the_alchemist's Nursing Blog

By the_alchemist

Joined Jul 1, '08. Posts: 43 (12% Liked) Likes: 7

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.

Adam's Apples

Working in a behavioral facility can be challenging and fun. As soon as I turn the key to open the last door to the Nurses's Station in our locked facility, I always look forward to be part of an interesting story yet to unfold. With my very first step on the unit, I give out a sunny smile to all my patients and greet them with my cheeriest good morning greetings. I love working with adolescent patients. Somehow, I see myself in several of them, being rebellious because mom won't allow me... Read More →

What We Do Not Learn In School

It was as if the universe conspired to get me working on my dream job after going through a huge deal of drama. Since "Girl, Interrupted" I knew that I'd like to be in a mental health facility (to work, that is). In a place surrounded by numerous rules on patient confidentiality, I can't help but share the story of one patient which might get some people to their senses. Let me tell you about the story of Elizabeth (not her real name). To put a little twist, let me start from the end of my... Read More →

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