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Hurricane Irma From The Front Lines: The Florida Nurse’s Story

Hurricane Irma From The Front Lines: The Florida Nurse’s Story

I am 24-years old, and have lived in the Tampa Bay area my entire life. I have endured multiple hurricanes throughout the years, but none were as catastrophic and fearsome as Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma was a category 5 hurricane, […]

Preparing For An Active Shooter In A Healthcare Setting

Preparing For An Active Shooter In A Healthcare Setting

Active shooter incidents throughout the country have prompted individuals and organizations, including hospitals and other healthcare facilities, to consider response plans for an “active shooter”. An “active shooter” is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as “an individual […]

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Do I Really Want To Be A Nurse?

I think that many of us ask this question to ourselves before making the decision to go to nursing school.I do have some friends that said they knew that they wanted to be a nurse from very early on and […]

How This Company Is Delivering High-End Prosthetics To Overlooked Patients

How This Company Is Delivering High-End Prosthetics To Overlooked Patients

Every morning, most of us – including myself – are guilty of waking up, standing on the two legs we were born with, and not even thinking twice about it. To compliment that, we proceed to the kitchen to eat […]

Can You Believe?

Can You Believe?

  If nurses today could experience a time warp back to the 1950s they would discover a much different profession than the one they are accustomed to. Hard to believe, but nurses used to: Smoke at the nurses’ station in […]

What Becoming A Nurse Means To Me

What Becoming A Nurse Means To Me

My mom and I were at the Bloomsburg Fair, an annual week-long event in central Pennsylvania; I couldn’t have been more than a teen at that time so it was at least 20 years ago. As we were walking through […]

Will You See Me?

Will You See Me?

I know you are here to take care of me, but when you come into this room, Will you see me? I open my mouth for bites of food, for medicine, for sips of water, like a baby bird, I […]

A Nurse’s Monologue

A Nurse’s Monologue

Dear Patient, I would like to take care of you in the best possible way I can; in the same way, I would like to be taken care of if the circumstances were the other way around. I am willing […]

OR Nurse Becomes Tissue Donation Advocate Following Personal Tragedy

OR Nurse Becomes Tissue Donation Advocate Following Personal Tragedy

Mary Bowman is just one of those truly inspiring nurses. She transformed the tragedy of unexpectedly losing her infant son into an opportunity to advocate for the vital cause of tissue donation. Bowman, 34, has been a registered nurse at […]

Dear America, I Am An Emergency Department Nurse

Dear America, I Am An Emergency Department Nurse

Dear America, I have gratefully and proudly been an Emergency Department and Trauma Travel Nurse for the past 4 years. I have held your love one’s hands as they have passed. I have laughed with you when you came in […]

5 Ways That Nurses Can Improve  Medical Visits For People With Higher Weights

5 Ways That Nurses Can Improve Medical Visits For People With Higher Weights

Nurses can make a tremendous difference in how people with higher weights get treated during their health appointments. With anti-fat bias and weight stigma rampant in our society—yes, studies tell us, even among professionals in hospitals and medical offices—nurses can […]

How Simulation Based Learning Is Changing Nursing Education

How Simulation Based Learning Is Changing Nursing Education

Simulation is a technique for practice and learning that can be applied to many different disciplines and trainees. It is a technique (not a technology) to replace and amplify real experiences with guided ones, often “immersive” in nature, that evoke […]

I Had An A+ In Hating School

I Had An A+ In Hating School

Well, that was in the past. I used to be average in high school and middle school. I never was the smartest. I could have been, but I chose not to. Why? Because I didn’t care. I didn’t care about […]

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What would your superhero nurse name be?

We asked our Facebook fans to come up with their superhero nurse names and special powers; read on for their hilarious, touching and very practical answers!

The Healthcare Professional’s Practical Guide To Practicing Stillness

The Healthcare Professional’s Practical Guide To Practicing Stillness

“Once you know yourself in this living stillness there is nothing in this world that is greater than you” As human beings, we often hear the word “Stillness”, but what does that really mean? How can we, as healthcare professionals, […]