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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 world’s 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 didn’t know this when I finished my BScN in 3 ½ 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 I’ve been at my new job for almost 3 weeks. I won’t say that I like it. Truth be told, I hate it. I don’t know anyone, so I can’t 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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"Nancy" and Babs

By Babs0512 - On my way to work I usually got the "performance jitters" - you see, I was not the Nurse my patients saw each day, that was a role that I played; I played it well. Each shift "Nancy Nurse",my character, was efficient, intelligent, quick thinking, compassionate, organized, quick witted and... Read More

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Why nursing was for me...

By awongaemtcc - Most people grow up having a clear understanding as to what they want to be in life. It is the norm to attend high school, move on to college and pursue these goals. I, on the other hand did not have just one set goal. In elementary school, I wanted to be an engineer, because my dad said that’s... Read More

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Come On! Breathe!

By 2shihtzus - so i’ve been at my new job for almost 3 weeks. i won’t say that i like it. truth be told, i hate it. i don’t know anyone, so i can’t 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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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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Shaving Cream & Expiration

By thisgirlsanurse - I shaved a dead man today. I hadn’t planned to. I’d planned to shave my patient. When I mentally scheduled his “bath appointment” for 1600, he was still alive. But later, when I arrived for our engagement, he was already pretty near dead. In truth, I really wasn’t expecting it. But then, at... Read More

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Critical Care Nursing Article

By RecoveringKite - I have been an RN for 11+ years now. After 5 years of working in a rural small hospital, I thought it was time to break out to obtain experience in more advanced fields. I decided to go to Philadelphia eow and work 3 twelve hour shifts in a large city hospital. (WOW, was that an awakening!) I... Read More

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I Can See it When You Smile

By 2shihtzus - every once in a while i have what amounts to be an awful night at work. the night started out a bit rough. of course, we were short-staffed, and my patients were high acuity. it seemed like every patient had a new med order that needed to be faxed to pharmacy. i had one patient who weighed... Read More


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