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Are you thinking of becoming a nurse educator?

By cls376 - As a child, I learned how to kayak on the Lower Youghiogheny River in Southwestern Pennsylvania. In looking back at my lessons learned in kayaking, I can compare many of these lessons to that of becoming a nurse educator or nurse faculty member. If you are considering a full-time teaching position... Read More

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The Stranger Within: It Does Get Better

By VivaLasViejas - Two years have passed since the day I was diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Needless to say, I was devastated and thought life as I knew it was over. But while it took a long time to come to acceptance, a wonderful doctor and an amazing support system have made it possible for me to believe... Read More


How to be the good patient and when to seek medical attention

By dwoolard - With all the overcrowding in hospitals, I was bound to catch the flu. What I thought was just a heartburn turned into a hospital admission. Here I talk about my experience being a patient and dealing with this flu season. This was not my first time being in the ER as a patient but the first time I... Read More


Nursing Program Student to Pre-Nursing Student

By DeepBreath - This goes out to all the students who are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Believe people when they say: IT IS GOING TO BE TOUGH. Because it will be. Now I know there are different perspectives but before I had entered the nursing program I was a 3.9 GPA student who had even... Read More


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


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


Is Nursing Course Failure Always a Bad Thing?

By cls376 - Nursing course failure may assist the nursing students to future success. Both nursing faculty and nursing students need to look at reasons for a failure. If the issue is the nursing student, the student needs to ask for assistance and change what is necessary to gain success. If the issue is the... Read More


How do you want me to remember you?

By JulieRomanoLee - My memories of the night I died and the nurses that helped bring me back to life! This true story is a time in my life that I remember as if it were yesterday. I was hit by a car and thrown 200 feet and found wrapped around a pole. My story is about my experiences in the hospital(s) I stayed in... Read More


Nursing School Survival Kit

By brian - Now that you have been accepted into nursing school, you need to set yourself up for success by arming yourself with the following tools. While they do not guarantee straight A's, they will help you to meet the challenges in a more organized manner, and see you through to graduation. Planner ... Read More


Humor: The Most Essential Quality

By Ruby Vee - You can be a competent nurse without a sense of humor, but you probably won't have longevity in nursing, nor will you have as much fun as those with a well-developed funny bone. Nurses laugh at some mighty inappropriate things, but sometimes you either have to laugh or you'll cry. Laughing is... 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