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Inpatient Nursing Assessment

Inpatient Nursing Assessment

by traumaRUs - There are many aspected of assessment and there is definitely more than one way to do a physical assessment. However you do your physical assessment it is important that you develop a systematic...

Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

by traumaRUs - AN had the opportunity to talk with multiple healthcare systems throughout the US at a national conference. Many had the same issue: not enough RNs. Some had sign on bonuses - up to $10,000 for...

What to do when you question why you became a nurse...and you will

What to do when you question why you became a nurse...and you will

by Deb_Aston - We have all had moments in our career when we question why we became a nurse. This article reminds us to remember why we made the choice, and suggests ways to inspire you to persevere and stay in the...

The two minute catheterization!

The two minute catheterization!

by spotangel - I saw the knife from the corner of my eye! The knife was pretty long and wicked looking. The woman on my right holding it was mad and was barely two feet away. On my left, stood another woman...

AANP FNP 9/2017 (Failed -> Passed!)

AANP FNP 9/2017 (Failed -> Passed!)

by FNP-SA - I told myself if/when I passed the AANP, I would create a post for anyone who was in my similar position. Today 9/20/17 I passed the AANP FNP! But the journey was not that easy and hopefully if...

Help! Asked to Write On Call Policy

Help! Asked to Write On Call Policy

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I was asked to write some standard work or policy for our On-Call hours. I work in an OR that has set hours of operation from 0645 to 1515, with on-call hours starting at last...

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