Success Stories in Nursing Articles

Share your success story as you balance a professional career, personal challenges, and pursue higher education. Please share your story and know that it benefits others who may be contemplating a career in nursing, have seemingly insurmountable challenges and are on the verge of burn-out, or just need an uplifting smile to brighten their day.

A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours...
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A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours...

In my 49 years of life I have had many life-changing events as we all do. I was born the eldest of two children. My younger brother was born in 1963 and diagnosed...

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Shout Out to the Nurses Taking Care of Post 9/11 Patients
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Brenda F. Johnson

Shout Out to the Nurses Taking Care of Post 9/11 Patients

In an article by NurseZone, the nurses that died on 9/11 are listed along with small bios. I want to give respect to those nurses, if you want more information on...

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No Stone Unturned

Sometime in the last few chaotic years I'd decided I wanted to become a critical care nurse. My career thus far was not at all conducive to achieving that goal; I...

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My True Calling

I never dreamed of becoming a nurse in my life, but I changed the path I chose in fulfilling my dreams and it became my destiny. I was taking up management...

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From Living to Dying and Back

As I lay in the hospital bed, hooked up to a monitor, I wondered how long I had left. As I heard them resuscitating my roommate, I contemplated my mortality. Was it...

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My defining moment as a nurse...

My most defining professional moment in my career came about not when I was with a patient, but when we were home with our newborn daughter. The call came at...

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I graduated from nursing school at 56 years old
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I graduated from nursing school at 56 years old

My family had humble beginnings. As a child, we were working class. My father had only graduated from high school and my mother, who was an immigrant had only...

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Brenda F. Johnson

Celebrating Nursing

Stapling vinyl to wood, I contemplated my morning. Rushing to get the kids to daycare then speeding to my job at Wellcraft boats only to clock in late for the...

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I love this job...

But this job has been so worth every single minute. Every backache, leg pain, poop on my shoes, turning heavy residents. Every time I get cursed out, told I'm not...

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A Time to reflect

I have been a nurse since 1973. Nursing wasn't something I had in mind for myself when I graduated from high school. In fact, I was totally undecided what I...

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The Male Nurse with Hearing Aids

In most cases today, it is already common to see people with eyeglasses. Obviously because of their poor vision. However, have you ever encountered or worked with...

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I didn't give up on my dream - it just evolved

I've known I wanted to be a nurse since I was in the 8th grade. Though my life has been far from perfect, if one looked at it exclusively from a nursing point of...

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