Inspiration and Stories

3 Stories Of Dedicated Nurses Guaranteed To Warm Your Heart

3 Stories Of Dedicated Nurses Guaranteed To Warm Your Heart

The compassion and dedication of nurses inspire them to go above and beyond when caring for patients. For many nurses, their patients hold a special place in their heart and drive them to work harder every day. The following heartwarming […]

In Praise Of Nurses: Learning At The Knee (And Heart And Mind) Of Bobbie

In Praise Of Nurses: Learning At The Knee (And Heart And Mind) Of Bobbie

For four very long years — from March 2001 when my first child was born to September of 2005 when she was cured — she, and I and her dad and her brother spent large spans of time in the […]

How A Sword Fight Saved My Patient

How A Sword Fight Saved My Patient

As I began pediatrics training toward my RN degree, I was well aware that of the three clinical instructors available, a former military nurse who I’ll call Ms. Smith was not the one most students would wish to learn under. […]

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 […]

Childhood Cancer Survivor Returns To Hospital As Nurse More Than 20 Years Later

Childhood Cancer Survivor Returns To Hospital As Nurse More Than 20 Years Later

This week, Montana Brown started working as a staff nurse in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a dream finally realized for the 24-year-old, two-time childhood cancer survivor from Atlanta. Brown is not just any new nurse at the AFLAC Cancer Center […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fighting Cancer With Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Fighting Cancer With Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

As this is one of the most deadly cancers that women around the world face, it’s important to raise awareness about the deadly disease. Awareness saves lives and makes mass prevention possible. Currently, an estimated 21,980 women are diagnosed with […]

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 […]

Nurse Of The Year Gets A Unique Surprise

Nurse Of The Year Gets A Unique Surprise

A student nurse has had a tram named after her, after she was voted 2017 Nurse of the Year. Christina O’Loughlin was one of eight nurses to win this year’s Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards back in May, […]

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Pregnant Doctor Delivers Patient’s Baby Just Before Giving Birth Herself

A Kentucky doctor who checked into the hospital to give birth to her own child found herself back on call, delivering the baby of another woman first after the patient had last-minute complications. Obstetrician Amanda Hess was preparing to be […]

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 […]

#FirstWithCherokee: Taking Time To Recognize The Little Things

#FirstWithCherokee: Taking Time To Recognize The Little Things

I broke my glasses the other day. As I was relaxing while reading a book, I casually rolled over, and crack—there they went. Right in two pieces, clear as day. If you asked what my glasses meant to me at […]

Help Norma Jean – the 60 yr Old Aspiring Nurse

Help Norma Jean – the 60 yr Old Aspiring Nurse

  Norma Jean’s story is somewhat of a sad one. Except her name of course, we all know the reference. Since Norma’s daughter divorced from her ex-husband a few years ago, the whole gang has been living in a cramped two bedroom […]

Understanding 4 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Minority Populations

Understanding 4 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Minority Populations

April has been chosen by the US Office of Minority Health as National Minority Health Month – a time during which nurses, doctors, and the general public can discuss the health issues, diseases, and other problems that disproportionately affect the […]