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I Cry Watching Rudolph....

By jadelpn - And other holiday specials were people are mean to the underdog. Been this way since I was a child. What that did for me was help me to decide to help people less fortunate. To stand up for those who can't or won't for themselves. And a nurse was born. But not without a price. To seperate... Read More


Hospice Nursing - Compassionate Care at the End of Life

By tnbutterfly - All nursing jobs are difficult, but Hospice Nurses have a particularly tough job because from the outset, these nurses know that the patient for whom they are caring is terminally ill. The care Hospice nurses provide is not meant to cure but rather to reduce pain. Hospice nurses have the unique... Read More


Methadone Clinic Nurses / Methadone Maintenance Treatment Nursing

By TheCommuter - Methadone maintenance treatment is a technique by which people who have opiate dependence receive prescribed amounts of methadone, a synthetic opioid with a longer duration of action, on a daily basis to combat the physically dreadful effects associated with opioid withdrawal syndrome. Keep reading... Read More


Seasonal Flu Shot Nurses / Immunization Nurses

By TheCommuter - According to the website, seasonal influenza (flu) activity in the United States ordinarily peaks during the winter months of January or February, but can start as early as October and be seen as late as May. Therefore, it should not be surprising that different types of entities will... Read More


Direct Care Staff / Aides for the Developmentally Disabled

By TheCommuter - Developmental disabilities nursing is an often-overlooked specialty in need of tolerant employees who can provide sensitive care and patiently keep up with the various challenges that are unique to clients with mental retardation. Four degrees of mental retardation exist: mild, moderate, severe and... Read More


Agency Nursing

By Meriwhen - Agency nursing (sometimes known as registry nursing) is the provision of nursing services on behalf of an agency. Agency nurses include RNs, LVNs/LPNs and advance practice RNs, and they are found in a variety of facilities and specialties. Agency nursing is a popular choice because of its... Read More


Aesthetic/ Plastic Surgery Nurses

By VickyRN - Plastic surgery is one of the fastest-growing healthcare specialties today. Aesthetic nurses provide patient care and assistance within a variety of procedural and perioperative settings to improve or enhance the patientís appearance. These nursing professionals care for patients undergoing... Read More


Performance Evaluations

By jadelpn - There are at least 2 subtypes of performance reviews/evaluations. The title itself reveals a bit of a disconnect--Are we reviewing or are we evaluating? Some nurses are a bit confused about what happens to the evaluation, can it be "used against" a nurse. Equally, there are managers who have to... Read More


Everyone Won't Succeed. And That's Okay!

By TheCommuter - Not everyone succeeds in the realm of higher education. This is not necessarily a bad thing because our society still needs people whose occupations do not require any college education. Some people stumble in the race to success due to a lack of effort, whereas other individuals seem to have the... Read More


Many Baby Nurses Aren't Nurses At All

By TheCommuter - The title 'baby nurse' typically refers to a healthcare worker who specializes in the in-home care of infants from one day old to one year old. However, not all 'baby nurses' possess nursing education or licensure. In fact, this industry is awash with people who bring other types of training to the... Read More


Nursing Special Children

By cool_nurse - How is it like to have patients who are autistic or with down syndrome? Do you have the patience and magic touch as a nurse? Can you tickle their mind and hearts in order for them to agree with your interventions? This article is inspired from a lifelong journey of the author and with her special... Read More


Another Year of Blessings

By tnbutterfly - No....this is not an early New Yearís story filled with resolutions. Today is my birthday and I have been thinking back over events of this past year. Birthdays are good times to celebrate....not just with cake and presents, but celebrate life itself. Life is a blessing that we sometimes take... Read More


YouTube Nurses and Nursing Students. My Top 10 List.

By Sea_of_Roses - Like many others, I have benefited from Youtube both as a Nursing student and as a RN. It has helped me to better understand ABG's (Arterial Blood Gasses), prepare for interviews, and deal with professional challenges such as time management. Here is my top 10 list of Youtube Nurses and Nursing... Read More


Top ten reasons for being fired - Falsification of Documentation

By madwife2002 - If you didn't document it, you didn't do it! This is a statement most nurses live by! Unfortunately there are nurses who document things they didn't do, which may result in harm or neglect to a patient. Subsequently this may lead to felony charges of falsifying medical records. Fines of up $25000... Read More


Hospital Unit Secretaries

By TheCommuter - Todayís hospital setting is a busy place in need of industrious employees who can keep up with the numerous demands and multiple tasks associated with allied healthcare. Hospital unit secretaries, also known as unit clerks or ward secretaries, are staff who provide a variety of essential... Read More


Suicide Is Not Your Answer

By TheCommuter - Many people in the nursing community remember either hearing or reading about Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who killed herself in 2012 after being tricked into releasing personal health information by two Australian disc jockeys posing as members of the Royal Family over the phone. Then thereís... Read More


Addictions Nursing

By Meriwhen - Addictions nursing deals with the nursing care of individuals suffering from one or more addictions. Addictions nursing is considered a subspecialty of psychiatric nursing. Patients may be suffering from the addiction alone or may have one or more co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses: this is termed... Read More


"The Big C"

By madwife2002 - As a nurse I am exposed daily to "The Big C" which is what it was called by my parents when I was growing up. As a family member and a friend I struggle with the diagnoses because as much as I want to see the happy ending for them, It doesn't seem to happen very often. My experience with Cancer in... Read More