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New Journey towards Nursing 2019

New Journey towards Nursing 2019

by Destined4Nursing 2019 - This is my very first blog by the way. :wavey: So please bear with me. I just decided to share my story/journey. I will continuously blog as I am going through my new journey towards nursing. So if...

5 Tips to Handle Stressful Times as a Nurse

5 Tips to Handle Stressful Times as a Nurse

by ElizabethScala1 - We already know that caring for patients comes with a tremendous amount of stress. Nurses are regularly charged to be the calm face in the room with patients, family members, and even doctors. Who...

The Value of Mentors

The Value of Mentors

by whalloran - I chose the nursing profession a little later in life at age 42, after working for several years in the business world. Of course, it was the best career choice I could have made. I have been...

Back to Basics: Spine Health for Nurses

Back to Basics: Spine Health for Nurses

by melissa.mills1117 - You just finished your third twelve hour shift in a row. As you go to clock out, you hear the charge nurse singing your name and praises. This can only mean only one thing - they need help tomorrow....

Mandatory Staffing is a Cop Out

Mandatory Staffing is a Cop Out

by MNC - Mandatory Overtime is a lazy way of making sure that the shifts are adequately staffed. When you mandate staff, you unconsciously say three things about your company's style Lack of Innovation -...

How to trick the one you love into staying alive

How to trick the one you love into staying alive

by Carol Ebert - Have you imagined what life would be like if your spouse died? It’s only recently that I have pondered that occurrence. I’ve been lucky enough to be married to the same man for 49 years (I still...

Menopause? *The Doctor recommends Freedom From Responsibility: An Era Gone By

Menopause? *The Doctor recommends Freedom From Responsibility: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - It has been a long time since I wrote an article in my series “An Era Gone By.”  I recently found the rest of my old medical books and am so thrilled.  Most of them are from the turn of the century...

Facing Our Own Judgments

Facing Our Own Judgments

by maybug - I work PRN at a hospice house. I was taking care of a patient that had been with us for 2 months and was very well known to the full-time staff, yet I had only taken care of her on 3 occasions. ...

5 Principles of Motivational Interviewing

5 Principles of Motivational Interviewing

by melissa.mills1117 - As nurses, we often want to "fix" our patients and their poor choices. But, does this work? Let's explore the principles of motivational interviewing to assist our patients to reach their...

Drawing Pharmacology Video 5 (Antibiotics II)

Drawing Pharmacology Video 5 (Antibiotics II)

by TonyPharmD - Welcome back to Drawing Pharmacology: Video 5 of 7. First, my APPE student Jaclyn goes more in depth with one medication we learned about in our last video. Then we cover more antibiotic classes as...

All Nursing Education IS NOT Equal.

All Nursing Education IS NOT Equal.

by MNC - All nursing education is not equal and a nursing degree is not just a degree. There are different coursework and experiences that go into each nursing degree. But the reality is that most people see...

Can We Talk? End of Life Discussions

Can We Talk? End of Life Discussions

by jeastridge - Can We Talk? End of Life Discussions Jan busied herself at the bedside of her patient, a woman she had seen before during a similar admission for COPD. As the woman struggled to breathe, Jan...

Online FNP School Isn't A Real Nursing Program!?! - Follow Me Through Grad School Epi 206

Online FNP School Isn't A Real Nursing Program!?! - Follow Me Through Grad School Epi 206

by BizzyBeeNursing - I sat there perplexed as my uncle posed this question to me at the dinner table? How did "please pass the salt" turn into an inquiry about FNP school? Did he think I endured all those all-nighters,...

10 tips for nurses to achieve a healthy lifestyle

10 tips for nurses to achieve a healthy lifestyle

by mooreea8 - Nurses are extraordinary caregivers, but sometimes we disregard the need to take care of ourselves due to hectic work schedules. Consistency is key for a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a positive...

Why Did You Choose Nursing? - 2017 Student Survey

Why Did You Choose Nursing? - 2017 Student Survey

by allnurses - “What do you want to be when you grow up? What are you going to do with your life? Now that life has thrown you a curve ball, what are your plans?” Nursing….that’s what I am going to be and do.

EMDR: Another Tool for Your Mental Health Toolbox

EMDR: Another Tool for Your Mental Health Toolbox

by SafetyNurse1968 - This article is about the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy successfully being used to treat trauma. In the article I discuss mental health issues, discuss how...

Are You a "Fixer" Nurse? 5 Things to Consider

Are You a "Fixer" Nurse? 5 Things to Consider

by jeastridge - A friend approached me about caring for her elderly, increasingly disabled, parent. She told me about how her mom had become forgetful, slightly confused, and had a tendency to fall. Her worried eyes...

December is National Handwashing Month

December is National Handwashing Month

by traumaRUs - December is National Handwashing Month, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

Online, go-at-your-own-pace, RN to BSN Option through Capella University

Online, go-at-your-own-pace, RN to BSN Option through Capella University

by pmabraham - Capella University's FlexPath program is a 100% online, go-at-your-own-pace option for an RN to BSN program where you can control the cost per credit based on how many classes you complete in a...

Our Current Reality: Are You Going to Work Scared?

Our Current Reality: Are You Going to Work Scared?

by Bridgid Joseph - Between actual bombings, mass shootings, and the threats of them, which happen daily, how do nurses on the front line of saving victims from these mass casualties handle going to work every day? No...


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