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Tips For Student Nursing

By angelchick - I looked at the Competition Title and thought... Hmmm I can't comment on this one and then all of a sudden I thought, 'What about all those out there pondering the idea of going nursing', so here are my tips for "Student Nursing/nurses". :nurse: Certainly this is based on my own experience,... Read More

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Pickels and Elbows...

By mother/babyRN - Pickels and elbows…. “Get the hell out of my room!” That, more often than not, was the greeting I received from my ornery elderly patient David. He was so angry that I could literally feel the hatred seething from him. Unfortunately for me, David was my patient and I was the newest nurse on the... Read More


Along A Jetty - One Nurses Walk Through Parental Diagnosis And Death

By mother/babyRN - Caravanning single file over a roughly hewn stone breakwater, mom, dad and I embark on a journey in my dreams. Unaffected by the waves slapping against the sides in a timeless hypnotic rhythm, we continue onward on some mysterious journey my mind has chosen to make me aware we must... Read More


The Sweet Old Man in Room 724...

By mother/babyRN - Many years ago, when a student, I encountered an elderly gentleman with a CVA. He inspired me to write, in my own way, the depth of compassion and empathy, felt and practiced by nurses everywhere... One can forever discuss the unmistakable magnificance of mountains or sunsets, or millions of... Read More


Borderline Personality Disorder on the Behavioral Unit

By Thunderwolf - Folks with Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD can often be a challenge on a behavioral health unit. When dealing with BPD, here are some cognitive-behavioral tips: 1. Focus on the here and now, not yesterday or the past. The present is all that matters and where it leads to in the immediate... Read More


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


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


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


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


Tips For Human Beings Entering Nursing

By interleukin - Janet didn't belong in nursing school ... or so we thought. Fresh into the first semester, she began arriving late or missed class altogether. If it wasnít a doctorís appointment, it was a car problem or some child-care issue. This single mother always had a quick excuse. Soon, anyone late... Read More


She - A Sexual Assault Story

By mother/babyRN - Sexual assault is never prejudiced. Sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of color or creed. Sexual assault can even happen to nurses even though we think we are immune. I have had the extreme honor of sharing this piece with several SANE nurses and participants and it is my hope someone... Read More


Time for a Gentle Exam

By mother/babyRN - There are no classes on how to deal with doctors. At least, there weren't any when I was starting out in nursing. What follows is a true account of my relationship over many years, with one such physician and when he retired, we both finally figured out just how special we had been to each... Read More


Tips On How To Transition From Studentnursworld To Realnurseworld

By mother/babyRN - It is a tempestuous, terrifying and terrific journey from the perils and excitement of "Studentnurseworld" to "Realnurseworld". What follows are just a couple of things I learned along the way..... Tips On The Transition from Studentnursewold to Realnurseworld Almost thirty years following... Read More


I Hear Singing And There's No One There

By mother/babyRN - Ive been a bonafide nurse since 1981. So say my credentials. But, I'm not certain we ever "become" nurses the day we graduate or receive our licences. I believe we are nurses in flux the span of our careers. I know that I was supremely tested as a nurse when my dad became sick and then eventually... Read More


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


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


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


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