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Wasted 23 years as a CNA

Wasted 23 years as a CNA

by Futurenightnurse4jah - Started CNA school in the 80's. I wasn't even a smoker then lol. I moved to NC last year & they changed the rules where I couldn't challenge the board but had to start COMPLETELY at the bottom. All...

2016 Fall Article Contest Top 10 - You Pick 4 Winners

2016 Fall Article Contest Top 10 - You Pick 4 Winners

by tnbutterfly - Four Authors Will Split a Total Cash Value of $600 There were so many great articles submitted for the Fall contest in October, November, and December. A big thank you to all who submitted the...

I Graduated Nursing School, Now What?

I Graduated Nursing School, Now What?

by mnurse2016 - This is my personal experience on what life after nursing school is really like. I explain my expectations upon graduation, and what having to face reality was like. I had to make a decision to...

Breaking Bad News: What's A Nurse to Do?

Breaking Bad News: What's A Nurse to Do?

by Carol Bush - Delivering bad news is difficult—so difficult that it takes finely tuned skills, coaching, and practice to do it candidly and respectfully. As an oncology nurse who has delivered plenty of...

allnurses.com Reaches Epic Milestone - 1,000,000 Registered Members!!

allnurses.com Reaches Epic Milestone - 1,000,000 Registered Members!!

by tnbutterfly - Founded in 1996, allnurses.com is the leading networking site for nurses and nursing students. We thank you, the allnurses members, who over the years have helped us to become the largest online...

I really want to pursue nursing but I have so many doubts...

I really want to pursue nursing but I have so many doubts...

by NoSoyEnfAhora - So I'm a junior in high school, and it's my dream to become a nurse. I want to pursue this career because I love helping people, I love seeing smiles on people's faces, I want to make a direct impact...

Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: It's Not  a Problem Until it Blows Up Big

Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: It's Not a Problem Until it Blows Up Big

by ServantLeader - At a healthcare conference earlier this year where I was reporting for a client, I met a few of the senior managers at Allina Health from Minneapolis. They were nice folks and were realizing some...

How I Lost My Muse, Quit the Biz and Found Myself

How I Lost My Muse, Quit the Biz and Found Myself

by LeslieAlexander - Nobody is going to roll over and die if they never hear another song from Leslie Alexander. But if they’re about to, I will be doubly equipped. “The Singing Nurse,” a label intoned by friends in...

When Nurses Use the "R" Word

When Nurses Use the "R" Word

by Kate_Peds - I remember my first day on the job. I was sitting in education classes at a well respected children's hospital in the city. I felt lucky. Not only did I get to work at an amazing place dedicated to...

New Year's Goal Planning Tips

New Year's Goal Planning Tips

by empowern- - Wow... 2016 was fantastic for so many reasons! It really flew by, but in a good way. In this video I would like to share with you a few tips that will help you have a very productive and meaningful...

Second-Career 50-ish RN working LTAC - Anxious about searching for new job

Second-Career 50-ish RN working LTAC - Anxious about searching for new job

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a second-career RN, 50-ish, about 18 months into my first job. When I graduated, I thought I was poised for success. I was on honor roll, had letters of recommendation, was a...

2017 Winter Nursing Article Contest: 4 Lucky Winners $150 Each

2017 Winter Nursing Article Contest: 4 Lucky Winners $150 Each

by tnbutterfly - It's time for the 2017 Winter Nursing Article Contest and everyone is encouraged to participate. We've had lots of first-time writers in the past contests. If you've ever thought about writing,...

Nurses: It’s Time For Your 2017 Money Checkup!

Nurses: It’s Time For Your 2017 Money Checkup!

by Carol Bush - Repeat after me: "Money is a tool." As part of our toolkit, it’s something we can gain competency in managing, just like other tools we use in our nursing practice! First, a couple of...

Documentation:  Your First Line of Defense against Malpractice Claims
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Documentation: Your First Line of Defense against Malpractice Claims

by Nurses Service Org - Though it can vary by state, typically the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is two to three years. Though most claims are settled out of court, if it does go to trial,...

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

by The Nurse Motivator - Looking for some tips to start you off on the right foot in your nursing journey? Then read on! These tips are lessons learned from a seasoned nurse hoping to help you on your path to success! ...

A day in the life of an OB charge nurse

A day in the life of an OB charge nurse

by JanineKelbach - The OB charge nurse. I work in a community hospital, but that doesn't mean we don't do our share of deliveries. I will talk about what I do from the moment I walk in the door until I clock out. I...

Love: The Art of Caring for Terminally Ill Babies

Love: The Art of Caring for Terminally Ill Babies

by anon456 - A hospice and palliative care nurse shares her experiences on caring for pediatric patients-- both in the acute care environment and hospice environment, and the different options for parents,...

Surviving the Real World of Nursing: 8 Tips for the New Grad

Surviving the Real World of Nursing: 8 Tips for the New Grad

by jeastridge - Surviving the Real World of Nursing - 8 Tips for the New Grad “I did it! I finished! I passed my boards!” My friend, Kathy, shared her news in the hall at church and I hugged her back, grateful...

Love Being a Nurse: 33 Years and Going Strong

Love Being a Nurse: 33 Years and Going Strong

by jeastridge - Love Being a Nurse: 33 Years and Going Strong I pushed my computer top down hearing the satisfying “click” as a sign of the end of my work day. I moved around the counter in the kitchen and fixed...

Students, it’s not all about you!

Students, it’s not all about you!

by BslateRN - The most important lesson I learned in nursing school had nothing to do with any pathophysiology, procedure, or medication. I learned the lesson on my worst day of clinicals, but on the best day in...


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