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  1. Ahhh, kiddos.  They do say the darndest things...
    Children observe us and hopefully, we provide a positive example. As the child pays attention to our every move, our seemingly innocuous "little white lie" can backfire. So, we instill the old...
    12:31 pm
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Study Tips for Nursing Students
    Great advice, thanks for sharing!
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Yes, Nurses deserve constant celebration.
    CELEBRATION TIME, COME ON!! A week-long celebration every week for these unsung heroes. As dedicated professionals, we work hard caring for our sick and injured patients sometimes placing ourselves...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Murphy's Law: Drink coffee and anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
    Has anyone ever instructed you to just step away from the coffee pot? Have you been told your blood type is espresso roast? If so, you might be a coffee junkie. What jittery coffee blunders have...
    Nov 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Go ahead laugh. Laughter keeps you from going crazy.
    It's been said laughter is the best medicine. It is healthy to laugh and very contagious. Nurses often become infected with giggles that can lead to uproarious laughter at some of the most...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Over Achievers Unite!
    We have all seen the overzealous student and maybe we are that student. However, when does the overachiever become too much?? At what point does being enthusiastic become obnoxious? Whats been your...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  7. Where there is smoke ... there is usually a cigarette
    It's been years since smoking has been allowed in public places.....including hospitals. But this doesn't deter some patients. They will go to all lengths to get their nicotine fix. Have you had...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. What ways do you educate your patient about healthy living choices?
    "But, it doesn't taste good without cheese, bacon, and french fries". As Nursing Students, you may hear this a lot. You are taught the healthy way to eat. Now, you get to apply that knowledge to...
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. The Perfect Shift: Are cameras on us?
    Well, we all know how the voyeur in each of us loves reality TV, even if we watch very clandestinely. So, have you ever had a day that was going so well that you thought you were being punk'd? ...
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Look, nurses, administrators and doctor's getting along.
    Its been proven that when colleagues do not get along that patient care suffers. The healthcare team must work in concert to achieve the goal of good patient outcomes. Do you get along with your...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nurse Management
  11. 101 Ways To Fall Asleep (add your own)
    We all remember as students what it felt like to be totally exhausted. There never seemed to be enough time to get a refreshing sleep. We would grab any opportunity to catch a few winks. I...
    Nov 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Is your hospital in the Arctic Zone?
    As nurses, we are on a constant go. We usually like it a little cool where we work. But what about the patients? There they are with flimsy hospital gowns and a sheet....maybe even a thin blanket...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Recent changes to allnurses
    No, it's a custom design.
    Nov 3
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  14. Recent changes to allnurses
    We switched back to square avatars instead of round ones. You will have to clear your browser cache to see the change, I hope this helps! Thanks for the feedback! Instructions on How to clear...
    Nov 3
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. Germs! Germs! Everywhere!
    We go to the breakroom to escape for just a few minutes. However are we escaping the germs? Is your breakroom clean? If so, who cleans it? Do you rotate the duties or does your hospital...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  16. Hear that eerie taunt?  "Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat."
    Young or old, we want that candy. It lasts well into Valentine's Day and the dental bills pile up. As Nursing Students, we all learn the healthy way of eating and scratch our heads trying to find...
    Oct 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Like our job wasn't tough enough. Now, we have to deal with Ebola hysteria.
    Ebola strikes fear everywhere and as a result, panic ensues. As nurses, we provide care with keen discernment. The impact nurses have on caring for not only our patients, but how we act out of...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. Memorable Thanks
    Nurses are so often the unseen heroes of medical care. From caring for the frightened child who must undergo a painful procedure, to comforting a family member when the outcome isn't what was hoped...
    Oct 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Best Wishes for a speedy recovery!
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out
    To: Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, all of us nurses all are thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery! If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know! Brian Short RN (founder...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  21. What kind of car would you want?
    We recently had a thread about favorite cars for nurses. Some of my staff like Subarus, Chevys, Fords or Dodges. And we all know when we've been poor students that getting a new car had to wait....
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. I pushed my call light 3 seconds ago, what took you so long?
    Today, we all have iPhones, iPads, iComputers, and everyone texts, messages, and/or tweets. Everything is instant. So, why shouldn't hospital care be instant too. From the "I don't want to wait to...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Never let them see you sweat!
    Wow - have we not all been here, done that? The more nervous some folks get, the more they sweat, others blush, some stutter. And....everyone has their own situations that are sure to set off their...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. New Tech - Whose idea was this???
    New tech.......sometimes good, sometimes not so good. At times it seems like the people inventing or designing new tech tools for healthcare must not deal with healthcare settings....except on...
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What's your go-to for stress relief?
    We all have stressful jobs. And we all have our own ways of relieving that stress. Some of us enjoy a good work out, some a glass of wine, others meditate. What's your go-to for stress relief?
    Oct 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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