NurseHeart&Soul

NurseHeart&Soul, MSN, RN 5,201 Views

Nurse Heart&Soul is a 20+ year nurse passionate about mentoring, supporting, encouraging, and empowering present and future nurses. She has worked in multiple critical care areas with most of her clinical career in the emergency department. Her passions include emergency nursing, organ transplantation, and writing about topics that support nurses on their journey.

Dead or Alive: That is the Question

Dead at 0252 hours. I charted, "Pronounced dead by Dr. Smith at 0252 hours. No spontaneous respirations. No visible rise and fall of the chest. Absent breath sounds. No apical heart tones audible via...

8 Organ and Tissue Donation Myth Busters

Magical. Breathtaking. The vibrant pink lungs that appeared like soft pliable pillows were removed from the chest. All so unimaginable to this young, naïve nurse. Early in my career, I worked in...

5 Clinical Tips I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

Mastering the art of working in the clinical environment should be seen as a work in progress for each of us. Looking to enhance your clinical skills and game? Whether seeking a job or actively...

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

Tassels and pinnings, HESI exams, NCLEX prep, and ultimately the news that you passed your boards. You now hold in your hand a hard earned diploma and a nursing license. For those of you not quite...

Organ and Tissue Donation: The Facts of Donating Life

Myths surrounding organ and tissue donation were discussed in part 1 of this donation education series and were hopefully dispelled. If you missed part 1, you can read it at...

50 Random Acts of Kindness for Any Nurse

Ding Dong Ditch and Kindness Ding dong ditch. For many those three words bring on a negative connotation, a feeling of frustration, and the thought of annoying children. Don't be so quick to...

5 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier in My Nursing Career: Building Relationships

Warm, cold, delightful, horrible, genuine, deceptive.... Relationships come in all forms and all sizes, from a mere acquaintance, to the deep discovery of each other as individuals. As a new...

Best Christmas Gifts for the Nursing Student

Paper purchased. Ribbons stacked up. Scissors and tape ready to go. How about the gifts? Are you feeling a tad Bah humbug and a little slow with your purchases? Or maybe just perplexed about what...


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