Articles: Nursing and Professionalism

Articles: Nursing and Professionalism

Nurses must possess an understanding of the ethics of the nursing profession and the responsibilities imposed on the nurse's professional practice. Nurses may, over time and because of a variety of reasons, lose sight of the professional conduct expected. Nursing Professionalism will include discussions about the individual NPA, Code of Ethics, as well as solidify the competent image that portrays the nurse as we should be: Educated, Professional, Articulate, Critical Thinkers.

I survived the Board of Nursing

I survived the Board of Nursing

by KCMnurse - Where do I begin? I have been following this site for years and it has been a source of both comfort and anxiety. I have been a nurse for over 30 years. I was... Read More →

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Hard and Soft Skills

Hard and Soft Skills

by TheCommuter - Last year, or perhaps the year before that, I attended an all-staff meeting that was being facilitated by the hospital administrator, chief nursing officer, and a... Read More →

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"I Know How to Wash My Hands": An Era Gone By

"I Know How to Wash My Hands": An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - “It would be my pleasure to be David’s nursemaid. I have a year experience working for Mr. and Mrs. Jones before they moved to North Dakota. I do not have... Read More →

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Ebola - Another side of the story. The scary side!

Ebola - Another side of the story. The scary side!

by servewithlove - I remember when news about HIV first became public. People were scared and rightly so, because very little was known about this disease. Even though I was much... Read More →

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The Case For Job Hopping

The Case For Job Hopping

by Ruby Vee - Actual excuse for leaving her fourth job in 12 months -- and remarkably similar to her reasons for leaving the other three jobs. While I won't deny that bullies... Read More →

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Expecting the Unexpected

Expecting the Unexpected

by SmoothKeys - It's the wee hours of the night and the pages of a pharmacology textbook I flipped lethargically (in anticipation of the fusillade of nursing exams) seem to... Read More →

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Remembering the Nurse-Patient Relationship

Remembering the Nurse-Patient Relationship

by TheCommuter - The nurse-patient relationship carries great significance because it is the ultimate foundation upon which all nursing care is provided, regardless of the patient... Read More →

Last comment by NextGen
Where Do I Go from Here?

Where Do I Go from Here?

by VivaLasViejas - Isn't it always the way that once you've gotten one HUGE problem under a semblance of control, another rears its ugly head? My husband and I just received a new... Read More →

Last comment by OCNRN63
Organizational Barriers to Professional Development for Nurses

Organizational Barriers to Professional Development for Nurses

by dan83 - This study identifies time and financial limitations as the most prevalent perceived organizational barriers to professional development. It further concluded that... Read More →

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How to Handle Night Shift Challenges as a CNA

How to Handle Night Shift Challenges as a CNA

by kacie.knyvett - Night shift is the most challenging time to work be it any profession. Since we are going against the routine procedure, our body is not made for, experiencing... Read More →

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Mistakes? Need advice, quit or recover?

Mistakes? Need advice, quit or recover?

by WillowtreeRN - I have been an inpatient PEDS Rn for 1 yr. I made a mistake, a lapse in judgement, that caused no harm and was fixed immediately. I was helping a physician with a... Read More →

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My Nursing License Is At Risk - Or Is It?

My Nursing License Is At Risk - Or Is It?

by TheCommuter - I often listen as certain coworkers, usually the nurses with zero to two years of experience, chime about the dangers to their hard-earned nursing licenses. "I'm... Read More →

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Don’t Hide Your Pregnancy With a Corset; An Era Gone By

Don’t Hide Your Pregnancy With a Corset; An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - “Open wide Mrs. Smith, I need to check your teeth. I don’t see any pus but two of your teeth need to be pulled. We can arrange that later. Today we will be doing... Read More →

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Mistakes are Inevitable: No one is perfect.

Mistakes are Inevitable: No one is perfect.

by Ruby Vee - A former colleague of mine, a lovely woman I'll call Lauren, made an enormous and fatal medication error on her first night shift off of orientation. She gave 5 mg.... Read More →

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Sweating The Small Stuff

Sweating The Small Stuff

by cool_nurse - As my remaining months in the hospital comes to a close (for my 2-year work experience goal), a few disturbing happenings occurred during my hospital duties. The... Read More →

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Caution!  Don't Cross that Line - Maintaining Professional Boundaries

Caution! Don't Cross that Line - Maintaining Professional Boundaries

by tnbutterfly - Unlike personal boundaries which you set for yourself, many professional boundaries are already established and are less flexible.The American Nurses Association's... Read More →

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Nursing: A Broader Perspective

Nursing: A Broader Perspective

by The_Optimist - After having come across several reasons as to why there is low morale in nursing, I felt that I should pen this down. Have a pleasant read! Your expectations? ... Read More →

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Cruel Summer

Cruel Summer

by VivaLasViejas - To say that the summer of 2013 will go down in history as my worst ever would be the understatement of the century. I lost my high-paying, executive-level job in... Read More →

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So I have this rash... What do you think?

So I have this rash... What do you think?

by steven007 - How many times has one of your friends or family monopolized on the fact that you were a nurse? "Hey Sis, so my poop is green.. what's wrong with me?"; "Hey best... Read More →

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Do Not Work Off The Clock, Nurses!

Do Not Work Off The Clock, Nurses!

by TheCommuter - The economic climate in this country still remains somewhat sluggish several years after the official end of the Great Recession. In addition, dwindling... Read More →

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