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Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice
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Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice

We have all heard of the concept bullying. A sometimes over-used word but one that needs to be addressed. AllNurses staff recently attended the 2017 Magnet...

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What if your patient goes missing?
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What if your patient goes missing?

Ann was not a run-of-the-mill patient for the surgical floor. Actually, she was not a surgical patient at all. An elderly woman who had fainted, Ann needed to be...

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Remember the Geri-Chair?
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Remember the Geri-Chair?

Long ago and in another state, I worked on a med-surg floor of a famous hospital. At that time, patients waited in the hospital for nursing home beds to become...

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Ageism in Nursing: A Pervasive Problem
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Ageism in Nursing: A Pervasive Problem

Mary stewart, age 62, has worked as a registered nurse on the postpartum unit for the past quarter century. She began her long career in nursing in 1972, with her...

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Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
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Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

My workplace, a freestanding specialty hospital owned by a for-profit corporation that operates multiple facilities across the United States, has been having recent...

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Is it me or am I missing something?
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Is it me or am I missing something?

I've been working here for almost 7 months, trying to stick out my one year for experience and my resume'. However, I am conscientious and aim to do a good job for...

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Please Don't  Judge Patients
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Please Don't Judge Patients

Its not easy to be a nurse, nor is it easy to be human at that. We make mistakes. We have feelings. We have opinions. And we also have judgements because thats...

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Breaking Bread in the Breakroom
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Breaking Bread in the Breakroom

The term "breaking bread" is often synonymous with the act of sharing a meal in a social environment. Throughout our lives, meaningful relationships are cultivated...

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I'm not the doctor!
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I'm not the doctor!

Recently my husband's grandmother was a patient in the ICU. I am frequently used as the medical translator in the family, this time wasn't any different. I had...

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How to be a Team Player
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How to be a Team Player

Be positive! Even when you're short staffed, getting admissions (even if at the end of the shift, on a Friday, with incomplete orders), and charting on falls...

Co-workers, Criticism, and How to Calm Your Storm
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Co-workers, Criticism, and How to Calm Your Storm

You aren't alone. Many nurses wake-up in the morning wishing they could be a greeter at the local discount store rather than have to walk into their unit and face...

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Do you know someone who thinks they are ALWAYS right?
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Do you know someone who thinks they are ALWAYS right?

I have been a nurse for a very long time, and I have seen many, many changes in this profession. I've seen it go from team based to teaching to primary nursing many...

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Self Esteem As A Tool In Nursing
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Self Esteem As A Tool In Nursing

Self esteem is an ingredient of living a successful life and career, characterized with good interpersonal relationship, self- actualization, and achievemen. It's...

A Patient That Changed My Life
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A Patient That Changed My Life

Approximately 5 years ago, Lena and Cliff were blessed with the birth of a beautiful baby girl. As older, first-time parents -- both over 40 - they knew there was...

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Bullying in the Workplace
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Bullying in the Workplace

October is National Bullying Awareness Month. Bullying can occur in places other than on the schoolyard or in the school hallways. Bullying in the workplace is a...

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Nurses: Oppression Can Stop With You
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Nurses: Oppression Can Stop With You

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines oppression as unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power. Due to its position on the social ladder combined with the...

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ICU with a toxic environment
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ICU with a toxic environment

In my last year of nursing school, before graduating, I got offered a critical care nurse resident position in a level one Trauma hospital. This was very exciting...

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"Nurses Eating Their Young"
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"Nurses Eating Their Young"

In homage to an Allnurses member who wrote a wonderful article entitled "Nurses Are So Mean", I'd like to provide excerpts from my personal blog which I wrote not...

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