Articles: Nurses Rock

Articles: Nurses Rock

Nurses have a tough job and wear many different hats - sometimes several simultaneously. Nurses are the heart and soul of the health care system and seldom receive the appreciation that they so deserve. Nurses Rock is a fun and lighthearted page to promote and express appreciation for nursing and nurses around the world. Here you will find great stories, photos, videos and discussions started by nurses and nursing students.

Thankful To Be A Nurse On Thanksgiving

Thankful To Be A Nurse On Thanksgiving

by TheCommuter - I plan to work this upcoming Thanksgiving night. But, you know what? I really do not mind working on the holiday at all. I am a single gal with no family of my... Read More →

Last comment by Kooky Korky
Why I became a nurse: Discovering my dream job.

Why I became a nurse: Discovering my dream job.

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. ... Read More →

Last comment by Mrssmithsays
A word to the new, the inexperienced, the overwhelmed and the mystified

A word to the new, the inexperienced, the overwhelmed and the mystified

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 →

Last comment by Steffy44
What Makes a Great Nurse

What Makes a Great Nurse

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 →

Last comment by TrishaMatthews
YouTube Nurses and Nursing Students. My Top 10 List.

YouTube Nurses and Nursing Students. My Top 10 List.

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 →

Last comment by kuippo
Only in New York

Only in New York

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 →

Last comment by HolisticSN
I'm Just Doing My Job...

I'm Just Doing My Job...

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 →

Last comment by Khaan
My Oncology Patients are ROCKSTARS

My Oncology Patients are ROCKSTARS

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 →

Last comment by Oh'Ello
Self-Care for Nurses during the Holidays

Self-Care for Nurses during the Holidays

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 →

Last comment by FranEMTnurse
Be the Nurse You Would Want as a Patient

Be the Nurse You Would Want as a Patient

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 →

Last comment by RNikkiF
You Don't Know You're . . . Beautiful?

You Don't Know You're . . . Beautiful?

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 →

Last comment by KVCC87
Nurses - The Unsung Heroes

Nurses - The Unsung Heroes

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 →

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To Touch A Soul

To Touch A Soul

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 →

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The Calling:  What Made Me Pursue a Nursing Career

The Calling: What Made Me Pursue a Nursing Career

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 →

Last comment by RNBillieBSN
Incivility: Beyond the Nurse

Incivility: Beyond the Nurse

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 →

Last comment by canigraduate
A Phone Call

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... Read More →

Last comment by NurseJacelyn
Those Kind of Tears That Make Your Throat Burn

Those Kind of Tears That Make Your Throat Burn

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 →

Last comment by tabby092
Top 5 Reasons Why Student Nurses Rock

Top 5 Reasons Why Student Nurses Rock

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 →

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