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Biofilm: Undercover Assassin

There is a new killer in town known as biofilm. In this article, we will explore what it is, where... Read More

All about the tubes... reflections of a new ER nurse

I have these moments where my entire life flashes before my eyes. As if everything I’ve ever done,... Read More


My short journey as a pre-nursing student and applying to my ADN program. Sharing my experience of... Read More

Nursing Brain Sheets for Beginners

Nursing Brain sheets are summaries that help nurses remember their patient’s particulars. Most... Read More

Time, No Longer Standing Still

On a recent visit to the site of Chimborazo hospital in Richmond, Virginia, I realized that I had... Read More

This is where I'm meant to be

by jdd112

Reflecting upon my time as a I/DD nurse, I realized too many people do not know about our little... Read More

Poor doesn't always mean poor

What happens when you travel to Guatemala on a mission trip? You learn that (1) Your high school... Read More

You might not want to read this...

by rn_xoxo

It is something I would write in my journal, I am sharing something I normally wouldn't. It is... Read More

Don't Lose Your Grip Now

As nursing school comes to a close there is more than enough on your plate. Advice is spilling ... Read More

More Than Bowel Sounds: Abdominal Assessment

Summary: A complete assessment wouldn’t be possible without examining the abdomen. Containing a... Read More

7 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Nurse Practitioner Program

Choosing to go graduate school is NOT an easy decision. It is one that requires a ton of thought... Read More

How Nurses Cope with Death

I received a comment on one of the articles I wrote from a new nurse telling me she is dealing with... Read More

School nurses making a positive impact on their community

School nurses make an impact in a variety of place in their community. In their building (or buildings) with the students they serve, as well as the... Read More

An Open Letter to a Former Nursing Professor

We go to college for an education. At the time, sometimes we think it's mostly related to our degree and/or passing classes. Except, when the classes... Read More

Lessons Learned as an Expert Nurse Witness

In the past couple of years I have been asked to serve as an expert nurse witness for several medical-legal cases. The downside of consulting for... Read More

Failed NCLEX 1st attempt, PASSED 2nd attempt

Preparing to take the NCLEX can be a scary thing; the thought of failing is even scarier! I failed my first attempt, but I survived!! Now I'm an RN... Read More

What makes a better pediatric nurse? Life experience vs. credentials


Pediatric nurses have unique challenges. Nurses are not only caring for the patient but the parents as well. What challenges do pediatric nurses... Read More

Stop! Is that Assessment Really Necessary?

by dinah77

While playing with my 3 year old daughter today, I had an opportunity to reflect on an issue that deserves more attention among nurses: Why do we do... Read More

Udderly Amazing! : An Era Gone By

Blumgarten, in his book, A Textbook of Medicine once again gives us more than instructions, he tells us a history lesson. From his words written so... Read More

One of Our Own

We care for many lives every shift. We provide emotional support, life sustaining, and life saving treatment. We learn to leave our patients at... Read More

Where Will I be 5 Years Post-Graduation from Nursing School?

The future is unpredictable and inevitable, but I cannot help but image how things will pan out for me. I am currently a senior nursing student in... Read More

Floating Kidneys: An Era Gone By

In this “Era Gone By” article, we look at a case about nephroptosis and how the approach by doctors in the 1930s compare to present day. As you... Read More

Nursing as a Human Experience

My own experience with "compassion fatigue" aka "too busy and tired to think about the big picture," and the morning that I realize that nursing is... Read More

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