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Homeless Patients: Considerations

By TheCommuter - Many of our homeless patients are 'frequent flyers' who continually return to the hospital for the same health problems. Providing nursing care for homeless patients is filled with complexities due to social factors, limited resources, and problems with compliance of orders given at the time of... Read More


What She Couldn't Tell You

By CountryMomma - You've all had that patient...the mom with the frequent flyer child, and you want to scream with frustration because she's here again. Maybe she can't tell you why she keeps coming back. Maybe her behavior and lack of eye-contact makes your teeth itch. Did you ever ask? Did you look beyond your own... Read More


Nursing Degrees: FAQs Concerning MA-to-RN Mobility

By TheCommuter - Numerous medical assistants thoroughly enjoy their jobs as workers in the allied healthcare field and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Other MAs feel trapped inside a circular vortex where rude doctors, routine tasks, rigid hours and low pay trigger their desire for another career that still... Read More


Perceptions Equal Results

By Emergent - How a patient perceives her care can create healing all on its own. The human touch is often ignored in this world that demands evidence and hard facts, but it's arguably the most important part of what we, as nurses, do. If we make the patients feel cared for and acknowledged, and meet them where... Read More


Affordable Care Act Users Guide for Nurses

By JB85 - Understanding the basic workings of the Affordable Care Act is the responsibility of the bedside nurse. This guide will help you to address patient's questions and concerns.Sentiments run high regarding the Affordable care Act, but whether one supports the new law or believes it to be a case of... Read More


My Most Memorable Patient - Geraldine

By saramoss04 - My most memorable patient was a lady whom I cared for for only a few hours one day. She is from up north and immediately told me how much she loved seafood and asked if I would like to have dinner with her one night at a restaurant here in town. A few months later I found her contact information... Read More


The Reason I Became a Nurse

By hrivera - As a child, we often dream about what we want to be when we grow up. So many times the ideas change from one thing to another before we settle on what that is. From early on I knew I was to be a nurse and that nothing was going to stop me. It took persistence because early on I kept getting... Read More


Nursing Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

By TheCommuter - The nursing profession has a variety of great advantages for its 3 million members. On the other hand, nursing is also permeated with a number of downsides that come with the territory of providing care to sick patients. And some of these downsides can be downright hazardous to the health and... Read More


Nursing Schedulers / Staffing Coordinators

By TheCommuter - The nursing scheduler, also known as a staffing coordinator or nursing coordinator, is an extremely important person in most healthcare facilities that offer inpatient care. The nursing scheduler coordinates and provides nursing staff coverage to ensure that all shifts are staffed adequately. ... Read More


Cranky Old Man - What do you see nurses?

By brian - A wonderful reminder to look past the obvious. Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within. We will all, one day, be there, too! The best and most beautiful things of this world can't be seen or touched. They must be... Read More


Hanging It Up

By VivaLasViejas - It seems almost unreal: in six days, I will don my scrubs, put my name badge on, and go to work at the nursing home like I have almost every weekend since last July. I will pass meds, listen to hearts and lungs, change a dressing or two, greet visitors, answer questions, and do admission... Read More


Exit Strategies For Nurses Who Deal With Overly Talkative Patients

By TheCommuter - “I am a nurse who deals with multiple patients during the course of each shift. Sometimes I’ll get a patient who simply talks too much and won‘t let me leave the room. Sometimes a family member will be the one who is talking too much, keeping me in the room and hogging my limited time. My question... Read More


Academic Rejection is a Positive Thing

By TheCommuter - Every person in existence deals with the issue of rejection — both as the rejecter and the rejected. There are several kinds of rejection. We are all vulnerable to rejection professionally, socially, romantically and academically, which translates into many opportunities to be stung during our... Read More


Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses (LPNs / LVNs)

By TheCommuter - In the nursing profession, LPN is a commonly utilized acronym that stands for licensed practical nurse. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a licensed practical nurse is defined as a person who has undergone training and obtained a license to provide routine care to the sick. 48 states in... Read More


Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

By TheCommuter - The certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a healthcare member of staff who works under the direct supervision of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and / or physicians. Be mindful that CNAs are known by other titles including patient care assistants, patient care ... Read More



By ndoerr - My story is about a patient I had early in my career that made me realize that I had chosen the best career for me. She kept the evening interesting and learning more about her intrigued me more to learn. Even though I work in psych, these patients still need love, compassion, caring and a gentle... Read More


My Mother Was Right

By jlindsey - My mother saw something in me that it took years for me to realize. As a child we aspire to be what we want to become and not always what our parent say they see for us. However there was an event that happend in my early childhood that shook me enough that I wanted to help people. I thought... Read More


The Elephant in the Room

By ~*Stargazer*~ - That our emotions and our health are intertwined, rather than separate parts within the whole is becoming more generally accepted in the mainstream. As health care providers, we talk about providing care for the mind, body, and spirit, but are we really walking our talk? In the Emergency... Read More