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One Last Goodbye

By tvccrn - Working as a nurse in a very small rural hospital gives you a chance to get to know your patients. You meet them on the street, in the grocery store, and at school functions. They become more than a number or a disease process, they become neighbors and friends. Members of their family work... Read More

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Fight Nursing Stress Through Inspiration

By Nurse_Advocate - Have you ever asked yourself “Do I work in the sickest, most unhealthy environment that anyone can work in OR do I actually work in the theater of the unsung hero in which the human will is constantly waiting to inspire me?” In other words, as nurses we see the terrible effects of disease on... Read More

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Warning Nurses! Holding It All In Can Kill You!

By Nurse_Advocate - Have you ever wondered what the stress of nursing is doing to you? We know that stress causes cortisol levels to rise which raise our blood pressure, raise our blood sugar levels, increase our lipids, etc. Blah, Blah, Blah. The point of this article is not to teach you something you already learned... Read More

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Tip for General Nursing: Remembering the Person within the Patient

By sst73 - Often we overlook the most important aspect of our careers as nurses. In my observation of nurses dealing with patients on a day-in/day-out basis I have become attuned to the tendency of “mechanized” medical care as a commonplace occurrence. It is not an intentional practice as we have all chosen... Read More

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My Litttle Blue Nursing Bag

By Calgon-take.me.away - Everyday when I leave for work, I pack my little blue bag. It is nothing special, just clear on one side, blue on the other and a zipper on the top. In it I have my swipe badge with the horrible washed out picure and my name and facility and that I am a nurse. In it also, are assorted pens.... Read More

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Forgetful Nurses and Older Moments

By mother/babyRN - :Forgetful Moments and Older Nurses… Getting older in nursing is just like getting older in real life. Sometimes it’s worse. It can be worse because not only are you charged with caring for older people and their physical, emotional and psychological changes; you are tasked with dealing... Read More

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A Day In ER

By ms.t - March 29, 2008 It was my usual day in the emergency room of a highly specialized hospital in the Philippines. Since I’m still new in the area, was the one assigned as an ambulance nurse which means that if there is a patient for ambulance conduction, I will be the nurse who will be accompanying... Read More

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Tips for Human Nursing

By vadushkas_nurse - The list of things that I would share with new staff or those that may have forgotten why they became a nurse. :p REALLY LISTEN AND REFLECT, THEN YOU WILL LEARN: First of all I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to complete a grad initiative in acute care. This was an experience where... Read More

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What "REAL" Nursing Is All About

By jausgirl - :redbeatheFirst off I would like to say our clients, patients, and residents really on us for many things: N-urses wear many hats U-nderstand you don't know just how I feel R-eliable (don't make promises you may not be able to keep) S-ympathetic I-ndividualize my situation from everyone... Read More

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My brother, James.

By tachybradyRN - My brother, James, had a rough time as a child. He was quite socially awkward, showing many of the characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome (without ever being formally diagnosed). He was constantly teased and left out, which made for a desperate need for attention from his family. Sometimes, trying... Read More

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Till We Meet Again

By TiaKay - It seemed like it was going to be just another usual Sunday night on our med/surg floor where I work as a tech prior to starting nursing school in the fall. A 3-11 shift doesn’t include baths, but if the patient is incontinent of bowel, there’s a good chance that a tech will change the sheets, bath... Read More

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Seeing the letters 'RN' with new eyes

By SillyStudent - Not too long ago, I signed my name as "RN" for the first time. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I mentioned it to one of my co-workers, right after I did it. She said "AWWWWWW!" like you would coo at a child's accomplishments. She was delighted, and mentioned it to someone else. They... Read More

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Positive Reinforcement for the GN and the Nursing Student

By nurse grace RN - I remember my first day as a GN as if it was yesterday.... "I finally made it and what a rush"! I had a great day and couldn't wait to come back... This was so awesome and I was a NURSE! Well, guess what? Reality soon settled in and all of a sudden I felt like a ship lost at sea. No one helped me,... Read More

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Tips for Surving Cardiac Telemtry

By Spatialized - A Newbie’s Guide to Cardiac Telemetry It’s like a nursing nightmare. Not the kind where you end up in front of the school body naked, but close. There’s a patient in rapid atrial fib who keeps climbing out of bed in room 23. A new admit just came up from the cath lab and is cooling their... Read More

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Tips for Home Health Nursing

By homehealth20 - As a Registered Nurse, this year marks my 20th year in home health nursing. It has been a wonderful ride and I have met some interesting patients and co-workers along the way. I have worked in the field and in the office. I have done private duty and Medicare intermittent visits. I have cared for... Read More

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Sleeping Patient And The Panicking Student nurse

By blue_yuina - I am an incoming 3rd year and during my one year of duty... I was so nervous during my first day . Am I doing it right? Do I know what I am doing? But, when I came in to my assigned room I saw this lady smiling at me. The thought came in again...Do I know what I am going to do? The lady was... Read More

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Walking Two Blocks

By zenman - Walking Two Blocks Going to work for most people is probably an exercise in boredom. Not for me. My day in Dhaka begins with a slow awareness that the noise outside has sounded the alarm to awake. Banged-up autos at the intersection below my apartment blow their horns in urgent awareness... Read More

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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... Read More


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