Topics About 'Life Of A Nurse'.

These are topics that staff believe are closely related. If you want to search all posts for a phrase or term please use the Search feature.

Found 14 results

  1. UM Review RN

    Lest We Forget

    Later in the shift, I had to discharge a patient who was very difficult to care for. The patient was very demanding, very miserable and made sure that we all knew it. The family was worse if that was possible. When I did the discharge for that patien...
  2. FranEMTnurse

    Nurse

    A nurse named Florence Nightengale, worked in a hospital where tuberculosis ran rampant. Nothing the medical professionals did solved the excalating number of deaths, until Florence Nightengale thought; "Nothing else is working, so I'm going to open ...
  3. Driven

    I believe all nurses are made through knowledge and experience, but people are born with the personality to care, love, and nurture. Those are many of the qualities a nurse carries and it takes someone special to become a nurse. A nurse is someone wh...
  4. NotReady4PrimeTime

    I Could NEVER Do PICU!

    I've lost count of the times I've heard that exclamation from another nurse. I've also forgotten how many times I've heard, "I just don't know how you do it," not only from other nurses but from friends, casual acquaintances and family. But I don't k...
  5. You Know You're a Nurse When...

    The front of you scrubs read 'Nurses...here to save your a**, not kiss it!' You occasionally park in the space with the 'Physicians Only' sign, and knock it over. You've ever told a patient to 'move toward the light.' You believe that all the patient...
  6. shannonFNP

    One Man

    I was one in a crowded room of the receiving team of nurses that lifted this man: a father, a grandfather off the golden Stryker that carried him from this fateful father's day into the emergency room. He was still dressed to fit the occasion: a polo...
  7. They Call Me The Swamp Nurse

    My experience in pediatrics and school nursing, camp nursing and The prison helped me to obtain this position. I am an LPN since 1996 and have been accepted for the RN program in the fall. I look forward to learning many new things in school, but I r...
  8. Mommy Will Be There

    I was in the first grade when I had to get my tonsils out. I was probably six or seven. My mom was an evening shift worker and when I went to sleep she was there but once I awoke, she was gone. I was crying and this nurse (I use the term loosely, she...
  9. After seventeen years in health care, I've come to the conclusion that nurses are the baggage handlers of the industry: we move folks here and there, we make sure the manifest is correct and the right passengers' suitcases are on the right airplane, ...
  10. I'll never forget the night I first became aware of the utter disregard some members of the general public have for nurses and ancillary staff. It was also to be the first of many times that I've fought back. I was fresh out of school, working gravey...
  11. It's Saturday morning at Paradise Nursing and Rehabilitation Center*, and I've just arrived on the floor to pass the 0900 meds. Spying my cart, I can see that Mac has already been there, for once again there is a carefully arranged "house of cards" m...
  12. I could hear the complaining all the way down the hall as I clocked in for my shift. "Will somebody tell me again why we don't have air conditioning!?" "Because the owner's too cheap to put it in." "This is supposed to be the hottest day of the year....
  13. Midas' Touch

    Appreciate....my daughter had a hard time enunciating that word before....one word that touches a heart, tries a tear, gives a lump in the throat. As we walked from the school bus towards home, she asked, "Mom, how's work?" "Oh, it's not that good, I...
  14. UM Review RN

    Just One Person

    My feet started aching just thinking about it. Here at the nurse's station, the telemonitors were blocked by people trying to pick up their assignments. I decided to get the report first, then come back to see what my patients' heart rates and rhythm...