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  1. I have cared for many patients throughout my career. Tiny newborns, withered great-grandmothers, heroin addicts, diabetics, and trauma victims, among many others. I have met my share of sweet, sensible, gracious, and kind patients over the years. Unf...
  2. First Off, Going into the Homes of Patients First of all, you have to ask yourself if you would mind walking into the homes of strangers over and over again. We go into many different types of homes. There are beautiful and clean homes, and home...
  3. What is School Nursing in 2022?

    The perception of school nursing, even within the nursing community, is of a retired older nurse passing out ice packs and bandaids and maybe reading magazines during down time. Truthfully, there are a lot of ice packs passed out, yet the breadth of ...
  4. 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...
  5. Joe V

    Said No Nurse Ever

    Let's have some fun ... What has no nurse ever said? Fill in the blank... "__________." Said No Nurse Ever caption provided by @Wuzzie
  6. 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...
  7. Lee Anne Blevins Zajac

    How Mindfulness Can Make Your Shift Go More Smoothly

    It’s three o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon working in a rural hospital in the autumn of 2010. I’m a new nurse, barely six months under my belt working on a medical/surgical floor and I’ve just returned from the chapel room just off the hall of my un...
  8. Kittery

    What School Nurses REALLY Do?

    In response to this comment from a previous thread: Give out Bandaids and ice packs, that's it. Just kidding! Although that's what the majority of the general public thinks we do. What school nurses do varies from school to school, depending on stud...
  9. Eighteen Days: My COVID Story

    Eighteen days. That’s how long it took to lose you. Surrounded by four walls, no windows. No healing touch from loved ones. No last kisses or hugs. Unable to hear your infectious laugh because it was covered by a mask. Your family anxiously waiting o...
  10. ✔️ When you need the money, your shift is cancelled; when you have a weekend planned, you have to do overtime. ✔️ Realizing the patient you've just injected has a serious infection causes you to stab yourself with the used needle. ✔️ A 500 ...
  11. 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...
  12. It’s the day after Christmas, and the ER is packed. The line to register is 10 patients deep, and I take deep breaths as traumas and critical patients rush to the front of the line. A mother comes in, hysterical after her own toddler has apparently...
  13. Long shifts, heavy patient loads, and a relentless pace are common recipes for both mental and physical fatigue in nursing. In an effort to cope with increasing demands in the workplace, it is tempting to turn to unhealthy habits. These ways of copin...
  14. I don't know how many times I've seen some version of this question following some scenario that a nurse (usually new) has described. I also often see nurses with some experience (a lot of experience in some cases) offering something like "Your licen...
  15. Anyone else ever deal with a case of the Sunday Scaries? ? The intense overwhelm that consumes you before taking on a new week. The fear of the unknown. The dread of the weekend yet again nearing an end. We’ve all been there and I think we as n...
  16. I am a RN with 2 years experience in Med-Surg and this is the first time this has happened to me. I was precepting a nurse new to our facility and we were taking care of this young patient for a kidney stone. She had came back from surgery and was sl...
  17. Holiday Epiphany

    In my transition from teacher to nurse, holidays were at the center of the change in my life. In the 23 years that I taught, I had never worked holidays. I had a big extended family, and I was the baker and cook, especially at Thanksgiving and Christ...
  18. COVID

    WE have been the ones wearing PPE; sweating; watching our coworkers fall ill; picking up extra shifts; crying wherever no-one sees us; telling families their loved ones will die; fighting until the end. As nurses we must stand together at our facilit...
  19. JBMmom

    A Little Rant And Some Failures

    There are some days that are easier than others with this pandemic. I feel like I'm becoming that friend/family member that just can't "get over it". I know others here are having similar pandemic experiences, so I'm just venting. We've been tri...
  20. Everyone watches the schedule like a hawk to see who gets the holiday off especially Christmas! We had to work every alternate year. Sometimes some interactions made us pause and reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas once we stripped away the ...
  21. Holiday Patient Enigma

    It was the late-1980s and a perfect holiday eve before the phone rang. I was reading a captivating mystery and enjoying a glass of Cote du Rhone as the crackling, hypnotic fire licked the pine logs. The blazing fire’s red and gold flames flickered on...
  22. I just started my first nursing job as a new grad in the MICU two months ago and I want to quit so bad. I need advice. We are at max capacity Covid right now and have been since the beginning of November. While I knew it would be challenging sta...
  23. Version Fall 2020

    The previous issue, Spring 2020, focused on the Coronavirus as it was first evolving. Who knew at that time we would still be in the thick of the virus now with so many increasing uncertainties for the future. In the Fall 2020 issue, several allnurse...

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  24. Version Spring 2020

    The Spring 2020 Issue of the allnurses magazine focuses on the Coronavirus Pandemic, it’s effects on communities around the world, as well as the healthcare teams on the frontline battling Covid-19. In this issue, you can read about the challenges o...

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  25. Version Fall 2019

    Thoughts of back to school always come to mind in the Fall. That doesn’t end upon graduation from high school, college, or grad school. We all should think of ourselves as lifelong learners. Nurses are no exception. We need to constantly seek more kn...

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