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Tips for Surviving Nursing: The Trauma of caring

By sandygator - I'm pretty sure my first post here was maybe in 1997...as a newly recovering addict. After 34 years in this profession, mostly in PICU and nearly 98% pediatrics, I realized today that I am indeed traumatized by my past. I came online looking to see if I was alone. But it is not due to abuse within my family. Today I remembered a 4 yr old... lifeless, so pale, except for the bruises which covered his body. I remember so vividly the... Read More

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Tips for Geriatric and LTC Nursing

By handyrn - I have worked in Geriatric/LTC nursing for over 20 years. The same scenario has played out hundreds of times in my career. It goes something like this: I meet a new person who asks me what I do for a living. I tell them I am a nurse. They are impressed and ask which hospital I work at. I tell them that I actually work at a nursing home. As I watch their face it is usually always the same. The expression changes from awe and... Read More

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My Senior Nursing Experience Paper

By crestathewise - What Nursing Has Been And Is For Me Our nursing class has known about having to write this paper since the very first week of nursing school. We were divided into groups and the faculty that led our group read us the nursing experience paper they had chosen, with the writer anonymous of course, to help us foresee the journey we were about to embark upon and give us each a glimpse of the not-so-distant future. So, here I am a... Read More

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Follow Your Dream!

By nurse grace RN - I always wanted to be a nurse as far back as I can remember. I know I put splints and bandages on my dolls; Mom told me. I graduated from high school already married with a baby, school was out of the question. Then, my marriage fell apart and I met my next husband and had another baby. I still wanted to be a nurse so badly. My husband laughed at me---"You a nurse, never going to happen". So, then that marriage disolved and there I was... Read More

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Nursing: Taking Back Our Power

By Bugaloo - A few months ago, I wrote an article on Allnurses about dealing with annoying co-workers. During the time I wrote that article I was mired in negativity about my nursing career in general. I would wager a bet that every nurse has been there at least one time in their nursing career. I am not a positive person by nature. Unlike naturally positive people, I have to work at it. I want to be positive. I feel better when I am positive,... Read More

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Who me, a techy? A whole new world-nursing informatics!

By crazErn - To boldy go where I had never gone before!:dance: So was my entry in to "nursing informatics". Let me tell you about the journey! I have been a nurse for 26 years. Although for many of you that seems like a life time, believe me it is not. It is significant though in relation to my work choices. My early career started like that of many of us. I started on a med/surg unit as a scared and anxious new grad. Six months later,... Read More

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What Graduate Nurses Need To Know About Nursing

By Bugaloo - My co-workers and I were sitting at the nurse's station the other morning after a rough 12-hour shift. It was the first time we had sat for longer than 10 minutes all night long. We were sleepy, exhausted and a tad irritated. As we sat resting our poor feet, the student nurses arrived on the floor. Taking in their crisp white uniforms, we glanced down at our wrinkled scrubs. Noticing their bright, shiny faces, I sneaked a peak at... Read More

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Crumbs from the Crusty County Nurse

By it'sallbueno - Perhaps I am taking poetic license in this attempt at answering Tips for your fill-in-the-blank of- your- nursing- specialty article contest, largely as I feel my specialty is nursing. After all, I am older, but not quite old. I have been in the trenches quite a few years (and wish I could be on the benches for some of those days). I am not quite jaded (just a tinge green – maybe bile colored?) but still love what I do. So new nurses,... Read More

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Tips For Student Nursing

By angelchick - I looked at the Competition Title and thought... Hmmm I can't comment on this one and then all of a sudden I thought, 'What about all those out there pondering the idea of going nursing', so here are my tips for "Student Nursing/nurses". :nurse: Certainly this is based on my own experience, some has been great and some not so great, my philosophy is "take what you like, and leave the rest". Firstly it feels fantastic to be... Read More

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Tips for Pediatric Nursing: For Every Heartache There Is A Reward

By oreo11 - Life as a Pediatric nurse can be very difficult at times. I remember being in nursing school and helping to participate in two different adult codes within a couple of hours of each other in the ICU. Later that day I went to post conference and recounted my experience to my instructors and the other nursing students. I was so excited because I got to do something “cool.” I got to do compressions! It was the happiest day of my life... Read More

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Gringo's Question

By General E. Speaking, RN - Gringo’s Question The decision to further my education and become a Registered Nurse (R. N.) has affected my life in ways I would have never imagined. Twenty years ago, I did not have any aspirations of attending college. Like many others, I was not a particularly bad student; I just did not apply myself. When I learned of the Cosmetology program my high school offered to junior and senior students, I decided that was for... Read More

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Lessons from an Autopsy (Warning: Graphic)

By LovingNurse - What, other than an A&P review, can a nurse gain from attending an autopsy? I wondered. This was certainly not my first post-mortem experience, but it was my first autopsy. I pretty much knew what to expect as far as the autopsy process, so I felt prepared for the format I would see. I did not know what type of case I’d be seeing and just hoped it wouldn’t be something that “hit too close to home” in my personal life. I knew my... Read More

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LPN school: The First Year

By Ms Kylee - March 5, 2007. My first night of LPN Nursing School. I was sick to my stomach, nervous as a cat, and ready to quit before I started. Sheer determination made me walk through that door to the classroom and find a seat. Sheer stubbornness kept me coming back night after night, and giving up my weekends. It took me 40 years to get to that point. I had tried for 5 years to be able to enroll and take the spot where I was... Read More

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Help with Care Plans

By rn/writer - Every single nursing diagnosis has its own set of symptoms, or defining characteristics. They are listed in the NANDA taxonomy and in many of the current nursing care plan books that are currently on the market that include nursing diagnosis information. You need to have access to these books when you are working on care plans. There are currently 188 nursing diagnoses that NANDA has defined and given related factors and defining... Read More

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Sexual Abuse Enlightenment for Teen and Nurse

By detra - Upon finishing my last semester for my ASN degree, I had clinicals at a psychiatric hospital. I was assigned a teenage female patient who had made her second attempt at suicide by ingesting pills. As I sat and talked with this teenager who had many problems including anxiety, depression, and trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) ... she seemed like a lost soul. She gave the dutiful answers, agreed to talk to me and talked... Read More

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Tips for Radiology Nursing

By Rae78 - If you are a nurse who is new to the specialty of radiology, congratulations! Radiology nursing is a wonderful learning experience. Not only will you gain a deeper knowlegde of human anatomy and pathophysiology, you will begin to understand how the many imaging modalities are individually unique. Additionally, you can take pride in your experiences within a specialty, "where few nurses have gone before." To help you with your... Read More

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Hints for Med/Surg Nursing

By nurse grace RN - I always wanted to be a nurse but it took me over twenty years to do it as a second career. I only regret that I waited so very long to do it. I also regret not starting out on med/surg in the beginning. I am there now and enjoy it everyday. My number one tip for med/surg nurses is to connect with your patient, make eye contact and listen to what they have to say. They are someones mother,father, sister, brother, son, daughter etc.... Read More

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Tips For Human Beings Entering Nursing

By interleukin - Janet didn't belong in nursing school ... or so we thought. Fresh into the first semester, she began arriving late or missed class altogether. If it wasn’t a doctor’s appointment, it was a car problem or some child-care issue. This single mother always had a quick excuse. Soon, anyone late or absent from class was accused of, "doing a Janet." Janet’s speech was peppered with street slang and capped with bursts of nervous... Read More


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