I was only 21 years old when I started my nursing career. I love babies. They have a very special... Read More
I remember the day we went to the oncologist with my father. The doctor came in said hello, and... Read More
January 23, 2007 is a day that I hope that I never forget. It was a normal workday for me, a... Read More
In our facility, "Mrs. Jones" (not her real name of course) was what we called a "needy" resident. ... Read More
"What are you doing! Get off her!" The aide was straddling the patient on the floor with a tee... Read More
I am convinced that ICU, CCU, OR, etc... are the ones who's more on the spotlight for all nurses.... Read More
I met Mrs. Z. late in my first year as a student nurse in 1969. I was “in training” at a large... Read More
We deal with so many patients throughout our careers, yet there are some that just stay with us for... Read More
On Death and Dying
It was not long into my nursing career before I experienced the first death... Read More
Rita was one of my favorite homecare patients: not too difficult, always kept her scheduled time... Read More
When becoming a hospice nurse I was asked several questions. The toughest was how I would deal with the death of a child. I didn't quite know how to... Read More
GILBERT CHANGED ME.
I have known only to cycle,my old bicycle. The accident occured and I don't know whether to call it a good or bad... Read More
she has been lying on her bed. a pleasant lady, determined to keep her baby for the next 14 weeks, full of hope and faith, so much love to give for... Read More
In 2003, my parents moved from Maryland to New Jersey. They were looking forward to the move. They were right across the river from NYC, my mother... Read More
I am lucky to have been accepted to an LPN program in an accredited school and am in my third week.
Having had a Home Health Aide with a... Read More
So many patients effect our nursing practice, but this one will stay with me forever.
Tom was 35 years old when he got sick. A strong police... Read More
The day a patient changed my life was the day my Dad became one.
It was a week before Christmas when he had an unexpected accident at home, and... Read More
He Just Wanted Someone to Listen
We have all been there. You are in the middle of your morning medication pass, and it actually looks... Read More
Patients who have changed our lives good or bad.
This happened to me before I finished nursing school. It was written at the end of 2007.
This... Read More
It was as if the universe conspired to get me working on my dream job after going through a huge deal of drama. Since "Girl, Interrupted" I knew that... Read More