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What are you an “expert” in on your unit?  Becoming the “go-to” guy/gal for ...

What are you an “expert” in on your unit? Becoming the “go-to” guy/gal for ...

by cjcsoon2bnp - No one can be an expert in everything but being a professional nurse means finding a specialty and spending your career learning all that you can to advance the delivery of care and promotion of best...

5 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier in My Nursing Career:  Building Relationships

5 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier in My Nursing Career: Building Relationships

by The Nurse Motivator - Looking to rapidly build relationships at your new (or old) job? Then read on for some quick tips that move you into the fast lane as you work to become part of the team. These tips are part 2 of a...

Tipping (Sacred) Cows and Evidence-Based Practice Part I

Tipping (Sacred) Cows and Evidence-Based Practice Part I

by Nurse Beth - I’ve heard of cow-tipping but I’ve never actually seen it done. Is it a real thing or are they just pulling my city-girl leg? I don’t know. But..I do know what we can do- we can tip the Sacred Cows...

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)  - More Than Just a Cold

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) - More Than Just a Cold

by NotReady4PrimeTime - Every winter more than a million children under the age of 4 fall ill with RSV - respiratory syncytial virus - and many thousands of them will be hospitalized for treatment. Most recover. But it can...

The "Fat" Deception

The "Fat" Deception

by Brenda F. Johnson - For years nutritionists and doctors have touted that eating fat is wicked, it will kill us.  On the surface, this seems to make sense.  Most doctors that I have seen tell me to do just that, reduce...

"I Couldn't Find a Job...": Nursing As a Fall Back Plan.

"I Couldn't Find a Job...": Nursing As a Fall Back Plan.

by SisterofMary - It seems to me these days that everyone wants to be a nurse. I can name off the top of my head five people I know in my sphere that are choosing to go to nursing school. What is driving people to...

Martin Luther King Day 2017

Martin Luther King Day 2017

by traumaRUs - Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., is a celebrated human and rights activist. He often spoke of the inequalities of health care especially regarding minorities. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day...

Hunting down the California BRN

Hunting down the California BRN

by benjaeli - Being the wife of an active duty navy sailor, I was accustomed to moving every three to four years and setting up a new life to include securing a new state license and a new nursing position. ...

TEAS 6 Advice

TEAS 6 Advice

by Michelle0128 - I just took the TEAS 6 this week and scored a total 86%, which personally I am disappointed, but from what I hear, I got one of the highest scores among the people I know who took it, so I am trying...

Better Health Care Elsewhere

Better Health Care Elsewhere

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - This new year didn’t start quite as planned. I woke up on 12/31 with high hopes and a very sore throat...about to be walloped by a nasty little virus. I was laid up on the couch for over a week. The...

Tipping (Sacred) Cows and Evidence-Based Practice Part II

Tipping (Sacred) Cows and Evidence-Based Practice Part II

by Nurse Beth - Here’s Cow Tipping Part II. Read Tipping (Sacred) Cows and Evidence-Based Practice Part I for best practice on stopping continuous enteral feedings for repositioning; the use of Trendelenburg to...

​How to Obtain UK RN Licensure for Filipino Nurses

​How to Obtain UK RN Licensure for Filipino Nurses

by charmieern - I originally wrote this guide for family and friends who have been asking me about the steps to become an RN in the UK. I am currently on the process of acquiring my Tier 2- Visa, and will be be...

But Why? Fingersticks and Common Sense

But Why? Fingersticks and Common Sense

by Nurse Beth - Ordering a Stat Serum Glucose to Confirm Glucometer (Fingerstick) Reading This is a case where the policy did not seem to make sense. At my facility, the blood glucose monitoring procedure...

Nurse and Parent: Overload Alert!

Nurse and Parent: Overload Alert!

by jeastridge - I waved at my young co-worker in the grocery store. She pushed her cart over my way, all loaded up with a baby in a car seat and a three year old riding up front in the grocery cart disguised as a...

Real learning happens after graduation

Real learning happens after graduation

by WKShadowRN - Despite so many decent threads and pieces of advice from fellow nurse practitioners and experienced peers, so much about the process of testing, job searching, and waiting to work was over my head,...

How could you give up and do NOTHING?

How could you give up and do NOTHING?

by clemsongal68 - Extremely ill patient admitted to hospital. Choice of very risky surgery with predicted poor outcome or starting hospice and making him comfortable. Common situation with our patients living longer...

Healthy Weight Week - January 15-22, 2017

Healthy Weight Week - January 15-22, 2017

by JanineKelbach - We explore what a healthy weight is, why we stray away from being a healthy weight, risks to being at an unhealthy weight, how to overcome the obstacles that keep us unhealthy as nurses, and tips to...

Want happiness…apply the 10 second rule...on and off the nursing floor

Want happiness…apply the 10 second rule...on and off the nursing floor

by Daisy4RN - Everyone strives to find the secret to happiness. What most of us never completely realize is that each one of us holds that truth within.Taking care of others is hard work, but you will find that...

Getting to Know You - Getting to Know All About You!

Getting to Know You - Getting to Know All About You!

by Carol Ebert - Welcome to installment #11 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. K = KNOW YOURSELF. Who are you anyway? Isn’t this the time, as you approach retirement, to really find out and put your best self...

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...


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