Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 89

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By cuteinpinkNS If someone asked you to answer the question, "Are nurses made or born", what would you say? I believe all nurses are made through knowledge and experience, but people are born with the personality to care, love, and nurture. Those are many of the qualities a nurse carries and it takes someone... Read More


An Honor

By nursebboop1 I entered through the front door of the nursing home just after 8am. I then signed in at the front desk while shaking off the biting cold of that February morning in 1997. I was here to admit a new female patient, Rosa, to hospice. I began my practice as a hospice RN in 1996. At that time the... Read More


Waiting has a magnificent purpose.

By jesjay I am twenty-two. I just received my nursing license six months ago. I have attended two trainings and a not-so-stunning-no-seminar-at-all for my continuing educational program as a registered nurse. I have not been into that real-nursing-world. I have not volunteered for weeks or days or even a... Read More


Being a Team Player

By trixie Many nurses want to advance in their careers. Few go into the nursing profession planning on being a floor nurse forever. Unfortunately, many fail to learn the very basic principle of how to be a team player. I was fortunate to have been oriented to the world of nursing by wonderful team... Read More


Clinical Governance and Risk Managment

By XB9S One of the aspects of UK healthcare that is supposed to help us provide good quality care for our patients in clinical governance. All NHS organisations will have clinical governance committees and these help the trusts manage risk. I have tried to compile details of what clinical governance... Read More


For those who had lost a child in a hospital bed; still searching for their lost hope

By jvqantipolo Their stories were all congruent. (For those who had lost a child in a hospital bed and still searching for their lost hope) In expectation, they have waited for their first born. They were once the typical parents who adorned their babiesí small hands and feet or their velvety skin and... Read More


Inmates as Patients in Hospital

By 4cas2 An issue arose at my hospital during my consolidation as a student, and it had both ethical and legal concerns. I was being trained on a medical/surgical floor, and one of the nurses on the floor believed that inmates were only permitted to ambulate on the floor with their guards after visiting... Read More


Active Learning Strategy: Concept Mapping

By VickyRN A concept map is a flowchart or diagram that shows the inter-relationships among concepts (ideas, images, or words). It is a graphical tool for representing and organizing knowledge. Concept mapping assists learners in understanding the relationships as they construct a visual map to illustrate the... Read More


Mommy will be there

By canchaser People frequently ask why did you become a nurse? Its like the day time talk shows calling an unsuspecting person and playing everyone has a story. They call the unsuspecting person and hear their story. Well, this is my why I became a nurse story. I was in the first grade when I had to get my... Read More


The Extent That You Will Go For Your Pt

By mwinstea The Extent That You Will Go For Your Patient Ok, so picture this. Brand new nurse, in the 1970's, in her little white uniform with her long hair severely pulled back into a bun in order to bobby pin her white cap with one black stripe in place. And of course there is a caduceus stick pin at the... Read More


The caregivers taking care of ourselves

By twinmommy+2 oh my gosh, the pandemic is here! mass destruction is upon us and the end of the world will happen. great googly moogly, perhaps we should all make a bunker and store oodles-of-noodles and twinkies, because of course those do not go bad for centuries. and donít forget the tamaflu. heavenís to... Read More


Revolutionizing Neonatal Transport Part 1- History

By SteveNNP Revolutionizing Neonatal Transport- Where do we find ourselves? As neonatal intensive care nurses and nurse practitioners, how often do we reevaulate where our critical care transport programs stand in relation to others worldwide? Current research in NICUs across the nation focuses on new... Read More


Postpartum Mood Disorders

By Elvish The postpartum period - just after giving birth - is, for most a time of happiness and adjustment to new family roles. However, for some women it is a time of overwhelming sadness, anxiety, and inability to cope with the stressors at hand. Postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis are mood... Read More


For Patrick...

By jvqantipolo For Patrick He died around 6 a.m last September 23; his death certificate indicated Herniation Syndrome as the cause after few weeks in a mechanical ventilator and a non-progressing GCS 3. He was indeed one of the sweetest patients I've ever cared for ever since he was transferred from Pay... Read More


Quality of Care and Foreign Nurses

By madwife2002 Importing foreign trained nurses is no new phenomenon, America has been importing nurses for over fifty years since 1965, according to B.L. Brush and A.M. Berger, "Sending for Nurses: Foreign Nurse Migration, 1965–2002" I would like to examine evidence to see if foreign trained nurses have an... Read More


New Grads, A Few Words of Encouragement

By brian After reading so many threads here on about the hard times many new grads are having at getting jobs, I just wanted to share a few words of encouragement. My feelings go out to all of you who are having a hard time finding jobs. I feel your pain and know what you are going... Read More


Just One Person

By Angie O'Plasty, RN shift change. lights blinked and bells dinged in front of almost every room on the 40-bed telemetry unit as day shifters reported off. i organized the kardexes on my six patients, quickly stapling them together and fanfolding them so i could see at a glance what meds were due for each patient and... Read More


What Are Private Messages?

By Joe V How do I send private messages? Private messages work a little like email, but are limited to registered members with 15+posts. you may include bb code, smilies and images in private messages that you send. You may send a private message to a member by clicking the Private Message found... Read More

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