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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 […]

#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 […]

How This Student Nurse Is Preventing Suicides At USC

How This Student Nurse Is Preventing Suicides At USC

As a sophomore at the University of South Carolina, my Vice President and I took over an organization called Men in Nursing. At the time the organization didn’t have any members, lacked a vision and the main question we asked […]

The White Helmets: Providing Care In The Most Dangerous Places In The World

The White Helmets: Providing Care In The Most Dangerous Places In The World

Most of us are aware, in some way, of what’s happening in Syria. For nearly 5 years, this Levantine country has been embroiled in one of the worst civil wars ever fought in the Middle East, between various rebel groups […]

Meet Celebrity Veterinarian Alex Hynes

Meet Celebrity Veterinarian Alex Hynes

Dr. Alex Hynes is a rare breed. Not only is she an accomplished professional veterinarian, but she’s also somewhat of an internet celebrity. She’s a mom, a fitness enthusiast, and an accomplished emergency veterinary surgeon. Her exciting lifestyle and passion […]

3 Breast Cancer Survivors Thank Nurses

3 Breast Cancer Survivors Thank Nurses

October is well-known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the extent of the awareness for many people ends at pink ribbons, organized walks, or watching NFL players sport pink jerseys. Each year, about 246,000 women in the US are diagnosed […]

What Is Compassionate Care Really?

What Is Compassionate Care Really?

“Compassionate care…is not simplistically about taking away another person’s pain or suffering, but is about entering into that person’s experience so as to share their burden in solidarity with them; hence enabling them to retain their independence and dignity (Kret 2011).” […]

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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!”

13 Things That Only A Nurse Would Do

13 Things That Only A Nurse Would Do

  Part five to “You Know You’re a Nurse When…” article. We asked our Funny Nurses family to fill in the blank after “You know you’re a NURSE when…” (above photo) and we got some pretty great responses! We think you’ll relate – see below: […]

Nursing Teaches More About Females Than I Want

Nursing Teaches More About Females Than I Want

  I’ve been the caregiver for my wife, Cupcake, since she escaped from CHI St. Vincent hospital in Little Rock, where she had a heart valve replaced. And I thought Marine boot camp was rough! But I volunteered for it […]

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“My patient called me…”

We all know that patients say some crazy things…but what happens when those crazy things are directed at YOU?!

Nurse HERO Stories: Maria Fernandez

Nurse HERO Stories: Maria Fernandez

Maria Fernandez’s story to become a nurse and to rise to the position of a Director at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida is one of overcoming obstacles. It is a story of heroism on many levels. As an immigrant […]

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This Thing We Call “Nursing”

It seems to me a bit odd to be authoring my personal philosophy on what nursing is and is not as a student for readers who all have a great deal more knowledge, wisdom, and experience in this wonderful field of ours, but […]

Former CHOA patient, Cancer Survivor Becomes Pediatric Nurse

Former CHOA patient, Cancer Survivor Becomes Pediatric Nurse

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta shared an inspiring Facebook post on Wednesday about a former patient who battled cancer. Amelia was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 17-months-old. According to the post, she beat cancer before she started kindergarten. “Last […]

I See You… As a Nurse

I See You… As a Nurse

You haven’t been able to eat since getting admitted, surgery isn’t until tomorrow afternoon. You’re starving. I see you. You walk to the bathroom with tears in your eyes because your family member is sick and not getting better. I […]