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To my dear fellow nurses

By Sabr - This article exemplifies what it means to search endlessly for a particular nursing niche and finally find the niche for which you are looking. It is a motivational piece for all nurses-especially new grads-who feel burnt out after only a short period of time in the nursing world. It is not... Read More

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Why Do I Care?

By Ruby Vee - Why do I care that new nurses leave our unit after less than two years -- often after less than one year? Why do I care, when they're adults. They're going to have to live with the consequences of being out of work, or having a resume that reflects job hopping or never learning the basics of... Read More

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How to Dress for Psychiatric Nursing

By Meriwhen - Many psychiatric facilities and settings allow or require that nurses and support staff wear street clothing instead of scrubs. Those entering into psychiatric nursing often ask, If I cant wear scrubs, then how should I dress? Likewise, a common question asked by nursing students and their... Read More

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From Living to Dying and Back

By close the books - Read how a prenursing student goes from living, to dying to thriving. See how this experience has changed my view of life, death and interactions with clients. Come with me on my journey and see how my belief in myself as well as encouragement has enabled me to continue on despite the odds. Come... Read More

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Going for Nursing, BMCC, City Tech, Mom of five

By yar5 - This article is about my life starting college. A mother of five and getting into BMCC Nursing Program. Advices on BMCC Nursing Program and how to study. HESI Test, and City Tech. Back to my first Semester, I got three As and one A- in English. Dean list, honor society, I Was Happy! Ended December... Read More

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Top 10 reasons we get fired!-Medication Errors

By madwife2002 - Number 5 in my series of Articles about the top ten things to get fired, discusses medication errors. Making mistakes in health care tends to be frowned upon more than any other career, the general public simply do not tolerate any form of mistakes which could threaten the life of their love... Read More

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The Shenanigans Involved With Scripting

By TheCommuter - Many hospital administrators believe that scripting is useful in formulating great patient encounters and influencing Press Ganey scores in a positive manner. However, scripting insults the intelligence levels of the staff members who must recite the canned phrases and the patients who are forced... Read More

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Geriatric lovers, loss and the nursing intervention.

By SandandSandwiches - So often in nursing we are bombarded with rules and beauracracy and paperwork. So much that even the sweetest of souls becomes tired and desensitized. We need to take ourselves back, mentally to the initial drive and purpose of what our jobs are. The compassion part. We must follow the strict... Read More

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Five Years Completed and Still Loving It

By NF_eyenurse - The first time I looked on the Board of Registered Nursing website and saw those two precious little letters behind my name, I was so happy. The road to get there seemed so long, so hard. But as I saw my name again on that screen it was all a blur. Five long years: going to school full time,... Read More

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Charting disruptive patient behaviors: Are you objective?

By SHGR - Nurses have an obligation to chart objectively. When behaviors and attitudes need to be described, though, we don't always have the vocabulary on hand to chart an accurate, objective description. This article is an attempt to illustrate the difference between subjective, ambiguous charting and... Read More

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A Letter to Myself - My first day on an Oncology floor

By iwillnotwasteit - This was something that I wrote after experiencing my first day of a semester-long clinical rotation on an oncology floor. I wrote this to help me process the many different emotions that I experienced that day...there were many. I was going to keep it private, but then this might help other nurses... Read More

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Why you don't need to fear "SATA"

By GrnTea - Perhaps it would be a good idea to discuss this kind of question, what it means, and why the NCLEX thinks it's a good idea to test new grads using it. Step away from the piles of review questions, stickie notes, and scribbled scraps of paper for a minute, go get a nice cuppa tea, and take a deep... Read More

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On Becoming a Nurse

By morecoffeepls - I was a banker when I met my wife. Before that, among other things, a silver-tongued used car salesman. A lifetime ago, I was in the Human Services field, helping people with special needs and struggling to pay my bills. I've had several careers and a myriad of jobs. When my wife's family persuaded... Read More

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For the Bowel Obsessed

By jadelpn - I would tell you that this is meant to be a cheeky article, however, that would just add to the fray. Here's a question...Why is it now oh so appropriate to talk about people's bowel habits and bottoms in just about every arena imaginable? Look at it this way, as nurses, we are very concerned... Read More

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Remembering the Nurse-Patient Relationship

By TheCommuter - A therapeutic nurse-patient relationship revolves around the unique needs of the patient and is built upon essential ingredients such as assistance, trust, respect, sensitivity, and nurturance of the client's physiological and emotional needs. However, nurse-patient relationships are under... Read More

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Metastatic Breast Cancer in Social Media

By Retired APRN - A mid-January 2014 storm of reaction to posts in The Guardian and The New York Times about a prominent breast cancer blogger took me by surprise. As a nurse and a breast cancer blogger myself I wondered why the reactions were so strong. My conclusion was that it is because blogging while living... Read More

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About That Avatar...

By Ruby Vee - It seems to come in waves: new members joining AN and using their own names as user names and their photos as avatars. Although no one truly believes that the internet is anonymous anymore, there are some very good reasons not to be totally obvious, either. AN is a very good place to come to ask... Read More

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Ophthalmology

By NF_eyenurse - I looked into the microscope eye piece and saw the most beautiful colors, a rainbow of blues and greens with hints of yellow and amber. It was like a beautiful tapestry, small threads woven together like cloth. Living cloth that expanded and contracted, it was an awesome sight. I was looking at a... Read More


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