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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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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... Read More

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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... 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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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More


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