nursefrances's Nursing Blog

nursefrances, BSN 33,160 Views

Joined: Dec 21, '08; Posts: 3,662 (51% Liked) ; Likes: 5,706
RN in Ophthalmology ambulatory surgery center; from US
Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Ambulatory Surgery, Ophthalmology, Tele

Five Years Completed and Still Loving It

As a new nursing student, with a look of awe I would look at experienced nurses and think "Wow....I can't wait until I have been working as long as they have, to know what they know." Well, now I am...

When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story

As nurses, we wear many hats. To name a few: we are caregivers, providers, assessors, comforters, encouragers, teachers, an ear to listen. Are we to be evangelists or preachers? In my opinion, no...

Making the most of Clinicals Part 2: You're on stage-Make a good first impression

Have you ever been to Disneyland? I know. What does Disneyland have to do with clinicals? I enjoy going to Disneyland and have always been impressed with the excellent customer service that...

Why I became a nurse: Discovering my dream job.

Why did you become a nurse? This is a common question that is asked of nurses. Here is my story of why I became a nurse and how I discovered my dream job. In 1995, I attended an educational...

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Ophthalmology

I will never forget the first time I saw an eye under a microscope. I could have stayed there looking at the iris, the color of the eye, for hours. I was intrigued and amazed that such a small organ...

Making the most of Clinicals Part 3: Building a good rapport with patients

Having good social skills is crucial when working in a field like nursing where a large part of your day is caring for and communicating with people. It is important to develop positive social skills...

Making the most of Clinicals Part 1: Turn negative experiences into positive learning

Every nurse remembers their first day of nursing clinicals. I would like to share my first day with you. We were a group of ten brand new nursing students. Dressed in all white, some...


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