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NCLEX Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)

By TheCommuter - NCLEX, an acronym that stands for National Council Licensure Examination, is a crucial gatekeeper in the nursing profession because no one is granted a nursing license in the US without satisfactorily passing this test. The 85 percent of US-educated candidates who pass NCLEX on the first attempt walk across the open gate to their new roles as licensed nurses, while the people who fail must contend with a closed gate until they... Read More


A Spoonful of Sugar

By jadelpn - This is an interesting debate. One that can have multiple pros and cons. In essence, can one be a nurse and view it as just another day, a job, a paycheck, a means to an alternate end? Can we care for patients without really caring about them? There are more than a couple of trains of thought on this subject. Most people do not "automatically" think of nursing when planning a career that doesn't encompass a level of interaction... Read More


What's New on allnurses

By Joe V - Below is an outline of some of the changes we made as of this date. A new mobile app and mobile style will accompany these changes in the next few weeks. Our goal is to create a unifying experience across different types of devices. ie. computers, tablets, phones, etc. Items that we will talk about in this article... Tool Bar Options (What's New, MarkRead, Get Daily, etc) Sidebar Likes / Replies Content Bar Search... Read More


Surveyor: The First Week

By VivaLasViejas - I really had no idea what I was getting into. I thought I knew pretty well what state surveyors did from being on the receiving end of entrance conferences, interrogations, citations, and exit interviews. They always had an air of mystery about them; they were also knowledgeable, inquisitive, and terribly intimidating. I used to sneak peeks at them as they sat in the private conference room, writing busily and talking about what I... Read More


Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)

By TheCommuter - Several high-profile instances of brain death have entered the public's awareness in recent weeks, including the painstakingly tragic demise of 13-year-old student Jahi McMath. Hence, now is the time to provide some basic education on brain death, and at the same time, scrutinize some commonly-held attitudes regarding the issues surrounding death and dying. Simply put, the people of the United States are deeply engrossed in a... Read More


I met an angel, my OB nurse

By servewithlove - I think of her all the time. I know in secret places of my heart, that I wish to one day touch a life as she touched mine. My OB nurse. I think of her more often now, as my OB rotation for next semester draws near. I ask myself if I could ever be, 1/10th of the nurse she was to me that day. I bend my knees in prayer, and ask God, to engrave it in my heart, that I must daily strive to be, what she was to me. We checked into the... Read More


Cannabis and Healthcare 2014

By madwife2002 - The eyes of the world are watching the new experimental POT shops, which have recently opened in Colorado, selling legalized Cannabis for everyday consumption, for everyday people. Who would have thought that this would happen in our lifetime! The lines went round blocks and shops feared they would run out quickly. It is estimated that 37 shops opened their doors 1st January 2014, and by January 6th 2014 speculation is mounting... Read More


2014 Wage Survey For CNAs, Medical Assistants, HHAs, PCTs: Post Here!

By TheCommuter - The millions of hard-working people across the country who belong to the allied healthcare community have recently ushered in another new year that is filled with a mixture of boundless potential, endless possibilities and anxious uncertainties. Nurses aides, medical assistants, patient care technicians, home health aides, and other types of unlicensed assistive personnel are extremely important to the flawless functioning of our... Read More


Confessions of a Hospital Administrator

By ServantLeader - Gallup announced the results of its annual “Honesty & Ethics in Profession” recently. I was so pleased to see nurses ranked number one in the survey because they certainly deserve the honor. With the exception of grade school teachers, who ranked third, nurses are the embodiment of what it means to have a calling of dedication, grace and love. I worked in hospitals most of my career with much success (and a few times when I... Read More


LTC Charting: A Beginner's Guide

By TheCommuter - The long term care industry (a.k.a. nursing home industry) employs a large share of new and experienced nurses in the United States. Furthermore, the number of nurses who secure employment in this specialty is projected to increase in the next ten years as the oldest members of today's upper middle-aged Baby Boomer cohort reach their 70s. Questions regularly arise regarding the topic of charting. In other words, many nurses who are... Read More


Hard and Soft Skills

By TheCommuter - Last year, or perhaps the year before that, I attended an all-staff meeting that was being facilitated by the hospital administrator, chief nursing officer, and a couple of other members of the site leadership team. I will never forget a statement the administrator made. "We are now hiring nurses for personalities. We no longer hire nurses for their skills," he said. I raised my hand and kindly asked him to elaborate on this... Read More


Academic Nursing Research Requests

By tnbutterfly - is an excellent platform for nurses of all backgrounds and levels of work experience to exchange ideas, concerns and solutions regarding patient care and nursing practice. For these reasons Allnurses is a great place for nurses and students to learn and seek assistance in exploring and achieving future nursing career goals. As a registered member, nurses and students are permitted to use to post academic... Read More


I am not a storyteller

By Ahvegas - I am not a storyteller. I am not a person whose story needs to be heard. But I have met those whose story is worth telling. And so I will set forth to the best of my ability to share their story. It is not one person, not one story, but a story of many. It is a story of life, and death. A story of how we do not always choose our path, our fate, our death. But I have learned that we can alter all of these. We can choose to... Read More


Define Nurse

By kfishbeck - The word “nurse” is derived from the Latin word nutrire which means "to nourish." The word nurse also has its roots in another Latin noun, nutrix which means "nursing mother," often referring to a wet nurse (a woman who breast fed her babies). The French term nourrice is also referred to a woman who suckled a child. The term was first used in English in the 13th century. As time went on other dimensions were added to its meaning... Read More


A Morning in the Life of a Nurse and a Doctor

By marshmallownurse - She comes home livid. She's glaring at the garage door as it cr-cr-creaks its way open, revealing an old, beat-up Subaru parked happily in the one-car space where she was gonna cram her relatively new SUV into. The sight of the vehicle's dull, green paint brings unspeakable, almost unbearable relief. She realizes he is still home and that's the best news she could have gotten after the horrible night she's trying so damn hard... Read More


The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing

By VivaLasViejas - As a nurse who has left the clinical side of the profession, I've had a little time recently to ponder both the good and bad aspects of the vocation I chose long ago. And although it got to be too much for me in the end, there was far more positive than negative. Here are the things I used to love about nursing: 10) I very much enjoyed working in the most comfortable clothing on the planet. What other field lets you work in... Read More


Nursing Salary Survey 2014

By TheCommuter - As we welcome the dawn of a propitious new year that is brimming with plenty of promise and new beginnings, I wanted to bring up a topic that is influential to most people. Of course, the topic at hand is compensation. While job satisfaction, personal gratification, altruism, achievement of individual goals, a love of science or a fondness for helping patients heal are all deeper reasons why many people might enter and/or stay in the... Read More


Nurses Rock in 2014 and Beyond

By TheCommuter - Isn’t it funny how quickly time flies? New Year’s Day 2013 seems as if it took place yesterday! The year 2014 is approaching us at the speed of light, and by the time some of our fabulous members and curious lurkers get around to reading this piece, the new year will already have arrived. Many of our forum members are nurses with differing levels of experience, proficiency and activity, while others are nursing students who eagerly... Read More