Welcome to the new success stories in nursing forum

  1. while at the ana confernce, i attended a wonderful session called making a difference: sharing success stories in nursing where nurses shared wonderful uplifting stories with the audience.

    i thought we'd create an online forum for us all to share these types of stories with each other. so please feel free to share your success stories for everyone to read.

    i hope you all enjoy this forum!

    here is the description of the educational session:

    making a difference: sharing success stories in nursing
    description:
    stories can help nurses share their lived experiences in managing the demands of caring in today's health care environment. the pupose of this unique interactive session is to provide a forum for nurses to share their life stories and realize the many ways in which they make a difference for their patients, co-workers teams and institutions. sharing your experiences and reflections on "lessons learned" will further support the renewal of caring skills which are at the heart of nursing... and, at greatest risk for being lost to short staffing and other health care demands.

    faculty:
    1. molly loney, msn, rn, aocn
    2. brenda nevidjon, msn, rn
    feel free to comment on the new forum by replying on this thread.

    if you want to share a story, please start a new thread for each of your stories. thanks
    Last edit by brian on Jul 9, '04
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Wonderful idea, Brian !

    What with all the negatives and moaning and groaning (albeit so often justified), this does sound like a positive comeback... gives the much needed "boost" and encouragement... not only to us but all the newcomers into nursing as well as the students.

    Kudos to you.
  4. by   rnmi2004
    On Allnurses.com, as in real life, it is so easy to come by the horror stories all too common in nursing.

    Thank you for taking the time to make a special place for nurses to tell how they have made a difference for the better. These stories are needed to refresh the soul of the nurse who has been practicing for years; to comfort the novice nurse who so desperately wants to make a difference; to fortify the determination of the student nurse; to give hope to the soul of the undecided citizen not sure if nursing is for him/her.
  5. by   MFlash
    just what i needed to hear! it is people like you that make the world go around.
    Quote from brian
    while at the ana confernce, i attended a wonderful session called making a difference: sharing success stories in nursing where nurses shared wonderful uplifting stories with the audience.

    i thought we'd create an online forum for us all to share these types of stories with each other. so please feel free to share your success stories for everyone to read.

    i hope you all enjoy this forum!

    here is the description of the educational session:


    feel free to comment on the new forum by replying on this thread.

    if you want to share a story, please start a new thread for each of your stories. thanks
  6. by   Kaseyrn2b
    I am just in the process of applying to nursing school. I have gone back and forth w/ the idea for years now. Mostly I held back due to financial reasons. Until recently, I couldn't afford to stay home full time and afford child care on just my hubby's income. With the strain it will undoubtedtly put on this at-home-for-the-last-5-years mama(!), I was seriously thinking I was nuts for attempting it after reading some of the other threads on this site!!! I have a BS in bio and psych, so I shouldn't have too many pre-reqs...my ultimate goal is NP and I am taking spanish so that I can help underserved populations. I volunteer at my daughters school quite often, mostly working w/ the latino children (ESL students). I love it...anyway I ramble. Thanks again for the positive vibes I know its tough out there...but I think I can hack it.
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from rnmi2004
    On Allnurses.com, as in real life, it is so easy to come by the horror stories all too common in nursing.

    Thank you for taking the time to make a special place for nurses to tell how they have made a difference for the better. These stories are needed to refresh the soul of the nurse who has been practicing for years; to comfort the novice nurse who so desperately wants to make a difference; to fortify the determination of the student nurse; to give hope to the soul of the undecided citizen not sure if nursing is for him/her.


    I AGREE
  8. by   Angels'
    Thank you. We need this thread.:Melody:

    Angels'
  9. by   Sabby_NC
    Quote from Jessy_RN
    I AGREE
    Yup I agree too.
    I am so thankful my hubby showed me this site.
    I know it has helped him through his journey in his NP and still does.
    Did you ever think in your wildest dreams this site would take off as it has?
    Kudos to you Brian.
  10. by   Kathleen RN-MSN
    I appreciate these success stories from nursing. I have been a nurse for 20 years and have had my share of ups & downs in this profession. Hearing stories like these from my brothers and sisters in nursing is refreshing and encouraging; reminding me that I made the right choice and I am proud to wear the RN acronym behind my name. A fabulous resource of inspirational, real-life stories from nurses and the patients they serve is "Reclaiming the Passion and Journaling to Reclaim the passion" by Kristin Baird, RN. I love this book because it reveals what nurses actually do and how they feel about their work. The stories are by nurses from very different backgrounds and are upbeat, heart-warming, and funny. I gave copies of this book and the accompanying journal to my niece who is also a nurse; she loved it. I understand there is a music cd available too, but I have not heard it. Apparently the music is composed by a hospice nurse for her patients...wow. :redpinkhe
  11. by   irarem82
    Hi My name is Merari Im from Puerto Rico.I have an ADN. I have my RN license from PR. I move to TX six months ago. I get a CNA license. I want to know How can i get job in a hospital. I need help to take english classes and take the NCLEX . Somebody help me
    Thanks
  12. by   charoganda
    HI THERE,

    I AM NEWLY GRADUATE NURSE, IF I HAVE PATIENT TO BE DISCHARGE FROM THE HOSPITAL AND SHE ON WARFARIN, WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHAT PAPERWORKS OR FOLLOW UP I HAVE TO DO?

    PLEASE ADVISE.

    THANKS
  13. by   Sublime
    HI Irarem82,

    I think you may try to check online the list of hospitals near in your place because some of these hospitals post job vacancies thru their site. You can also submit your resume online however, i think it is still better that you try to drop by your credentials and resume to the hospital personally.

    About your NCLEX exam, if you are going take the NCLEX-RN I suggest that you read Saunder's Comprehensive and try practicing La Charity's Prioritization, Delegation and Assignment book. And try to answer Saunder's question and answer CDs.

    Good Luck to your endeavor!
  14. by   rhian
    did great!

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