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Some Kind of Friendship

By mother/babyRN - Not long after that initial orientation and introduction to nursing school, the staff gets down to brass tacks. That is, in my day (which I cannot believe I am old enough and learned enough to admit to), we were warned not to become emotionally involved with patients or families. It wasn't... Read More

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Previous Article Contest Winners

By brian - Congratulations to all winners! Thanks to everyone who has submitted articles. Latest feedback we are getting: We've had many wonderful articles, why not share your wonderful nursing knowledge? Why Submit An Article? Read More

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Being The Best CNA While On The Road To Becoming An RN

By racing-mom4 - CNA on the road to Nurse. You are the Certified Nursing Assistant. You want to become a nurse your self one day. So what can you do to “assist” the nurse? As well as improve your own skills Lets begin with you are the nurses eyes and ears, you are probably spending more time with your... Read More

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Tips On How To Be An Extraordinary Med-Surg Nurse

By Bugaloo - Medical-Surgical nursing is the largest specialty area in nursing. Many nurses start their nursing career in Med-Surg, acquire excellent clinical skills, and then move on to other specialized areas. Others, like myself, enjoy the myriad of medical conditions on the Med-Surg floor and thrive in that... Read More

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That's My Girl!

By 4nrn - That’s my girl! Ruben Frank (not real name) rose this morning, as he does every morning, to the sound of rustling bed covers, running water and squeaking wheelchairs. All courtesy of the nursing staff who come in to wake his dear bride of more than 50 years to bath, dress and ready her for the... Read More

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Becoming A Nurse

By NebraskaRN - I did not even finish high school I only had a general education diploma (G.E.D.) and I thought that I could not do anything. I had a lot of times when I was sick. I knew that I liked to care for people and things. That is when I thought about being a nurse. I thought that taking care of babies... Read More

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Hospice Career

By vwevans - I have been a Nurse for 27 years. That seems like so many years, especially if you are a new graduate nurse. Yet, for me, the years have passed very fast. Many times I have wondered how my nursing career could have been different. You see, I am one of those nurses who could never seem to find... Read More

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Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

By 43RN20 - As seen by a Registered Nurse from the United States, who is now on assignment, it can be hard to adjust to hospital nursing in Saudi Arabia. That is particularly true in the hospital complex that serves the Saudi Royal Family. The very size of this facility is daunting. It is a 1 km straight walk... Read More

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Things That Go Boooop In The Night

By Angie O'Plasty, RN - warning: this is an attempt at nursing humor. any resemblance to any situation or person, living, dead, or half-dead from lack of sleep, is entirely coincidental. all rights reserved and all tongues in cheeks. i figured something out last night. the maker of grocery carts changed jobs. you... Read More

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I Hate You - Heart Attack! Never Assume A Nurse Knows Everything.

By mother/babyRN - Barely six weeks following the birth of our first child, my husband had a heart attack. It was completely unexpected and occurred just before he was due to go out to sea. It was a scary time and I wrote this not long afterwards. All the tips you ever receive on the hows and whys patients and... Read More

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Tales From Behind The Mask - OR Nursing How-To

By GadgetRN71 - An old OR nurse once told me that any good OR nurse always carries scissors in his/her pocket. While I make use of my scissors daily, there are other factors that are vital to being a great OR nurse. One of the first things that any aspiring OR nurse needs to do is find a good pair of... Read More

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Caring For A Family Suffering A Fetal Demise

By mother/babyRN - Sometimes the most difficult and poignant things we can do as OB nurses, is simply be there.... George and Martha Night time briskness slapped me in the face as I climbed in to my car for the familiar trek to work. It was my third scheduled night shift but only the first I had felt half... Read More

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Lather, Rinse, Repeat

By andre - One of my assigned patients is dying of metastatic liver cancer. I was told in report, "he's full of mets". The day before I took care of him, Hospice was consulted. He had a significant amount of pain, but if we kept up with his Oxy (he also has a Duragesic patch) he was comfortable. So my... Read More

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The Crusty County Nurse Cracks Just a Bit

By it'sallbueno - I see by the glowing green light on my 80's digital alarm clock I have missed the article contest deadline by 8 minutes. Granted, the forums were down and I was unable to submit at 2350 (when I first attempted to log in) but that hardly excuses my month long procrastination. But I have some... Read More

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Baby Doe

By DutchgirlRN - There is only one group of people in the United States that are required and forced by law to accept medical treatment. The argument is that this group of people are not rational autonomous individuals and that they are not able to give free and informed consent. In 1984 Congress amended our... Read More

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In Bed With Dying Patient

By interleukin - Sometimes, a family member's behavior is so clouded by the grief and shock of a loss that we must be courageous enough to practice outside the box. My patient had been ejected from his car after hitting black ice. His prognosis for any recovery was a hairs-breath above zero. We knew he would... Read More

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Common Problems With Breastfeeding

By HeartsOpenWide - ôSo often in nursing school we have to write these papers that often come out sounding like an astute textbook. Confusing facts to the lay person, big words, medical terminology, etc. I wrote this directed to the patient because I think it is good practice to help remember how to talk in layman's... Read More

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Why Are We Here

By CHATSDALE - what makes us a nurse: sometimes becoming a nurse is the dream of a lifetime born perhaps in childhood on seeing the competent care given loved one or perhaps themselves. care that struck a cord in an impressionable little head. sometimes it is being the child of a nurse who comes home tired... Read More


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