A Mixed Bag Of Goodies

A Mixed Bag Of Goodies

TheCommuter, BSN, RN Senior Moderator 248,185 Views

You reached my profile page! I'm a case management RN as well as a rehabilitation nurse with CRRN certification. I accrued four years of experience as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) prior to becoming an RN in 2010. I take pleasure in learning new tidbits regularly. Please read my assortment of blog posts and articles and feel free to comment if any content I've posted has sparked your interest.

Nurses' Charting (Part 1): Focused Documentation

by TheCommuter - First and foremost, the medical record is a permanent aggregation of various documents that should furnish a comprehensively accurate picture of a patient's health status while he/she stayed at the...

Nobody Cares About Our Feelings When it's Time to Perform

by TheCommuter - There is a pervasive phenomenon in society that is known as negativity bias. In essence, this means that peoples' minds are more keenly attuned to negative occurrences and have been programmed to...

National IV Nurse Day and a Reminder of the IV Nurse's Importance

by TheCommuter - As the acuity levels of hospital patients continue to rise to astronomical levels, the importance of IV nurses truly cannot be understated. The role of the IV nurse is immensely important in modern...

The Pre-Employment Background Check

by TheCommuter - First of all, it is an extremely positive sign whenever any prospective employee reaches the point in the hiring process that involves initiation of the pre-employment background check. This is...

Study Tip: Know What Type of Learner You Are!

by TheCommuter - Our personal learning style is the unique manner in which we acquire, grasp, and retain new material. Some adults learn predominantly by way of seeing and visualizing, whereas others learn via the...

Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): the Art of Validation

by TheCommuter - Before proceeding any further, here is a feasible definition of social skills. Also known as soft skills, relational skills or interpersonal skills, the term 'social skills' refers to the collective...

Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 3)

by TheCommuter - Nursing students have the unique, amazing chance to immerse themselves in the art and science of nursing as they formally learn about the emerging profession. However, there are unspoken aspects of...

Western Governors RN-to-BSN: My First Six Month Term (Almost)

by TheCommuter - Western Governors University (WGU) is an immensely popular online virtual university because it offers an array of aspects that attract adult learners, such as reasonably priced tuition, nonprofit...

A Day in the Life of a Work-At-Home Nurse

by TheCommuter - For starters, I currently work as a case management nurse for a major insurance company that most of the dear readers have probably heard of. In fact, my employer might even be the same company that...

Remembering the First Black U.S. Army Nurse During Black History Month

by TheCommuter - Most people in the nursing community are at least somewhat knowledgeable about the stories behind the more popular historical figures of the profession. After all, instant name recognition occurs in...

Is Weight Loss Surgery an Easy Way Out?

by TheCommuter - Rita McMillan, age 41, reports to her place of employment, a large community hospital located in an upscale suburb of a large Midwestern city. She has been employed at the same hospital as an RN...

Online Education: Elements of a good Discussion Post

by TheCommuter - Online, hybrid, and distance-based coursework have become notable mainstays in today's technologically advancing society. Most students who have been enrolled in online courses have probably...

Inside the Dream: Martin Luther King Jr's Dream to End Health Inequalities

by TheCommuter - The aforementioned words were so very eloquently spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1966, during an era when millions of American citizens of all races, shapes and genders lived outside the...

16 Common Nursing School Interview Questions & Answers

by TheCommuter - Are you planning to submit applications to one or more nursing programs in the near future? If so, you probably already know that most reputable schools of nursing will require you to undergo an...

Ebola Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions

by TheCommuter - What is Ebola? Ebola virus disease, formerly known as the Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a contagious affliction that affects humans and some non-human primates such as monkeys. The disease, which is...


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