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
As nurses, we have the privilege of walking alongside patients as they are going through challenges... Read More
Tammy. A Ray of Sunlight.
I am a paediatric nurse, and a patient that comes to mind who had a... Read More
I've been an LPN for 13 years and just graduated with my ASN this past May. I've been wracking my... Read More
by Ms Kylee
It had been a rough day, and I had to be out of work at 3:30 because I had clinical that evening. ... Read More
As a usual night shift, I was taking handover from my co-worker from previous shift. She continued... Read More
written monday, may 29th 2006 after working all night in an inner city chicago emergency... Read More
My fortieth birthday present to myself was to begin pre-requiste classes to obtain entry to nursing... 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
I met her one Tuesday night, and spent that night pouring Jevity into her tube, only to suction it back out. Her legs were cool and mottled, her... Read More
Stepping into my clogs and starting my shift in Labor and Delivery always brings a sense of anticipation to my heart.
Nearly two decades have... Read More
You were beautiful when you arrived in my PICU, despite the fact that you were so ill. All of 5 years old, scared to death, pale as could be. You had... Read More
i am currently on a one year assignment in east africa. the conditions in which the people live here are dire at best and many suffer from easily... Read More
Working 7p-7a, what is on our minds at 6a? Our cozy, warm bed and counting sheep. This was what I was thinking of when a pt, we'll call him John...... Read More
As nurses, we all have those days, weeks, maybe months, that get really stressful. Sometimes, those rough ones may even leave us wondering why we... Read More
I finished my nursing education in Dec. 2004 and since that time I have noticed a major shift in the health care ideologies. I figure the best way... Read More
My first love was writing. This I discovered during intermediate school.
Looking back, I think the reason for this was that growing up in a big... Read More