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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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How Do I Become a Forensic Nurse/Role of the Forensic Nurse

By sirI - Forensic Nurses deal with individuals who are victims of violent crimes such as sexual assault, battery, domestic violence, and child abuse. They help to bridge nursing and the law and are recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA). The following Article provides an overview of several... Read More


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