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A Comparison BSN versus ADN Faculty Role
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A Comparison BSN versus ADN Faculty Role

Indispensable qualities that one needs to be credible and successful in the nurse educator role include empathy, genuineness, enthusiasm, expertise, strong student...

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Angels Exist In Nurses
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Angels Exist In Nurses

I can not forget one staff nurse, whom I think of as a terror one, but created the most impact in my life and practice as a nurse... I really don't like this...

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The Patient I "Slept" With.
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The Patient I "Slept" With.

I learned how important team work is and how good working relations with your peers can make your night easier. Another important lesson I learned is that if a...

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The Art of the Snappy Comeback or How to Render a Teenager Speechless
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The Art of the Snappy Comeback or How to Render a Teenager Speechless

I knew even before I walked onto the unit that it was going to one of those nights. The looks on my coworkers' faces when they saw my assignment told me more than I...

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Matua and Joseph Smith Junior, a night at the Psychiatric Ward
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Matua and Joseph Smith Junior, a night at the Psychiatric Ward

Matua is not his real name, it is a Maori term meaning father, used for a Maori gentleman who is 50+ and respected in the eyes of the community. A lot of the staff...

In Bed With Dying Patient
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In Bed With Dying Patient

My patient had been ejected from his car after hitting black ice. His prognosis for any recovery was a hairs-breath above zero. We knew he would never again walk...

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How to Electrocute a Mouse
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How to Electrocute a Mouse

The cockroaches moved with us from the decrepit original hospital to the brand new building. I'd never seen a cockroach before moving to the big city, and my mother...

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Today We Lay to Rest...
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Today We Lay to Rest...

I was fresh out of nursing school, working my first nursing job in a large emergency department. I was with Marie*, my preceptor, a wonderful nurse. She managed to...

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The Male DR Nurse
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The Male DR Nurse

The dreadful day came, I can still imagine that very moment when our instructor announced my name being listed as one of those who will have their duty inside the...

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My First Nursing Instructor
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My First Nursing Instructor

I was in my teens when I started work in a local nursing home. This was eons before HIPAA, way before the nursing home industry was regulated. This was when nursing...

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A Tribute To My Mom
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A Tribute To My Mom

But my mom was a stubborn woman, despite of her family's objection; she married my father and had two children with him. I grew up seeing my mom being admitted to...

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Strangest Lost One I Ever Had....
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Strangest Lost One I Ever Had....

Back several years.... I had a patient admitted for bilateral DVT's come up from the ED. His legs were like stove pipes. Big, hard, red, weak pulses. We started...

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Code Status: When Should We Talk About It!
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Code Status: When Should We Talk About It!

As a student, the anticipation of a code being called is anxiety laden to say the least. In talking with staff it became apparent that no matter how many times they...

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A Guy Explains Birth to a Pregnant Woman
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A Guy Explains Birth to a Pregnant Woman

Halfway through my program, nursing school has thus far, for various reasons, ranged from being disappointing to discouraging to despairing. I've been disappointed...

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No Name-Calling Allowed!
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No Name-Calling Allowed!

I am currently working on an infant unit, and my experience there thus far has been wonderful. On this particular occasion, I began the day with some adorable...

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Melts in your hand, but not in your mouth
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Melts in your hand, but not in your mouth

Plus, I had heard many many stories my whole life that centered around the funny and sometimes crazy tactics that residents would pull, but was I ready for what lie...

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The Case Of The Missing Dentures
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The Case Of The Missing Dentures

I attentively and carefully searched everywhere in his room, through his belongings and of course in the bedding for the missing dentures and couldn't find them...

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No, Don't Move Her!! Can't You See The Baby Is Coming?
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No, Don't Move Her!! Can't You See The Baby Is Coming?

Geriatric residents are major fall risks because of forgetfulness and dementia. A syndrome called "Sundowner's" is prevalent when someone is lucid during the...

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