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Nurse Massage Therapists

By dianah - The world wide web is brimming with articles about nurses who have combined the two disciplines of nursing and massage therapy into a viable and complementary client-centered practice. It well seems to be a perfect marriage for those who are drawn into nursing initially by the desire to help decrease suffering and effect positive changes in patient health and comfort. Nurses can utilize skills of patient assessment in... Read More


Nursing Educators/ Faculty

By VickyRN - Nurse educators meld clinical expertise with a passion for teaching to shape future generations of nurses and advance the profession of nursing. They are prepared to function in a wide variety of classroom and practice settings to teach, prepare, and mentor current and future nurses, using diverse technologies and skills. They help aspiring nurses, novice nurses, and experienced nurses reach their career goals. In order to be... Read More

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Compassion is a Commodity

By marshmallownurse - After five days off, I drive to work singing. I'm a little off-key, but the windows are up, and my favorite songs are all queued up in preparation for the forty or so minutes my car will take to weave through 1740 traffic on my way to a place that I used to call my sanctuary. I grew up in hospitals, I used to tell anyone who asked why I would ever want to be in this profession. This is my natural habitat. But I digress.. The point... Read More


Gastroenterology Nursing

By dianah - Another, and possibly little-known, specialty area utilizing nurses is that of Gastroenterology. The role of Gastroenterology Nurses continues to expand: RNs may work with patients directly or indirectly in The "GI Lab" assisting with endoscopic procedures: administering moderate sedation and monitoring/recovering patients; possibly assisting with the procedure; Research areas Industry vendors (equipment and ... Read More


Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Frequent Sick Days and Tardiness

By madwife2002 - A huge problem in healthcare can be an employee who is constantly late to work, or calls off frequently. Sometimes this is due to genuine problems in their personal life but often it is a pattern of behavior which is difficult to manage. This problem on a floor can often lead to resentment for co-workers, especially when they have had a difficult shift and want to go home. Number 7 in my series of Articles ‘Top Ten reasons we get... Read More


Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

By Meriwhen - Psychiatric nursing (also known as mental-health nursing) is the provision of nursing care to patients with mental illnesses. Mental illnesses are medical conditions that have a direct impact on a person’s thoughts, feelings, moods, interpersonal relations and ability to cope with stress (NAMI, n.d.). This can result in a detrimental affect on a person’s daily functioning. Some examples of mental illnesses include the schizophrenias,... Read More


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


Pulmonary Nursing

By dianah - Pulmonary or Respiratory Nurses specialize in caring for people with lung diseases. These conditions may be caused by smoking, genetics or infections, and are some of the most common patient ailments. Pulmonary nurses, while caring for patients with other co-morbidities, have special knowledge and skills for the particular needs of patients with pulmonary conditions affecting the airways like asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis,... Read More


Neuroscience Nursing

By dianah - Skilled and dedicated nurses, helping patients using their knowledge and skills of Neuroscience Nursing, make an important difference to vulnerable patients of all ages who have neurological disorders. In the highly-specialized area of Neuroscience Nursing, nurses from RNs to FNPs care for patients with TBI (traumatic brain injury), CVAs, disorders of the brain and spinal cord, neurovascular disease, tumors, CNS disorders, Alzheimers,... Read More


Foot Care Nursing - A Very Important Specialty for the LPN and RN

By sirI - This specialty area for nurses LPN and RN, Foot Care Nursing, is an all-important integral part of patient care. The Nurse must be very cognizant of changes in skin integrity; changes that could result in tragic circumstances including amputation of digits, feet, and limbs. There are many who consider this specialty career one of the most important nursing areas. An area that, when properly recognized and treated, can halt further... Read More

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Geriatric / Long Term Care Nursing

By TheCommuter - Geriatric / long term care nursing is a specialty that involves caring for patients who require an extended level of care due to chronic disease processes and long term disabilities. Long term care nurses manage patient care, perform various nursing skills, address changes in condition, provide interventions, and bestow physical and psychosocial support upon clients and their families. Staff members who work at most long-term care... Read More


NICU Nursing

By traumaRUs - Neonatal nursing covers nursing of the neonate – infants from birth to age 30 days as well as neonatal intensive care nursing and the neonatal step-down unit. Usually when one thinks of neonatal nursing, it is focused on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As the age of viability has decreased over the years, there are more and more low birth weight and premature infants being born and requiring intensive care. There can be... Read More


As the holidays approach, remember the dialysis patients!

By madwife2002 - One of the benefits of working in Dialysis is that you get Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years day off! Which is a wonderful thing for staff and patients alike. It means they can have normality for the holidays, spend it with their family, enjoy good food and relax. Even if staff work the day before, normally it is reduced hours and can be a lot of fun. Patients tend to be looking forward to the holidays and talk about what... 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