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The Mystery of the Denture Bandit(s)……

By NurseAlwaysNForever - We once had a denture bandit at the nursing home I worked at. Several patients dentures came up missing, usually about a pair a week, and a few days later they would show up back in the denture cup. I had no idea what could be happening and had begun checking all trays before they were being picked up and questioning the laundry if they were finding any. Nope, no one had seen any dentures in any unexpected places. This went on... Read More


Funny Nursing related Stories

By nursejanefw - Okay, my fellow nurses…….let me share my story. I only share this, mind you, so there may be a smile upon your face, the next time you are faced with a similar situation, and so you know that we are not alone. It is only after ten years plus, that I am able to tell the tale, without dying of complete embarrassment. I was a brand new GVN, nineteen years old, and working in a nursing home. Of course, I was working night shift, and... Read More


Hospice Nurses The Good the Bad and the Ugly

By hissteps4u - Hospice: A program that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients at an inpatient facility or at the patient's home.Care for Terminal patients is becomming a booming business as the Boomers come of age,being one myself I can tell you that Nursing care f and about or these patients will only become more critical as shortages continue in the nursing field, even as new nursing... Read More


A&P Help...from my brain to yours!

By polka-dot - So I've gotten several requests for copies of my AP here they are. These are all the ones I could find, so it's not EVERY body system...just most. Please do not consider these notes to be the "end-all-be-all". I am human and YES, I make mistakes. Also, I urge you to take your own notes during lecture. These are provided as supplemental information only. I have also included here my top 10 tips for getting an A in A&P. ... Read More


Long term care nursing

By RATCHETT - I am a geriatric nurse. By choice. I have a BS in nursing from Rush University, 1978. I have a scattering of graduate credits in parent child nursing from Rush, and NIU. I was "high power" for 20 years. I lived the fast lane at Rush University Medical Center, U of Illinois Hospital and Clinics, and 13 years at Loyola university Medical Center. Suddenly, in 2001, my life changed. I was not happy about it. I missed the... Read More


The Doctor who broke my heart, the patient who opened my eyes

By rebekah_ash - Life is hard and income is meager in our country. Many took nursing course as a stepping stone out of poverty. I confess. I’m one of them… until something happened that changed my heart. I want to be a nurse anesthetist because I learned that it is the highest paid nurse. That had been one of my dreams. Until one day, I was assigned at the Delivery Room of a Provincial Hospital. I was so excited to assist as a student nurse. The... Read More


Singing with the Angels

By YelenaV - The best thing I like about Nursing is that our task is to aid in the restoration of the wholeness of a person. Yes, we are mainly concerned with physical healing, but is there a nurse who has never comforted an anxious patient or a worried family member, never educated a patient or called for a chaplain to come to a patient’s bedside? I am persuaded that as nurses we are in the best position to help a person improve not just... Read More


My father, his final lesson

By Ecmoking - I remember the day we went to the oncologist with my father. The doctor came in said hello, and before he finished sitting down, he had delivered the bombshell, "you have less than 6 months to live." I remember being so angry at him, and me the meek person I am, let him have it. I proceeded to tell him, and without expletives, that he is the sorriest physician there was and would ever be, me the new nurse who started his practice less... Read More


Patient who changed my life.

By abemwe - GILBERT CHANGED ME. I have known only to cycle,my old bicycle. The accident occured and I don't know whether to call it a good or bad fortune,but it just occured,occured to me and others. I clearly remember two cars......... head-on collision,a hard bang,a lot of screaming......It led to my limping and stopped cycling.But it led to something good....... for me. I became a patient when my leg fractured, I heard triage team... Read More


Chocolate anyone???

By NurseAlwaysNForever - Walking down the hall one Valentine's day I hear a little old lady calling out, "Chocolate anyone? Anybody want some chocolate?" I entered her room and found her sitting there in her wheel chair with a brand new box of chocolates her nephew had brought her. She was wearing a red dress and was the picture of an elderly valentine queen. Maybe she would win the contest at the nursing home. I smiled when I saw her, she had chocolate... Read More


The day you died.........

By NurseAlwaysNForever - The day you died your daughter came running outside as I pulled up in your drive. It was around 3 pm. She was wearing the same clothes she had on the day before you died, her hair was wild, and she had tears streaming down her face. “Daddy needs you. I don’t know what to do.” We made our way up the sidewalk, my heart thudding each step of the way. I knew you had been declining. I had even talked to your daughter about your... Read More


Why I'm a nurse

By alsal41 - Well. Here I am. A nurse. An Endorsed Enrolled Nurse to be exact. At the age of 47, I’ve finally completed my life’s desire, and here I am. A nurse. I’ve wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember. I don’t know why – I wasn’t classified as a sickly child to have the aura of nursing invade my young mind. I remember being very little (about 5) and having my tonsils out, and tossing my “pinky” (soft toy) through the cot... Read More


My Stint In The ICU During Fallujah Attacks

By SarahLovesNovember - At this time I am only a nursing student, but before I took this leap, I was an active duty soldier for the U.S. Army as a medic, stationed in Germany. I was barely 19 when they told me I was to be stationed in Germany, leaving the United States for the first time and being extremely far away from my family and friends. It was a long time adjusting to the change, but I did. I was a new medic when the Fallujah attacks happened in... Read More


The Weeping Turkey Diaries

By Irish339 - It was a cold, snowy, and generally rotten Thanksgiving afternoon. I was especially thrilled to be working the second shift in an inner city trauma center. Slush still clung to the bottom of my scrubs from the journey across the parking lot. My socks were wet and made a squinking noise with each step. As dinner time grew close, the family members of several of the staff brought in wrapped plates from the family dinner table. My... Read More


A Day in the Life of a Hospice Nurse

By Sabby_NC - A day in the life of a Hospice Nurse Hospice is not a word to be feared but a word that brings service, comfort, understanding and education to people with life limiting illnesses. Our goal is to provide holistic care to patients and families in any setting. On any given day, we as Hospice Nurses are ready to assist our patients and families through this life changing event that they are experiencing. Hospice also has a role... Read More


How My Life Was Changed By One Patient

By rvnburton - When I think about the patient that has changed my life the most, I am taken back to a time in my life where things really began to change for me. It was about 6 years ago, and I decided to leave my career in Business and take a CNA training course. Most of my family thought I was a lunatic, but my husband supported me every step of the way. He's always said he thought I was "nurse material." I began my CNA training which was... Read More


A very special bond

By innergybeauty - I was only 21 years old when I started my nursing career. I love babies. They have a very special place in my heart. I specialized in Maternal and Newborn Nursing. I have delivered and assisted more than 2000 babies for my nine years and a half year of working. Those years were so fulfilling though there were so many sleepless nights, stress and hardships along the way. It was all worth it. I developed and gain many relationships... Read More


Be a Nurse

By EMTP2RN2007 - Before I ever thought about going to nursing school, I was a paramedic. Paramedics are taught suppress their emotions at all costs. Emotions take time and time is a luxury when one has a maximum of 15 minutes on scene time to stabilize a patient and rush them to the hospital. The "golden hour" is the absolute gold standard of care. Emotions become easier and easier to suppress when there is no time to bond to the patient; there is... Read More