Author Archives: NYC RN


About NYC RN

NYCRN has been a nurse for more than 30 years in a variety of different hospitals and locations. He strives to find the balance between compassion and straight talk. As you may have guessed, he currently is an RN in NYC. You can read more from his blog at Pee and Sympathy: True Stories from an RN and follow his latest updates on Facebook.

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I’ll tan while I can

Once Bessie called me at the nurse’s station to come to her room, and what followed was a vision that cemented itself in my memory.

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Sometimes an angel gives his wings

“The heart, with all its good intentions, is the boss.” I found this to be true not only in my personal life, but in my nursing career as well….

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Hawai’i 5-oh my god…

As I looked upon the Honolulu City lights, the reality of it gripped me. Oh god, I thought. I am a nurse.

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What can brown do for you?

Patients look to nurses for many things: They look for strength, they look for guidance and, most of all, they look for integrity in the face of their trampled humility. That said, the tale of Lorna begins with a diaper.