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Defining Delegation

By classicdame - Defining Delegation Every nurse is a manager. Nurses manage patient care, their own time and each other. Managing others is called “delegation” and is defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the state in which the nurse practices. The Nurse Practice Act specifies expectations related to authority,... Read More

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Reasons to be a Nurse

By corne - People have different reasons why they choose to become a Nurse. Some people see it as a tool to go to other countries. Some people uses it as a preparatory course for medicine, while others take it as an alternative course if they can’t afford to go to medical schools. Some people where forced by... Read More

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Pediatric Burn Case

By sanctuary - As a student nurse, I was assigned an 18 month old burned boy. My instructor thought that the extra care and attention might be helpful to getting fluids and the like into him. This was in the 60's and non-flammable clothing was not yet mandatory for children. Well, this little fellow was in a... Read More

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The Path

By End Game RN - The Path of smoke and ashes It was the end of Nurses' week 2007; I had just parked in the North garage and was heading toward the hospital. I walked down the short set of stairs leading to the cobblestone path in front of me. I looked towards the West, drawn by the unusual orange glow... Read More

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Taking the person but leaving the body behind

By HeartsOpenWide - My grandfather was a brilliant man. Many children may say that they want to be a firefighter or an astronaut when they grow up, but not very many of them live up to their young statements. My grandfather however, at the age of five, knew he wanted to be a Veterinarian when he grew up. And so... Read More

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Saying Goodbye

By walk6miles - SAYING GOODBYE I don’t know about you, but I never spent much time worrying about losing my family members; I just went happily about my business, trusting that they would always be there. I had one career in the field of administration and finally found my real calling - nursing. Nursing became... Read More

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Suicide

By NurseKymba - During my illness, I received word that my Great Auntie had died. In the next sentence I learned she had taken her own life. She did this the week before her husband's scheduled memorial service. *sigh* I am still grieving her loss. Tomorrow is their joint memorial... one I really wanted to... Read More

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I Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Birthin' No Babies

By Ms Kylee - My very pregnant sister in law called me one day and said "I'm being induced on October 15. I'd like it if you'd be there since you keep talking about going to Nursing School." I hesitated. I took a deep breath. I really wanted to be there, but was it really my place since I knew my brother... Read More

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Going into Nursing... and the Proverbial Kick in the Butt that got me started

By Ms Kylee - I've wanted to be a nurse since I was five years old. On my first day of Kindergarten, I announced at the dinner table that I wanted to be a Nurse when I grew up. I continued along the path until high school, and then decided to go for Practical instead of Registered because I could get done... Read More

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Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?

By cmo421 - Abuse, neglect or exploitation of a patient or resident of a care facility is a crime. I am sure all reading are thinking that they would never tolerate any such behavior. But do you? Think of the unconcious post op that comes in with bizarre tatoos or piercings. Remember that head... Read More

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Beginings and Endings

By End Game RN - Beginnings and Endings Through the glazed windows of my soul I watch as the scene played out before my eyes. I stood quietly observing the final hours of my patient and her family. Throughout my career I have supported and counseled families facing the prospect of losing someone they love or... Read More

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War Veterans...

By psalm - In my five years as a registered nurse I have met many interesting patients. Some occupy my memory because of their convoluted medical histories and diagnoses; some because of their positive demeaners through a difficult time; and others because of their past lives. During my time working in... Read More

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Changes in Healthcare and How it Affects Nurses

By Bugaloo - I wrote this article and was unsure whether to post it or not. But after seeing this thread and this thread, I have decided to go ahead and submit it. It is ironic that I wrote about my feelings concerning the changes in health care and the affect that it is having on nurses, and then logged in for... Read More

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What I have learned from Nurses

By drea3751 - I am a pre nursing studnet bogged down with the thoughts of choosing a nursing school. Concerns include whether or not I can afford it and the most important thing, will I have to repeat any classes fo I have been going parttime for a long time. I have expressed this and asked questions of... Read More

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Diversions

By NurseKymba - Have you ever had a coworker die on you? Yes, really die while at work with you? I have, more than once. Each and every one of them stayed dead despite our best efforts - until today. Once or twice the death was Mother Nature’s way of reminding us who was boss. The other times it was narcotic... Read More

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Art of Nursing

By NurseKymba - Nurses are old and young, tall and short, skinny and wide. We come from all walks of life. Some choose to enter the nursing profession for job security, others to help those around them. Throughout our schooling, we are taught and tested on the science of nursing. Our primary focus is the ability... Read More

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Putting A Face On Mental Illness: A Personal Story

By Bugaloo - I was just a baby when my mother's little brother, Bob, tried to take his own life. He was 18. My grandpa was the one who found him, lying unconscious in a haze of exhaust and carbon monoxide. He pulled him from the garage, saving his life. As I grew up, my brothers and I spent a lot of time with... Read More

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Don't be afraid to ask why...

By jodi_cmsrn - As a new nurse starting out, I remember learning multiple new things every day. Our facility has a couple physician's that are legendary for their temperments. I have always been the type of person that wants to understand why I am doing something, and would always ask why? Why are we doing... Read More


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