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Nurse Innovators - Meet Deanna Gillingham RN, CCM

Nurse Innovators - Meet Deanna Gillingham RN, CCM

by smatacale - This is the first in a series of articles about nurse innovators, those who think outside of the box of traditional nursing. Deanna Gillingham has a great story leading to her current success. It...

SIDS : What it is, is NOT, and what all nurses need to know

SIDS : What it is, is NOT, and what all nurses need to know

by JanineKelbach - Before 1994, parents were instructed to lay their infants to sleep on their stomachs. Now, the Back to Sleep campaign changed it to encourage parents to put their infants on their backs to sleep. It...

The 5 S’s - Side effects of steroids

The 5 S’s - Side effects of steroids

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Steroids can be a lifesaver in many clinical situations both acute and chronic. It is important to note they can come with their fair share of side effects too. Hence, when considering clinical use...

Orientation to Nurse Coaching: Benefits of Nurse Coaching

Orientation to Nurse Coaching: Benefits of Nurse Coaching

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - This article is part of a series on coaching in general and nurse-coaching in particular. The first two articles in the multi-part series are presented as an orientation to coaching. Future articles...

The Fat Doctor: Can You Trust Out of Shape Health Workers?

The Fat Doctor: Can You Trust Out of Shape Health Workers?

by newmail445 - Can you trust a doctor who is overweight? Many people experience cognitive dissonance over seeing a healthcare professional who looks physically unfit because this professional is supposed to be an...

Network or Die!

Network or Die!

by Carol Ebert - Welcome to installment #14 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. N = NETWORKING. What does NETWORKING have to do with retirement? Let’s reflect on all the years you worked in nursing to find the...

Critical issues Nurses face today?

Critical issues Nurses face today?

by MeganVlad0809 - Yes, we nurses run out of steam. We acknowledge the badge of a healing warrior. How many patients you save lives? How much sentimental tears got disperse showing your compassion? Indeed, we are...

Communicating with the Elderly: 8 Tips to Improve the Conversation

Communicating with the Elderly: 8 Tips to Improve the Conversation

by Andrei1025 - No matter where you work, you are likely to encounter elderly patients and residents every day. They require a different approach and communication style from younger clients. Here are 8 tips to...

Word Love; My Writing Journey

Word Love; My Writing Journey

by Brenda F. Johnson - I have always loved words.  Before I  was able to read, I copied the words out of the books we had.  The letters forming words strung in a sentence captivated my imagination.   I desperately wanted...

Superbugs On The Rise; How Can Nurses Help to Exterminate Them?

Superbugs On The Rise; How Can Nurses Help to Exterminate Them?

by Brenda F. Johnson - With the increase use in antibiotics in patients who don’t need them and people not taking them properly has led to the evolution of superbugs that are almost impossible to treat.      We as nurses...

A painful experience in an organization where I spent almost more than 60% of my life

A painful experience in an organization where I spent almost more than 60% of my life

by RJMerchant - The article discusses my bitter experience that proved an excellent learning which will go a long way for me to improve my personal and professional life. The article provides an insight of some part...

Struggling to pass hesi exit or NCLEX? Here is some helpful information

Struggling to pass hesi exit or NCLEX? Here is some helpful information

by RN92success - Hello fellow nursing students! Are you worried about passing the exit HESI or NCLEX? Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of resources that are out there? Tired of stressing over your upcoming...

Confronting Doctors with Wrong Orders

Confronting Doctors with Wrong Orders

by RobbiRN - Confronting doctors can be intimidating, but we are the patient's final defense against wrong orders. Somebody has to make sure we get it right. (As always, the illustrations are the products of my...

When will nurses advocate for themselves?

When will nurses advocate for themselves?

by Eschell2971 - Ask any bedside nurse what is one of the most challenging parts of his or her job, and I’ll bet you the "12-hour shift" will be one of the top 3 answers. Ask any nurse who has left bedside care and...

Uncomfortable Answering Interview Questions

Uncomfortable Answering Interview Questions

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I would like to ask you several questions as I had numerous interviews that were unsuccessful and after further analysis I come to conclusion that I do not comfortable regarding my...

NCLEX - Aftermath after the 265th question

NCLEX - Aftermath after the 265th question

by iamwdf - For those of you who got the maximum question of 265, don't feel defeated--this may sound so easy to say and hard to do but always Believe in yourself! Keep the faith! And Keep praying! You got this!...

How I passed the NCLEX-RN exam

How I passed the NCLEX-RN exam

by icunurselaine - I took and passed the NCLEX RN exam on November 22, 2016. I had two part time jobs during that time, so I had to manage my time carefully. Before starting my formal review, I browsed different...

“Breast Is Best”: A Mantra to Promote Infant Health? or Stigmatizing Adage to Guilt Moms

“Breast Is Best”: A Mantra to Promote Infant Health? or Stigmatizing Adage to Guilt Moms

by cjcsoon2bnp - In my last article “Becoming Dad: A Humbling Birth Experience of a New Father and Nurse,” I discussed my journey to becoming a first-time parent and included some of the challenges that being a nurse...

Be a Real Nurse: Compassion is the Key

Be a Real Nurse: Compassion is the Key

by jeastridge - The three siblings stood woodenly to the side in the ICU room, trying to stay out of the way while they waited for the doctor to make her early morning rounds, and fighting the tears that kept...

Men With Eating Disorders are Underrecognized and Underserved

Men With Eating Disorders are Underrecognized and Underserved

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - February 26 – March 4 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week for 2017. Nurses at all levels of practice must stay vigilant in their assessments to help discern which patients may be suffering...


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