Nursing Articles - page 75

Masturbation Is a Bad Habit: An Era Gone By

Masturbation Is a Bad Habit: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - If you have a child, you remember the first bath. How carefully you placed the baby in the infant tub with the water temperature just right. The slippery feel of skin under your fingers as you soap...

Understanding Herd Immunity from Vaccination – How much is enough?

Understanding Herd Immunity from Vaccination – How much is enough?

by SummitRN - Herd Immunity means lowering a population’s susceptibility to a disease to the point where a disease cannot remain endemic, introduced outbreaks fade without intervention, and the vulnerable are...

The Hug Heard Around the World

The Hug Heard Around the World

by jeastridge - At the end of life, a hospice nurse walks a fine line of being respectful while at the same time providing information that helps families as they make decisions. Knowing how to guide the...

Clinical Humor

Clinical Humor

by canwil2082 - I remember being a nervous nursing student. Now the tables have flipped, and I have become the nervous clinical nursing instructor! Facilitating the students' learning includes a laugh every now and...

Get Your Foot Off My Self Esteem!

Get Your Foot Off My Self Esteem!

by Brenda F. Johnson - Are you a nursing student who is having conflict with an instructor? You are not alone, even though you feel as though you are. This is my experience with one of my instructors that made me...

50 Things New Nurses Need to Know about Orientation

50 Things New Nurses Need to Know about Orientation

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Orientation is meant to get a nurse ready for life on the floor, but it can be a gut check that nursing school is not. It is a culture shock and hits everyone differently. If you are going through...

How I Passed the NCLEX

How I Passed the NCLEX

by MikeRN84 - My names Mike I'm a 30 year old RN who is an eight year military veteran. I'm currently into a RN to BSN bridge program and plan on graduating this summer. My goal is to one day work for the United...

ABC's of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment: The Basics

ABC's of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment: The Basics

by ElizabethStoneRN - Once you become a nurse, “ABCs” no longer refer to the beginning of the alphabet. They are the first critical steps of the primary assessment: Airway, Breathing and Circulation. Learning how to...

Why I Love IV Nurses

Why I Love IV Nurses

by Lynda Lampert, RN - IV teams are a luxury that most facilities don’t have. Yet in the facilities where IV nurses are on the job, the patients have more opportunity for faster, less painful IV sticks. No matter where...

Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!

Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!

by allnurses - Facilities are firing seasoned, higher paid nurses and utilizing younger less experienced nurses. This cost-cutting measure is putting patients at risk, working nursing and support staff to the...

There Were no Good Samaritans: Perform CPR in Strange Places

There Were no Good Samaritans: Perform CPR in Strange Places

by enkwanta - This article discusses how nurses and other individuals, not just health care workers can save lives no matter where they are located. It gave examples of how two graduate nurses attempted to perform...

ABC’s of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment, Part 2:  Respiratory Distress

ABC’s of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment, Part 2: Respiratory Distress

by ElizabethStoneRN - Children are so resilient. When they are sick, their young bodies compensate in amazing ways, often for quite a while- until they don’t anymore. For any nurse who assesses pediatric patients, being...

The Sad Truth: Version 2.0

The Sad Truth: Version 2.0

by canwil2082 - I recently wrote an article about my experience on attempting to find a nursing instructor position at a traditional four year university. The school I attended was called into question, because it...

The Sad Truth: Online Nursing Schools vs Traditional Schools

The Sad Truth: Online Nursing Schools vs Traditional Schools

by canwil2082 - The stigma of an online degree remains for some brick and mortar schools. The future of nursing education is online in the 21st century. It is time to recognize the fact that some online schools...

The Color of Mourning

The Color of Mourning

by Jacqueline.Damm - Nurses form attachments regardless of the protective walls we build. There is power in change and acceptance. When an end result arises there is a great need to make peace with it and move on. It is...

“Have you seen the patient in 222 today? I have never seen her smile!”

“Have you seen the patient in 222 today? I have never seen her smile!”

by Lori215 - As a student nurse, it is easy to get frustrated at times and believe all I am doing in clinicals is “CNA” work. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but aren’t I here to learn more than a bed...

The End of the Tunnel...Holy Cow - is that LIGHT?!  Ch 9

The End of the Tunnel...Holy Cow - is that LIGHT?! Ch 9

by Julie Reyes - When you are in the midst of nursing school, it seems that you will be stuck in the muck forever – and there never seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. The days on end at clinicals, trying to...

The Smell of Death: An Era Gone By

The Smell of Death: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - This is the third in the series “An Era Gone By” looking this time at how disease modes of transmission are the same as the 1900s, but treatment and prevention has changed. We focus on typhoid...

Passed NCLEX-RN in 75 questions

Passed NCLEX-RN in 75 questions

by gaj418 - I looked through these discussion boards a lot while I was preparing for the NCLEX, and I told myself that I would come back to share my experience if i passed. I also wanted to share my experience...

Dear nursing students: We need to talk about homework help

Dear nursing students: We need to talk about homework help

by Rose_Queen - Nursing school and the assignments that instructors give require effort on students’ parts to get the most out of the work. Why are some of the assignments given, why isn’t it always about the...


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