nkochrn's Nursing Blog

nkochrn 11,752 Views

Joined: Jun 23, '08; Posts: 295 (34% Liked) ; Likes: 257
Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in ER, OB, Med-Surg, Geriatric, Clinic

The Battle of Day vs. Night Shift

I have worked both night and day shifts; I even spent a little time doing a combination of both shifts. The hardest thing about alternating between the two shifts, other than sleep issues, was that...

Yes, I'm in pain!

I just awoke and opened my eyes for only a split second to barely be able to make out the face of my recovery nurse. I feel so weak and powerless right now, the anesthesia must not have worn off...

Reflecting on the Above and Beyond

The very first time I ever stepped foot into an oncology office was the day my Dad was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma. The only thing I could think as I sat there was, "Why does anyone decide they...

What Makes a Great Nurse

When I was in nursing school, one thing I always remember hearing the instructors say is straight A's are not what makes a good nurse. There's nothing wrong with getting straight A's of course, but...

Healthcare Technology Changing Forever: Positive Planning

My facility is in the process of shifting from an all paper ED to a full blown computerized ED. I, as the clinical information specialist will be doing a lot of training and helping to make things...


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