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A&P Help...from my brain to yours!

By polka-dot - So I've gotten several requests for copies of my AP here they are. These are all the ones I could find, so it's not EVERY body system...just most. Please do not consider these notes to be the "end-all-be-all". I am human and YES, I make mistakes. Also, I urge you to take your own... Read More

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Long term care nursing

By RATCHETT - I am a geriatric nurse. By choice. I have a BS in nursing from Rush University, 1978. I have a scattering of graduate credits in parent child nursing from Rush, and NIU. I was "high power" for 20 years. I lived the fast lane at Rush University Medical Center, U of Illinois Hospital and... Read More


The Doctor who broke my heart, the patient who opened my eyes

By rebekah_ash - Life is hard and income is meager in our country. Many took nursing course as a stepping stone out of poverty. I confess. I’m one of them… until something happened that changed my heart. I want to be a nurse anesthetist because I learned that it is the highest paid nurse. That had been one of... Read More


Singing with the Angels

By YelenaV - The best thing I like about Nursing is that our task is to aid in the restoration of the wholeness of a person. Yes, we are mainly concerned with physical healing, but is there a nurse who has never comforted an anxious patient or a worried family member, never educated a patient or called for a... Read More


My father, his final lesson

By Ecmoking - I remember the day we went to the oncologist with my father. The doctor came in said hello, and before he finished sitting down, he had delivered the bombshell, "you have less than 6 months to live." I remember being so angry at him, and me the meek person I am, let him have it. I proceeded to tell... Read More


Patient who changed my life.

By abemwe - 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 fortune,but it just occured,occured to me and others. I clearly remember two cars......... head-on collision,a hard bang,a lot of screaming......It led to my... Read More


Brave little soldier boy.......

By NurseAlwaysNForever - 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 answer the question. I wanted the job, but couldn't imagine accepting a child's death. My answer was nothing short of the plain simple truth. ... Read More


I, Patient

By chlyxenne - 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 the new life in her womb. her husband would come in at dawn, try to get some sleep on the couch while keeping her company, leave after making sure his... Read More


The First Patient I Cared For

By al7139 - 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 had accepted a great job, and they were excited about being able to go to the Broadway shows, dine out, etc. My father was a retired Air Force Major,... Read More


My Stint In The ICU During Fallujah Attacks

By SarahLovesNovember - At this time I am only a nursing student, but before I took this leap, I was an active duty soldier for the U.S. Army as a medic, stationed in Germany. I was barely 19 when they told me I was to be stationed in Germany, leaving the United States for the first time and being extremely far away from... Read More


The Weeping Turkey Diaries

By Irish339 - It was a cold, snowy, and generally rotten Thanksgiving afternoon. I was especially thrilled to be working the second shift in an inner city trauma center. Slush still clung to the bottom of my scrubs from the journey across the parking lot. My socks were wet and made a squinking noise with each... Read More


A Day in the Life of a Hospice Nurse

By Sabby_NC - A day in the life of a Hospice Nurse Hospice is not a word to be feared but a word that brings service, comfort, understanding and education to people with life limiting illnesses. Our goal is to provide holistic care to patients and families in any setting. On any given day, we as Hospice... Read More


How My Life Was Changed By One Patient

By rvnburton - When I think about the patient that has changed my life the most, I am taken back to a time in my life where things really began to change for me. It was about 6 years ago, and I decided to leave my career in Business and take a CNA training course. Most of my family thought I was a lunatic, but my... Read More


A very special bond

By innergybeauty - I was only 21 years old when I started my nursing career. I love babies. They have a very special place in my heart. I specialized in Maternal and Newborn Nursing. I have delivered and assisted more than 2000 babies for my nine years and a half year of working. Those years were so fulfilling though... Read More


Be a Nurse

By EMTP2RN2007 - Before I ever thought about going to nursing school, I was a paramedic. Paramedics are taught suppress their emotions at all costs. Emotions take time and time is a luxury when one has a maximum of 15 minutes on scene time to stabilize a patient and rush them to the hospital. The "golden hour"... Read More


Every life has a purpose.....

By Finallyat40 - Every Life Has A Purpose…. January 23, 2007 is a day that I hope that I never forget. It was a normal workday for me, a Sunday, which is usually much quieter on our NICU unit than weekdays. When I arrived that morning, the assignment given to me was a gravely ill little girl. Her name was... Read More


The Passing of "Mrs. Jones" and How She Changed My Life

By skwlpn - In our facility, "Mrs. Jones" (not her real name of course) was what we called a "needy" resident. She was completely bed bound and constantly in need of something. We used to joke that her call light would one day catch fire from constant use. Usually her needs were very simple. In a 10 minute... Read More


On the edge of insanity

By docpsychrn42 - "what are you doing! get off her!" the aide was straddling the patient on the floor with a tee shirt on the patients neck. i had just came back from break and seen the aide just sitting there on top of this female patient. "she just cut her neck with a broken light bulb!" said the aide. i told... Read More