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Mentoring:  A Nursing Connection

Mentoring: A Nursing Connection

by nurseed12 - Nursing: A Connection As of the latest statistics the average age of a nurse is 41 years old and more than 50% surveyed has decided nursing as their second career (Jones, 2016). Hired...

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - Fulfilling licensure renewal and continuing education requirements can be overwhelming at worst and frustrating at best for healthcare professionals at all levels. This article showcases five ways to...

Speak It, Write It, Repeat It

Speak It, Write It, Repeat It

by joandean99 - Communicating important information to families and patients by telephone is quick and convenient but sometimes it can be difficult to tell if the information has been adequately understood. "Speak...

Recognizing Nurse Burnout and How to Handle It

Recognizing Nurse Burnout and How to Handle It

by Michelle Rhodes - How does one know if they are suffering from Nurse Burnout? What are the signs that nurses should be aware of? What actions can one take to rectify this tough situation? How to "bounce back" from...

Closing the Chapter on SNFs

Closing the Chapter on SNFs

by rehab_nurse - After two years of working in SNFs, I saw the nurse I was becoming and knew it was time to move on. I got a new job at a great hospital and am not looking back, except to write about my experience of...

Letting Go and Moving On

Letting Go and Moving On

by Carol Ebert - Letting Go and Moving On Welcome to installment #12 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. L = LETTING GO. How many times have you had to let go of something you didn’t want to? It happens...

Hesi study tips 1/20/17

Hesi study tips 1/20/17

by Morganbellah - Hey guys so I read a lot about the Hesi on here and wanted to share my experience and what I did to prepare. My overall score was a 94:) I took grammar, vocabulary, math, a&p and reading. I studied...

“Dreams for the next chapter of my career” And how those dreams keep changing...

“Dreams for the next chapter of my career” And how those dreams keep changing...

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - I wanted to be a nurse forever. I remember the adrenaline rush I got the first time I was on the hospital floor for my clinical rotation. The smells (not all great), the sounds (I heard IV pump beeps...

There is nothing we can do

There is nothing we can do

by nutella - The writing captures a common experience when a serious illness cannot be cured and provides insight into communication around serious illness. It offers wording a nurse can use that elicits a...

January is Blood Donor Month!

January is Blood Donor Month!

by Brenda F. Johnson - January is the month chosen by the American Red Cross as Blood Donation Month to honor the people who donate blood and platelets and also due to the fact that this month is historically low for...

My SRNA Journey

My SRNA Journey

by Neuro_gassed - I've pondered Allnurses as an adolescent before I even entered Nursing school. After reading other inspiring posts that ultimately helped motivate me and configure my own route, I've always said I...

It's All About the Cookies

It's All About the Cookies

by djh123 - It's difficult to summarize - I'm using 'cookies' both literally and as a metaphor for little things making a difference in patient care, and patient contentment, in LTC facilities, but the same...

How to get the most out of your nursing orientation

How to get the most out of your nursing orientation

by JanineKelbach - I will talk about the nurses I precept and how I notice a difference in those who embrace every opportunity in their department orientation vs those who are told what to do. I will mention how...

What Does it Mean to be A Mental Health Nurse?

What Does it Mean to be A Mental Health Nurse?

by allenmrtux - What is it like to work as a mental health nurse? What do you do on a daily basis? This article addresses these question through the eyes of a young mental health nurse as she works at an inpatient...

Self esteem as a tool in nursing

Self esteem as a tool in nursing

by omoladams - A very fantastic and fascinating nurse would perform her role diligently and professionally without bothering her mind. Nothing changes the professional approach to nursing procedures with good...

6 Strategies to Help you Cope after Losing a Patient
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6 Strategies to Help you Cope after Losing a Patient

by St. Scholastica - Every profession comes with its share of stressful situations. But a missed deadline here or a difficult encounter with the boss there hardly compares to the heaviness that can set in when a nurse...

Why Bother Studying Workplace Bullying?

Why Bother Studying Workplace Bullying?

by compassionresearcher - “Now that I am off orientation, I constantly fear getting fired. I swear I hear monitors in my sleep. One time in the last few months, a manager said “good job”, it helped. I’m at the mercy of...

IV Nurse Day - January 25th

IV Nurse Day - January 25th

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Celebrating IV Nurse Day by discussing what they do, where they work, online resources available, certification, etc. These RNs are responsible for each step of infusion therapy: IV placement, site...

Caring for nurses in a multicultural environment

Caring for nurses in a multicultural environment

by supernursern1 - This article is all about my personal experience caring for clients from a different culture. It includes the challenges I encountered and ways how I overcome those challenges to give quality care to...

National Nurse Anesthetist Week - January 22-28, 2017

National Nurse Anesthetist Week - January 22-28, 2017

by JanineKelbach - What is a nurse anesthetist? What are the restrictions of an anesthetist vs an anesthesiologist? What kind of training is involved? Where can you work/where do many work? What are some benefits of...


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