General Nursing Articles

Ask questions, share your experience, and network with licensed nurses.

10 Ways Hospitals Can Position Nurses to Succeed
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University's avatar
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Sponsored Content

10 Ways Hospitals Can Position Nurses to Succeed

As the country moves toward a value-oriented healthcare system, there is a growing need to devise methods for better understanding how nursing costs and resources...

Myth or Truth: The Story Behind the Nursing Shortage
melissa.mills1117's avatar
melissa.mills1117

Myth or Truth: The Story Behind the Nursing Shortage

This article is featured in the July 2018 edition of our allnurses Magazine...Download allnurses Magazine Now! History of the shortage In March 2000, the...

3 replies
Protecting Your License – Notes from a Nurse-Attorney
SafetyNurse1968's avatar
SafetyNurse1968

Protecting Your License – Notes from a Nurse-Attorney

Nursing licensure has been on my mind lately. I just taught an NCLEX test prep course to some recent RN grads, and there are always test questions on licensure and...

38 replies
Exploring the Gender Pay Gap in Nursing
melissa.mills1117's avatar
melissa.mills1117

Exploring the Gender Pay Gap in Nursing

This article is featured in the July 2018 edition of our allnurses Magazine...Download allnurses Magazine Now! While the number of men in nursing remains low, we...

4 replies
NursesTakeDC - Interview with Doris Carroll
allnurses's avatar
allnurses

NursesTakeDC - Interview with Doris Carroll

NursesTakeDC had one purpose: to support the Federal Legislation for National Nurse-to-Patient Ratios S.1063 & H.R.2392 Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital...

1 reply
Don't Leave Your Money On the Table
TriciaCorn's avatar
TriciaCorn

Don't Leave Your Money On the Table

When nurses graduate nursing school they are often at the end of their proverbial ropes. After several long years of barely making ends meet and surviving the NCLEX...

4 replies
Code Status Errors Can Be Prevented
TriciaCorn's avatar
TriciaCorn

Code Status Errors Can Be Prevented

The code status of a patient admitted to the hospital is probably one of the most important pieces of information on the patients chart. Yet physicians, residents,...

Hunting down the California BRN
benjaeli's avatar
benjaeli

Hunting down the California BRN

Being the wife of an active duty navy sailor, I was accustomed to moving every three to four years and setting up a new life to include securing a new state license...

19 replies
Inadequate Nursing: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series
Damion Jenkins's avatar
Damion Jenkins

Inadequate Nursing: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series

As nurses, we are bound by our oath to provide quality care for every patient. This means holding hospitals and other healthcare facilities accountable for...

9 replies
Julie Godby Murray - Nurse Honor Guard - Nurses Take DC 2018
allnurses's avatar
allnurses

Julie Godby Murray - Nurse Honor Guard - Nurses Take DC 2018

Julie Godby Murray, RN has over 40 years in healthcare and is currently an OR nurse in Michigan. She has been instrumental in developing the Nurse Honor Guard. This...

What Can be Done
tmcintyre1234's avatar
tmcintyre1234

What Can be Done

What can be done? As I was receiving report, I felt this sudden sadness in my heart. I looked through the window at my patient while he lay lifeless in bed. I...

2 replies
Investigating  Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
Brenda F. Johnson's avatar
Brenda F. Johnson

Investigating Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Knocking on the door, I paused a second before opening it. Inside were two people, the young man who was the patient, and his mother. I introduced myself and...

20 replies
Janie Harvey Garner, RN - Founder of Show Me Your Stethoscope
allnurses's avatar
allnurses

Janie Harvey Garner, RN - Founder of Show Me Your Stethoscope

Who Knew Wearing a "Doctor's Stethoscope" Could be the Start of Something BIG? Little did Janie Harvey Garner know at the time that the Miss America Pageant in...

Purchasing Power of Nurses Across the U.S. - 2018 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 5
tnbutterfly's avatar
tnbutterfly

Purchasing Power of Nurses Across the U.S. - 2018 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 5

This article is featured in the July 2018 edition of our allnurses Magazine...Download allnurses Magazine Now! The Fluctuating Value of the Dollar The value...

Class of 1998: A Journey Through Two Decades of Nursing
melissa.mills1117's avatar
melissa.mills1117

Class of 1998: A Journey Through Two Decades of Nursing

This article is featured in the July 2018 edition of our allnurses Magazine...Download allnurses Magazine Now! If you graduated in 1998 or the few years before...

1 reply
Just a Nurse
SisterofMary's avatar
SisterofMary

Just a Nurse

When I tell someone I'm a nurse, I usually get a mixture of admiration, envy, and disparaging comments. I appreciate the admiration (though I don't ask for it) and...

2 replies
33 Powerful Reasons for Attending National Conferences
Carol Ebert's avatar
Carol Ebert

33 Powerful Reasons for Attending National Conferences

So this time I decided to sort it all out by making a list of everything that made an impression on me. And here are the benefits I discovered - in random fashion....

When You Can't Take a Day Off-Even When You're Off
Maureen Bonatch MSN's avatar
Maureen Bonatch MSN

When You Can't Take a Day Off-Even When You're Off

We might look forward to a vacation for weeks, months, or maybe all year, only to discover that once it arrives we still can't stop thinking about, or completing,...

4 replies

close