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Education, experience, and shared knowledge makes a well-informed nurse. At allnurses, you will find answers to all your questions, lively debates, articles, nursing jobs, degree program information, and so much more. allnurses is the leading networking site for nurses. What kind of nurse do you want to be?

Where Will I be 5 Years Post-Graduation from Nursing School?

The future is unpredictable and inevitable, but I cannot help but image how things will pan out for... Read More

Floating Kidneys: An Era Gone By

In this “Era Gone By” article, we look at a case about nephroptosis and how the approach by... Read More

Nursing as a Human Experience

My own experience with "compassion fatigue" aka "too busy and tired to think about the big... Read More

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I'm an LPN and I understand.

Not being phased out. But being forced back to our traditional role as Licensed Practical Nurse.... Read More

Acing the Interview: Tips for Getting the Job

Just having an awesome resume isn't enough to get the job these days. To land a position in your... Read More

There Were no Good Samaritans: Perform CPR in Strange Places

This article discusses how nurses and other individuals, not just health care workers can save... Read More

ABC’s of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment, Part 2: Respiratory Distress

Children are so resilient. When they are sick, their young bodies compensate in amazing ways,... Read More

The Sad Truth: Version 2.0

I recently wrote an article about my experience on attempting to find a nursing instructor position... Read More

The Sad Truth: Online Nursing Schools vs Traditional Schools

The stigma of an online degree remains for some brick and mortar schools. The future of nursing... Read More

The Color of Mourning

Nurses form attachments regardless of the protective walls we build. There is power in change and... Read More

“Have you seen the patient in 222 today? I have never seen her smile!”

by Lori215

As a student nurse, it is easy to get frustrated at times and believe all I am doing in clinicals... Read More

More Than Bowel Sounds: Abdominal Assessment

Summary: A complete assessment wouldn’t be possible without examining the abdomen. Containing a great deal of the organs of the body, the abdomen... Read More

7 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Nurse Practitioner Program

Choosing to go graduate school is NOT an easy decision. It is one that requires a ton of thought and internal processing. In this article, I will... Read More

How Nurses Cope with Death

I received a comment on one of the articles I wrote from a new nurse telling me she is dealing with death in her workplace and is having a hard time.... Read More


We all want to improve. In my experience, nurses and complacency do not mix well. But what happens when we set our goals too high? If you are like... Read More

Beyond Burnout: What is Compassion Fatigue?

Burnout and compassion fatigue are often seen together in nurses stressed to the limit. Find out what this common condition is, what the common... Read More

Masturbation Is a Bad Habit: An Era Gone By

If you have a child, you remember the first bath. How carefully you placed the baby in the infant tub with the water temperature just right. The... Read More

Understanding Herd Immunity from Vaccination – How much is enough?

Herd Immunity means lowering a population’s susceptibility to a disease to the point where a disease cannot remain endemic, introduced outbreaks fade... Read More

The Hug Heard Around the World

At the end of life, a hospice nurse walks a fine line of being respectful while at the same time providing information that helps families as they... Read More

Clinical Humor

I remember being a nervous nursing student. Now the tables have flipped, and I have become the nervous clinical nursing instructor! Facilitating the... Read More

Get Your Foot Off My Self Esteem!

Are you a nursing student who is having conflict with an instructor? You are not alone, even though you feel as though you are. This is my... Read More

50 Things New Nurses Need to Know about Orientation

Orientation is meant to get a nurse ready for life on the floor, but it can be a gut check that nursing school is not. It is a culture shock and... Read More

How I Passed the NCLEX

My names Mike I'm a 30 year old RN who is an eight year military veteran. I'm currently into a RN to BSN bridge program and plan on graduating this... Read More

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