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My First Day with a Wonderful Lady

By ellifant - My fortieth birthday present to myself was to begin pre-requiste classes to obtain entry to nursing school.January 2007 marked my admission into nursing school. I was so excited to have made it this far along with taking care of my family, working and constantly studying. The first seven and a half... Read More

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A Patient Who Changed My Life

By oncnursemsn - I teach second semester nursing students med surg on a 36 bed oncology unit outside Boston. I always ask the nurses on who would be good for a student- good learning experience, receptive to a novice learner and hopefully interesting diagnosis. My students are often uncomfortable taking care of... Read More


One Patient that changed my life

By Ms Kylee - She was evil. The devil incarnate. Meaner than a rattlesnake. She had active MRSA, dementia, and was in for cellulitis. She threw four nurses, the Physical Therapist, the Occupational Therapist, and the daylight aide out of her room, and it was only 10:30. I was new to the floor, and... Read More


Bruce and Ethel

By aknottedyarn - Bruce and Ethel It seems like I have been a nurse forever but two patients stand out who quietly taught me about the real spirit of the human being in the bed. They changed me in ways I still can’t believe. Many years ago I worked in a CCU, before many of the sophisticated machines,... Read More


Patients Who Have Changed Our Lives

By Lia~PasteL - I may not have the most extensive work experience, but I would to share this wonderful experience, and most likely, a nursing experience that had a great impact on me. Before, I entered this path, I had no interest in knowing other people's interest for taking up nursing. All I know was, I enjoyed... Read More


The Chick Project

By wishiwereanurse - (I took this from my diary, written last April of 2004, during my first year in nursing school) The Deformed Chick This morning I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by something I haven't realized yet. I went to the kitchen to lock the door, when my attention caught the little chicks that my dad... Read More


The Making of a Burn Nurse

By SandBetweenMyToes - I went into nursing in midlife as a change of career. I was in a Second Degree/ Second Career program. Within my clinical small group was a thoroughly entertaining and wonderful guy who worked as a nurse tech in the local Burn Unit ICU. He would regale us Newbies with fascinating stories of the... Read More


Smile even though you are crying

By Travduck - I was still running from an ex-spouse who continued to stalk me. I had had to move 4 times in the last six months. Money was tight and I was a nervous wreck hold “it” together by the concerns for my kids and grace of Godd. I worried about losing my job believing that the only thing that kept me... Read More


A Lesson And Story - Human Nature At Its Best

By vadushkas_nurse - The topic of patients changing my life doesn’t stir up particular stories for me. However, lessons patients have taught me :bow: and heartwarming moments shared with patients :loveya:does revive memorable moments of my nursing career. :nurse: VALUABLE LESSON LEARNED FROM PATIENTS I have... Read More


One World

By mariel7 - 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 family, and I being the 7th, with all my other siblings older and their ages closer to each other, made me turn to expressing myself on paper. I... Read More


Patients who have changed our lives, good or bad

By kharyn77 - May 13, 2002. A patient was wheeled into a private room accompanied by a female companion named chona. She was 23 years old about to turn 24 a month after. She was the eldest among 4 sibling and her parents were divorced. She was living with 2 of her younger sibling (ages 18 and 12), both of her... Read More


Patients who have changed our lives, good or bad

By Sabby_NC - In my job as a Hospice RN Case Manager I could honestly say that each patient I have looked after has changed my life in many different ways. Thinking about all these dear folk that I have had the pleasure of looking after I am drawn back to one of my dear patients that died only a few months... Read More


A Path of Learning

By dianah - After many years as an RN, I do recall three memorable patient encounters that impacted my life and changed how I practice nursing. Over 30 years ago, I was a young 'float' RN doing morning Team Leader rounds in the Post Partum unit. I had just left a four-bed ward on my way to the next... Read More


Patients who have changed our lives, good or bad

By pattylpn54 - :nurse: :D The patient who changed my life was a 72 yr. old woman. The winter of 2004 she thought she had a cold that she couldn't shake so she went to her primary care dr., who said it was probably the flu and prescribed her an antibiotic. When it persisted she returned to her primary care... Read More


Patients who have changed my life

By BelleKat - Early in my career as a Burn Nurse I met a patient who along with his family impressed me beyond words. My pt was an independent contractor who accidentally touched a high tension wire and the enormous amount of electricity coursed through his arm,through his chest and torso to exit out of his... Read More


A Father's Tears

By Elvish - I received his mother, AA, to a room on our floor shortly after midnight one night. She had presented to ER at 15+ weeks gestation with ruptured membranes and intermittent vaginal bleeding; the OB staff suspected chorioamnionitis as the culprit. Rather than risk the infection becoming overwhelming,... Read More


The Human Spirit

By NotReady4PrimeTime - There have been many patients over the years who have taught me something, about nursing, about critical care, about myself, about the human spirit. Each one has touched me in some way and I will never forget them; hopefully I won't forget the lessons they've taught me either. One little boy gave... Read More


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