Nursing Articles - page 150

I'm going to jail for sure!

by BSN_after_40 - In 1992, I was a brand new LPN (probably even had the new nurse smell) working on a busy med/surg floor. I was so proud and excited for my new career and took my job very seriously! I believe I was a...

A "Hallmark Christmas in Shriner's Hospital"

by Cathlabnurse46 - In 1972 I was injured in a series of events that lead to my eventual hospitalization in Shirner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Philadelphia. In the Fall of 1973 after my family was left nearly...

Candid Camera

Candid Camera

by iamablonde1970 - A few years back, I was working for a small community mental health office in washington state. I had been asked to cover for another nurse who had gone home sick for the day. I was glad to do this....

Melts in your hand, but not in your mouth

Melts in your hand, but not in your mouth

by txnursingqt - When I started out as a C.N.A. my first job was in a LTC facility. I had always wanted to be a nurse and my mother was ADON and convinced me to begin with being an aide. I had grown up in nursing...

No name-calling allowed!

No name-calling allowed!

by kellyjoeds - I was orienting to a new floor just a few weeks ago, and I was enjoying my new job immensely. In fact, I was feeling so good about myself, that I began to relax my "first impression" behavior, and...

I see the light ... Lift me up.

I see the light ... Lift me up.

by ICU/CCU - Before I begin my nursing story, I need to give a little background. While I was still in the stages of taking pre-requisites for the nursing program, my mother died. She had cancer and was bedridden...

The Voice of God

The Voice of God

by ecugirl - I remember a patient I took care of YEARS ago who was admitted with a broken leg and ruptured bladder. He had been to an AA meeting, gone out and gotten drunk and walked into the pathway of an...

"JAWS" - Medical breakthrough?

"JAWS" - Medical breakthrough?

by Katie-in-charge51 - About 15 years ago, a young Dr. known for practical joke-playing, talked me into assisting him with one of his more outlandish tricks. I usually refuse, because I cannot keep a straight face when I...

Autopsy: Get Your Front Row Seats!

Autopsy: Get Your Front Row Seats!

by gingerbreadman0214 - Don't you just hate it when someone picks on you just because you're the smartest and that it cramps their style? They would think of you as a competition or a threat even though you don't intend to...

The patient I "slept" with.

by racing-mom4 - Working 3rd shift as a CNA on the Med Surg floor was a great introduction to nursing for me. It had taught me many valuable lessons I was not able to learn in school. I learned the benefit of a...

A First Assessment

A First Assessment

by ddemille - I have been a nurse for over 18 years now and am blessed to have had many accomplishments throughout in my career. I am so proud to be a part of the nursing profession; and now, as in my role as an...

I married Santa

by BSN_after_40 - Several years ago I was working as a new LPN on a busy Med-Surg unit in a small town in Northern Minnesota. As you can probably guess, we dealt with a lot of blizzards and bad winter weather more...

you should have studied

by 13386 - I m from India, a developing country.. it is a country of love and traditions .people find helping each other as a general responsibility,,, yet nursing (the most noble profession in my view) has not...

My Husband's Challenging Post-op

My Husband's Challenging Post-op

by padme - So in my first year of nursing school, a lot of interesting things began to happen in my personal life, medically speaking. I did not have a medical background per se going in, but the longer I was...

Clinical Experience 101: Learned Lessons

Clinical Experience 101: Learned Lessons

by l.a.m.b - Being a nursing student is one of the most stressful roles one can have. The lack of sleep, endless careplans, compiling long medication lists, reading textbooks, studying, and clinicals can...

Cherry Chapstick

by carroll77566 - While taking my prerequisites to enter nursing school I held a job as a cardiographic technician at the local hospital. I was responsible for performing EKGs, stress tests and EEGs. EEGs was my least...

The Grey Nurse

by NursePhil - After graduation some fifteen years ago I failed to gain a position in an approved Graduate Nursing Program. This was not uncommon as the graduate nurse year program was new and the number of...

Wearing A Nursing Cap - Not these days

Wearing A Nursing Cap - Not these days

by TopazLover - Gone are the days when the nursing cap topped the white starched nursing uniform. It is a very rare sight to see today. Read about one old-school nurse who clung on to that tradition from days gone...

That Locked Door!

by travel225 - As a childbirth educator with an eighteen-month old son at home, I enjoyed getting to know the staff on the maternity floor. While visting there one busy afternoon, the head nurse,Susan, asked why I...

Foley Fiasco!!

by Babs0512 - As I was thinking back over the years of funny stories I've lived as a nurse, two immediately popped into my mind, so I put them on paper. I had been a nurse for about a year, and I had placed...


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