NamasteNurse's Nursing Blog

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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.

Teacher turned Nurse

I miss teaching. I miss summer vacation. Christmas vacation, Easter break, President's day. I miss the bell that says "go home", or the one that signals the end of a horrible class. I miss teenagers, the chatter, the hang-dog looks, the laughter, the tons of long healthy hair. Even cafeteria duty which used to be a punishment. Listening in on pre-pubescent conversations to get a hint of what the next generation is thinking. Standing in the corner looking bored so they don't... Read More →


Student Ruminations

She looks a lot younger than she is. All her make-up is on but she is not at all flashy, she just takes care of herself, for herself. On the phone chatting away happily she sounds like she’s on a business call with a dear friend. She see me enter the room and her eyebrows shoot up in delighted surprise and she holds up a finger in that “just a minute” attitude. She winds up her phone call and greets me warmly. Her smile is dazzling and she holds out her hand for me to shake as she... Read More →


Nursing Home Blues

Making my after dinner rounds at the nursing home, I'm rushing down the hall hoping everyone is asleep. I have notes to write, order to transcribe, doctors to call, appointments to make. Please let it stay quiet tonight. At the last door, about to turn and head back to the desk I hear sniffling, quiet barely there weeping, a child-like voice in the darkened room, "I wanna go home". I peek into the night-light lit darkness and she sees me; The plaintive voice whispers, the old... Read More →


nursing ruminations

Making my after dinner rounds at the nursing home, I'm rushing down the hall hoping everyone is asleep. I have notes to write, order to transcribe, doctors to call, appointments to make. Please let it stay quiet tonight. At the last door, about to turn and head back to the desk I hear sniffling, quiet barely there weeping, a child-like voice in the darkened room, "I wanna go home". I peek into the night-light lit darkness and she sees me; The plaintive voice whispers, the old wrinkled... Read More →


Mannequins in LTC

"They treat us like mannequins", I hear this as I squeeze past two wheel-chair-bound women. They nod sagely, looking up at me eye brows raised with that certain tilt of the head, meaning 'yeah, she's one of them. What an odd thing to say I think, and it haunts me for days. Why do they feel like that? A mannequin according to wiki, is "(also called a mannekin, mannikin, manikin, dummy, or lay figure) is often an articulated doll used by artists, tailors, dressmakers, and others... Read More →



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