Nursing Articles - page 2

Becoming Dad:  A Humbling Birth Experience of a New Father and Nurse

Becoming Dad: A Humbling Birth Experience of a New Father and Nurse

by cjcsoon2bnp - Not to sound conceited but I’m a great nurse. I’m competent, compassionate, levelheaded and a reasonable critical thinker. I’ve run codes, deescalated agitated patients, inspired students and led...

Keep Moving!

Keep Moving!

by spunkygirl1962 - Have you ever been at work and said to yourself: " I need to exercise, but have no time or energy to do it?" A majority of nurses work long hours and tiresome shifts. Nurses are too tired or have...

My NCLEX-RN Experience

My NCLEX-RN Experience

by ncllntn - I would come here before my NCLEX to read about others' experiences when writing the exam; so, I wanted to share my experiences as well! So here goes... I graduated from nursing school in December...

Animal Cuddles at the Hospital? Yes Please!

Animal Cuddles at the Hospital? Yes Please!

by Bridgid Joseph - There are service animals, emotional support animals, and animals that are your best friends at home. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could have a little mixture of all of them and they could come...

Peer Support: How much do I really need it?

Peer Support: How much do I really need it?

by Bridgid Joseph - If you are a nurse, or any kind of health care practitioner, you have had a shift where you walk out of the hospital and you dread ever having to walk back through those doors. It doesn’t matter if...

5 Clinical Tips I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

5 Clinical Tips I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

by The Nurse Motivator - Mastering the art of working in the clinical environment should be seen as a work in progress for each of us. Looking to enhance your clinical skills and game? Whether seeking a job or actively...

5 Tips When You are Floated to Another Unit

5 Tips When You are Floated to Another Unit

by JanineKelbach - It’s Monday morning, you had the weekend off, and it was spectacular! You finally got to relax and are ready to tackle the day. You get to work, coffee in hand, and glance at the staffing board, and...

The Importance of Networking as a Nurse

The Importance of Networking as a Nurse

by ElizabethScala1 - Networking is something all nurses owe to themselves to do. In a changing economic climate, workplaces can change quickly (and sometimes without notice). Hospitals close or merge with other...

Projecting Optimism: Creating Positive Outcomes

Projecting Optimism: Creating Positive Outcomes

by RobbiRN - The brain continually tells the body what to do. Short of deep sedation, there is no avoiding its directive energy. As caregivers, we need that energy on our side. There are two essential ways we can...

Accepted to 2 Nursing Programs: Help me decide which is the best option

Accepted to 2 Nursing Programs: Help me decide which is the best option

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm 29, and have a BS in Physiology ('09) and a MS in Healthcare Management ('14) and have just recently been admitted to 2 programs (and waiting to hear back from a third) for...

Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind

by Carol Ebert - Welcome to installment #13 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. M = Minding Your Mind. I’ve heard from others approaching retirement who worry about losing their mental capacity. After all,...

Managerial Skills of a Nurse in Running Health Facility

Managerial Skills of a Nurse in Running Health Facility

by omoladams - The effort of nurses in keeping up the health facility isn't given all considerations. Nurses play vital role as managers in management of any health facility. In the health facility nurses are the...

Please Don't  Judge Patients

Please Don't Judge Patients

by NurseLife88 - Its not easy to be a nurse, nor is it easy to be human at that. We make mistakes. We have feelings. We have opinions. And we also have judgements because thats human nature. But we are nurses. We...

10,000 RNs Face Nursing Board Each Year!

10,000 RNs Face Nursing Board Each Year!

by jencoalsonperez - The Great Nursing Taboo: There are tens of thousands of nurses every year who get contacted by the BRN alleging that the nurse may be a threat to public safety. If this was you, would you tell...

Orientation to Nurse Coaching: What Is Coaching Anyway?

Orientation to Nurse Coaching: What Is Coaching Anyway?

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - This article is part of a series on coaching and how it benefits nurses. The first two articles in the multi-part series are presented as an orientation to coaching. Future articles will provide more...

Sisters in Support

Sisters in Support

by smatacale - The article speaks to being supportive of colleagues and other Healthcare staff members rather then self focused. Shares my experiences with coaching young girls and how their behaviors toward one...

Nurses Just Need to Learn How to Say NO!

Nurses Just Need to Learn How to Say NO!

by marcos9999 - Nurses are responsible workers and will usually never say no. They bravely power through difficulty, but everything has a limit. This article is about those times when I nurse just has to learn to...

Flu Shot or Mask?

Flu Shot or Mask?

by Nurse Beth - Recently at the nurse's station at work, I was talking with Lisa. Lisa was wearing a surgical mask. To keep her job, she has to wear a mask until flu season is over because she declined to get a flu...

The Cannibalism of Nursing

The Cannibalism of Nursing

by ShelbyLPN1992 - This is not what I thought my nursing career would be like after passing the NCLEX. I've never met so many different personalities, it's insane. Sometimes I think, "maybe if I would have gotten...

TEAS 6 Tips

TEAS 6 Tips

by HeyItsBrittney - Today I took the TEAS 6 for the first time. I scored 86.0% overall and ranked in the 96 percentile "Advanced". Reading: 87.2% Math: 93.8% Science: 72.3% English and Language: 100% Practice...


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