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  1. The economic climate in this country still remains somewhat sluggish several years after the official end of the Great Recession. In addition, dwindling reimbursement rates from Medicare and private insurance companies have placed an undeniable pinch...
  2. madwife2002

    RN and a Mother!

    I became a single parent in 1989 I finally left an abusive marriage, I was now going to move on with my life and follow my dreams. I always wanted to be a nurse as we often referred to ourselves in 1989, we were also called RGN's in the UK which mean...
  3. Come to think of it, I guess this could have been called "Bashed by Bronchitis", or "Flattened by the Flu", because elements of both illnesses have reared their ugly little heads during the past few days. It started out as a head cold and quickly evo...
  4. MusicalCoffee

    The Nursing Niche

    "To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through, is to be a nurse". - Rawsi Williams There are some people who knew nursing was for them from the get-go. Then there are those who realized it a bit later i...
  5. canesdukegirl

    Precepting new staff members in the OR

    I was excited to start my first day in the OR. Full of optimism and nervous energy, I found my way to the staff locker room, looked through the lockers to find my name and started to change from street clothes into fresh new scrubs. "Um, can you plea...
  6. remoteareanurse

    The best job in the world.

    Lets be honest here. Nurses love to whinge. And to be fair, we do have a lot to whinge about. Pay, for example. It took me four years of university to gain a nursing degree. In that same time I could have qualified in law, architecture or pharmacy, a...
  7. It doesn't matter what kind of person you are - rejection after a job interview hurts. And, it is okay to withdraw a bit and take your time to recover. But, as the old adage goes - you must get yourself back in the saddle again - sooner rather than l...
  8. 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 ...
  9. My mother, an extraordinarily healthy and physically fit little lady of 83, had never had any encounters with the medical system as a patient except for the delivery of her four daughters. She was gaining fluid in her abdomen and that lead us to look...
  10. kimber1984

    Nursing From Your Heart

    My sister has been a dialysis nurse for seven years now, she always knew she wanted to be a nurse since childhood. I, on the other hand, couldn't quite make up my mind as to what I wanted to do with my life. That is, until last year when I suddenly k...
  11. I had a flash-back the other day at work. I was cleaning the circumcision board that was covered in poop. Ah, cleaning poop--I was remembering my days as a zookeeper. And, as you can imagine, the job involved lots of poop cleaning. This was another l...
  12. VivaLasViejas

    Too Little, Too Late.....Too Bad

    .......in which case, please share your insight with me so that I can stop feeling like I'm the only person on earth who's madder than a wet cat and has absolutely no place to direct the anger, because it's not really anybody's fault. I've always bee...
  13. Ask any bedside nurse what is one of the most challenging parts of his or her job, and I'll bet you the 12-hour shift will be one of the top 3 answers. Ask any nurse who has left bedside care and I'll bet you, "It's hard on your body," or "it breaks ...
  14. Often times I catch myself wondering the struggles that other nurses on my unit go through; we all have lives, kids, children, husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, friends in general...and we take on some heavy cases. What in particular attaches...
  15. Warm, cold, delightful, horrible, genuine, deceptive.... Relationships come in all forms and all sizes, from a mere acquaintance, to the deep discovery of each other as individuals. As a new graduate nurse, or even an experienced nurse beginning a ne...
  16. rn/writer

    How Do I Toughen Up At Work? Part 1

    How do I grow a thicker skin? How do I toughen up at work? How do I keep from crying when someone says mean things to me? These are questions that new--and sometimes not-so-new--nurses ask when they feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. What are the ...
  17. VivaLasViejas

    Used Nurse: Part Deux

    Three fulltime nurses and a medication aide who once held secure jobs, now stand figuratively on the trapdoor of the gallows, shaking our heads in astonishment at finding ourselves here and wondering how the hell we're going to get out of this predic...
  18. Wishinonastar

    Shine Your Light

    I never thought I would be at this stage of my life and be looking for a job. It is not that I am old; I am basically mid-career as far as it goes. Being a mother changes career progression. You can't have it all, and I chose family. While many of my...
  19. Registered nurses are, without a doubt, in some of the highest demand nationwide. As the need for professionals to fill these open positions continues to grow, there are a LOT of specialties that warrant some consideration. All of them demand a parti...
  20. chloram_24

    Hazards in the Field of Nursing

    Way back 2006, I was a newly BSN graduate waiting for the result of my board exam to be released. And while waiting, I volunteered in a private hospital for me to enhance my knowledge and skills and have a pertinent experience needed for my applicati...
  21. Maureen Bonatch MSN

    Benefits of Networking in Your Personal Life

    The thought of networking makes many people cringe. It can evoke a vision of a room full of strangers with half trying to sell themselves, while the others try to find a good place to hide. Often, we don't think about the importance of networking unt...
  22. canesdukegirl

    Silver Lining

    I stare at the four LED panels in front of me, each displaying cases for every OR, listed by room. I groan inwardly, bracing myself for a busy day. "Canes, you ready?" asks the Medical Director. Every morning, the Medical Director and the Anesthesia ...
  23. VivaLasViejas

    Just Another Manic Monday

    .....and all day I was wishing it were Sunday again. You know it's going to be a tough week when you walk through the door at your workplace on a Monday morning and your senior medication aide comes barrelling out of a resident room, looking like the...
  24. VivaLasViejas

    The Best Advice I Never Got

    One of the privileges of having one's own blog, I have discovered, is being able to hold forth on almost any subject I choose. Whether anyone wants to read my mental meanderings is beyond my control......but I sure do enjoy writing 'em. As another bi...
  25. When I was notified about being hand-picked as a scrub nurse on our high-risk cardiothoracic surgery team, I was very excited, but also nervous. As most would, I sought counsel from many - some that worked in the O.R., and others that had very demand...