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  1. How Can Admin Help to Retain School Nurses?

    Experienced school nurses, we’ve all had that frightening moment. You have vomiting Vanessa in your office and you need to call THAT parent to pick her up. Her mother had used profanity when you called to ask for the student’s required Kindergarten p...
  2. Brenda F. Johnson

    Media: Where are the Nurses?

    Most medical shows on television are full of inaccuracies. Surely they could afford to hire someone to provide current and correct information, (such as a nurse). Who hasn’t watched a ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ or’ House’ episode and exclaimed, “What! That is...
  3. Recently I was looking for information on the effects of the pandemic on those with mental health disorders. MULTIPLE articles referred to a mental health crisis among nurses leading to an increase in suicides. A short time later, I learned of the su...
  4. Yikes! I've Been Stuck!

    I was wrapping up all the loose ends of the day as my shift was winding down. I always like to present my reports about assigned patients to the oncoming nurse, like a package with a bow on top. On this particular day, I had a patient return to the ...
  5. No Jeep, No Love: I'm Out Of Here!

    So, I own a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It is my toy. It is fun to drive and super-fast. It has all the bells and whistles and is black on black with carbon fiber trim. I bought it used, on impulse when looking for a second vehicle to continue my travel...
  6. Are You Working Past Retirement Age?

    I’ve been thinking a lot about getting older (and older) recently. For me, nursing was a second career. When I graduated from high school, I immediately started nursing school because that’s what you did in the 70’s. However, about 18 months later, I...
  7. ZenLover

    Interviewing a Phoenix

    My most recent experiences sound so much like what you have already heard. Being a critical care nurse in a pandemic has not been easy. But what is easy? What in life is ever easy? Falling down, but not getting back up. Failing to show up, but not th...
  8. LanaWRN

    The Impact of Christmas

    15 years ago, I was working every weekend in a large hospital as a Certified Nurse Aide while going to nursing school through the week. In December, my first year working there I met Mr. C. Mr. C was young, energetic, and seemingly healthy when he w...
  9. Virtually every nurse has a story about a patient or family encounter that has changed them or their role in nursing forever. I’ve had many memorable encounters over the years, but one changed my career trajectory more than any other. I was work...
  10. Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    I'd like to tell you a storyI've been a member of Allnurses for nearly a decade. It's a little surreal to contemplate that amount of time but I vividly recall writing posts in the pre-nursing students section pleading for help in Anatomy and Physiolo...
  11. Liz George PHN

    Hey Nurses, How are You Doing?

    How We Can Use the Nursing Process to Help Ourselves Survive (and Thrive?) in these Tumultuous Times As a working nurse, I know I don’t need to go into the details of what’s happening for nurses right now. For nearly every nurse the past few yea...
  12. Fear of Floating | Life of a Nurse

    The Joint Commission's position states that the requesting unit that a nurse is to float to must be a similar unit1. That way the nurse can acclimate easier and function in a competent manner. This prioritizes patient safety. The requesting unit...
  13. Nurse Writing Nook

    I'm Too Tired to Cry | Life of a Nurse

    Let’s go back to the beginning All of that crying started right out of nursing school. That first year of nursing was hard, but those first few months were incredibly tough. Three months of orientation and I would cry and/or throw up before each ...
  14. Simone Biles withdrew from some of her Olympic events because she felt like her mind and body were not in sync. Bedside nurses quite often feel the same way ... mind and body out of sync. Have you ever been at work and felt like you were being p...
  15. Educating Patients | Knowledge is Power

    My patient, Frank, was a diabetic. Many of his health problems stemmed from his lack of education about controlling his blood sugar. Without intervention, Frank would have become a more unstable diabetic. His demeanor was apathetic. He did not unders...
  16. Short Staffed: An Epidemic

    Talk to any nurse and they will have something to say about the staffing at their hospital or facility. More often than not, that something will be an unflattering depiction best summed up with three words: stretched too thin. Additionally, the COVID...
  17. Serenity Mirabito MSN RN OCN

    The Life of an Oncology Clinical Trials Nurse

    Have you ever seen chemotherapy or biotherapy administered by a nurse and marveled at how it prevents, reduces, or even cures cancer? Welcome to the outcome of oncology clinical trials! Recognized as its own nursing subspecialty, the oncology clini...
  18. Shifting roles and responsibilities During the COVID-19 pandemic, my role and responsibilities quickly shifted from caring for only adult oncology patients, to medical patients, to ICU patients on ventilators. The challenges of learning how to ca...
  19. Each day I wake up for another day the same as yesterdayI make my coffee and turn on my computer, browsing my emails before anything else. For the last several weeks, there are constantly new updates surrounding Covid-19. New training guidelines, new...
  20. I remember in Nursing School learning about Florence Nightingale’s role in the Crimean War - what she did to help establish safe sanitation practices, and that she was a tremendous advocate who worked tirelessly for her patients. However, it was not...
  21. What Would Florence Nightingale Say Today?

    Florence Nightingale, the lady with the lamp, the best in her days, this generation and perhaps in the generation yet unborn. There might have been nurses before her days but none could conceptualise nursing during her time and even for the future as...
  22. nikkulele77

    Texting with Flo

    Texting with Florence Nightingale Yo, Flo! Can u talk right now? (I like saying yo flo) ? Talk? Do you mean text? Yeah, I do mean text. Yes. But why do you say talk instead of text? IDK. I know we aren’t literally talking, but...
  23. Tips for Human Nursing

    REALLY LISTEN AND REFLECT, THEN YOU WILL LEARN: First of all I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to complete a grad initiative in acute care. This was an experience where I am paired with staff RN's for six months and in a way be mentore...
  24. Every now and then, though, we get to care of someone who shows us exactly why we do what we do. Those cases, those patients, provide us with the inspiration we need to do our jobs despite how taxing they can be. I had the pleasure of taking care of ...
  25. School taught me everything I know. School taught me the delicate balance of life, how to be A FIXER. Fix problems and help patients achieve a better way of life. A patient, Lucy would teach me an entire new way of thinking...and fixing. I received L...