Nursing Articles - page 167

This Is Intensive Medical Care!

by walk6miles - Has this happened to you? You walk into the nurse’s lounge, get your assignment; head out the door for report only to be told that you are getting a third patient who has been in the ED all day so...

Story: CNA rags to CNA riches!

by degraypoole - Critical Care leads CNA to Nursing Degree Gift! I'm a CNA, at the bottom of the nursing profession's "totem pole"! My last assignment was as a 24/7 live-in caregiver. My client died of...

Reflections of a New Grad

by la bellota - I had always felt that I had it in me to be a nurse. I had the heart. I had the courage. I had the brain. I thought I might have the stamina. A few months into the program, I realized…..that *I*...

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

by faltura - When you begin your career in healthcare, at some point you likely had someone you could call a mentor. If you were fortunate, you may have had more than one mentor. Whether that mentor was someone...

My brother, James.

by tachybradyRN - My brother, James, had a rough time as a child. He was quite socially awkward, showing many of the characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome (without ever being formally diagnosed). He was constantly...

Till We Meet Again

by TiaKay - It seemed like it was going to be just another usual Sunday night on our med/surg floor where I work as a tech prior to starting nursing school in the fall. A 3-11 shift doesn't include baths, but if...

Seeing the letters 'RN' with new eyes

by SillyStudent - Not too long ago, I signed my name as "RN" for the first time. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I mentioned it to one of my co-workers, right after I did it. She said "AWWWWWW!" like you...

Positive Reinforcement for the nurse and the Nursing Student

Positive Reinforcement for the nurse and the Nursing Student

by nurse grace RN - I had a great day and couldn't wait to come back... This was so awesome and I was a NURSE! Well, guess what? Reality soon settled in and all of a sudden I felt like a ship lost at sea. No one...

Tips for Surving Cardiac Telemetry

by Spatialized - A Newbie's Guide to Cardiac Telemetry It's like a nursing nightmare. Not the kind where you end up in front of the school body naked, but close. There's a patient in rapid atrial fib who keeps...

10 Tips for Home Health Nursing

10 Tips for Home Health Nursing

by homehealth20 - As a Registered Nurse, this year marks my 20th year in home health nursing. It has been a wonderful ride and I have met some interesting patients and co-workers along the way. I have worked in the...

Delight Thyself Nursing School at Last

by Daisykay - Delight Thyself LPN SCHOOL FINALLY! Psalms 37:4 “Delight thyself in the Lord and HE will give you the desires of your heart.” The strength and inspiration the above quotation has given me...

Just Another Code

by interleukin - A code is called…it’s the woman in room 11. Earlier, the paramedics found her--deep in the winter of her life--lying like a rag doll in a man’s lap. Shocks and drugs refocused her heart’s energy....

A Nursing Dilemma

by kda340 - Nurses, When I was a student Nurse in the late 50’s, the educators in nursing started the movement to upgrade nursing from Florence Nightingale’s vocation ( “a calling”) to a professional status....

One Last Goodbye

by tvccrn - Working as a nurse in a very small rural hospital gives you a chance to get to know your patients. You meet them on the street, in the grocery store, and at school functions. They become more than...

Fight Nursing Stress Through Inspiration

Fight Nursing Stress Through Inspiration

by Nurse_Advocate - Have you ever asked yourself "Do I work in the sickest, most unhealthy environment that anyone can work in OR do I actually work in the theater of the unsung hero in which the human will is...

Warning Nurses! Holding It All In Can Kill You!

by Nurse_Advocate - Have you ever wondered what the stress of nursing is doing to you? We know that stress causes cortisol levels to rise which raise our blood pressure, raise our blood sugar levels, increase our...

Tip for General Nursing: Remembering the Person within the Patient

by sst73 - Often we overlook the most important aspect of our careers as nurses. In my observation of nurses dealing with patients on a day-in/day-out basis I have become attuned to the tendency of “mechanized”...

My Litttle Blue Nursing Bag

by Calgon-take.me.away - Everyday when I leave for work, I pack my little blue bag. It is nothing special, just clear on one side, blue on the other and a zipper on the top. In it I have my swipe badge with the horrible...

Forgetful Nurses and Older Moments

by mother/babyRN - :Forgetful Moments and Older Nurses… Getting older in nursing is just like getting older in real life. Sometimes it’s worse. It can be worse because not only are you charged with caring...

A Day In ER

by ms.t - March 29, 2008 It was my usual day in the emergency room of a highly specialized hospital in the Philippines. Since I’m still new in the area, was the one assigned as an ambulance nurse which...


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