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Amy Bozeman

About Amy Bozeman

Amy is many things: a blogger, a nurse, a wife, a mom, a childbirth educator. She started her journey towards a career in nursing when she got pregnant with her first child. After nursing school and studying "like she has never studied before" she entered the nursing profession eager to get her feet wet. The first years provided her with much exposure to sadness, joy and other complex human emotions. She feels that blogging is a wonderful outlet and a way for nurse bloggers to further build their community. Traditionally, midwives have handed down their skill set from midwife to apprentice midwife. She believes nurses have this same opportunity: to pass from nurse to new nurse the rich traditions of this profession.

10 best responses to annoying patients

10 best responses to annoying patients

Yes, I have heard all these things–and some multiple times!

Preceptor personality types—Sound familiar?

Preceptor personality types—Sound familiar?

A good or bad preceptor makes or breaks orientation for a new nurse. Which of these four are you?

10 questions I’d love to ask SOME MDs…

10 questions I’d love to ask SOME MDs…

If only. If only we could ask stuff like, “how much money do you really make?”

Nursing: How do I love thee?

Nursing: How do I love thee?

A challenge: To come up with things I love about being a nurse, from the serious to the silly. So, let me count the ways…

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20 bad behaviors that will tick off your coworkers!

Enter into the following bad behaviors at your own risk! Don’t say you weren’t warned!

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NOC wear and tear

A coworker told me recently, “So what if NOC takes seven years off my life–working with the day crew would probably take off ten!” | Thinkstock

Top 10 things this nurse is thankful for

#1: I am so thankful I have a paying job. Looking at the economy, both nationwide and within my own healthcare system, I’m thankful to be able to punch in when so many people can’t claim a paycheck.

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How to avoid gossip on the nursing floor

We have recently had some pretty malicious gossip that has severely impacted some of my coworkers’ lives.


Top 10 things nursing school CAN’T teach you

New nurses hit the floor running and panicked, often wondering why they feel like they know NOTHING straight out of school. The reality is, they really don’t know it all. What a let-down for them, huh?

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Night nurse rant!

Do day people just not get what it’s like to work nights??

Choosing between “yes” and “no”

Choosing between “yes” and “no”

Nurses are professional nixers—in other words, we know how to say “No.” Of course, this isn’t how most nurses start out. Get tips on the science and art of NOT saying yes.

WATCH: Nurses Grieve, Too

WATCH: Nurses Grieve, Too

I found a wonderful video about the grief we OB nurses feel and how we cope with that grief. I wanted to share it in the hope it helps someone else out there.

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Hating Charge

I feel like charge takes away from my own patient care–because at my hospital, charge nurses need to take a patient assignment. I need some advice.

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Leave it to the Docs

We had a minor emergency on our hands the other night that required surgical intervention. I intervened and called a doc for another doctor–and all heck broke loose.

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Reality Check: Surviving nursing school

There were many times I wanted to throw in the towel and quit. Heck, our class lost a lot of people during the whole process.