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Make a Child's Day While They are In the Hospital

By brian - For many children, going to the hospital is a frightening thing. Our job as nurses is to make our young patients feel as comfortable as possible during their stay at the hospital. This task is easier said than done, especially when it comes to children. Here is a list of ideas you can use to help... Read More

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The Answer That You Seek

By jadelpn - Sometimes, we can all use a good vent. When venting, we are not always looking for answers, just acknowledgement that as nurses we are not alone. Often, we are looking for advice. What should I do? Where do I go from here? Every now and again, the answers are not what we want to face, but are... Read More


Transitions: On becoming a nursing student

By secondlifen2b - We are no longer dreaming, applying, and simply taking prerequisites. As nursing school acceptance letters and emails begin arriving, thousands of individuals' lives step into a new, transitional stage in their lives: pre-nursing student status. We stand on the threshold between the worlds of... Read More


Nobody likes me, Everyone hates me

By jadelpn - There has been more than one discussion about nurses who are feeling hated. That someone over them calling the shots are nasty, mean and give one all the "hard" patients. The behavior is such that it does happen. In many units, every day. But to tie an emotion onto it and project it as hateful... Read More


Left Speechless

By WoosahRN - He had just turned 18 when he came into the ER with chest and shoulder pain. I walked into his room and introduced myself. He was polite and soft spoken. I asked him about his pain and the cough that accompanied it. He stated it was an 8/10 and braced himself as he coughed. When I asked him if... Read More


Nurses Floating Within the Hospital

By dwoolard - I use to work as a floor/charge nurse in a hospital back in the Midwest, and the attitudes to float nurses were not the best. I felt like the mentality of the hospital was floaters got the harder assignment, along with any travelers. My floor was unique and the nurses were not pre-assigned to a... Read More


A Nurse's Choice

By CheesePotato - ​Life is full of choices both large and small and some have long reaching, unforeseeable impact. Sixteen years ago, a young woman named Nancy decided that nursing was a career with the ability to provide for her growing family. Nine years ago, she chose to leave the bedside in order to have... Read More


Team Sports

By jadelpn - There are many reasons why one becomes a nurse. On the top ten list, taking care of patients is an important role. But usually one that you can't go alone. To be one part of a whole is a best case scenario. Nursing can mean that what one doesn't think could happen more than likely will and... Read More


The Gift of Love

By FranEMTnurse - I love people, and love to see them be happy. I believe it will always be my desire to do so because that is what makes me the happiest. This is why I decided to enter the field of healthcare.I have learned through the years that when we are the healthiest, we are the most active and are able to be... Read More


Keeping the End in Mind

By thywillbedone_ - After going through my first semester in nursing school (now in my second), I've realized that not a lot of students are keeping the end in mind. What I mean by this, nursing students have become so stressed about "getting the A" instead of saying, "I need this knowledge for NCLEX" or "I want to... Read More


Top 10 reasons we get fired!-Poor Performance

By madwife2002 - Poor performance has to be dealt with, no matter how distasteful it may seem when have to confront the nurse. When we permit poor performance, we promote its continuance. Therefore, positive consequences should increase when nurses meet performance expectations. Conversely, appropriate consequences... Read More


How Nurses Are Like Olympians

By brian - The 2014 Winter Olympics are in full swing! Many of us look-up to Olympians and aspire to be more like them. But each day there are “Olympians” walking among us and we don’t even know it. They are not your typical Olympians though. They wear scrubs, tennis shoes, and often times have a clipboard in... Read More


Choosing the 4th Option

By NutmeggeRN - As a school nurse for 20 years, I have had more than my fair share of kids who have been diagnosed with cancer. I have had kids win the battle and lose the battle. Some had intensive therapy regimes, with every side affect possible and some blew through treatment with little side affect. Some have... Read More


ER: A Family's Emotional Well Being

By AMS7958 - The nurses took report on both patients and prepared the trauma bays for a couple in their 80's who had been T-boned when the husband pulled into an intersection. No current life threatening emergencies were reported. Each patient was assessed and stabilized. A recurring theme was each spouse... Read More


The Admission Process: Make sure you actually say something of importance!

By pinkiepieRN - If you don't put in the details, how is anyone else supposed to follow your work and pick things up on the next shift? This article is about how clear expectations need to be set. Your admission is the first procedure the resident or patient experiences in your facility. Make it worth your while... Read More


"State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey

By VivaLasViejas - It's the same every year: a contingent from "The State" invades your facility and commences with scrutinizing your work, poring over your records, nosing around the kitchen and dining areas, and asking endless questions. Managers who are rarely seen outside their offices suddenly become... Read More


Caring Vicariously

By curlygirlie3 - I couldn't be there to care for my grandmother as she died. While grieving this lost time I found solace in the face that I have provided many patients with the means to have a dignified death. This experience has strengthened my belief that nursing is a calling. As people we have different... Read More


And the clock struck 8

By Sabr - She thinks about which route would get her to the family’s house the fastest. She decides to opt for the bus route today. Her issue is not the bus because she gets there at a quarter to seven that night and it only takes her 5 minutes to get some coffee right? But her watch-that she had had since... Read More