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Nurses have a tough job and wear many different hats - sometimes several simultaneously. Nurses are the heart and soul of the health care system and seldom receive the appreciation that they so deserve. Nurses Rock is a fun and lighthearted page to promote and express appreciation for nursing and nurses around the world. Here you will find great stories, photos, videos and discussions started by nurses and nursing students.

Why I Want to be a Nurse
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Why I Want to be a Nurse

I was always interested in choosing the career of nursing due to the influence of my grandmother. Whenever I would visit her in Sweden, she would always have this...

Thank you, Eileen
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Thank you, Eileen

Four years ago, my father died. We were all expecting him to die since he was a terminal cancer patient, however, when his life began to end we were in complete...

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Thankful To Be A Nurse On Thanksgiving
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Thankful To Be A Nurse On Thanksgiving

I plan to work this upcoming Thanksgiving night. But, you know what? I really do not mind working on the holiday at all. I am a single gal with no family of my...

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Why I Became a Nurse: Discovering My Dream Job
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Why I Became a Nurse: Discovering My Dream Job

Why did you become a nurse? This is a common question that is asked of nurses. Here is my story of why I became a nurse and how I discovered my dream job. ...

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A Word to the New, the Inexperienced, the Overwhelmed and the Mystified
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A Word to the New, the Inexperienced, the Overwhelmed and the Mystified

We all have bad days. I remember when I was new, bright eyed, bushy tailed, rampantly sarcastic (look, some things never change, alright?) and I used to look...

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What Makes a Great Nurse
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What Makes a Great Nurse

When I was in nursing school, one thing I always remember hearing the instructors say is straight A's are not what makes a good nurse. There's nothing wrong with...

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The Calling:  What Made Me Pursue a Nursing Career
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The Calling: What Made Me Pursue a Nursing Career

"Become a nurse just for the money? How can you possibly be a good nurse if you're doing it just for the money?" The implication seems to be that in order to...

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Incivility: Beyond the Nurse
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Incivility: Beyond the Nurse

Nursing Incivility and Leadership: A Missing Link? The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics implores nurses to maintain caring and professional...

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A Phone Call
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A Phone Call

She called my name down the hallway. To me, at the other nurses' station. Why she did that, I don't know. I had a phone next to me. She's the unit secretary. Why...

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Florence Nightingale Birthday: World's Most Famous Nurse
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Florence Nightingale Birthday: World's Most Famous Nurse

As part of our pinning ceremonies in nursing school, we all probably remember reciting the Nightingale Pledge, a modified "Hippocratic Oath" composed in 1893 by...

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YouTube Nurses and Nursing Students. My Top 10 List.
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YouTube Nurses and Nursing Students. My Top 10 List.

I have benefited from Youtube both as a Nursing student and as a RN. It has helped me to better understand ABG's (Arterial Blood Gasses), prepare for interviews,...

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Be the Nurse You Would Want As a Patient
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Be the Nurse You Would Want As a Patient

If you have had the misfortune of being a patient in the hospital, what stands out about your experience? No matter the specific reason for your admission, I'm...

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You Don't Know You're . . . Beautiful?
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You Don't Know You're . . . Beautiful?

I just completed my first week of nursing school (BSN program), and I am exhausted. I have lists surrounding me detailing numerous reading and ATI assignments....

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Nurses - The Unsung Heroes
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Nurses - The Unsung Heroes

Once again it is National Nurses Day and the start of National Nurses Week, which always begins on May 6 and goes through May 12, the birthday of Florence...

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To Touch A Soul

We referred to him as Mr. Comatose. His chart had him diagnosed as mentally ill and he was mostly comatose. He was blind. He never spoke. We were unsure if he...

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Only in New York
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Only in New York

It was 3 AM on the first day of Summer in New York City, I was taking the subway home after working a grueling 12 hours in the emergency department. You must be...

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I'm Just Doing My Job...
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I'm Just Doing My Job...

We may be just doing our jobs...but not everyone can do what we do. And, honestly, there are times that I don't even know how I do what I do; I may not understand...

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My Oncology Patients are ROCKSTARS
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My Oncology Patients are ROCKSTARS

I was one of those lucky people who knew from an early age what I wanted to be. As long as I can remember I've always wanted to be a nurse. I had no family members...

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