Nurse Writing Nook BSN, RN

NICU (neonatal)
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Nurse Writing Nook has 17 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU (neonatal).

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  1. Self-care has become a band-aid to fix a gaping stab wound. And by gaping stab wound, I mean the work environments we are forced to endure every shift as nurses. The system is broken. We are not broken So why is self-care thrown out as the a...
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    YOU: A Nurse Writer

    Great article! So many great tips here. I never saw myself as a writer. I have fallen in love with it though. I'm finding it very therapeutic as well.
  3. I’ve loved Christmastime for as long as I can remember. The twinkling and colorful lights. Time spent with family. Hot apple cider and sugar cookies. Christmas trees and sleigh bells. Hot chocolate and sitting by the fire. The music, food, and movies...
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    Don't Give Away All of Your Apples

    Great article! I do agree with the above comment. Why does it fall on our shoulders to fix a broken system that is burning us out? We give give give and yet no one gives to us. So, it's up to us to take care of ourselves and we have nothing left to g...
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    The Impact of Christmas

    I loved reading this! What a great story. It really is tough working on the holidays, but it's truly an honor to be a part of these intense and personal times in the lives of these patients and their families. Truly heartwarming. I know that family w...
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    Managing a Migraine

    Fortunately I don't get migraines and I rarely have headaches. But, I remember one night working in the NICU, I was in a pod with 3 babies, all under photo tx. By the end of the night I had a terrible headache. It was horrible!
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    A Nurse's Power to Turn the Tide of COVID

    Great article, Brenda!
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    Basic Life Support for Nurses’ Mental Health

    Thank you! Spot on! We all have our more challenging shifts, and it's understandable to vent or complain here and there, especially over the last year and a half. But, there are a few nurses (and fortunately it's a fairly small number) that c...
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    Basic Life Support for Nurses’ Mental Health

    Thanks so much! Yes, it really is good for us. And it seems like we hear it all the time, but we just dismiss it and don't realize how crucial it is!
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    Basic Life Support for Nurses’ Mental Health

    At the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, employers wanted to help us. Right? That’s what they claimed, anyway. They were providing therapy and someone to talk to. While I’m not dismissing therapy, as it can be helpful and it’s strongly recommended, I’m...
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    I'm Too Tired to Cry | Life of a Nurse

    Yes, we absolutely do!
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    Please Describe Your COVID Experience in One Word?

    Terrifying
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    I'm Too Tired to Cry | Life of a Nurse

    That's a great way of putting it. I agree about the group support. Even though I've never been a fan of the debriefs or generic "we care about your mental health" crap that the hospital puts out there. I've been finding writing to be an outlet and ju...
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    I'm Too Tired to Cry | Life of a Nurse

    All of this. Everything you wrote is what I've noticed lately. I used to cry and now I don't. This is so profound. How do we heal from this? Do we?
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    I'm Too Tired to Cry | Life of a Nurse

    That's a great way of putting it. It's not as raw anymore. I guess we all grow and change throughout all these experiences.