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The Student and the School Nurse

By Seishiro - During my clinical day with Mrs. R there was one interaction in particular that stuck out in my mind. A student had visited Mrs. R early in the morning shortly after my arrival and handed her, what appeared to be a thank-you card. Privately, Mrs. R described this student as a usually... Read More

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The Trauma after the Trauma

By ScrappyEDRN - After several days of working regular ER zones and one of triaging I worked as one of the trauma response nurses yesterday. My first patient was from a head-on MVA. He came in with a serious facial laceration that had hit an artery and with a left leg fracture obvious to all by the right angle his... Read More

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Mentor, Mentor...Where Art Thou?: Newbie 101, Ground Zero

By Thunderwolf - Newbie 101, Ground Zero Psychiatric nursing is unique and is a wonderful field of nursing. However, for the student nurse or for the new nurse entering the field, it may either cause much anxiety or alot of awe. Psychiatric nursing often presents its own unique challenges. This blog is to... Read More

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Into The Looking Glass: Facing the Cliff in Recovery

By Thunderwolf - Facing the Cliff in Recovery (Based upon Creed's song and video, Six Feet From The Edge) The main character is singing while standing upon a crumbling cliff edge, falls in a free fall until he hits rock bottom, faces a sand storm, then meets a woman who presents him a bowl of water... Read More

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The Value of Transfer Boards

By Angie O'Plasty, RN - There are some tools that have been around for a long time, but are rarely used because Medicare or Medicaid will not pay for them. Transfer boards, also called slide boards, fit into this category. When I asked why they were not covered by Medicare or Medicaid, I was told that a sliding board is a... Read More

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Experiences in Ecuador

By QuitoGal - Never one to do something the normal way, when my nurse practitioner residency started, I opted to expand my horizons and venture to the southern hemisphere in Quito, Ecuador. Doing my residency in the Ecuadorian health care system was one of the most profound and life changing experiences I ever... Read More

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Used Nursing To Start My Business

By Kyrshamarks - As a nurse I never thought I would be in the position I am in now. I used my nursing skills and certifications to start a small DBA. I just closed the books for Jan, 09 and my wife and I netted after everything $158,000. Not too shabby for being in business only 4 months now. We will be on track... Read More

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Our Littlest Patient

By RuralNP4KIDS - Fridays always seem to bring unusual patients or situations to our maternal child unit. It has been that way, almost every week, for the six years I have been the director. This Friday started with an early morning call to my home from the nursing supervisor. “There is a 32 weeker who presented to... Read More

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Less Talk With A Little Bit Of Action

By pandaboi - I always wanted to be fluent in English because it is the universal language. I am a nurse back home in the Philippines and with God’s blessings I was able to get a job in US. It was my first time working abroad so I was a bit concerned about the cultural diversities I may encounter because I will... Read More

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Haiti nursing experience

By oncnursemsn - I thought that I knew all about transcultural nursing when I wrote about Yoshi- the young Hassidic Jewish patient we cared for and got through his bone marrow transplant. I didn't think that caring for Haitians and the nurses would qualify for this writing post. I'll give it my best shot. ... Read More

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When the mother is in prison

By Elvish - The hospital in which I work has a contract with our state wherein all pregnant prisoners deliver at our hospital, regardless of home county. This population has a special set of needs to consider. Prisoners get a very short hospital stay - for a normal vaginal delivery, the woman goes back to... Read More

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My Miracle last April

By helicoptergal - To Preface this story I am a many year Paramedic turned brand new RN. My best friend had a beautiful baby girl last April. Her pregnancy was healthy, and the OB-GYN did not expect any complications. She had an Ultrasound three weeks before delivery that showed many decelerations so she had an... Read More

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Alham Dulillah

By sydney1979 - I was twenty one when the letter for an interview for a job in Saudi Arabia came to me by surprised. I was just eight months in training as a staff nurse in a small hospital in our province. I really was not expecting any letter that time since I was just starting my shall I say, nursing... Read More

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Letter from a Former Student

By VickyRN - as educators, no words of encouragement lift our spirits higher than a note from a former student about his or her successes in the wonderful career of nursing. i thought i would share a recent letter (with permission from my former student, of course): Read More

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Human Like Me

By marian howe - When I pulled the maggots and bits of chewed tobacco leaf from the young lady's hip wound her husband rocked sideways, closed his eyes and softly hit the floor. That was probably the best place for him. In his present state, lying quietly and breathing regularly, he was harmless. His wife was... Read More

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The Nurse's Role in Providing Spiritual Care - Is It OK to Pray?

By tnbutterfly - There has been recent discussion in one of the allnurses threads about a nurse in the uk who was placed on suspension for offering to pray with a patient. In this instance, the nurse only offered to pray. She reportedly did not follow through with prayer when the patient declined her offer. In this... Read More

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The Boy With the Broken Heart

By classicdame - Antonio was admitted to the Pediatric unit one night with breathing problems. We don't have a Pedi ICU, but he was assigned to an experienced nurse and hooked up to various monitors. The ER doctor had diagnosed respiratory distress, but as time went by the primary nurse became more anxious. She... Read More

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Research-Focused Nursing Doctoral Programs and Nursing Knowledge Development

By VickyRN - abstract this paper discusses the maturation of research-focused nursing doctoral degrees and their pivotal influence on the development of nursing knowledge. similarities and differences in the different types of nursing doctoral degrees are discussed, as well as their impact on theory,... Read More


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