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Please don't judge me and my daughter

Please don't judge me and my daughter

by Cat_Albrecht - The night my daughter told me she wanted to kill herself was not an easy night. I drove her to the Emergency room that I used to work in, thinking they would care for her best. What I found was not...

The two minute catheterization!

The two minute catheterization!

by spotangel - I saw the knife from the corner of my eye! The knife was pretty long and wicked looking. The woman on my right holding it was mad and was barely two feet away. On my left, stood another woman...

AANP FNP 9/2017 (Failed -> Passed!)

AANP FNP 9/2017 (Failed -> Passed!)

by FNP-SA - I told myself if/when I passed the AANP, I would create a post for anyone who was in my similar position. Today 9/20/17 I passed the AANP FNP! But the journey was not that easy and hopefully if...

Help! Asked to Write On Call Policy

Help! Asked to Write On Call Policy

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I was asked to write some standard work or policy for our On-Call hours. I work in an OR that has set hours of operation from 0645 to 1515, with on-call hours starting at last...

Long Term Care Nurses Benefit From Higher Education Too
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Long Term Care Nurses Benefit From Higher Education Too

by Strayer University - Are you interested in pursuing a satisfying role as a long-term care nurse? Are you currently working in this fast growing field? Long-term care nurses dedicate their careers to developing close and...

Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels Arrested by Police Talks with allnurses.com at ENA 2017 Conference

Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels Arrested by Police Talks with allnurses.com at ENA 2017 Conference

by tnbutterfly - While at the 2017 ENA Convention in St. Louis, allnurses got the opportunity to interview Alex Wubbels, the Utah nurse who in July 2017, was violently secured in handcuffs and placed in a squad car...

Nurses Should Re-think Their Thinking

Nurses Should Re-think Their Thinking

by LifelongNursing - Spreading negativity is easier than spreading joy, nurses should understand that negativity can severely impact one's ability to adequately take care of their patients. Improve patient care by...

How to Pay for Nursing School

How to Pay for Nursing School

by shibaowner - How You Can Pay for Nursing School I’ve noticed a lot of posts on the topic of paying for nursing school. I’ve also noticed a lot of responses here telling everyone to go to community...

Interview Basics

Interview Basics

by Krissymvp - Being offered an interview means that you are a serious contender for the position, so it is essential that you take this opportunity to market yourself and set yourself apart from every other...

The Concept of Influence -A Short Analysis

The Concept of Influence -A Short Analysis

by nurse 2134 - This paper defines and sets apart influence from other like-terms, and also descriptively defines influence and how it relates to nursing. Within the healthcare paradigm attributes including...

Inpatient Nursing Assessment

Inpatient Nursing Assessment

by traumaRUs - There are many aspected of assessment and there is definitely more than one way to do a physical assessment. However you do your physical assessment it is important that you develop a systematic...

Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

by traumaRUs - AN had the opportunity to talk with multiple healthcare systems throughout the US at a national conference. Many had the same issue: not enough RNs. Some had sign on bonuses - up to $10,000 for...

What to do when you question why you became a nurse...and you will

What to do when you question why you became a nurse...and you will

by Deb_Aston - We have all had moments in our career when we question why we became a nurse. This article reminds us to remember why we made the choice, and suggests ways to inspire you to persevere and stay in the...

Is Chronic Illness Threatening Your Nursing Career? Here’s a Way to Stay in the Game

Is Chronic Illness Threatening Your Nursing Career? Here’s a Way to Stay in the Game

by vickywarren - Are you a nurse with a chronic illness that is threatening to take you away from the bedside? Do you desperately want to stay in the healthcare field but are unsure what you can do while dealing with...

Both Sides of the Bedrails

Both Sides of the Bedrails

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Although my bedside shifts have significantly decreased in recent years due to chronic illness, I still work an occasional weekend shift at an infusion clinic for chronically ill kids. Many are here...

Asthma: When to Go to the Hospital

Asthma: When to Go to the Hospital

by Zen Heath - Asthma is a chronic lung disease that usually begins in childhood, although it can affect people of all ages. In the United States alone, over 25 million individuals have been diagnosed with asthma,...

Dear Nursing Student,

Dear Nursing Student,

by dogmombyday - I have the somewhat unique position of being in the no-man's land between nursing school and real world nursing: I have a whopping 3 months of nursing experience under my belt. Well, 2.5, but I can...

8 Work From Home Jobs

8 Work From Home Jobs

by Nurse Beth - In my career advice column, Ask Nurse Beth, I am asked so often about job opportunities away from the bedside, and just as often how to work from home. Why do nurses quit the bedside? There are...

National Nephrology Nurses Week 2017

National Nephrology Nurses Week 2017

by traumaRUs - This is National Nephrology Nurses Week. What do nephrology nurses do? Well, like all nurses, the jobs are varied. Here are some of the more usual ones: Office nurse in a nephrology practice....

In Treatment, In Houston, In the Storm

In Treatment, In Houston, In the Storm

by karenvalk - Description of my personal experience with my husband's long-term hospitalization including time spent as inpatient during Hurricane Harvey and what it was like to be a family member during that...


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