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It's called a vacation ... hello??

It's called a vacation ... hello??

by Brian - Taking a vacation should be a break. A break means, from some authoritative sources, to destroy, interrupt the regularity, violently split, ignore, and/or act contrary to. Some Nurses, however, may...

Nurses:  Social Life?  What's a Social Life?

Nurses: Social Life? What's a Social Life?

by Brian - Sometimes it is hard to work during the week and on weekends and have any kind of social life when you are a Nurse. After a long day/night at work all you can think about is going home and vegging...

Nurses:  How do you protect yourself?

Nurses: How do you protect yourself?

by Brian - This is a serious topic for sure. In the news recently, a Nurse was brutally attacked and severely injured. We can all be prone to immediate danger and fall victim to patient assault. Have you...

Fashionably Late for Work

Fashionably Late for Work

by Brian - We've all done it. Oversleep for work and then make a mad dash to get ready. There have been studies made about this. One study stated that at least 20% of Americans are habitually late. I guess...

Nurses: Underpaid and Unappreciated

Nurses: Underpaid and Unappreciated

by Brian - In some of my recent readings, I saw this comment, "our President earns a monthly salary of approximately $33,000.00 and he runs our country, while professional athletes just provide amusement", and,...

Nurses:  Partners in the Healthcare Team

Nurses: Partners in the Healthcare Team

by Brian - The Nurse-patient relationship includes quality time. Our Physician colleagues depend upon us as we monitor the patient response to specific treatments, drugs, and plans of care. Taking care of the...

Another broke Nursing Student

Another broke Nursing Student

by Brian - No, you didn't fracture a bone. You are a Nursing Student and you are broke. It's pretty common and some students may have a side business to help offset their financial situation. Besides working...

Muses of a Male Nurse

Muses of a Male Nurse

by Brian - I've been asked numerous times before, what is it like to be a male nurse? I read the following answer somewhere, "The male part I've got down-it's the nurse part that takes a lot of hard work". ...

Go ahead laugh. Laughter keeps you from going crazy.

Go ahead laugh. Laughter keeps you from going crazy.

by Brian - It's been said laughter is the best medicine. It is healthy to laugh and very contagious. Nurses often become infected with giggles that can lead to uproarious laughter at some of the most...

Super-sensitive Nurse Nose

Super-sensitive Nurse Nose

by Brian - Some Nurses have super-sensitive noses. It's been said that the human nose can smell about 10,000 different odors. Thinking about this reminds me of the movie, Silence of the Lambs, when Jodie Foster...

Leave me alone if you want to keep that body part...

Leave me alone if you want to keep that body part...

by Brian - I remember when I was a Nursing Student studying for NCLEX. The family knew not to bother me. Sometimes, however, they couldn't help themselves and just had to knock on the door. One night, my...

Providing care for all including the family pets

Providing care for all including the family pets

by Brian - As Nurses, I'm sure we have been asked to give medical advice to our neighbors, friends, and family. Of course, we are always available if they need us, but we certainly know that their healthcare...

False??? Advertising

False??? Advertising

by Brian - Feels like it sometimes, doesn't it? As Nursing Students, we are down to our last dollar and frantically look for the best deal when purchasing our Nursing books. Now, if I saw this ad, I would...

Nurses need a pedometer

Nurses need a pedometer

by Brian - Nursing is demanding, no doubt about it. We all know that there are health benefits of regular walking. But, good grief, this is overkill. It has been said that a Nurse can walk approximately 4...

Managing Your Instructor's Good Side

Managing Your Instructor's Good Side

by Brian - Most all Nursing Students have the desire to stay on the good side of their Nursing Instructor. There are simple ways to do this and they probably work every single time. We can be prepared and...

Nursing, Time Management, and Family: It's not easy.

Nursing, Time Management, and Family: It's not easy.

by Brian - Nurses have to work during the week and on weekends. Sometimes it is hard to arrange a family weekend with a schedule like this. I know I have mixed up what day of the week it is and my children...

Patient Orientation

Patient Orientation

by Brian - All Nurses have to do it; orient the patient to his/her surroundings, educate how to work the bed, TV, air conditioner, and, oh yes, that doggone thing called a patient call light. It's a call LIGHT...

Acronyms: Where's the COW?

Acronyms: Where's the COW?

by Brian - Ok so as nursing students we learn many different acronyms. Which one has gotten you into trouble? I know when working at a religious based hospital we were not allowed to use SOB we had to say...


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