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Time On My Hands

Time On My Hands

by Carol Ebert - Welcome to installment #20 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. T = TIME ON MY HANDS. It’s day one of my so-called retirement and I wake up with joy in my heart over not having to be startled...

So You Want to Be Published: Just Do It!

So You Want to Be Published: Just Do It!

by tnbutterfly - Last year at NTI 2016, I had the opportunity to interview Mary Fran Tracy, Editor of the AACN Advanced Critical Care Journal and a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of...

Because Living Is So Much More Than Surviving...

Because Living Is So Much More Than Surviving...

by Alene Nitzky - Despite advances in cancer treatment that have led to higher rates of survival after treatment, the medical approach has continued to treat a patient with a disease, and though the disease often goes...

Raising the Next Generation of Nurses

Raising the Next Generation of Nurses

by smatacale - As a Mom who has been a nurse in various fields as well as in the stay-at-home arena, I feel a tremendous responsibility to raise my children to contribute and change world. I have identified many...

2017 Nursing Week Freebies and Special Offers

2017 Nursing Week Freebies and Special Offers

by traumaRUs - ANA has designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance...

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

by VivaLasViejas - One in five Americans lives with a diagnosable mental illness. The month of May has been designated as a time to foster awareness of these disorders and the many people who are affected by them,...

What to Do When You Want to Quit Nursing. Tips to Help You Stay in the Profession.

What to Do When You Want to Quit Nursing. Tips to Help You Stay in the Profession.

by ElizabethScala1 - “I quit. I don’t want to be a nurse anymore.” How many of you have had that very thought during a shift or while walking to your vehicle or while getting ready for work? You think it is time to quit...

Time to move on and find more hearts

Time to move on and find more hearts

by bindu nair - I can't get cardiac out of my head; it was not just a job, it was a passion for me. I think it's time for a job hunt. If you don't like your job eventually you will start hating your life. I used to...

Nursing Intuition, Part 1: The Visitor is . . . Dying!

Nursing Intuition, Part 1: The Visitor is . . . Dying!

by RobbiRN - All nurses have intuition. Sometimes it acts more like faith or an energy that takes us to the right answer well beyond reason. (This two-part series is connected to a giveaway in celebration of...

Injection Gone Wrong: Part 3

Injection Gone Wrong: Part 3

by Brenda F. Johnson - This is part 3 and the final entry for Susan’s story.  Her story gives us pause and makes us feel her pain and frustration. I want to take this opportunity to publicly say thank you to the real...

Nurses: The unsung heroes!

Nurses: The unsung heroes!

by ahigg83 - Nurses save lives too.... Personal experiences at the bedside that have helped me in my transition from novice nurse to seasoned patient advocate throughout my career. Priceless experiences outlined...

Struggling With Murmurs?

Struggling With Murmurs?

by Lauren RN - At first studying and becoming competent at interpreting murmurs can seem daunting. However, it all starts with knowing which parts of the stethoscope to use for which types of sounds and also where...

Too Many Nurse Practitioners?

Too Many Nurse Practitioners?

by Nurse Beth - The year is 2043 and Maria waits patiently in the receiving pod for her primary care provider. The cool blue light is on, indicating scanners are continuously monitoring her vital functions. Her...

How My Experience As A Teen Mom Shaped My Passion for Obstetrical Nursing

How My Experience As A Teen Mom Shaped My Passion for Obstetrical Nursing

by jesslauren310 - As an OB/GYN RN and Health Educator for a low income clinic in downtown Philadelphia, my passion has always been to serve the underserved. What my patients didn't realize was how my own experiences...

Nursing Intuition, Part 2: The Seizure Girl

Nursing Intuition, Part 2: The Seizure Girl

by RobbiRN - All nurses have intuition. Sometimes it acts more like faith or an energy that takes us to the right answer well beyond reason. (This two-part series is connected to a giveaway in celebration of...

New Grad: Need Help with Writing Resume and Cover Letter

New Grad: Need Help with Writing Resume and Cover Letter

by Nurse Beth - Congrats, you graduated nursing school! What a huge and happy accomplishment. While I do not know of a nursing resume service, there are some important guidelines for successful resumes and cover...

National Nurses Week 2017 - Seven Days of Giveaways!

National Nurses Week 2017 - Seven Days of Giveaways!

by tnbutterfly - Nurses week…...what does that bring to mind for you? Are you one of the lucky nurses that has an employer/non-nurse co-workers who express their appreciation to you and other nurses you work with by...

Mindfulness: A Cure for Auto-Pilot

Mindfulness: A Cure for Auto-Pilot

by cwentworth - This article encourages the use of mindfulness practice during the work day to prevent burnout and reduce stress. The concepts of mindfulness are defined and explained. The perspective and concepts...

Can I Get A Priest?

Can I Get A Priest?

by spotangel - The phone rang! I mentally cursed as I was in the middle of a narcotic count with the pharmacy who had come to drop off the narcotics for about 50 patients in the LTC I worked in. "Excuse me!"...

Mindfulness: For When You Feel Like You’re On Automatic Pilot

Mindfulness: For When You Feel Like You’re On Automatic Pilot

by cwentworth - This article is based on mindfulness practice. There is a description of what mindfulness is and an example is given. In addition, mindfulness practice is applied to nursing in order to demonstrate...


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