Nursing Articles

Getting to know your patients, does it really make a difference?

Getting to know your patients, does it really make a difference?

by bmars452 - Cancer treatment is a whirlwind of treatments, hospitalizations and clinic visits. Often times patients can feel like they loose themselves in their disease. By building relationships with patients,...

I Was Kicked Out of My Exam! - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 203

I Was Kicked Out of My Exam! - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 203

by BizzyBeeNursing - Does going to an online FNP program automatically translate to an easy A? Many believe that online FNP programs are less rigorous than traditional programs, especially when it comes to examination...

Taming Naso-Gastric Tube (NGT) Torture

Taming Naso-Gastric Tube (NGT) Torture

by RobbiRN - Hated by most patients and many practitioners who have to insert them, NG tubes are great candidates for the top spot in the “most detested procedure” column. Here are six simple steps I’ve found to...

Last Time for Everything

Last Time for Everything

by Deb_Aston - This article was inspired by the Brad Paisley song, "Last Time for Everything". Nursing gives us a firsthand view of how quickly a life can be taken away. We all experience many “firsts” and “lasts”...

Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice

Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice

by traumaRUs - As nurses, we want evidence-based practice in order to improve our care. As we all know, there are multiple barriers to providing excellent care and experiencing workplace violence or bullying is...

Drexel University ACE Program 2016-2017 - Review

Drexel University ACE Program 2016-2017 - Review

by enterusernameRN - I thought I would share my experiences with the Drexel ACE program in Philadelphia, PA. Applying for Drexel was relatively easy (and free!). And I only mean to say that it was easy because I have...

Juggling FNP School Deadlines + Life - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 202

Juggling FNP School Deadlines + Life - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 202

by BizzyBeeNursing - The difference between your dreams and reality is action. One of the hardest parts of FNP school is finding the balance between schoolwork and life. On one hand you want to be present for friends...

Because I said yes.

Because I said yes.

by theknittynurse - Well all come to the moment in which we say "yes" to going to nursing school. Maybe you were just kid, or decided to change careers at 50 years old. In the end we had a beginning. The is the...

Drawing Pharmacology Video 3 of 7 (Can YouTube translate Pharmacology?)

Drawing Pharmacology Video 3 of 7 (Can YouTube translate Pharmacology?)

by TonyPharmD - In this third video, I review how to list many respiratory drugs from memory by linking images to drug names and properties, but I also write about the Americans with Disabilities Act. I’ve taken...

Accidental Pill Pusher

Accidental Pill Pusher

by jeastridge - Accidental Pill Pusher In the early 80’s nursing education about pain management took a turn. Gone were the days of observing the patient for non-verbal signs of pain or of watching the clock to...

We saved some guys life...

We saved some guys life...

by blackvans1234 - Just another day in the life The other week I was at the station BS'ing with one of the Nursing assistants and a new grad nurse about online dating, raunchy pictures on peoples profiles (hey,...

Mandatory Evacuation: Facing Fear of the Unknown

Mandatory Evacuation: Facing Fear of the Unknown

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - Lane Therrell is a nurse practitioner, health coach, and allnurses.com contributing writer who lives with her husband in Napa, CA. This is how the recent Wine Country wildfires and a mandatory...

Exclusive Interview with Las Vegas Nurse who Worked During Shooting

Exclusive Interview with Las Vegas Nurse who Worked During Shooting

by Nurse Beth - Many of us may wonder what it would be like to be faced with a disaster right in our community. Sara D. is an oncology nurse in a large hospital in Vegas and reported to work in the middle of the Las...

What if I'm the Bully?

What if I'm the Bully?

by klsm1968 - Bullying’s in the news a lot these days, but for every person bullied, there has to be a bully…and what if I am that person? I’m going to tell you a story of incivility and bring up some ideas and...

Second Victims - the Nurse that Makes a Mistake

Second Victims - the Nurse that Makes a Mistake

by traumaRUs - The term second victim refers to the nurse, provider or another medical professional that makes a mistake that either harms or had the potential to harm a patient. Here is how one hospital deals...

2017 Magnet - Nurses and Social Media - Our Leaders Online?!

2017 Magnet - Nurses and Social Media - Our Leaders Online?!

by traumaRUs - We’ve all heard of the pitfalls of social media. However, can social media be leveraged to help nursing leaders engage staff? AN recently attended the 2017 Magnet Conference and were able to...

October:  Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse

October: Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse

by Ruby Vee - Breast cancer - at least mine, anyway - is fairly straightforward. You either have it or you don't. The mass is malignant or benign. When you're diagnosed, things happen. You get a referral to a...

2017 Magnet - Humor - When/How to Use?

2017 Magnet - Humor - When/How to Use?

by traumaRUs - Humor invokes a positive attitude and can unite nurses in practice. Get energized as you explore the unique sense of humor that all nurses share and how you can use it as a coping mechanism in your...

Public Health~A Critical Specialty

Public Health~A Critical Specialty

by karenvalk - Recently while completing an online survey, I was asked to identify my area of nursing specialization. There were many options to choose from—medical-surgical, anesthesia, emergency, geriatrics and...

Every Change Matters – All 10,000 Of Them

Every Change Matters – All 10,000 Of Them

by iftheRNCFitz - Amid the bustle of family birthing centers, we can be quick to forget the nervousness and anxiety filling new parents as they cycle through our doors. The excitement they feel when leaving the...


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