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How This Four-Time Cancer Survivor Is Making Life Better For Nurses & Patients

How This Four-Time Cancer Survivor Is Making Life Better For Nurses & Patients

I’m Cinde Dolphin, a four-time cancer survivor and a patient who’s experienced 9 medical procedures which included Jackson Pratt (JP) drains. As you probably know, a JP drain uses suction to funnel a body’s natural healing fluid out and away […]

5 Ups & Downs (But Mostly Ups) Of Becoming A Patient Advocate

5 Ups & Downs (But Mostly Ups) Of Becoming A Patient Advocate

  Considering a career change? Patient advocacy can be a great path for nurses looking for a new challenge. Here’s what you should know before making the leap. 1. Opportunities abound… Patient advocacy is a new and evolving field that […]

Chemo To Scrubs: Q&A With A Breast Cancer Fighter

Chemo To Scrubs: Q&A With A Breast Cancer Fighter

Thanks to Annie for sharing her story with us here at Scrubs Mag. Follow her journey on Instagram. Tell us a little about your story. After graduating college in April 2016 with my BS in Biology/Pre-Medicine, I eagerly applied to […]

Let’s Get Real About Gender Stereotypes In Nursing

Let’s Get Real About Gender Stereotypes In Nursing

Recently, I posted a meme on Instagram about being hit on by patients. The tagline read, “When a creepy patient hits on you”, and the picture showed a giraffe pushing another animal away with its hoof, some kind of wild […]

Score Of Three

Score Of Three

“What’s the Score?” I said to the ER nurse as I ushered the patient’s convoy towards its ICU bed. “Three,” the nurse said with a regretful face. He is in a good physical shape. Only a few abrasions are evident on […]

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Nursing Career by Nurse Amanda

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Nursing Career by Nurse Amanda

I am coming up on my two year working nurse anniversary.  I can’t believe I have almost worked as a nurse for two years. I still feel like I know nothing! I definitely didn’t see myself making it this long. […]

Nurse Melissa’s Top 10

Nurse Melissa’s Top 10

My name is Melissa Fischer and I’m currently 23 years old. I’m an Emergency Room nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. SMH is the only level 1 trauma center and nationally recognized burn center in the Rochester […]

I’m A Mom… And A Nurse

I’m A Mom… And A Nurse

Right after my daughter’s first heart surgery, when she was just a month old, I decided the nursing field was right for me.  I took a course and became a CNA.  Shortly after her third (and surprise!) heart surgery, I […]

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 […]

Laid Down Smiling Young Female Patient Talking To Nurse In Emergency Room

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 […]