Nursing Articles - page 167

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The Daughter, The Patient, The Mother and The Woman

I remember being about 12 years old, when my mom got suddenly ill with a case of dysentery, being the eldest daughter I was assigned the task of staying with her overnight at the clinic. I had never...

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Clinical Governance and Risk Managment

One of the aspects of UK healthcare that is supposed to help us provide good quality care for our patients in clinical governance. All NHS organisations will have clinical governance committees and...

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RN-BSN Completion Programs
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RN-BSN Completion Programs

Rn-bsn programs are university-level programs specifically designed to address the educational needs of associate degree or diploma rns who desire to complete the requirements for a bsn. Graduates of...

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Just For Today
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Just For Today

Years ago, I received a greeting card containing a poem which exhorted the reader to do things he/she might not ordinarily do, "just for today". I don't recall who sent me the card or what occasion...

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Foley Fiasco!!
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Foley Fiasco!!

I had been a nurse for about a year, and I had placed many catheters in women, but never in a man. Well, my luck ran out one day, and I had an 84 year old gentleman needing a catheter. I got all...

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Ten Things I Love About Nursing
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Ten Things I Love About Nursing

#10 I get to work in the most comfortable clothing on the planet. When I was a nurse manager, I was going through the worst of my perimenopause.....in polyester and double knits, no less. Now I wear...

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Family-Centered Maternity Care And Rooming-In
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Family-Centered Maternity Care And Rooming-In

A thread in the Ob/Gyn nursing forum got me thinking about this. Family centered maternity care (FCMC) is a buzzword that's no doubt quite familiar to many in maternal/child nursing circles. In my...

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Quest For Girls
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Quest For Girls

During a time frame when I was still a relatively young nurse, I encountered a life altering experience… turning my whole world upside down. Diagnosed with breast cancer in late 1991, a month after...

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Socialized Medicine: The Argument to Support moving forward
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Socialized Medicine: The Argument to Support moving forward

Many people have a misunderstanding that if the government funds health care then THEY control our health care - a concept which in all reality is impossible. What they do provide is funding for...

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My Child Has Wings...My path to Nursing School
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My Child Has Wings...My path to Nursing School

For as long as i can remember , even as a young girl, I had wanted to become a nurse. But, sometimes, life happens, and things change and the real world gets in the way of your dreams. Or just puts...

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Beware: A Patient May Steal Your Heart

A good rule of thumb when resigning from a nursing position is to always leave in good standing. Life with all its’ challenges, will sometimes find us coming full circle returning to our comfort...

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My Journey as a LPN Instructor

Much like any nurse, my journey starts in nursing school; confused and overwhelmed. I never thought I would be entering a career that would define me forever. Those coveted letters after our names...

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Momma, Who Are Those Children In My Room?
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Momma, Who Are Those Children In My Room?

I had always wanted to work with pediatric oncology kids but when actually faced with the opportunity I was very hesitant. What if I messed something up? What if I wasn't able to give the parents and...

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I Dont Remember His Name
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I Dont Remember His Name

I was into my fourth month as a labor and delivery nurse when I received report on a patient who was diagnosed with a term intrauterine fetal demise. She had only stopped feeling the baby move...

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I Hear Singing And There's No One There
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I Hear Singing And There's No One There

I've been a bonafide nurse since 1981. So say my credentials. But, I'm not certain we ever "become" nurses the day we graduate or receive our licences. I believe we are nurses in flux the span of our...

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Students with Disabilities
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Students with Disabilities

You have been assigned a student who is a paraplegic and in a wheelchair to your clinical group. You wonder about her physical competency to perform required psychomotor tasks. Three students in your...

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A Nursing Dilemma
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A Nursing Dilemma

When I was a student Nurse in the late 50’s, the educators in nursing started the movement to upgrade nursing from Florence Nightingale’s vocation ( “a calling”) to a professional status. They...

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Cheating in the Classroom
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Cheating in the Classroom

Cheating is always a potential problem in the university or college setting. It is very problematic for students, in that their learning is being circumvented. Cheaters will be less competent as...

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Teaching Effectively in Very Large Classrooms
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Teaching Effectively in Very Large Classrooms

There is a huge difference in teaching 30 students, as opposed to 140 students. Large classrooms can be noisy, crowded, and full of distractions. The students can be disrespectful and out of control,...

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Dementia Can Kill You!!
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Dementia Can Kill You!!

One assignment will never leave my mind; it was quite a horrible experience! They called and offered me a job working 3 pm until 11pm, for three evenings in a row. They assured me it was an "easy"...

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