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How My Instructor Affected My Life

By raekaylvn - I sit in my car outside of the hospital where I'm doing my second term clinicals at. Tears are just rolling down my cheeks. They won't stop. In LVN school, we have 13 week terms. This is only week 7. The tears increase with this sudden thought. I cannot do this anymore. I want to drive to campus... Read More

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School Nursing: Burnout and Renewal

By Purple_Scrubs - Being a school nurse is not as easy as it looks. These days, there is a lot more to it than band-aids and ice packs. When I started school nursing as a relatively new grad after just a few months hospital experience, I truly had no idea what I was in for. I work for a large urban school... Read More


My little Mandona

By Justhere - At a rough point in my nursing career, where I would have rather just quit, I was given the opportunity to work with a hispanic boy who was on the vent. He was 3 years old when I began working with him. His family would talk to him in Spanish and his nurses would talk to him in English. Everyone... Read More


Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

By NabiRN - By Bet Key Wong, RN As nurses, we are often asked to step out of our comfort zone. I, for one, feel that I have no problem working with people from different cultures and races. After all, I survived the desegregation busing period in Boston in the late 1970’s. Growing up in Boston Chinatown, I... Read More


How about...a HUMAN CULTURE

By vadushkas_nurse - adj. transcultural - extending through all human cultures; "a transcultural ideal of freedom embracing all the peoples of the world" :heartbeat:heartbeat:heartbeat you know, i had to look up the definition of transcultural before i could even think of an appropriate story to write about... Read More


First Clinical Day, First Transcultural Experience

By NurseWannabe1129 - It's my first day of clinical. My clinical group happens to arrive later than most at 800 hours instead of the usual 630 or 700. Most of us were extremely nervous to do our first bed bath. Since we arrived late, AM care was pretty much already done by the aides except for two patients on the... Read More


OB Nurse in a Small Rural Hospital

By VickyRN - A long time ago in a hospital far, far away, I was the sole obstetrical nurse covering my night shift. In this small, rural facility, I also had a regular medical-surgical assignment (usually eight to ten patients) and also helped “take care” of the emergency room at night, after the regular ER... Read More


Rejecting the Transplant

By rolland542 - It was snowing to beat all. Two feet was down already, and more was falling. Driving the little Toyota down the highway, I was thinking, where will I be next year? My current job is wearing me down. As a nurse, working in the confines of the prison system with sex offenders, I am tired and... Read More


Students with Disabilities

By VickyRN - You have been assigned a student who is a paraplegic and in a wheelchair to your clinical group. You wonder about her physical competency to perform required psychomotor tasks. Three students in your busy classroom need special testing accommodations due to diagnosed learning disabilities. How do... Read More


Care of mothers with babies in intensive care

By Elvish - I work at a facility with a level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and it's my estimate that roughly (this is purely a guess) one-third of the mothers in my care have delivered babies that are in the NICU for whatever reason. Some of their physical assessment may be different (not by much)... Read More


Never Assume

By Ginger's Mom - I am married to a man who is not Christian, I am often offended when some one assumes I am not Christian ( which I am ) because of my last name. My skin, eyes, and hair tone are naturally dark and another assumption people make is that I am Mexican , Hawaii, Italian or even Filipino. I always... Read More


Dirty skylights and scraped chins

By journeygirl - When you look through a skylight into the blue sky and white clouds, what do you see? Do you focus on the brilliance of the celestial? Or do you see the bugs and rain on the glass? Both exist. It takes training to focus beyond the windowpane, as in a Magic Eye illusion book where you study and... Read More


Without Words

By Shenanigans - Most patients when they arrive in hospital generally gather up a large throng of items to place around their small area to remind them of home. Photos in cardboard frames of smiling family and friends, or cherished pets their happy tails caught wagging frantically in one fast finger motion.... Read More


Hypoglycemia in the newborn

By Elvish - Hypoglycemia in newborns, as with adults, can be a medical emergency and in any case needs immediate treatment. At particular risk are newborns whose mothers had gestational diabetes (GDM) or prepregnancy type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus. My particular facility has standing orders to check a... Read More


On Working With Sexual Minorities

By VivaRN - Aidan looked up at me with big, mournful eyes. He had come to the city to escape the oppression of his small town world. His family and church had rejected him. I could see his loneliness in the way he walked, eyes downcast, slouching a little too much, as if his wish was to waste away. And believe... Read More


Writing Multiple Choice Test Items – Part One

By VickyRN - you, the nurse educator, must compose 50 multiple choice test items for your course content. you don’t trust the test bank questions, as some of these are being sold over the internet. also, you want questions that most accurately represent what you have presented in class. here are some tips on... Read More


"Transcultural Nursing Experience"

By vineyard - Way back to my nursing student life,i was assigned to an unconscious and a big half Filipino/Spanish patient. On the day before my clinical instructor assigned a patient for me,i was very feel fresh,happy,and active. I was thinking like it was a very nice and awesome day for me considering that i... Read More


It's up to you

By madwife2002 - I am a UK trained nurse who has been fortunate enough to come and work in the USA, just over 3 yrs ago. Lots of different experiences have occurred during this time here are a few of the funniest things which have happened. I was working as an admit nurse which involves helping out the RN's... Read More