Army Nursing and Other Articles

Army Nursing and Other Articles

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Being a hostage to your bladder

by Pixie.RN - Cup of coffee: check. Bottle of water: check Jumping jacks: check check check! ED nurse bladder: sigh. Check. You know the scenario: you are hired into a position with a new employer, and one...

Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End

by Pixie.RN - I knew that I wanted to step away from active service. This decision was underscored by my last day on my compound in Afghanistan, when I read an email from a person higher up in my chain of command,...

Deployed Army Nursing: Finally, Double Digits!

by Pixie.RN - I have a countdown app on my Android phone that includes a home page widget you can set to display however many days until a date of your choosing. My widget has a picture of me with my significant...

Emergency Nursing

by Pixie.RN - What is Emergency Nursing? Emergency nurses specialize in caring for patients in potentially emergent or critical condition, be it from illness or injury. Because this specialty is unique in that...

Military Nursing

by Pixie.RN - What is Military Nursing? Military nurses care for those who serve, or those who have served, while in an active duty, reserve, or national guard capacity. In this article, we are primarily...

Tactical Nudity and Other Fun Aspects of Deployed Army Nursing

by Pixie.RN - For the latter half of this year I've had the wonderful opportunity of being deployed as the only ER RN with a Forward Surgical Team (FST). One of the interesting things about being with these folks...

New Army Nurse Corps officers: first things first!

by Pixie.RN - I am speaking fondly to my direct commission brethren (and sistren?) who don't know their ORB from their iPERMS. Some of this will seem obvious to prior service folks, or people who have been in for...

One Year in the Army Nurse Corps, DNA x 3, and Tinfoil Lining in my Patrol Cap

by Pixie.RN - In March I hit my one-year-in mark. Hooray! How are things going, you ask? Overall, not bad. I still work a lot of hours, and it's still probably too much (in others' opinions). The difference is...

Using Your GI Bill Benefits in 75 Easy Steps!

by Pixie.RN - I knew I was going to use my GI Bill benefits for my pursuit of an FNP, so when I applied to school in the late summer, I submitted my application online here: Apply for Benefits - Education and...

Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed

by Pixie.RN - 1. Afghanistan gets very, very cold in the winter. People think "desert," "heat," and "sand" when you say Afghanistan, but let me tell you that it's more like "dirt and dust," not sand. And we had...

Trauma Nursing

by Pixie.RN - What is Trauma Nursing? Trauma nurses specialize in caring for patients injured through trauma, be it accidental or intentional. Trauma nurses must be well versed in stabilizing patients and...

Government Nursing

by Pixie.RN - What is Government Nursing? Government nurses, like their military counterparts, care for those who serve, or those who have served, but in a civilian/nonmilitary capacity. In this article, we are...

The Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE): what the heck is this madness?!

by Pixie.RN - So what is this exam? The CPNE is a rigorous 2.5-day exam consisting of four timed lab stations on the first night (Friday), then a minimum of three Patient Care Scenarios (PCSs) on Saturday and...

On the verge of deploying as an Army Nurse

by Pixie.RN - Back in January I looked at my phone and realized that I'd missed a call -- it was from our ER chief, my boss's boss. Uh-oh. Now what? I listened to the voicemail and just about dropped the phone: it...

The Excelsior College Distance Learning ADN Program: Facts, Answers, and Links

by Pixie.RN - I thought I'd compile some basic information/answers to the questions we see here over and over. This is a work in progress. Please feel free to point out any errors. Thanks! 1. Excelsior College...


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