A Nurse I Am

Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Good Nurse?

Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Good Nurse?

It’s more than brains and a caring heart. Take a crack at these questions to see how you rate.

The moment I knew I was meant to be a nurse

The moment I knew I was meant to be a nurse

“Six years ago, I balanced a single spoonful of applesauce in my hand and decided to become a nurse…”

Nursing student to be entered in the “Congressional Record” for her achievement!

Nursing student to be entered in the “Congressional Record” for her achievement!

We love seeing nursing students recognized for their hard work and incredible achievements!

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8 true definitions for “RN”

Rescue Ninja? Rockstar Nanny? How do you define “RN”?

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Finding a nurse mentor

You need someone who will be there when you need a little pat on the back…and who will be completely honest with you when you’re screwing up.

WATCH: A Buddhist talks about end of life care

WATCH: A Buddhist talks about end of life care

What is compassion? Watch this powerful video of a woman who works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row).

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3 vows to my future patients

Vow #1: I will always remember that to be a nurse is to, “Treat the whole patient, and not just thr diagnoses”…

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The unexpected skills of a top-notch nurse

“He spoke with her as though he was her friend rather than her nurse.”

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What kind of nurse am I becoming?

Being a nurse runs through your veins, it defines your whole journey through life…

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My hopes for my nursing future

“If I can remember that person underneath all of the jargon, I think I can at least begin to provide excellent care…”

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The “real” education of a new nurse

“I was surprised when Bob said there were harder things than a patient’s death…”

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The nurse’s art of genuine caring

“Caring is measured by the ability to see the fading smile behind a debilitating ailment and the hope behind adversity…”

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My big lesson in compassion as a nurse

“The fact that he gave his own personal Army award to a patient he felt was more deserving speaks wonders…”

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Healing is an art form

“Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work…”

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What working as a nurse’s aide taught me

Having started at the bottom of the ladder, I’ve learned a thing or two about being an effective mentor…