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  1. No such thing as a dumb question
    As Nursing Students, we ask a lot of questions. And, it is important to do so as it shows we are interested, inquisitive, and eager to learn. Some students may think that asking too many questions...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. I'm proud to be a NURSE!!
    We've endured years of education and of clinical preparation, endless hours of studying, passed the very challenging exam, the NCLEX, and landed our first job. We are NURSES!!! Sometimes we just...
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. ER Nurses have nerves of steel
    It takes a lot to rattle the nerves of an ER Nurse. Every day they may work in the middle of chaos, noise, and catastrophic trauma. They remain cool, calm, and focused with the ability to adapt at...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. De-stressing and the return to a state of bliss
    The never-ending din of the Nurse's world ... telephones ringing, patient call buttons going off endlessly, and those orders ... orders ... orders!!! It's time for an emotional uplift of epic...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing School Survival Kit
    You've finished all the pre-req and have been accepted, your uniforms are good to go - you are a NURSING STUDENT. Now, you need that all-important survival kit. O.k. ... highlighter, check ......
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nurses keep going and going and going...
    Nurses are like that bunny; we keep going and going. It's just part of our genetic makeup. We appear to have an endless supply of energy and determination. And, because we know that our actions...
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Entitled Patients
    When we all were young I'm sure we threw our fair share of tantrums, poked out our lips, and stomped our feet. Some people still do that to manipulate others into giving into their demands. As...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Nurse definition of multi-tasking
    Nurses have the unique ability during extreme chaos to manage all types of patients, sooth the ruffled feathers of demanding and overbearing physicians, calm the nerves of a distraught and anxious...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing student brain drain
    As Nursing Students, we can study too much. We can become over saturated with so much information that it starts to leak out of our ears. Sometimes you just have to shut down your brain. Things...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Muses of a Male Nurse
    I've been asked numerous times before, what is it like to be a male nurse? I read the following answer somewhere, "The male part I’ve got down—it’s the nurse part that takes a lot of hard work". ...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. Leaving work at work
    Nurses sometimes have a hard time separating their work lives from their personal lives. It can interfere with sleep, too. I know I've had dreams about work and actually tried to insert an IV on...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Not a Fad ... It's a Necessity!!
    Nursing Students have to juggle a lot during school including their finances. Carpooling is one of many ways to save money. This looks like Bug-Stuffing is making a comeback and the question begs...
    Feb 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Conditions in and out are frightful...
    This time of year many of us face sub-zero conditions. And, we have to prepare accordingly. As Nurses, sometimes we have to wear personal protective equipment and to the untrained eye, could be...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  14. Yes, hospital accommodations are luxurious Bed and Breakfast.
    Some of our patients might think that hospital accommodations are equal to a luxurious Bed and Breakfast or a 4-star-get-away-package-deal vacation. NOT! LOL! But, have you ever been sick or...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Tips to stay awake while studying
    We've had this discussion before: How does a Nursing Student keep from falling asleep while studying? I'll bet there are 101 ways to stay awake ... power naps, exercise, have a snack, turn up the...
    Jan 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Nursing Pride and Admiration
    Nurses, it has been said time and again, go above and beyond the call of duty every day. All Nurses deserve an award. But, when one of our loved ones, especially our own children, hold us in high...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    This article was written by a member on allnurses. Due to the controversial and emotionally charged nature of the article, the member wanted the topic out in the open so nurses could discuss it. ...
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. No failure to communicate
    It's like a song you get stuck in your head. You hear your patients calling, “NURSE, NURSE!!”, even after you go home. No matter how hard you try, you cannot get it out of your head. And, now, I...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nurses are control Freaks
    Let's face it. We Nurses are control freaks. More often than not, we don't take the time to eat properly, exercise, or relax. So, when we are ill or injured, it's hard to let go and let someone...
    Jan 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Treadmill-sleep-walker
    Nursing Students are notorious for finding the most unique ways to catch a few winks. Now, falling asleep on the treadmill is one way and in the absence of any health-related issues, it's probably...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Help for the Navigationally Challenged
    Some of us can get lost in a heartbeat. New Nurses in a big hospital have a lot of challenges and finding ones way from one area to another and back again could be problematic. Leaving bread crumbs,...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Happy New Year 2015 video from nurses around the globe
    Happy New Year Nurses! Enjoy these video greetings from nurses around the world! Please share this with nurses everywhere :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_1Ww09w9_0&feature=youtu.be From...
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Bathroom?  What's a bathroom ... ???
    Oh, what I'd give for 10 minutes of quiet solitude in a bathroom during a shift as a Nurse. I thought all Nurses were immune to bladder issues. It's taught in Nursing school, right? Nursing 101: ...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Going that extra mile ... literally
    Often Nurses must defy harsh elements in order to get to work. Some even trudge through all kinds of weather going way above and beyond the call of duty. It's called dedication and self-less...
    Dec 28, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  25. Good Career Choice - A Nurse
    There are different origins about receiving a lump of coal for Christmas. In some countries, Saint Nicholas secretly gave families gold. He knew some families were bad and he left them lumps of...
    Dec 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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