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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


Brave little soldier boy.......

By NurseAlwaysNForever - When becoming a hospice nurse I was asked several questions. The toughest was how I would deal with the death of a child. I didn't quite know how to answer the question. I wanted the job, but couldn't imagine accepting a child's death. My answer was nothing short of the plain simple truth. That I wasn't sure I would be able to, that I really didn't want to ever be in that situation. I got the job and was told that if we got any... Read More


I, Patient

By chlyxenne - she has been lying on her bed. a pleasant lady, determined to keep her baby for the next 14 weeks, full of hope and faith, so much love to give for the new life in her womb. her husband would come in at dawn, try to get some sleep on the couch while keeping her company, leave after making sure his wife eats her lunch, get ready for work for another night, and come back at dawn to bring her favorite food and live another day through.... Read More


The First Patient I Cared For

By al7139 - In 2003, my parents moved from Maryland to New Jersey. They were looking forward to the move. They were right across the river from NYC, my mother had accepted a great job, and they were excited about being able to go to the Broadway shows, dine out, etc. My father was a retired Air Force Major, and a former Operations Officer for Reagan National Airport in D.C. They had four children, including myself. Three sons and a girl (me).... Read More


The Human Touch

By love to dive - Once in a while a patient will say something that makes me stop in my tracks and re-examine what Im doing as a nurse. This man was in bad shape; his main problem was polycythemia vera. He had had both legs amputated above the knee, and was rather non-compliant about his care. Part of the problem was that he had no family to help him care for the wounds and had trouble doing it himself. Not surprisingly, he developed cellulitis and... Read More


"Patients who have changed our lives, good or bad"

By coffee_aroma - Hi! I just wanted to share my part about nurses world. I am convinced that ICU, CCU, OR, etc... are the ones who's more on the spotlight for all nurses. That is why I got my first work as an OR nurse, but that was before...Now, as I applied in another hospital, I was shocked that they assigned me in NICU!I mean, how did OR and NICU intertwined?!I asked them I did not have any experience before on that area. They said, it's okay you're... 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


Every life has a purpose.....

By Finallyat40 - Every Life Has A Purpose…. January 23, 2007 is a day that I hope that I never forget. It was a normal workday for me, a Sunday, which is usually much quieter on our NICU unit than weekdays. When I arrived that morning, the assignment given to me was a gravely ill little girl. Her name was Bethany Jo. She had been born the afternoon before with a left diaphragmatic hernia, and although I knew that her prognosis was grim, I was... Read More


The Passing of "Mrs. Jones" and How She Changed My Life

By skwlpn - In our facility, "Mrs. Jones" (not her real name of course) was what we called a "needy" resident. She was completely bed bound and constantly in need of something. We used to joke that her call light would one day catch fire from constant use. Usually her needs were very simple. In a 10 minute period, she would go from hot to cold and back to hot again, requiring multiple trips to her room to adjust the a/c or add/subtract... Read More


On the edge of insanity

By docpsychrn42 - "what are you doing! get off her!" the aide was straddling the patient on the floor with a tee shirt on the patients neck. i had just came back from break and seen the aide just sitting there on top of this female patient. "she just cut her neck with a broken light bulb!" said the aide. i told the nurse to call a code blue but the pager system was down. so another aide ran down the hallway yelling for help from another unit. a few... Read More


A Patient Who Changed My Life

By pn77 - I am lucky to have been accepted to an LPN program in an accredited school and am in my third week. Having had a Home Health Aide with a certificate from American Red Cross, I worked with the elderly in their homes and Assisted Living facilities and I loved it. For 5 years I had a lovely client who became very dear to me and I enjoyed taking good care of her. We went to the park, for lunches, and she enjoyed taking drives when... Read More


Lives Forever Changed I am Glad!

By greenergrass - So many patients effect our nursing practice, but this one will stay with me forever. Tom was 35 years old when he got sick. A strong police officer, Tom never expected to be diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. One day he was on the SWAT Team, breaking down doors, gun in hand, fighting the bad guys. That afternoon, he went to his regular blood donation appointment. By evening, he was admitted to the hospital. In 2 days... Read More