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Under All, is the Human

By Andi777 - This is journal entry of my recent experience as a senior nursing student in the CCU with an intubated patient, labeled as combative and confused. After doing all of the clinically appropriate nursing interventions, I learned re-learned some basic skills. Giving a bed bath taught me an unexpected... Read More

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The First Time I Had to Tell a Family That Their Loved One Passed Away

By november17 - I originally wrote this in my personal journal that chronicled my first year as an RN. I was recently rereading my journal and reflecting on the years since. Nursing school doesn't always prepare you for everything. There were a lot of experiences I had as a new nurse that nursing school simply... Read More

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Great Apps for Great Nurses

By brian - Whether you are tech savvy or not, there is no denying that there are many great nursing apps you can download with just the tap of a screen. In fact, nursing apps are revolutionizing the nursing profession as we know it, and below we have listed a few of our favorites: For Drug Information -... Read More

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Nursing Professional Development / Staff Development Coordinators

By TheCommuter - Members of nursing staff are a significant, if not arguably the most important, human resource employed by modern day health systems since hospitals and other healthcare facilities exist chiefly for the provision of nursing care. In other words, these facilities would cease to exist without staff... Read More

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Racial Refusals In Nursing

By TheCommuter - 'Racial refusal' is a phrase that refers to the practice of patients and / or family members who refuse care from particular nurses, physicians, nursing assistants, techs and other types of healthcare workers due to the caregiver's racial-ethnic background. How does an individual deal with a racial... Read More

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Different Nursing Leadership Styles

By TheCommuter - The manner in which a nurse manager executes leadership over his / her staff has repercussions that can result in far-reaching effects on the operations of a particular healthcare organization. A manager's personal style of leadership has a significant impact on important workplace aspects such as... Read More

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Mistakes are Inevitable: No one is perfect.

By Ruby Vee - Everyone makes mistakes, absolutely everyone. There is no such thing as a perfect person, and since all nursing students, CNAs, LPNSs, RNs, and providers are human, there are no perfect nursing students, CNAs, nurses or providers. Nursing school doesn't really teach you to be a nurse; it just... Read More

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Why I Cannot Sleep

By ReallyRosie - I need to talk about my patient today. My days in the hospital are frequently hard and heartbreaking, but nothing I haven't learned to shake off by the time I walk through my front door. Occasionally, I need a good cry on the drive home, but it's cathartic. I may hear monitor alarms in my sleep,... Read More

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My beloved nursing students

By Esme12 - To my beloved nursing students. There are many of us here who love helping you. We ask that you show us your work. Show us that you have your critical thinking caps on and are trying to grasp this new way of thinking. Tell us what you think and we will go out of our way to help you. ... Read More

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Why Do People Struggle With Math?

By TheCommuter - Year after year, responses to the annual Gallup Youth Survey reveal that teenagers list math as the subject in which they encounter the most difficulty. The difficulties tend to follow these teenagers well into adulthood, as evidenced by the sheer number of developmental and remedial math class... Read More

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I Completed a Non-Accredited Nursing Program, But Want Higher Education. Help!

By TheCommuter - What if you are a registered nurse who graduated from a non-accredited associate degree program or diploma school of nursing? Are there any nonprofit, legitimate, nationally accredited schools of nursing that will admit you into their degree completion programs? Yes. I have listed multiple... Read More

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Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment

By TheCommuter - Western Governors University (WGU) is an increasingly popular online school because it offers various features that appeal to adult learners. Some of these appealing features include very affordable tuition, nonprofit status, multiple choices of majors and concentrations, legitimate accreditation,... Read More

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Pink Tolerance

By Ruby Vee - I've always hated pink. My color was RED, my sister's was pink. Then I had breast cancer. The fateful mammogram was two years ago, and I had my oncology visit at the Breast Center this afternoon. When I walked back into my house afterward, I realized that the pen sitting by the telephone is... Read More

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Hero Worship of Nurses: Misplaced

By NurseDirtyBird - Time and time again, I see threads on this site along the lines of, "How could nurses be that way?" It seems many people, the general public, and students especially, believe that nurses are bastions of compassion, love, caring, sugar, spice and everything nice. Nurses are supposed to be... Read More

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Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts - How to Make the Best of Them

By brian - Twelve hour shifts have been gaining popularity with nurses and hospitals for some time now. The 12-hour nursing shift began in the 1970's when it was implemented to retain staff during the national nursing shortage. Twelve- hour shifts allow nurses more time at home, however there are some who... Read More

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Centimeters Away From Brain Death

By nursey246 - A normal day as a nurse can include life leaving someone's body. Have you ever stopped to think about that? It's Tuesday, you're pulling your scrubs over your head and putting your badge on.. and little do you know, in 4 hours you'll be the last person someone sees before they are ushered into... Read More

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Resentment Will Destroy You

By TheCommuter - Nurses and other healthcare workers who regularly work with difficult people are prone to resentment, which is a deeply indignant feeling of strong animosity we experience when we perceive that a person or group has wronged us in one way or another. Resentment peels away at the soul by reducing... Read More

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Regaining Perspective: My Path to Emergency Nursing

By Wildcat2009 - Maintaining Perspective San Francisco de la Paz is a small town east of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. During the day it masquerades as a quiet community devoted to religion and agriculture. On good nights, the gunfire is but a soundtrack to adventure; far in the distance like corn kernels burning over... Read More


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