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Dear Henry

By Babs0512 - Many years ago I met Henry. He was a med surge patient of mine. A man in his 80's who was alert and spry, and love to joke with the staff. I was a new nurse, and Henry was a welcome relief compared to some of my other patients. As a new nurse, I wasn't as outspoken as I am today, I was rather... Read More

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My First Patient

By littleRNthatcould - Like many 19 year olds, I didn't have a firm grasp on what I wanted to be when I grew up. The only thing I was sure of was the one thing I didn't want to be: a nurse. I grew up in a family of medical professionals. Three aunts and my mother were nurses, two uncles and cousins... Read More

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Lest We Forget

By Angie O'Plasty, RN - i was in the process of discharging a patient. i thanked the patient and the family for being so wonderful and helpful to the staff. it was true; the whole situation was awful for the family and they all came through it like real troopers. the way their faces lit up, i could see that they were... Read More

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They Call Me The Swamp Nurse

By Nur_1996 - They call me the swamp nurse. I work with male juvenile offenders ages 14-18. In Ochopee Florida where the alligators surround us and the lost swamp boys serve their time.. A place that is safe from the hatred of the streets. Big Cypress Wilderness is a place to learn, and repair and make better... Read More

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Health Website Analysis: allnurses.com

By VickyRN - context the web resource allnurses.com is the worldís largest nursing online community, with upwards of 280,000 members and 30,000 users daily. there are 6.4 million monthly page views, 900,000 visits per month, 250,000 nursing discussion topics, and 2.6 million individual postings. the site... Read More

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One Man

By ShannonRN09 - Wrinkles adorned his face in all the right places that a man aged to his 70's should have. He didn't smile now, but lines around his mouth were indicative that he laughed in life up until this moment. His eyes were a soft gray that I knew had many stories that I wished he could tell. I was one... Read More

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Learning a Life Lesson, The Hard Way

By vadushkas_nurse - Finding balance as a RN For me learning to strive for balance in my life is utmost important. :heartbeat I didnít know this when I finished my BScN in 3 Ĺ years and rushed into my first career choice. :dance: I started out full time as a new grad in the ER department and casually on a nephrology... Read More

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Come on! Breathe!

By 2shihtzus - So Iíve been at my new job for almost 3 weeks. I wonít say that I like it. Truth be told, I hate it. I donít know anyone, so I canít be myself. I just show up and try to do my best for my patients for my shift. 90% of the time, I question whether I REALLY want to continue being a nurse. It seems... Read More

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Family Centered Care in the ICU

By RNPATL - Family Centered Care in the Intensive Care Unit Through Open Visiting Hours Copyright 2008 Written by RNPATL Nurses today have a unique challenge and opportunity to effectively balance the provisions of critical care on the acutely ill patient while also striving to meet the needs of family... Read More

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A Patient That Changed My Life

By Bortaz, RN - The patient that changed my life – and the lives of my entire family – is a patient that we never even met. Despite being a complete stranger whose name we never learned, this patient had an impact on us that will last a lifetime. Indeed, a lifetime that wouldn’t have been possible without them. ... Read More

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A Place Of Safety

By nightmare - A Place of Safety I have worked long term care for a long time; standing joke at work is that I am just waiting for them to offer me a free room! I always kind of assumed (yes I know, never assume etc etc) that after working in this environment nurses and carers become empathic... Read More

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Imagine.

By nightmare - Imagine You wake up slowly, open your eyes and……where am I? Four white walls, white door, brown door…….This is not my bedroom; where is the chest of drawers inherited from granny, my pictures, ornaments and the yellow wallpaper? Where am I, where are the boys, it’s light, I must... Read More

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Nurse

By FranEMTnurse - When I was an EMT, and a CPR instructor, I always took extra classes in order to learn more. One special class was about SIDS. In this case the parents blame themselves, feeling; "If only I had" when in fact there was nothing the parent could have done. So it's important to treat the parent,... Read More

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Midas' Touch

By hollyhockstorm - Appreciate....my daughter had a hard time enunciating that word before....one word that touches a heart, tries a tear, gives a lump in the throat. As we walked from the school bus towards home, she asked, "Mom, how's work?" "Oh, it's not that good, I was too busy last night." Then, she said,... Read More

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I could NEVER do PICU!!

By NotReady4PrimeTime - I've lost count of the times I've heard that exclamation from another nurse. I've also forgotten how many times I've heard, "I just don't know how you do it," not only from other nurses but from friends, casual acquaintances and family. But I don't know how I could do anything else. My first... Read More

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The Blue Gown Syndrome

By vadushkas_nurse - I am almost four years into my career as an ER nurse and now concurrently working through the obstacles known as graduate school. I am constantly being torn between two very different worlds, that of reality nursing and that of academia. :banghead: This professional battle often leads me to reflect... Read More

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In my prayers

By awongaemtcc - In Emergency Medicine we don’t get the lovey dovey stuff so often with patients. We see patients at their worst. We try to get a big picture as to what’s going on with them, stabilize them and then ship them off. Sometimes before we even get to even know them, they’re out to another room or holding... Read More

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They're not just feet...

By awongaemtcc - I’m such a dork now that I think about it but I love my job. The evening started off well.. We were full and within 10 minutes of coming into work, we were cardioverting someone. Then we got a medevac for a post arrest… It was a fun night. One patient sticks out tonight… I felt really bad for... Read More


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