Nursing Articles - page 75

Jocularity at its Finest: A Hilarious Account of Misinterpretation

Jocularity at its Finest: A Hilarious Account of Misinterpretation

by canesdukegirl - So many times in our careers, we run across patients who are quite colorful. We are trained to educate our patients, and sometimes, their interpretation of written instructions can be quite unclear....

The average time Nurse Managers spend in meetings is 38 hours per week.

The average time Nurse Managers spend in meetings is 38 hours per week.

by MshawSVS - Do you lament that meetings are time consuming and can be wasteful activities. With the average number of hours spent per week in meetings equating to 76% of nurse managers time it's no wonder. We...

Shockingly Humbled

Shockingly Humbled

by canesdukegirl - Oftentimes, we find ourselves in extreme circumstances. As nurse leaders, we feel confident in taking charge of emergent situations. When we feel strongly about patient care, we can be quite...

Death and All His Friends

by molly.hershman - Death is the guy no one invited to the party, and yet he always shows up. In healthcare, death is the enemy, but how hard can you fight something that lurks in the corner of a hospital floor? And...

The Insanity that is  APA in Nursing School

The Insanity that is APA in Nursing School

by The_Optimist - As with most things in life, there are rules to be followed or there would be chaos! In Nursing, APA format is one such rule and we welcome it; what we detest is the inflexibility of it as wielded by...

Laughter...

Laughter...

by jadelpn - IS the best medicine. When was the last time you laughed hard and smiled often in your profession? As nurses, we can set a tone for a pleasant work enviroment. To lighten the mood, can it increase...

How to get an "A" in any course.

How to get an "A" in any course.

by queserasera - Whether you're a seasoned pre-nursing student or just starting out these easy to follow steps can launch you into academic success. Take a new approach to your daily routine, make time for yourself...

My Journey into Nursing

by greg0421 - Hello. My name is Greg and I am a Male nursing student. This article is an essay chronicling my first clinical experience in an emergency room. When entering the clinical setting everything takes...

How Far Can You Nurse?

How Far Can You Nurse?

by jerolez - Nursing is everything, as a whole but we can never draw a line between science and religion for an ill patient's will. This is a story of a patient whose religious belief matters most for his...

New Grad Job Market: A Game of Chance

New Grad Job Market: A Game of Chance

by sourapril - Someone smart once said: "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." This article talks about the unhealthy trend of newly licensed RNs applying to...

We don't need your kind here

We don't need your kind here

by jadelpn - Every unit has them. The nurses who, at any level of licensure, have been with the facility for a number of years. Depending on how small your Town is, those nurses who know patients and their...

Organizational Barriers to Professional Development for Nurses

Organizational Barriers to Professional Development for Nurses

by dan83 - Existing research supports the notion that nurses poses an ongoing drive to acquire knowledge placing value on their own professional development and that healthcare organization play a role in...

Reflection-healthcare quality and safety

Reflection-healthcare quality and safety

by gypsyd8 - The following reflection will describe my understanding of the current status of health care quality and safety and my ideas for the best way to improve patient safety. I am just finishing my third...

Cruel Summer

Cruel Summer

by VivaLasViejas - During this strange, sad summer of 2013, a fifty-something nurse in the middle of a seismic shift in life circumstances finds that her ability to safely practice her profession has changed as well....

Silver Lining

Silver Lining

by canesdukegirl - Busy days and chaotic circumstances oftentimes lead to "reactive" instead of "proactive" mindsets. As nurses, our first priority is our patients. It's difficult to keep this in mind when we have so...

Who's afraid of the ICU?

Who's afraid of the ICU?

by Trissity - After working three years in the ICU, I want to share my experience of starting out, and how I quickly realized how very little I knew about critical care. Hopefully my story can prevent some of the...

2013 Superbug

2013 Superbug

by MassED - In my perusal of the daily internet news, I come across a headline of "superbug" that both captivates and horrifies me. I should be doing chores, studying, or a multitude of other things on my day...

Why nurses don't want to be identified in public?

Why nurses don't want to be identified in public?

by Mully - This is a true, dramatized story to help highlight something important I learned in my first year of nursing. I remember hearing nurses tell stories about being in the public and not wanting anyone...

Help I'm sinking in email quicksand!

Help I'm sinking in email quicksand!

by MshawSVS - Drowning in emails, death by meaningless meetings, putting out spot fires and it's not even 7am! 84% of nurse managers feel they are struggling with workload. It seems that the time it takes to deal...

Little is Definite, 100% of the Time

Little is Definite, 100% of the Time

by jadelpn - Or things are not definite, indefinitely. To make the most of nursing practice, it is important to know about your policies, your procedures, your scope. Communication is important. If you don't...


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