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The Most Important Rule For Nurses: The Word That Shall Not Be Named

The Most Important Rule For Nurses: The Word That Shall Not Be Named

Quiet is a “4 letter word.” Not in the actual sense, but in the sense that it is a word that should never be uttered out loud, or even thought of during your shift. Saying “things are quiet” as you […]

7 Tips for Getting Your Life Organized Starting In January

7 Tips for Getting Your Life Organized Starting In January

January is officially “Get Organized” month. It signals a fresh start. We throw out old stuff, make room for new, and get ready to tackle the upcoming year. For nurses, it means wrangling in all the things we do throughout […]

5 Tips For Getting Into Nursing School

5 Tips For Getting Into Nursing School

So, you really want to be a nurse? That’s great! You’ll need that type of motivation to get you through nursing school; you’ll probably also need it to make it into a good nursing program. Believe it or not, getting […]

What Are The Best States To Live In If You’re A Nurse?

What Are The Best States To Live In If You’re A Nurse?

The nursing industry is expected to grow faster than most other occupations over the next decade, thanks in part to an aging population and the Affordable Care Act. Yet that does not mean that your career opportunities are guaranteed to […]

13 Pro Tips On Preparing For The Long Night Shift

13 Pro Tips On Preparing For The Long Night Shift

No matter what your specialty is or where you’re located, working a night shift as a nurse presents unique challenges. Often, the most difficult tests of these come from your own body, which wants nothing more than to lie down […]

Behind Nurse’s Eyes: Going From Bad to Bedside Manners

Behind Nurse’s Eyes: Going From Bad to Bedside Manners

Inexperienced nurses may underestimate the importance of bedside manners in their work or completely misunderstand what it means. Yet this is a skill that is just as important to develop as learning how to read a blood pressure monitor or […]

5 Things Nurses Can’t Live Without in 2016

5 Things Nurses Can’t Live Without in 2016

Stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, medication guides. These are all essential items that your patients may not be able to live without. Add a notebook and pen, and you have just put together the standard nursing bag they taught you about […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Nursing New Year’s Resolutions

10 Ways to Keep Your Nursing New Year’s Resolutions

There is a typical pattern to the lifespan of a New Year’s resolution: you make one (or more), spend all of January working on keeping it, and totally forget you ever made it come February. That’s right, the life cycle […]

10 nurse-tested tactics for calming a patient before a shot

10 nurse-tested tactics for calming a patient before a shot

Think your arsenal of soothing tactics could use yet another strategy? Find out how your fellow nurses calm patients, young and old, before a shot.

Ask Auntie Aggie: “The new doctor is making me REALLY uncomfortable”

Ask Auntie Aggie: “The new doctor is making me REALLY uncomfortable”

Is a doctor’s behavior making you uncomfortable? Read Auntie Aggie’s advice.

Katie Duke on the “whys” and “hows” of grad school

Katie Duke on the “whys” and “hows” of grad school

Eager to keep the education ball rolling but feeling a bit wishy-washy about grad school? Maybe we can help change that.

The top 10 things I’ve learned after my first 10 years of nursing

The top 10 things I’ve learned after my first 10 years of nursing

Nurses—we present these valuable pearls of wisdom from Aunt Aggie.

6 skills that amplify a nurse’s sixth sense

6 skills that amplify a nurse’s sixth sense

Dr. Debbie Yi and nurse Katie Duke share the top qualities that a physician or nurse (especially one braving the ER) needs to get the job done.

Nurses, watch your backs! But actually, though…

Nurses, watch your backs! But actually, though…

It’s never too early to start thinking about all that professional wear and tear—starting with your back.

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Ask Auntie Aggie: “The doctor wouldn’t let me give the patient enough medication. What now?”

Auntie Aggie advises a nurse on what to do when a patient is in obvious distress and the doctor refuses to increase the medication.