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Ani Burr, RN

About Ani Burr, RN

I'm a brand new, full-fledged, fresh-out-of-school RN! And better yet, I landed the job of my dreams working with children. I love what I do, and while everyday on the job is a new (and sometimes scary) experience, I'm taking it all in - absorbing everything I can about this amazing profession we all fell in love with.

Happy Birthday Flo!

Happy Birthday Flo!

Here’s a poem for kids on what Florence Nightingale did for the nurse’s profession!

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The one question nurses should ask every patient

We’re often wrong when we assume what our patients want. Asking this one simple question could change everything for them.

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ADN vs. BSN: Did I choose right?

Despite our different programs, are we still getting the same clinical experience across the board?

Yes, I’m the student nurse…all in white

Yes, I’m the student nurse…all in white

Do I really need to look like the Michelin Man to be a great nurse? My honest answer: NO.

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The great med-surg debate

Everyone’s got their opinion: should you start out in a specialty first?

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You know you’re a student nurse when…

Here are 20 surefire ways to spot a nursing student. The good, bad, and everything in-between!

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When you don’t “click” with your nursing instructor

There are those instructors that we love, but what do you do when you have an instructor that doesn’t understand you? What happens when you don’t “click”?

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How it feels to be a new nurse

I’ve only been a nurse for 3 and a half months, but here are 6 words I would use to describe the start of my career.

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The one thing that has helped me survive NOC

I have a trick for making myself stay awake, avoid snacking, and feel better throughout my whole shift.

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A nursing student’s Christmas list

You know you’re a student nurse when your Christmas wish-list asks Santa for some scrubs, pens, and a good night’s sleep before clinical.

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Becoming In.De.Pen.Dent

Becoming an independent nurse means so much more than just performing skills. I broke down the word in a way that reminds me what it truly means to be an RN.

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You might be a nurse if….

No secret handshakes or special winks in the nurse club. But nurses do have a unique way of seeing the world and dealing with situations. Do you recognize yourself in the five situations?

I Am Thankful – Part 3

I’m thankful for my health and the chance to make a difference for others.

I Am Thankful – Part 2

I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from the BEST nurses so that I can be the best nurse I can be.

I Am Thankful – Part 1

This year, I am thankful for my education, and for this country’s respect for the nursing profession.