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The Grey Nurse

By NursePhil - After graduation some fifteen years ago I failed to gain a position in an approved Graduate Nursing Program. This was not uncommon as the graduate nurse year program was new and the number of positions was limited. I chose to work as an agency nurse to increase the range of my experience. I was... Read More

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Front row seats at an autopsy

By gingerbreadman0214 - Don’t you just hate it when someone picks on you just because you’re the smartest and that it cramps their style? They would think of you as a competition or a threat even though you don’t intend to be. Conflicts often arise from this and these narcissistics:bugeyes: would sometimes resort to being... Read More

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The patient I "slept" with.

By racing-mom4 - Working 3rd shift as a CNA on the Med Surg floor was a great introduction to nursing for me. It had taught me many valuable lessons I was not able to learn in school. I learned the benefit of a timely med pass, that a complete assessment at start of shift is essential. I learned it is better to... Read More

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When good phone calls to the doctor, go bad.

By NurseCard - We all have to call doctors at home sometimes, about our patients. Shoot, nowadays I have to do it about 3-4 times a night, on average. Being a seasoned nurse now, it doesn't bother me much at all, to have to call. However, back when I first began my RN career, there were doctors that would... Read More

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Adam's Apples

By the_alchemist - Working in a behavioral facility can be challenging and fun. As soon as I turn the key to open the last door to the Nurses's Station in our locked facility, I always look forward to be part of an interesting story yet to unfold. With my very first step on the unit, I give out a sunny smile to all... Read More

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Drool Nurse & the Lesson He learned

By gingerbreadman0214 - It was a usual week in the Cancer ward for a senior nursing student like me undergoing clinical rotations. It was still early in the curriculum year, so I still have the initial excitement and zeal:rolleyes: in me to do my duties as a health care provider. Not to brag, but I was often praised for... Read More

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Caught with his pants down :)

By hfdguy - I recently graduated from LPN school here in Connecticut, and I'll never forget the experience. I was one of 6 men who started the class, and one of 3 who graduated. Along the way, there were many hardships, trials, and funny moments. But the one moment I will always remember happened on our... Read More

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And whatever you do.... DON'T.. FALL... ASLEEP

By NurseCard - for one year, i worked the night shift on an adult acute psychiatric unit, in a state hospital. actually, i worked night shift and night shift only, for nine months. for the remaining three months, i worked evening and night shifts. two sixteen-hour shifts a week. the evening shift... Read More

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The Hair Not There

By LatteGuzzler - Bustling out from another freshly finished triage encounter, I spin a corner and position myself in my chair, prepared to triage my next patient. I look at the little boy, about 4 years old, seated in his mother's lap. Next to him on a chair is his 7 year old brother. As I ask his mother what... Read More

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Cap - Plop

By aknottedyarn - I worked with a doctor who was very proper. He was friendly and not stiff or unapproachable. He just had his own ideas of right and wrong. One day he asked me why I did not wear my cap. I went through the usual answers: It pulls my hair, it is hot, it gets dirty, it gets caught in the... Read More

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That Locked Door!

By travel225 - As a childbirth educator with an eighteen-month old son at home, I enjoyed getting to know the staff on the maternity floor. While visting there one busy afternoon, the head nurse,Susan, asked why I did not come help them out on occasion. Stating my home schedule conflicting with an orientation... Read More

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Foley Fiasco!!

By Babs0512 - As I was thinking back over the years of funny stories I've lived as a nurse, two immediately popped into my mind, so I put them on paper. I had been a nurse for about a year, and I had placed many catheters in women, but never in a man. Well, my luck ran out one day, and I had an 84 year old... Read More

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Doctor Loses Pants

By OBNURSE81 - All of us in OB had a soft spot for an elderly general practice physician that delivered babies at our small rural hospital. He was a little gruff around the edges, but had a heart of gold where his patients were concerned. He loved delivering babies as well as caring for the old. Most of his... Read More

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White Lady

By akoysadiyos - As a nurse in a big and prestigious university hospital in our country and who has been in the nursing profession for almost two decades, I have already experienced dealing with all sorts of patients. The following incident is the most memorable of all my experiences because everytime it crosses... Read More

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Funny Nursing-related story

By stacey2275 - :imbarI vividly remember a particular episode in nursing school which happened during our clinical rotation. We were at the very beginning in the medical-surgical portion and getting our first hands-on experience with inserting urinary catheters. After rounding up a list of patients who needed... Read More

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The Vaudeville Suturing Experience

By aknottedyarn - Many years ago I worked in a small rural hospital that had had more than its share of motorcycle accidents one summer. I normally worked critical care but would occasionally work in the ER if it was busy. On this evening we got a call that an ambulance was bringing in yet another of the... Read More

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My funny experience gaining experience with a "great learning opportunity"- SOAP SUDS

By vadushkas_nurse - As a new student, I was always eager to gain EXPERIENCE....:nurse: Opportunities to practice skills often came in waves with proclaimed “learning opportunity” attached to tasks that others didn’t want to do. I was ok with this approach because I really wanted to learn and help out. So the days... Read More

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Late Preterm Infants (Part 2) - Hyperbilirubinemia

By Elvish - This next entry deals with hyperbilirubinemia and jaundice in the late preterm infant. Just to recap, late preterm as defined by AWHONN is an infant born between 34 and 36 completed weeks' gestation. During the antenatal period, fetal hemoglobin levels are necessarily higher than postnatal.... Read More


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