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What Makes YOU a Pro RN?

What Makes YOU a Pro RN?

by jeastridge - I sat talking Crystal, a senior nursing student, as we wrapped up our time together. She had been following me around, learning about what it means to be a Faith Community Nurse for six weeks. I...

Moving On Up: Clinical Ladder Programs, are they really worth it?

Moving On Up: Clinical Ladder Programs, are they really worth it?

by Richard Wolfe - Clinical Ladders are used by many institutions to recognize nurses as they progress from a novice level to that of expert. This article offers some pros and cons of participating in a clinical ladder...

Marcus Engel - Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Marcus Engel - Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

by tnbutterfly - Marcus Engel’s impactful story is one that should be heard by all nurses, healthcare providers and caregivers. Although his experience is one that no one would want their son to go through, I’m sure...

Getting to know your patients, does it really make a difference?

Getting to know your patients, does it really make a difference?

by bmars452 - Cancer treatment is a whirlwind of treatments, hospitalizations and clinic visits. Often times patients can feel like they loose themselves in their disease. By building relationships with patients,...

I Was Kicked Out of My Exam! - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 203

I Was Kicked Out of My Exam! - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 203

by BizzyBeeNursing - Does going to an online FNP program automatically translate to an easy A? Many believe that online FNP programs are less rigorous than traditional programs, especially when it comes to examination...

Taming Naso-Gastric Tube (NGT) Torture

Taming Naso-Gastric Tube (NGT) Torture

by RobbiRN - Hated by most patients and many practitioners who have to insert them, NG tubes are great candidates for the top spot in the “most detested procedure” column. Here are six simple steps I’ve found to...

Last Time for Everything

Last Time for Everything

by Deb_Aston - This article was inspired by the Brad Paisley song, "Last Time for Everything". Nursing gives us a firsthand view of how quickly a life can be taken away. We all experience many “firsts” and “lasts”...

Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice

Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice

by traumaRUs - As nurses, we want evidence-based practice in order to improve our care. As we all know, there are multiple barriers to providing excellent care and experiencing workplace violence or bullying is...

Drexel University ACE Program 2016-2017 - Review

Drexel University ACE Program 2016-2017 - Review

by enterusernameRN - I thought I would share my experiences with the Drexel ACE program in Philadelphia, PA. Applying for Drexel was relatively easy (and free!). And I only mean to say that it was easy because I have...

Juggling FNP School Deadlines + Life - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 202

Juggling FNP School Deadlines + Life - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 202

by BizzyBeeNursing - The difference between your dreams and reality is action. One of the hardest parts of FNP school is finding the balance between schoolwork and life. On one hand you want to be present for friends...

The Underestimated Benefit of Ancillary Staff

The Underestimated Benefit of Ancillary Staff

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Recognizing the major advantage of having ancillary staff as part of the team in any healthcare setting. The assistance they provide to both patients and nursing staff can improve patient...

How to Answer "What Did You Like Least About Your Last Job?"

How to Answer "What Did You Like Least About Your Last Job?"

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, How can I answer an interview question like this "what is the one thing you least like in your last job". As I'm a new nurse I don't know how to answer this question in a most...

Stepping Back To Move Forward

Stepping Back To Move Forward

by melissa.mills1117 - Sometimes in life, taking a step back provides breathing room, which breeds clarity. This clarity can illuminate the path to achieving dreams. Stepping back can be a great tactic to find clarity in...

We saved some guys life...

We saved some guys life...

by blackvans1234 - Just another day in the life The other week I was at the station BS'ing with one of the Nursing assistants and a new grad nurse about online dating, raunchy pictures on peoples profiles (hey,...

Mandatory Evacuation: Facing Fear of the Unknown

Mandatory Evacuation: Facing Fear of the Unknown

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - Lane Therrell is a nurse practitioner, health coach, and allnurses.com contributing writer who lives with her husband in Napa, CA. This is how the recent Wine Country wildfires and a mandatory...

Exclusive Interview with Las Vegas Nurse who Worked During Shooting

Exclusive Interview with Las Vegas Nurse who Worked During Shooting

by Nurse Beth - Many of us may wonder what it would be like to be faced with a disaster right in our community. Sara D. is an oncology nurse in a large hospital in Vegas and reported to work in the middle of the Las...

What if I'm the Bully?

What if I'm the Bully?

by klsm1968 - Bullying’s in the news a lot these days, but for every person bullied, there has to be a bully…and what if I am that person? I’m going to tell you a story of incivility and bring up some ideas and...

Second Victims - the Nurse that Makes a Mistake

Second Victims - the Nurse that Makes a Mistake

by traumaRUs - The term second victim refers to the nurse, provider or another medical professional that makes a mistake that either harms or had the potential to harm a patient. Here is how one hospital deals...

2017 Magnet - Nurses and Social Media - Our Leaders Online?!

2017 Magnet - Nurses and Social Media - Our Leaders Online?!

by traumaRUs - We’ve all heard of the pitfalls of social media. However, can social media be leveraged to help nursing leaders engage staff? AN recently attended the 2017 Magnet Conference and were able to...

October:  Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse

October: Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse

by Ruby Vee - Breast cancer - at least mine, anyway - is fairly straightforward. You either have it or you don't. The mass is malignant or benign. When you're diagnosed, things happen. You get a referral to a...


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