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Being "Da Man"(or "That Man") In A Overwhelmingly Female Classroom
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Being "Da Man"(or "That Man") In A Overwhelmingly Female Classroom

To get there, first you must go through at least 2 years of education about the entire process and your responsibilities in said field could mean life and death for...

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He Just Wanted Someone to Listen
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He Just Wanted Someone to Listen

I remember working at a hospital in Tucson, AZ that is no longer even open now. I was pulled to one of the medical-surgical floors and was assigned to the back...

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Time for a Gentle Exam
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Time for a Gentle Exam

What follows is a true account of my relationship over many years, with one such physician and when he retired, we both finally figured out just how special we had...

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What I Love About My Job
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What I Love About My Job

78 years. That's it. That is the average life expectancy at birth in the United States. Doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish it all does it? As a nurse I...

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They Changed My Life With Exercise
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They Changed My Life With Exercise

She was dependently independent ( meaning her husband helped her with matters concerning her health, but she took all the credit because he told her she should)....

"Us" and "Them" ... It Could Mean Trouble
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"Us" and "Them" ... It Could Mean Trouble

I finished my nursing education in Dec. 2004 and since that time I have noticed a major shift in the health care ideologies. I figure the best way to do something...

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Smile Even Though You Are Crying
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Smile Even Though You Are Crying

At that time I was working in a small pediatric unit which unfortunately often pulled at the last vestige of a heart string that I dared be aware of. He lay in...

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Dear Henry
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Dear Henry

As a new nurse, I wasn't as outspoken as I am today, I was rather shy, and not as inwardly confident as I would have liked, but I hoped I portrayed an air of...

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Good Learning Experience
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Good Learning Experience

"You might want to take Stephen" one nurse told me. "He's not a cancer patient, but he's interesting. He'll be here a while." This rotation I had all women, mostly...

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Afraid To Kill An Angel's Life
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Afraid To Kill An Angel's Life

I mean, how did OR and NICU intertwined?! I asked them I did not have any experience before on that area. They said, it's okay you're still young and you will...

My First Day with a Wonderful Lady
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My First Day with a Wonderful Lady

March finally arrived and I was on my way to my first med-surg clinical. The instructor came to each of us assigning a patient, giving us a report on their...

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Shaving Cream & Expiration
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Shaving Cream & Expiration

I hadn't planned to. I'd planned to shave my patient. When I mentally scheduled his "bath appointment" for 1600, he was still alive. But later, when I arrived for...

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Tammy. A Ray of Sunlight.
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Tammy. A Ray of Sunlight.

That was as far as the frailty went, though! Alicia had a temper like a tiger, and was as feisty as they come. Being hospitalised for most of her life, us nurses at...

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Patients who have changed our lives
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Patients who have changed our lives

There is one person though who taught me through the way he viewed life that we can't control how a person will live no matter how much information and teaching we...

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John Doe
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John Doe

He was a transfer from an outside hospital. Standard chest pain, had some nitro tabs, needed a cardiac cath. We see it all of the time. He was actually smiling...

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The Making of a Burn Nurse
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The Making of a Burn Nurse

I started out as a shiny new Grad Nurse in the Burn ICU. What an overwhelming, yet thrilling rite of passage that time was. Learning so many new skills...from basic...

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Each Patient Changed My Life In Many Different Ways
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Each Patient Changed My Life In Many Different Ways

Thinking about all these dear folk that I have had the pleasure of looking after I am drawn back to one of my dear patients that died only a few months ago. My...

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In My Prayers
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In My Prayers

We do the best for our patients and then we don't try not to take the job home or let it bother us. But I give credit for those floor nurses who are busy taking...

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