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Orientation Day LPN to RN

By 99percentangel - Wow! 955,000 miles, almost 500 months and 15,500 days after I became a LPN, I'm finally a student nurse again. I'm getting my associates degree in nursing so I can sit for state boards and work as a registered nurse. A dozen new vibrant colorful textbooks decorate the kitchen table and a... Read More

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Litigious Areas of Nursing and the Nurse's Liability

By sirI - the areas of nursing most vulnerable today are anesthesia and midwifery. rns in ob (l and d), those working solely in monitoring capacities (fetal heart, telemetry, etc.), and medication administration (including long term care) are also included in highly litigious areas. of course, the... Read More

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Mid shift shower.....

By NurseAlwaysNForever - All names have been changed and some words are misspelled for pronunciation purposes and curse words have been changed or left out. Nellie was an 80ish year old lady with Alzheimer’s. She wore red lipstick and big sun glasses, even just sitting in her room. She had no children, no family so to... Read More

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Night Nurse: Just Call Me "Grace"

By VivaLasViejas - I once destroyed a patient room in less than five minutes. I'm not kidding. Now, I have been blessed with a good many talents, but the ability to walk and chew gum at the same time is not among them. My mother used to say I could trip over smoke. I'd walk over to a window to look outside and... Read More

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Anniversary Interrupted.......

By NurseAlwaysNForever - I once had a husband and wife couple. It was my first week at the job and I was a brand new nurse working the night shift. My CNA was on her lunch break. I often made rounds while she was out, just to catch the call lights and keep an eye on everything. That night I was making my rounds and could... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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

By polka-dot - So I've gotten several requests for copies of my AP notes...so 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... Read More

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A Lick and A Promise

By nursejoy1 - I had a wonderful Grandfather growing up. He had handsome snow white hair, big, bushy, white eyebrows and clear sky blue eyes. And thanks to a workplace accident and a blood clotting disorder, he had only one leg. He lost the leg when my mother was pregnant with me and they told him he probably... Read More

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The Legal Nurse Consultant and Liability Insurance

By sirI - Many LNC's are inquiring, "Should I purchase the coverage?" In many cases nurses have been advised, for whatever the reason being, not to receive liability insurance. This advice can come from fellow colleagues, educators, employers, attorneys, and well-meaning friends. Personally, as an RN and... Read More

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The direct admit, a funny story.

By oramar - This incident happened in the early 1980s, my face still gets red when I think about it. Early one morning I received notification that Dr. So&So was sending a patient, a female to our unit and that the charge nurse had assigned a room for her. The only other information I got was that the... Read More

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My Funniest Nursing Story....I Gotta Learn to Speak the Language!

By skwlpn - Ok everyone has one of those days when things just aren't going well. You know the one, where everything was routine yesterday is now like a foreign and no one really makes sense. Very early in my nursing career, I had a patient with a known seizure disorder who was admitted for...a seizure.... Read More

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An Unbeating Heart

By General E. Speaking, RN - I woke to what was supposed to be a usual work day. How could I have known that in approximately 6 hours I would be standing 4 feet from an open chest staring at an unbeating heart? “The monitor tech is sick. We are in a bind. You will be the monitor tech today” the house supervisor casually... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More


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