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  1. Forever Love
    The first time I met Bill, he was sitting straight up in his wheelchair. He was a tall lanky man, almost my height while sitting in his chair. Soft spoken, gentle to the touch; his brown eyes...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  2. March 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Doctor, I notice your nose is a little longer today. Did you tell another patient, "This shouldn't hurt?"
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  3. A Place to Call Home
    My name is Julie- I've been employed at S***** since January 2009. I am the full-time LPN in the evening. Throughout these last four years, I've come to learn about many life stories of my friends...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Top 10 - You Decide Who Wins Defining Moments / Nursing Career Article Contest
    No problem Brian, I completely understand- after my evening tonight, I am pretty sure I dropped my marbles ;)
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  5. Top 10 - You Decide Who Wins Defining Moments / Nursing Career Article Contest
    This was a great contest this time around- thanks to all that voted. I know my buddy Joe would be proud :) I enjoyed reading all the articles. Has anyone received anything in their paypal account...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  6. My buddy Joe
    The first time I met Joe, I suddenly felt like I was in the presence of my own father who had passed away a few months prior. His stature, the way his blue eyes could tell a story... it was like God...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Did I deserve this?
    It is unfair- it's a very gray area. I thought that this is WAY out of scope for one CNA to screen another CNA. I am going to talk to the administrator tomorrow to clear the air. I would like a...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Did I deserve this?
    Last week the financial/business manager instructed me and a few CNA's ("teamleaders") that with any employee incidents, they have to be urine drug screened before they can go see the doctor for...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 6th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    "When they say it feels like a full-moon night, they weren't kidding! No wonder they tossed their stethoscope up here!"
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  10. Is Faith Enough?
    I use to think that faith was enough- that if I had enough faith, I could accomplish anything. Faith is something that I think can lead us into the belief of being able to have a stronghold on life....
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  11. Unfinished Business
    I can close my eyes and recall that exact moment my world had stopped- the moment I heard my father had passed away. Nothing prepares you for that moment- all the times I have held an elderly...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  12. 2011 4th Quarter Contest Winners
    Has a topic been announced yet for the article contest? I'm sure everyone is looking forward to reading more articles. I know I have enjoyed reading many of them!
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  13. 1st Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    "i heard that mr. jones was having a bad night last night...and he had the nurse fetching all kinds of stuff for him last night... it'd be nice for once if we could be man's best friend in our field...
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. A Changed Heart
    Late nights usually accompany me with the television on low as I randomly read through a magazine or book, once I am in my soft pajamas. I fall asleep quicker when I take a few hours to unwind. Then...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Have you seen this person?
    I glance up from my medication cart just in time to see Mary coming down the hall with a frantic look on her face. Often, this kind of look from a resident means either... A) They are in dire...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Grad with Chronic Fatigue
    Have you ever had your thyroid levels checked? I had overwhelming fatigue for a while and just couldn't get enough energy to get my day started. My blood test came back and I found out I have...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. What's your favorite shoe for 12 hour shifts?
    I had major pain in my arches and heels. I could barely get up in the morning and walk to the bathroom without hurting. I had gone to New Balance and the guy measured my foot and I got an insert to...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. A Mother's Touch
    There is a place in everyone's heart that will always remember "Mom"...the touch of a gentle hand that is placed on our foreheads when we are running a fever, a kleenex swiped across our tiny noses...
    Jan 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. There is no possible way to study for the NCLEX-PN
    I believe in you- you passed the LPN course, your clinicals and you succeeded. There were a few weeks after I passed the course that I realized that with all that studying in nursing school, I was...
    Jan 20, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Facing the World Ahead...
    I remember waking up early, sitting outside in that crisp cool air and just wondering what kept me motivated. I often sat outside to catch a breather, and then go back in and finish my studies. I...
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Olden Times and Ancient Rhymes
    I, too, work in an Assisted Living with alzheimer/dementia residents. I sure see a lot of Christmas spirit within them; when all memories may be a lapse in time, the gentleness of song sure can...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. When Pigs Fly
    Thank you for the comments. I truly do feel that I was blessed to have known her for the time that I had; it's amazing how much a residents life can impact our own lives. I love your story about...
    Nov 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. When Pigs Fly
    I have an egg that sits on my desk at home; it's not your everyday bacon and eggs kind of egg. It's a beautifully hand-painted wooden egg. It's painted blue, with a pig flying with wings. It reminds...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hospice
    Hospice will hire CNA's/LPN's/RN's... my boyfriends mother (who has an associate) just got hired on as an RN staff nurse. So good luck to you!
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The story is in the soil....
    The first time I met Thelma*, she was rolling down the hallway in her wheelchair, sad deep blue eyes focused on something more than what was ahead of her. She wore a pink sweatsuit, her hair was a...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion