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A Nurse Who Gives Thanks on the Thanksgiving Holiday

By TheCommuter - Once again, I will be working on this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. However, I do not object to working on Thanksgiving like so many others. First of all, I am a single female with no husband or kids, so I come home to an empty house anyway. Secondly, although I have extended family members, they live halfway across the country and I am not that close to them. So even though I do not plan to celebrate this holiday in the... Read More


Supervising and delegating: Why I don't stay 3-4 hours late like the 3-11 supervisor

By pinkiepieRN - Adventures in supervising land: Wearing multiple hats and at the same time, being yourself From the moment where I covered my first shift on 11-7 as a floor nurse for a no-show rather than primarily acting as the house supervisor, I knew that there was more this new role than just helping with admissions, paperwork, and auditing. I remember being told that a majority of my time spent on the clock would be babysitting GNAs and I... Read More


Operating Room / Perioperative Nursing

By tnbutterfly - Perioperative nurses are the nurses who are with the patient as they go through all levels of surgery. They are there to greet the anxious patient and their family upon arrival to the preoperative area. They remain with the patient throughout the surgical procedure, always keeping patient safety in the forefront. They are the nurses who will be with the patient in the postoperative area, carefully monitoring and caring for the... Read More


What a Union Can Do For You

By jadelpn - There seems to be more than one confusion on how a union can be of benefit to nurses. Especially when the grass seems so much greener on the other side. A union comes to a facility usually due to a group of nurses who decide that they want to have some say in their working conditions. A union will come in and give you a rundown on what they can do for you. A relationship is established. The guiding force of a union is a... Read More


Deployed Army Nursing: Finally, Double Digits!

By Pixie.RN - I have a countdown app on my Android phone that includes a home page widget you can set to display however many days until a date of your choosing. My widget has a picture of me with my significant other, David, and it is finally down to double digits for days remaining here in our little corner of Afghanistan! I can recall when I first put it on my phone, and it was well over 240 days. My original orders for deployment in support of... Read More


RN Experience when Considering the Legal Nurse Consultant Career

By sirI - Registered Nurses are very intrigued by this career path in nursing and find it fascinating to work with Attorneys. They look at this career choice as a prestigious, admired, and highly respected career. Many are interested only because they are "burned out" of bedside nursing and think this is the answer to all their problems; never be bored again. This is the last reason anyone should choose this as his or her life's... Read More

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What Nobody Tells You: The Reality of Nursing Jobs for Foreign Trained Nurses

By rosomebody007 - One of the dreams of thousands of nurses around the world is to work in the United States or other first world country. Sadly, nobody tells you how is the process of getting a job in this country and what is the likelihood that you can get a job if you are not proficient in English, if you are not a permanent resident or a citizen, and if you do not have an sponsor. These three obstacles can be the rocks that make your ship full of... Read More


Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Social Media

By madwife2002 - Most of us agree that there is much enjoyment and pleasure gained from being part of a social website. My own weakness includes Facebook and of course I have never been able to get a handle on Twitter but I do know that the so-called celebrities of our time tend to get themselves in a whole heap of trouble because of twittering. To continue with my articles on the top 10 of reasons we get fired, number 8 has to be... Read More


To Those Who Serve..... Thank You!

By VintageSwagger - I once had dreams of serving our country and fighting for the freedoms many of us take for granted. This dream was fostered by my family, from which 4 generations have served proudly. I even made it as far as taking the ASVAB test and meeting with a recruiter. After my score posted I met again with the recruiter ready to begin a journey that had been on my heart for years. As we were finishing our meeting, the recruiter asked one last... Read More


The Cons of Working in Long Term Care

By TheCommuter - I worked as a floor nurse and supervisor in long term care (a.k.a. LTC, nursing homes, or aged care) on and off for six years. Last year I wrote two articles that placed a mostly positive spin on working in the LTC industry. This year I will attempt to balance the beam by discussing the drawbacks of working in nursing homes. I have constructed a list of various cons associated with long term care nursing. Some facilities are... Read More


Marketing as a Defense Legal Nurse Consultant: The Key to Success Part II

By sirI - Remember, this Article describes what the LNC needs while working with the Defense Attorney. Working with Defense Attorneys can be challenging, rewarding and at the same time, very frustrating. But you know you are helping to defend (advocate for) Nurses, Physicians and other practitioners. Your goal(s) is fair representation, re-establish and heighten self-esteem, save the Attorney time and money as you prepare the case from... Read More

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Being Thankful

By jadelpn - ...and dare I say celebrated? There will be times that we are spending a Thanksgiving with a patient (or 2, or 10). It is not what perhaps we choose to do, but what we do, put in our turn, do out due diligence. Most patients don't relish the thought of being in a hospital for a holiday. An extra kind word or deed could make the day of someone who otherwise can get really bummed, really quickly. Most families don't spend all... Read More


Marketing as a Legal Nurse Consultant: The Key to Success Part I

By sirI - Marketing is the key to success for any Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC). It is hard and many give up before they even get started. To be successful, you must be persistent, but you must get adequate rest as well. The Attorney-client needs the LNC and we can provide exactly what they need saving them time and money. A hard career choice, yes, but rewarding, intriguing, and something the LNC do for a fellow nurse … serve as their... Read More

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Education as a Legal Nurse Consultant

By sirI - Registered Nurses are very intrigued by this career path in nursing and find it fascinating to work with Attorneys. They look at this career choice as a prestigious, admired, and highly respected career. Many are interested only because they are "burned out" of bedside nursing and think this is the answer to all their problems; never be bored again. This is the last reason anyone should choose this as his or her life's... Read More

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Trauma Nursing

By Pixie.RN - What is Trauma Nursing? Trauma nurses specialize in caring for patients injured through trauma, be it accidental or intentional. Trauma nurses must be well versed in stabilizing patients and rapidly recognizing impending life threats. Patients will range in age from neonates to centenarians. Care of these patients can range from short-term in the emergency department (ED) or dedicated trauma unit to long-term in ICUs and... Read More


Orthopedic Nursing

By traumaRUs - “Orthopedic Nursing has its roots in Victorian England. The specialty’s matriarch, Dame Agnes Hunt, was crippled from septic arthritis of her hip. She devoted her entire nursing career to improving the lives of crippled children and those injured by the ravages of war.” ( Working Environment Orthopedic nurses work in a variety of settings: Hospital acute units Operating rooms – either in hospitals or the... Read More


Nurse Management

By madwife2002 - Nursing management is the leadership within a hospital, nursing home, out patient and in patient services, they guide the culture, quality and environment. The nurse manager is accountable 24 hours a day, for all aspects of their department, which includes but not limited to: staffing, budgets, risk management, quality of patient care and safety. The role is huge, is forever developing and changing. The expectations of the organization... Read More


Sticky Politics

By jadelpn - Here is an interesting op ed piece on a conversation that I had with a fellow nurse on our way off shift in the throes of a day of unrealistic expectations and how in the world we ever got to this place. My co-worker is an amazing nurse. However, just came out of discipline on....wait for it....she forgot to take out her 2nd earrings in her ears. And the policy "clearly" states just one set of small earrings per nurse. This... Read More