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Left Speechless

By WoosahRN - He had just turned 18 when he came into the ER with chest and shoulder pain. I walked into his room and introduced myself. He was polite and soft spoken. I asked him about his pain and the cough that accompanied it. He stated it was an 8/10 and braced himself as he coughed. When I asked him if... Read More


Nurses Floating Within the Hospital

By dwoolard - I use to work as a floor/charge nurse in a hospital back in the Midwest, and the attitudes to float nurses were not the best. I felt like the mentality of the hospital was floaters got the harder assignment, along with any travelers. My floor was unique and the nurses were not pre-assigned to a... Read More


A Nurse's Choice

By CheesePotato - ​Life is full of choices both large and small and some have long reaching, unforeseeable impact. Sixteen years ago, a young woman named Nancy decided that nursing was a career with the ability to provide for her growing family. Nine years ago, she chose to leave the bedside in order to have... Read More


Team Sports

By jadelpn - There are many reasons why one becomes a nurse. On the top ten list, taking care of patients is an important role. But usually one that you can't go alone. To be one part of a whole is a best case scenario. Nursing can mean that what one doesn't think could happen more than likely will and... Read More


The Gift of Love

By Poopsiebublnose - I love people, and love to see them be happy. I believe it will always be my desire to do so because that is what makes me the happiest. This is why I decided to enter the field of healthcare.I have learned through the years that when we are the healthiest, we are the most active and are able to be... Read More


Overqualified? What the Heck?

By TheCommuter - Employers are demanding experience in this day and age. But how does a person amass the necessary work experience if no one will hire them? This is the $64,000 question. Many hiring managers will unapologetically tell applicants they are overqualified for a job. What exactly does this mean?... Read More


To my dear fellow nurses

By Sabr - This article exemplifies what it means to search endlessly for a particular nursing niche and finally find the niche for which you are looking. It is a motivational piece for all nurses-especially new grads-who feel burnt out after only a short period of time in the nursing world. It is not... Read More


Why Do I Care?

By Ruby Vee - Why do I care that new nurses leave our unit after less than two years -- often after less than one year? Why do I care, when they're adults. They're going to have to live with the consequences of being out of work, or having a resume that reflects job hopping or never learning the basics of... Read More


How to Dress for Psychiatric Nursing

By Meriwhen - Many psychiatric facilities and settings allow or require that nurses and support staff wear street clothing instead of scrubs. Those entering into psychiatric nursing often ask, “If I can’t wear scrubs, then how should I dress?” Likewise, a common question asked by nursing students and their... Read More


ER: A Family's Emotional Well Being

By AMS7958 - The nurses took report on both patients and prepared the trauma bays for a couple in their 80's who had been T-boned when the husband pulled into an intersection. No current life threatening emergencies were reported. Each patient was assessed and stabilized. A recurring theme was each spouse... Read More


The Admission Process: Make sure you actually say something of importance!

By pinkiepieRN - If you don't put in the details, how is anyone else supposed to follow your work and pick things up on the next shift? This article is about how clear expectations need to be set. Your admission is the first procedure the resident or patient experiences in your facility. Make it worth your while... Read More


"State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey

By VivaLasViejas - It's the same every year: a contingent from "The State" invades your facility and commences with scrutinizing your work, poring over your records, nosing around the kitchen and dining areas, and asking endless questions. Managers who are rarely seen outside their offices suddenly become... Read More


Caring Vicariously

By curlygirlie3 - I couldn't be there to care for my grandmother as she died. While grieving this lost time I found solace in the face that I have provided many patients with the means to have a dignified death. This experience has strengthened my belief that nursing is a calling. As people we have different... Read More


And the clock struck 8

By Sabr - She thinks about which route would get her to the family’s house the fastest. She decides to opt for the bus route today. Her issue is not the bus because she gets there at a quarter to seven that night and it only takes her 5 minutes to get some coffee right? But her watch-that she had had since... Read More


The Day Nursing Student Apathy Got to Me

By NurseOnAMotorcycle - I love nursing students! I love their enthusiasm and nervous excitement when they walk into the emergency department for their specialty experience day. Most students are afraid that the nursing staff will avoid them. Every once in a while, though, it's the other way around and the staff nurse is... Read More


Charting disruptive patient behaviors: Are you objective?

By SHGR - Nurses have an obligation to chart objectively. When behaviors and attitudes need to be described, though, we don't always have the vocabulary on hand to chart an accurate, objective description. This article is an attempt to illustrate the difference between subjective, ambiguous charting and... Read More


A Letter to Myself - My first day on an Oncology floor

By iwillnotwasteit - This was something that I wrote after experiencing my first day of a semester-long clinical rotation on an oncology floor. I wrote this to help me process the many different emotions that I experienced that day...there were many. I was going to keep it private, but then this might help other nurses... Read More


Why you don't need to fear "SATA"

By GrnTea - Perhaps it would be a good idea to discuss this kind of question, what it means, and why the NCLEX thinks it's a good idea to test new grads using it. Step away from the piles of review questions, stickie notes, and scribbled scraps of paper for a minute, go get a nice cuppa tea, and take a deep... Read More