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  1. Want to get into correctional nursing
    I think its natural for your loved ones to feel protective over you, we tend to only get the horror stories of correctional nurses' days, not the mundane experiences. But, like with anything, you...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Seeing the big picture
    Just like with any new job, there is a period of acclimating yourself to the tasks as well as being able to understand the whole picture. Think of it like muscle memory, that once you've done it...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Antagonizing patients--just a vent
    If that was a child being treated like that, would that be grounds for reporting the behavior? Just because the individual is an adult, that does not mean he or she has any less rights to be treated...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. DNP....Is it worth it for me????
    I can't add a whole lot to what everyone else has said, except to ask you whether in 10 years, if you don't go for the DNP, will you look back and really regret missing your chance? People make...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Public's lack of knowledge about what nursing actually is
    There are so many misconceptions about nursing out there. Whether its the difference in education, the different roles or even that nurses' jobs aren't strictly limited to pillow fluffing (yes,...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Gaining weight
    It's definitely common, and hard to reconcile since we're supposed to be advocates of health (in a sense). But, don't beat yourself up over it. The same advice applies to you as any other person that...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Acceptance letter into the nursing program
    Congratulations! There is no better feeling than being validated like that, able to pursue your dreams and feeling like others know you've got what it takes to succeed. Enjoy your moment and your...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. How We Can Make the Difference
    What an insightful post :) I think that in times of need, even "just medical" there is a significant part of the emotional experience that is overlooked due to intimidation, lack of time, or the...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. How I snagged 2 RN jobs one month after licensure. (Tips, tips, and more tips!)
    This is an amazing list of tips for finding a job in nursing! I know it can be tough out there, and the best advice I've given is to just stay positive and motivated when looking for a job, and to...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. The Society of Nursing
    What a great article and such an inspiration to those coming in behind you, and for us who have been there. You have come very far, and you will go so much further, especially with your hope and...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Me time. Do not enter!
    Oh, yes, been there. Still look forward to those moments, and I could probably use one right about now, come to think of it. We really don't take care of ourselves enough.
    May 25, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  12. I think I might be a scary nurse
    There's nothing wrong with being confident. I'm sure patients would prefer that you are confident, and that's probably most important, anyway. Confidence comes in many forms, too, like the confidence...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Ack! I'm being published!
    That is amazing news! Congratulations on contributing to greatly to our profession, now go and celebrate!
    May 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Annoyed! Where is the love?!
    You could have said you were going to pilot school and they would have asked why not astronaut school. People are just insensitive sometimes, which, as a nurse (no matter which kind!), you're going...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. A Tribute to Nurses Through Time
    Joshie, you are correct and I can understand the frustration that comes from being pigeonholed for your gender in a profession that has been marketed as "female" for what seems like forever. All...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Invisible illnesses ...............
    An earlier poster said it best, that people really try to minimize problems that aren't their own, especially if they are "invisible," like you said. I can't imagine how you keep up the determination...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. Is Nursing Still an Attractive Career Choice?
    There has been so much talk about the nursing shortage and a need for the different types of nurses, that a lot of people are under the impression that nursing jobs are just handed out like candy....
    May 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Getting back in the saddle again
    I think its great that you not only took the time away for your own needs (and, wow, what an experience, I'm so sorry!) but that you are coming back to nursing. We all need great nurses, and it seems...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Seven down, two to go.
    Congratulations! Its always such an amazing feeling when you know you're almost out of the muck, and ready to start the next leg of the journey, so to speak. No matter how long it takes, or the...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  20. Nurse Advocates: Past, Present, and Future
    I think the various roles of advocacy in nursing are fascinating - from patients to healthcare concerns and beyond. We are not only great advocates for our patients, but, also, for ourselves and the...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. So... Who else is waiting on that letter?
    That's always one of the most nerve-wracking aspects... hurry up and wait, and wait, and sometimes you wait a little bit more. Best of luck to you all, starting nursing school is such an adventure!
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Nurses and Doctors Equally Competent for Simple Ailments
    This is why there is a movement to allow Nurse Practitioners to practice autonomously. The care needed for general medical issues, family practices or obstetrics are absolutely on par with both a...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Kudos to floor nurses
    Floor nurses are definitely amazing, and have an entirely unique skill set that is nothing short of impressive. The daily tasks of a floor nurse can be overwhelming and frustrating, but those who...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. My short adventure in nursing land.
    Congratulations - on the job and the baby! Definitely check into the benefits of working at a VA hospital and keep up the great work!
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  25. Loving Hospice
    I think hospice nursing is overlooked by so many because of the emotional difficulties that can be present. Hospice nurses, however, are more than just hand-holders (although, that is a big part of...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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