Purple_Scrubs's Nursing Blog

By Purple_Scrubs

Joined Dec 17, '08. Posts: 2,200 (50% Liked) Likes: 3,577

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.

Do I Love Nursing? What Day is it?

There have been many threads recently on AN along the lines of nursing: love it or hate it. I think about this often, and have realized that my responses to these threads are colored by the events of the day. So, here is a true account of how I feel about nursing, for anyone who is interested. Do I love nursing? What day is it? There are days when nothing seems to go right. Every teacher is mad because I won’t send a kid home that, in their “medical” opinion, needs not to be in their... Read More →

School Nursing: Burnout and Renewal

Being a school nurse is not as easy as it looks. These days, there is a lot more to it than band-aids and ice packs. When I started school nursing as a relatively new grad after just a few months hospital experience, I truly had no idea what I was in for. I work for a large urban school district. The district as a whole, and my school in particular, is host to a large number of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and various minority groups. One of the first things my principal... Read More →

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