Inspiration and Stories

8 things I’ve learned as the daughter of a nurse

8 things I’ve learned as the daughter of a nurse

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I salute my mom and share 8 things she’s taught me.

Alcohol – The Nurse Killer?

Alcohol – The Nurse Killer?

While nursing is both rich and rewarding, there are probably times when you also find it overwhelming and stressful. So, it makes sense for those in the nursing industry to want to let their hair down and celebrate freedom from […]

The 10 most influential female nurses of all time

The 10 most influential female nurses of all time

While you may immediately think of Florence Nightingale, can you name nine others who touched not just patients, but people throughout the world?

Keeping Up With Claudia Martinez

Keeping Up With Claudia Martinez

Earlier this week I had the privilege of sitting down with Claudia Martinez, a 27-year-old Pre Med Student at McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas. You might have heard about Claudia or seen her in a Facebook viral video recently. […]

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 […]