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Afraid To Kill An Angel's Life

Afraid To Kill An Angel's Life

I am convinced that ICU, CCU, OR, etc... are the ones who's more on the spotlight for all nurses. That is why I got my first work as an OR nurse, but that was before...Now, as I applied to another hos…

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Lives Forever Changed - I am Glad!

Lives Forever Changed - I am Glad!

So many patients affect our nursing practice, but this one will stay with me forever.

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My First Patient

My First Patient

I met Mrs. Z. late in my first year as a student nurse in 1969. I was “in training” at a large children’s hospital and Mrs. Z., originally from Eastern Europe, was my first patient on my Adult rotatio…

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Through A Different Set Of Eyes: How A Patient Changed Me

Through A Different Set Of Eyes: How A Patient Changed Me

The day a patient changed my life was the day my Dad became one.

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A Loving Pair: Patients Whom Made My Nursing Career Grow

A Loving Pair: Patients Whom Made My Nursing Career Grow

We deal with so many patients throughout our careers, yet there are some that just stay with us for various reasons. Here are the stories behind two special patients who really made an impact on me as…

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He Just Wanted Someone To Listen

He Just Wanted Someone To Listen

We have all been there. You are in the middle of your morning medication pass, and it actually looks like you might actually get off work on time when it happens. You go in to give medicine to Mr. X. …

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On Death And Dying

On Death And Dying

It was not long into my nursing career before I experienced the first death of a patient assigned to me

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Patients Who Have Changed Our Lives Good or Bad

Patients Who Have Changed Our Lives Good or Bad

This happened to me before I finished nursing school. It was written at the end of 2007.

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They Changed My Life With Exercise

They Changed My Life With Exercise

Rita was one of my favorite homecare patients: not too difficult, always kept her scheduled time and definitely was in need of my assistance. She was well over seventy years old, cognitively challenge…

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What We Do Not Learn In School

What We Do Not Learn In School

It was as if the universe conspired to get me working on my dream job after going through a huge deal of drama. Since "Girl, Interrupted" I knew that I'd like to be in a mental health facility (to wor…

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What I Love About My Job

What I Love About My Job

As nurses, we have the privilege of walking alongside patients as they are going through challenges in their lives. We should always remember that they have another life outside the hospital. We shoul…

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The Patient I Failed

The Patient I Failed

I met her one Tuesday night, and spent that night pouring Jevity into her tube, only to suction it back out. Her legs were cool and mottled, her bowel sounds were non-existent, and her blue eyes stare…

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Tammy: A Ray of Sunlight

Tammy: A Ray of Sunlight

I am a pediatric nurse, and a patient that comes to mind who had a huge impact on me is a little girl called Tamara. She was 9 when she died, and I nursed her for the last 5 years of her life. She had…

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Rocking Camille

Rocking Camille

Stepping into my clogs and starting my shift in Labor and Delivery always brings a sense of anticipation to my heart.

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I'm Leaving You Here

I'm Leaving You Here

I graduated from nursing school in August of 2005 and went straight to work at a local nursing home.

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Patients Who Have Changed Our Lives

Patients Who Have Changed Our Lives

I've been an LPN for 13 years and just graduated with my ASN this past May. I've been wracking my brain trying to find that one patient or patients that have changed my life for better or worse. For t…

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