Nursing Articles

Martin Luther King Day 2017

Martin Luther King Day 2017

by traumaRUs - Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., is a celebrated human and rights activist. He often spoke of the inequalities of health care especially regarding minorities. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day...

Hunting down the California BRN

Hunting down the California BRN

by benjaeli - Being the wife of an active duty navy sailor, I was accustomed to moving every three to four years and setting up a new life to include securing a new state license and a new nursing position. ...

TEAS 6 Advice

TEAS 6 Advice

by Michelle0128 - I just took the TEAS 6 this week and scored a total 86%, which personally I am disappointed, but from what I hear, I got one of the highest scores among the people I know who took it, so I am trying...

Better Health Care Elsewhere

Better Health Care Elsewhere

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - This new year didn’t start quite as planned. I woke up on 12/31 with high hopes and a very sore throat...about to be walloped by a nasty little virus. I was laid up on the couch for over a week. The...

Second-Career 50-ish RN working LTAC - Anxious about searching for new job

Second-Career 50-ish RN working LTAC - Anxious about searching for new job

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a second-career RN, 50-ish, about 18 months into my first job. When I graduated, I thought I was poised for success. I was on honor roll, had letters of recommendation, was a...

2017 Winter Nursing Article Contest: 4 Lucky Winners $150 Each

2017 Winter Nursing Article Contest: 4 Lucky Winners $150 Each

by tnbutterfly - It's time for the 2017 Winter Nursing Article Contest and everyone is encouraged to participate. We've had lots of first-time writers in the past contests. If you've ever thought about writing,...

Nurses: It’s Time For Your 2017 Money Checkup!

Nurses: It’s Time For Your 2017 Money Checkup!

by Carol Bush - Repeat after me: "Money is a tool." As part of our toolkit, it’s something we can gain competency in managing, just like other tools we use in our nursing practice! First, a couple of...

Documentation:  Your First Line of Defense against Malpractice Claims
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Documentation: Your First Line of Defense against Malpractice Claims

by Nurses Service Org - Though it can vary by state, typically the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is two to three years. Though most claims are settled out of court, if it does go to trial,...

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

by The Nurse Motivator - Looking for some tips to start you off on the right foot in your nursing journey? Then read on! These tips are lessons learned from a seasoned nurse hoping to help you on your path to success! ...

A day in the life of an OB charge nurse

A day in the life of an OB charge nurse

by JanineKelbach - The OB charge nurse. I work in a community hospital, but that doesn't mean we don't do our share of deliveries. I will talk about what I do from the moment I walk in the door until I clock out. I...

Healthy Weight Week - January 15-22, 2017

Healthy Weight Week - January 15-22, 2017

by JanineKelbach - We explore what a healthy weight is, why we stray away from being a healthy weight, risks to being at an unhealthy weight, how to overcome the obstacles that keep us unhealthy as nurses, and tips to...

Want happiness…apply the 10 second rule...on and off the nursing floor

Want happiness…apply the 10 second rule...on and off the nursing floor

by Daisy4RN - Everyone strives to find the secret to happiness. What most of us never completely realize is that each one of us holds that truth within.Taking care of others is hard work, but you will find that...

Getting to Know You - Getting to Know All About You!

Getting to Know You - Getting to Know All About You!

by Carol Ebert - Welcome to installment #11 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. K = KNOW YOURSELF. Who are you anyway? Isn’t this the time, as you approach retirement, to really find out and put your best self...

Wasted 23 years as a CNA

Wasted 23 years as a CNA

by Futurenightnurse4jah - Started CNA school in the 80's. I wasn't even a smoker then lol. I moved to NC last year & they changed the rules where I couldn't challenge the board but had to start COMPLETELY at the bottom. All...

2016 Fall Article Contest Top 10 - You Pick 4 Winners

2016 Fall Article Contest Top 10 - You Pick 4 Winners

by tnbutterfly - Four Authors Will Split a Total Cash Value of $600 There were so many great articles submitted for the Fall contest in October, November, and December. A big thank you to all who submitted the...

I Graduated Nursing School, Now What?

I Graduated Nursing School, Now What?

by mnurse2016 - This is my personal experience on what life after nursing school is really like. I explain my expectations upon graduation, and what having to face reality was like. I had to make a decision to...

Breaking Bad News: What's A Nurse to Do?

Breaking Bad News: What's A Nurse to Do?

by Carol Bush - Delivering bad news is difficult—so difficult that it takes finely tuned skills, coaching, and practice to do it candidly and respectfully. As an oncology nurse who has delivered plenty of...

allnurses.com Reaches Epic Milestone - 1,000,000 Registered Members!!

allnurses.com Reaches Epic Milestone - 1,000,000 Registered Members!!

by tnbutterfly - Founded in 1996, allnurses.com is the leading networking site for nurses and nursing students. We thank you, the allnurses members, who over the years have helped us to become the largest online...

I really want to pursue nursing but I have so many doubts...

I really want to pursue nursing but I have so many doubts...

by NoSoyEnfAhora - So I'm a junior in high school, and it's my dream to become a nurse. I want to pursue this career because I love helping people, I love seeing smiles on people's faces, I want to make a direct impact...

Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: It's Not  a Problem Until it Blows Up Big

Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: It's Not a Problem Until it Blows Up Big

by ServantLeader - At a healthcare conference earlier this year where I was reporting for a client, I met a few of the senior managers at Allina Health from Minneapolis. They were nice folks and were realizing some...


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