Ruby Vee - It's been my experience that every hospital has a ghost or two . . . although it seems that only certain people ever see them. I think part of it is you need to be open to seeing them and maybe part...

Alzheimer's: My Mother's Approval

by Ruby Vee - I was one of those little girls whose mother didn't like her. She liked my sister just fine -- thought she was perfect in every way. Me -- not so much. For most of my life, there was nothing I...

Ethics in Nursing -- Ethics in Life

by Ruby Vee - Starting in a few years, my state is going to requiring background checks and fingerprints as a condition of license renewal for all nurses. Whew! What a pain in the posterior! I mean, I’ve been a...

Compassion: A Dirty Word

by Ruby Vee - I'm beginning to feel as though the word "compassion" is a dirty word. Maybe it's the way people use it these days. It doesn't seem to be about an actual feeling of empathy toward a patient, family...

How To Tell If You're A Bully

by Ruby Vee - are you a bully? i’m getting fed up with some of the threads on allnurses.com. there’s a 2000+ post thread on “do nurses eat their young?” and the majority of the posters seem to claim that they...

Night Shift For Newbies

by Ruby Vee - most of us don't get much choice over whether or not we work nights, although we might get a choice about when. we also get a choice about how we handle our night rotations. there are plusses and...

Alzheimer's: Communicating in Pictures

by Ruby Vee - it started as a lark -- i got a free all-in-one printer with my new computer. mom's photo album was just sitting there in my dining room, waiting for me to decide what i wanted to do with it, so...

A Waiting Room Christmas Story

by Ruby Vee - Christmas of 1981 -- it had been a horrible year. In May, I found my husband of three years, the church choir director, in bed with the soprano. In the wake of that disaster, we pulled up stakes...

Rehab's Ghost

by Ruby Vee - I've come to the conclusion that every hospital -- and probably nursing homes, funeral homes and assisted livings -- have their ghosts. Certainly I've encountered many of them over my decades of...

Rudeness in the Workplace

by Ruby Vee - "There's no excuse for rudeness in the workplace. Those who try to justify it are probably rude bullies who eat their young." "I'm always pleasant and professional and I always treat everyone the...

The Trouble With Women . . . .

by Ruby Vee - ok, most of you who know me are going to be shocked when you read this header . . . ruby? talking about the problem with women? no way! and you're right. no way. but if i entitled this article...

The Ethics of Managing Your Personal Time

by Ruby Vee - There's a lot said about ethics in nursing, and much of it -- most of it, probably -- pertains toward the ethical treatment of patients. Not charting meds you haven't given or procedures you...

Precepting the Preceptor

by Ruby Vee - If you believe everything you read on allnurses, preceptors, by and large, are awful people put on earth to torment new grads. Since I genuinely believe that most preceptors honestly try to do the...

What To Do After You've Made A Mistake

by Ruby Vee - Nursing school doesn't really teach you how to be a nurse, it just gives you a glimpse into the world of nursing and the nclex gives you a license to learn. If you're smart, you'll learn something...

Welcome to the ICU

by Ruby Vee - It's January, and the December graduates from nursing school will be taking their NCLEX exams, looking for jobs and starting those jobs (if they're lucky enough to get them!) in the next few months. ...


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