by tnbutterfly - If you have had the misfortune of being a patient in the hospital, what stands out about your experience? No matter the specific reason for your admission, I'm... Read More →
by i♥words - I just completed my first week of nursing school (BSN program), and I am exhausted. I have lists surrounding me detailing numerous reading and ATI assignments.... Read More →
by tnbutterfly - Once again it is National Nurses Day and the start of National Nurses Week, which always begins on May 6 and goes through May 12, the birthday of Florence... Read More →
by dpgRN - We referred to him as Mr. Comatose.
His chart had him diagnosed as mentally ill and he was mostly comatose. He was blind. He never spoke. We were unsure if he... Read More →
by Ruby Vee - "Become a nurse just for the money? How can you possibly be a good nurse if you're doing it just for the money?"
The implication seems to be that in order to... Read More →
by Jkaiservi - Nursing Incivility and Leadership: A Missing Link?
The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics implores nurses to maintain caring and professional... Read More →
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... Read More →
by nursey246 - It was a normal shift. I started out with the typical two patients. One stable and one not so much.
My not-so-stable patient was a 50-something guy with a wife... Read More →
by TheCommuter - Nursing students sometimes get a painfully raw deal while receiving their education and training to become nurses. For instance, their eagerness to learn and... Read More →
by nursefrances - 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.
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by CheesePotato - We all have bad days.
I remember when I was new, bright eyed, bushy tailed, rampantly sarcastic (look, some things never change, alright?) and I used to look... Read More →
by nkochrn - When I was in nursing school, one thing I always remember hearing the instructors say is straight A's are not what makes a good nurse. There's nothing wrong with... Read More →
by Sea_of_Roses - I have benefited from Youtube both as a Nursing student and as a RN. It has helped me to better understand ABG's (Arterial Blood Gasses), prepare for interviews,... Read More →
by Sea_of_Roses - It was 3 AM on the first day of Summer in New York City, I was taking the subway home after working a grueling 12 hours in the emergency department. You must be... Read More →
by Bridgid Joseph - We may be just doing our jobs...but not everyone can do what we do. And, honestly, there are times that I don't even know how I do what I do; I may not understand... Read More →
by sweetpealuvr - I was one of those lucky people who knew from an early age what I wanted to be. As long as I can remember I've always wanted to be a nurse. I had no family members... Read More →
by tnbutterfly - Nurses face challenges year round, but we all know the extra stresses that the holidays bring with all the special preparations and activities. With many nurses... Read More →
by TheCommuter - "The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that's retroactive." - Harold Coffin.
An active conscience is defined as an inner awareness of right and... Read More →