ElizabethStoneRN

ElizabethStoneRN

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ElizabethStoneRN specializes in Pediatric Emergency & Nurse Education.

Hello! I'm a staff nurse in my state's first pediatric emergency department, and also work as a clinical instructor for a BSN program. While "little people" are the patients whom I most love caring for, I also enjoy caring for the grown ups with my nursing students! In addition, I love to write professionally, especially when I have the opportunity to teach others by telling real stories from my nursing practice. My clinical expertise is in pediatric triage and assessment. I also am very involved with my professional organization, the Emergency Nurses Organization.

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  1. Magnet Designation: What's the Attraction?

    actually that's one of the most common myths of magnet. the whole BSN issue is coming from the Institute of Medicine Recommendations, not Magnet requirements. Magnet only has specific educational requirements for nurse managers/administration, not c...
  2. Magnet Designation: What's the Attraction?

    Thanks again to all of you who are offering your opinions. Lets keep it professional- please no student bashing or bashing in general. we are better than that. we all are entitled to our own opinions and experiences. clearly our experiences dif...
  3. Magnet Designation: What's the Attraction?

    Thanks for all of the passionate and at times, entertaining, feedback. I can only speak to my own experience and the experience of many nurses I have worked with in my hospital and my state (we don't have unions btw). I agree completely that Magne...
  4. Magnet Designation: What's the Attraction?

    Simply put, Magnet designation symbolizes "nurse-driven excellence in patient safety, quality outcomes and patient satisfaction" 1. So what exactly does this mean? To better understand the meaning of nursing excellence and the value of Magnet designa...
  5. Magnet Designation: What's the attraction?

    Magnet Designation: What's the Attraction? Simply put, Magnet designation symbolizes nurse-driven excellence in patient safety, quality outcomes and patient satisfaction” 1. So what exactly does this mean? To better understand the meaning of nur...
  6. Skilled Connections...the Heart of Nursing

    Oh I wish I did! I tried to find it. I will continue to try and if I do I'll post it as a reply to your comment so you get it
  7. Skilled Connections...the Heart of Nursing

    I totally agree- manual skills are necessary and we as instructors have to really work to seek out opportunities to ensure that our students get enough of these. the art of nursing, however- the soft skills that include communication (with patients a...
  8. The fall semester is about to begin, and I prepare to take a new group of students into the hospital for their first clinical experience as student nurses. I still recall my first semester as a student nurse. My first clinical instructor was very pos...
  9. The Light in Their Eyes

    I loved your article! I also teach Med Surg 1 clinicals and love it for all the same reasons. your article helped get my thoughts organized for the semester that begins this week! thanks :-)
  10. Nursing: I Almost Gave Up...Before I Even Started

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey to nursing! I can really relate to it. And don't give up applying for acute care positions if that is what you want to do- There are certainly advantages to being a little older- some of my students are ...
  11. Nursing: I Almost Gave Up...Before I Even Started

    Love you Smmesser! You helped teach me the true meaning of teamwork and backing each other up...from the first clinical experience! Great words of wisdom for nursing students! yes, stick together and stick with it...it's worth it.
  12. Nursing: I Almost Gave Up...Before I Even Started

  13. Nursing: I Almost Gave Up...Before I Even Started

    Thank you everyone for your comments and feedback...I love to hear from readers and am so glad you enjoyed the article.
  14. In 1988, as a teenager in my first year of college, I still suffered from the crippling insecurities of adolescence. Although I always worked hard and made good grades, I sold myself short. Gina, my best friend and college roommate, chose nursing. He...
  15. Thank you for your comments and story! Yes you are right - "bad" preceptors , or ones who eat their young, can be toxic to new nurses. I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. Fortunately when nursing Students have preceptors , they also typic...