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Hospice Nursing - How Could I Not?

Hospice Nursing - How Could I Not?

by makeitwork - I’m not always sure how hospice patients are assigned to nurses. I want to believe that we are given a specific geographic area and we will have the patients living in those areas. Less drive time...

Love Nursing?  Or ????

Love Nursing? Or ????

by stefy01 - I just want to share my journey on how l got into nursing school and where I am now as a student. Something happened in June 2009, I had only one year left of high school ahead of me and from...

Part II - Day In the Life of a Proton Therapy Nurse

Part II - Day In the Life of a Proton Therapy Nurse

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - There are usually two nurses who arrive between 7 and 8 am, depending on the number of sedated cases we have that day. We start by setting up for the day: making sure we have our dosimeters on and...

Part I - Nursing and Precision Proton Therapy

Part I - Nursing and Precision Proton Therapy

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - In this two part article we’ll first take a look at the basic principles of proton therapy and later walk through a typical day as a nurse at the proton center. Working in Oncology for over a decade...

The longest forty eight hours

The longest forty eight hours

by jaycam - I was a decent nursing student. I could have studied more, but I did study. I could have been more involved, but I was involved. I loved helping my classmates. I have a decent GPA which is going to...

Controversial Patient Odors in Nursing

Controversial Patient Odors in Nursing

by TheCommuter - Body odor is a somewhat controversial topic. More specifically, there is the persistent belief that certain groups of patients are more odorous than others. This piece will highlight several groups...

How I made a 90% in my TEAS

How I made a 90% in my TEAS

by RB_Dez - I'm a second-year Pre-Nursing student at a big Texas University, currently applying to 2 different Nursing schools. I was pretty nervous about taking the ATI TEAS because it was a new version since...

Are You Really a Nurse?

Are You Really a Nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Test Your Knowledge Before reading the article, take the short true or false poll at the bottom of the article to test your knowledge. Do you cringe when people use the word “nurse” loosely?...

There Is A New Fungus Among Us: Candida Auris

There Is A New Fungus Among Us: Candida Auris

by Brenda F. Johnson - After the Zika virus made it’s appearance, no one wants to hear that there is a new fungal threat out there.  However, we as healthcare workers need to be kept abreast of a new fungus that has...

Having the Time (Line) of Your Life

Having the Time (Line) of Your Life

by Carol Ebert - Welcome to installment #10 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. J = JOURNEY. What does your life’s timeline look like? Have you ever taken the time to map out your life’s journey? I have done...

5 Steps to meeting your goals in 2017

5 Steps to meeting your goals in 2017

by Michelle Rhodes - As caregivers, Nurses sometimes give much of themselves and often forget to focus on their own goals and desires. This article serves as a brief synopsis as to how to stay focused this new year in...

Psychiatric Mental Health APRNs Needed!

Psychiatric Mental Health APRNs Needed!

by psych-nurse-michele - Due to lack of psychiatric-related services, there is an increasing need for such serviceabilities. Since such a need exists, the growing rate of exigency of psychiatric-focused care attributes to...

7 Things You Weren’t Taught in Nursing School

7 Things You Weren’t Taught in Nursing School

by ElizabethScala1 - All the things you were not taught in nursing school could probably fill a few volumes, but here are a few that I have collected from emails and conversations with colleagues over the years. ...

Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (Part II)

Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (Part II)

by cjcsoon2bnp - Unfortunately, most students and nurses have little idea what its actually like to be a CI or understand the unique position we occupy in the world of nursing education. This two-part article series...

Nursing Certifications

Nursing Certifications

by traumaRUs - Okay, so you've been a nurse a few years and you want to show your patients, colleagues and higher-ups you have achieved expertise in your field. You have choices; you can go back to school for a...

APRN Roles

APRN Roles

by traumaRUs - Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) encompass nurse practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists (CNS), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA), and certified nurse midwives (CNM). ...

Nursing Compassion

Nursing Compassion

by marcos9999 - Most days are different but we go about our routines on the floor much the same way. We take orders from doctors; finish treatments; tell families bad news; coexist with the terrible and the...

ANCC and AANP Certification

ANCC and AANP Certification

by KJ NP - Now I would like to share my experience in hopes it will help someone. I have taken both ANCC and AANP. The ANCC was taken on 10/30/16 and I failed, my score was 340 and I needed at least 350. I...

Entitled Nurses

Entitled Nurses

by Kate_Peds - We all know someone that we consider to be "entitled." They believe, and in many cases demand, special privileges that they have not worked to earn. Working with these people is a total drag. ...

Interviewing the Right Way - 10 steps

Interviewing the Right Way - 10 steps

by The_Optimist - Interviewing can be hard work but so is getting the job that you thought you wanted, only for you to realize that it was not what you wanted … not at all. So how does one prevent this waste of time,...


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