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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, […]

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Entering Healthcare As A Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant works one on one with patients and is right on the ground floor of promoting patient safety and dignified patient care. Most CNA jobs require their personnel to perform all non-invasive procedures such as washing and […]

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The Pros & Cons Of The New Opioid Arm Implant In The Fight Against Opioid Addiction

The U.S. is currently struggling with a major and truly nationwide opioid addiction epidemic. In fact, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, in 2014 more people passed away from drug overdoses than during any previous year—remarkably, more […]

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An ER nurse’s description of a heart attack

I said aloud to myself and the cat, “Dear God, I think I’m having a heart attack!”

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10 ways you know you’re a night shift nurse

Not to say that night shift nurses are a totally different breed, but you do tend to relate to the werewolf thing!

12 things to never say to older and younger coworkers

12 things to never say to older and younger coworkers

Bridge the generation gap at work with the help of our cheat sheet.