Nursing Articles

Bloodletting: *Is This Archaic Practice Still Being Used?

Bloodletting: *Is This Archaic Practice Still Being Used?

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - History Blood letting or venesection was a practice used in many civilizations throughout history including the Egyptians and Romans. It involved the use of lancets, cupping or leeches. In most...

Top 10 Tips For New Travel Nurses

Top 10 Tips For New Travel Nurses

by AndrewCraigRN - My name is Andrew Craig. I've been traveling with my wife Sarah who is also a nurse. We've worked in four states, multiple assignments, and have been traveling together for a year and a half. These...

Procrastination and Grad School Don't Mix - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 109

Procrastination and Grad School Don't Mix - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 109

by BizzyBeeNursing - Graduate nursing school is fast paced, demanding, and very time consuming. Students are expected to fulfill a plethora of school obligations, while simultaneously attempting to have a semblance of a...

The long and winding...pre-req road

The long and winding...pre-req road

by BookishBelle - "Only 16 months til you have a nursing degree!" Every time I opened a new page, somehow that advertisement popped up. Maybe because I was deep into research on what new career would be perfect for...

Connecting to Your Focus in Times of Uncertainty

Connecting to Your Focus in Times of Uncertainty

by Anne Llewellyn, RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN - Nurses are frustrated and leaving the profession at record rates. Maintaining your focus as to why you entered the profession is critical as it will allow you to be successful in your career. In this...

From NCLEX Failure to Confident Nurse

From NCLEX Failure to Confident Nurse

by caroline.madormo - I sat staring blankly at the computer screen. Failed. How did I let this happen? I had failed my nursing boards. I blinked back tears as I tried to look normal. I was already working as a graduate...

Nurses: The unsung heroes!

Nurses: The unsung heroes!

by ahigg83 - Nurses save lives too.... Personal experiences at the bedside that have helped me in my transition from novice nurse to seasoned patient advocate throughout my career. Priceless experiences outlined...

Struggling With Murmurs?

Struggling With Murmurs?

by Lauren RN - At first studying and becoming competent at interpreting murmurs can seem daunting. However, it all starts with knowing which parts of the stethoscope to use for which types of sounds and also where...

Too Many Nurse Practitioners?

Too Many Nurse Practitioners?

by Nurse Beth - The year is 2043 and Maria waits patiently in the receiving pod for her primary care provider. The cool blue light is on, indicating scanners are continuously monitoring her vital functions. Her...

How My Experience As A Teen Mom Shaped My Passion for Obstetrical Nursing

How My Experience As A Teen Mom Shaped My Passion for Obstetrical Nursing

by jesslauren310 - As an OB/GYN RN and Health Educator for a low income clinic in downtown Philadelphia, my passion has always been to serve the underserved. What my patients didn't realize was how my own experiences...

Choice, Pathology, and the Disease Model of Addiction

Choice, Pathology, and the Disease Model of Addiction

by Issaiah1332 - This article seeks to examine the disease model of addiction and rebuttal the skepticism surrounding this topic that has permeated blogs and found a viral (pun intended) mode of transmission via...

Cystic Fibrosis- What Does Cystic Fibrosis look like in 2017?

Cystic Fibrosis- What Does Cystic Fibrosis look like in 2017?

by smatacale - Cystic fibrosis is a disease that has always been a medical topic of interest to me. Unfortunately, its for the fact that this progressive and fatal disease is in my family's gene pool. I have a...

Nursing: How to Pick the Right Job

Nursing: How to Pick the Right Job

by jeastridge - Nursing: How to Pick the Right Job I watched my cell phone turn black as the call with my friend ended, and I felt my mood dim, as well. She had been excited about finishing up her nursing...

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by Ameritech - The American Nurses Association says 2017 is the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” Here are four easy ways to stay healthy through mental fitness, quality sleep, developing hobbies and keeping things in...

The Dreaded Group Project - How to Succeed?

The Dreaded Group Project - How to Succeed?

by traumaRUs - ...so first day of class, you are looking thru the syllabus at the assignments and see way down the line is the "deadline for the group assignment." What??!!! You don't like group assignments, you...

Time On My Hands

Time On My Hands

by Carol Ebert - Welcome to installment #20 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. T = TIME ON MY HANDS. It’s day one of my so-called retirement and I wake up with joy in my heart over not having to be startled...

So You Want to Be Published: Just Do It!

So You Want to Be Published: Just Do It!

by tnbutterfly - Last year at NTI 2016, I had the opportunity to interview Mary Fran Tracy, Editor of the AACN Advanced Critical Care Journal and a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of...

Because Living Is So Much More Than Surviving...

Because Living Is So Much More Than Surviving...

by Alene Nitzky - Despite advances in cancer treatment that have led to higher rates of survival after treatment, the medical approach has continued to treat a patient with a disease, and though the disease often goes...

Raising the Next Generation of Nurses

Raising the Next Generation of Nurses

by smatacale - As a Mom who has been a nurse in various fields as well as in the stay-at-home arena, I feel a tremendous responsibility to raise my children to contribute and change world. I have identified many...

2017 Nursing Week Freebies and Special Offers

2017 Nursing Week Freebies and Special Offers

by traumaRUs - ANA has designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance...


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