Nursing Articles - page 75

We are ALL on the same team.

We are ALL on the same team.

by Mully - You know what I'm freaking sick of? Mixed-unit and mixed-discipline hostilities. Or at least that's what I call it. We're all on the same team. We all want what's best for the patient. We need to...

Yet another holiday, some musings about family.

Yet another holiday, some musings about family.

by uRNmyway - Having completely uprooted my life not that long ago, I have often sat feeling sorry for myself because of how lonely I've been. I recently just realized how much AllNurses has done for me to get me...

An Amercian RN learns to read with his heart and not his eyes.

An Amercian RN learns to read with his heart and not his eyes.

by kayakrn7 - An Orthopedic and Perioperative RN who co-founded a Medical Organization in Haiti, shares a lesson learned on perception and learning to look past grammatical and linguistic challanges when working...

Everything I Know About Life.......

Everything I Know About Life.......

by VivaLasViejas - .....I learned from nursing. Here, for the reader's enjoyment (I hope) are a few of the life lessons that nursing teaches us over the course of a career. Though my own sojourn isn't over yet, nursing...

Innovative Nursing Part Deux: Being Genuinely Present

Innovative Nursing Part Deux: Being Genuinely Present

by CheesePotato - I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work along side some interesting and wonderful people. These are their stories, a glimpse into their world, and I am their witness. I bring their tales as...

Can I Work as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant While in School?

Can I Work as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant While in School?

by TheCommuter - Countless nursing students and pre-nursing students want (or need) to work while attending school and are seeking employment that will result in allied healthcare experience. This article focuses on...

Perspective: My Path to Nursing and Beyond

Perspective: My Path to Nursing and Beyond

by Tait - From failing science major to completion of a Master's in Nursing Education my path, like many nurses, has been in bits and pieces. Understanding those who empowered me along the way provides insight...

You Can't Go Home Again

You Can't Go Home Again

by VivaLasViejas - I'd been promising my former co-workers for two years that I'd stop by the old nursing home to see everybody and say Hi. Yet I hadn't, even though I went by there at least twice a month and waved as...

Problems a CNA May Face

Problems a CNA May Face

by kacie.knyvett - The problems faced by a CNA on daily work environment are myriad that stem out either from the fear of competition, political issues or self-esteem. Horizontal violence or bullying is the most...

The Wicked Politics of Clinical Practicum in Nursing School

The Wicked Politics of Clinical Practicum in Nursing School

by TheCommuter - This article is a channel to discuss some of the nastier aspects regarding the politics that pervade clinical rotations in nursing school. The grades you receive in clinical practicum are purely...

Perspective: Depression from One Side of the Bed to the Other

Perspective: Depression from One Side of the Bed to the Other

by Tait - My own story of depression, medication, and gaining a deeper insight into the stigmas and avoidance of mental health discussions and stress management in nursing. This is a driving force behind my...

Sitters/CNA's: Thank you for "doing nothing"

Sitters/CNA's: Thank you for "doing nothing"

by CheesePotato - I have seen, first hand, the horrible things that can come from one slip. I have born witness to the terrible heartache of decisions forced because of untimely injury. Last night, a member of my...

Work is Hazardous to My Health

Work is Hazardous to My Health

by MunkiRN - A brief story of brief stupidity. The moment when I realized that a small mistake was actually a big mistake and that, that big mistake might ultimately lead to my death. How a little pill saved my...

Human Misery, Human Victory

Human Misery, Human Victory

by TheCommuter - The disabilities caused by a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) can render a patient a virtual prisoner in his own body. Sometimes rehabilitative efforts are to no avail. However, the numerous patients...

A Plea to Nurses Everywhere

A Plea to Nurses Everywhere

by SarahLeeRN - A plea for nurses everywhere that arose after a drive home reflection. Conflict is as much a part of our work environment as medication administration. Does it really have to be? We can choose our...

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

by jaelpn - There is always a reason why your path's cross- just taking a little extra time to wave and say hello to one of my resident's changed my life for the better. There is just no place like home, but if...

The Patient Who Receives No Visits

The Patient Who Receives No Visits

by TheCommuter - I am assured that every nurse who has ever worked at the bedside has provided care for patients who never receive any visitors. Some of us are left wondering why this happens or how the situation...

Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic

Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic

by TheCommuter - Patient satisfaction surveys are important in helping the healthcare facility to harvest data, discover perceptions of the care being rendered, and gather suggestions on how to improve. Since patient...

You See, It's Like This........

You See, It's Like This........

by VivaLasViejas - Here's a slice-of-life look at what happens in the break room of the average health care facility, where 'war stories' from the front lines of nursing mingle with ex-boyfriend/husband/kid dramas,...

Legal Food For Thought During the First Year of Nursing (and Beyond)

Legal Food For Thought During the First Year of Nursing (and Beyond)

by TheCommuter - In this litigious day and age, nurses can be individually named in lawsuits. Also, patients and family members sometimes utter the words "I am suing you" as an intimidation measure. However, a little...


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