SarahLeeRN's Nursing Blog

SarahLeeRN's Nursing Blog

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Being a nurse teaches me something every day. Without exception. What an amazing job this...I still can't believe that I get paid to do this.

The Very Beginning

by SarahLeeRN - In the beginning... If you are a good/typical first year nursing student, the very first patient you ever care for is a terrifying experience. You are convinced that you are going to kill them by...

Reality Check

by SarahLeeRN - Perhaps this is why I like writing. A writer has control, of topic, plot, length, start and finish. I have complete control of my article right now. I do not have complete control of my nursing...

Nursing and Michelangelo

by SarahLeeRN - What exactly is nursing? There are a million definitions of what nursing is, and many of these would be correct. But the more I practice, the closer I think I am to knowing the definition. ...

A Plea to Nurses Everywhere

by SarahLeeRN - I don't seem to process everything that I see, hear and do at work until I am home. My lack of reflection until later might have something to do with running around like a Looney Tunes character for...

Saying I'm Sorry

by SarahLeeRN - I am writing because I wanted to tell you that I am sorry. I know that you didn't ask for that. You just went in for a routine procedure that was supposed to change your life. It did change your...

Clinical Day 1: Discoveries

by SarahLeeRN - "No, hon, you're not going to want that. Those are old. You're going to want these," said the nurse, pointing at a rack full of thick binders on the side of the desk. Bewildered, I put the first...

The Exposure

by SarahLeeRN - She felt the lump but she didn’t acknowledge its presence. At least, not at first. “It’s probably nothing,” she told herself. She didn’t have time to deal with it. She didn’t want to deal with it....

Two Epidemics and Nursing

by SarahLeeRN - In the year 1952, the United States had the worst outbreak of polio in its history. Polio is defined by the CDC as "A crippling and potentially deadly disease. The virus spreads from person to person...

Advice to the Younger Nurse Me

by SarahLeeRN - "This is what reality shock feels like," I thought to myself as I stared at the little confused old man sitting on the edge of his bed, covered in blood from the IV that he just pulled out. It was...

A Phone Call

by SarahLeeRN - She called my name down the hallway. To me, at the other nurses' station. Why she did that, I don't know. I had a phone next to me. She's the unit secretary. Why doesn't she know my extension? ...

Grace and Love

by SarahLeeRN - The following name has been changed and the situation slightly altered to protect the privacy of those involved. However, it remains a 'true story' about a lesson learned through an elderly woman ...


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