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Jake's Choice

"He's had a few close calls this past week," I was told has I prepared to visit this man who lived out in the mountains. "He's a crotchety fella and not too keen to go to the E.D. so do what you can...

When You are the Newby

I've never been an A.D.O.N. before up until 2 and a half years ago, let alone work in a Convent. One of my duties for my job requirement is to be the Staff Developer for both the Nursing, and...

What Did Joe See?

"You're floating up to Tele this evening," my Supervisor stated. "But, I can't read the monitors yet!" I replied with some anxiety. I was a L.P.N. going to R.N. school, and this was my first day...

Meet Me At The Wall

Marlene was the first real friend I made in Waterville, Minnesota. A widow and a retired Registered Nurse with a cardiac background, she was one of the nurses who assisted in the first heart...

Travel Nursing: On to Iowa... Parts 5 & 6

Chapter 5 It was my birthday. I was back in Wisconsin, trying to decide what to toss in storage and what to keep before my lease was up on my apartment. My friend from church had invited me...

Travel Nursing: I'm in Maine Now! Part 2

It took 36 hours to arrive at my destination. It was pitch black and chilly when I rolled into northern Maine. The night air fragrant with flowers and dampness, moist in my face as I rolled down the...

What Drives Us Into It?!

"You were meant to be a nurse!" My grandmother used to tell me. Grandma said that after I "cured her" shoulder pain with some warm moist packs wrapped in tinfoil and a blanket pinned around her arm....

A Haunting Thought

It was 1976, and winter at Fort Carson,Colorado. Pike's Peak was snow capped and a dry chill wind nipped at my face as I struggled with my field jacket. I was ordered to "special duty", to the Out...

Job Decisions: What Means The Most To You?

"You're driving how far?" "What kind of gas costs do you incur?" "Is it worth it?" These are some of the questions I get when I share where I work. I live in the northwest and work in the Twin...

Travel Nursing: The Journey comes To A close.

Chapter 8 One really bad experience that crossed my mind while driving, I had had just as my assignment was coming to a close. I will call her "Sylvia." Sylvia was in her mid-80s, living alone...

Nobody Knew I was Coming? Travel Nurse continues

My arrival to my office site in Maine appeared to be unexpected. :( While it was established that I was due to arrive, the office staff had no clue of whom I was nor my specialty. They had in...

Travel Nursing: Working in Maine - Part 3 and 4

Chapter 3 As nurses, we are trained to be watchful of our patients living environment in addition to their health conditions. In Home Care, one must be careful not to "judge" while doing an...

Travel Nursing: The good, the bad, and why I probably will never do again-Part 1

Based on true Travel Nursing experiences by Cynthia Hubbard, R.N. It was Wednesday when the call came in: "Can you be here by Tuesday?" Moira, the Director of a well- established Home Health and...


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