Today I’m proud to be a nurse

Posted on July 29, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Tonight I was reminded why I became a nurse.

Most days I leave work asking myself “why did I want to be a nurse?”

Most shifts are filled with getting the residents their meds on time, charting, being pulled in … Read the rest

Why being a nurse is different everyday

Posted on July 29, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

If you want routine, nursing is not for you.

Every day that you step on that floor or into the building, your shift has the potential to blow your mind and be something far more than you expected.

For some … Read the rest

The 10 types of nursing jobs

Posted on July 24, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

If you could describe your job in a few words, what would they be? Here’s a list of ten ‘types’ of jobs. Five are negative words.

Five are positive words (people like to complain on the internet, but believe it … Read the rest

A day in the typical shift of a nurse

Posted on July 22, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

No day in a nurse’s life is actually typical, but they do follow a certain routine that anyone can follow.

However, you have to be prepared for the changes, the emergencies, and the craziness that can make up a nursing … Read the rest

5 ways to cope with stress at work

Posted on July 18, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Meds to pass. IVs to hang. Patient care to deliver. Vitals to take. Charting to do. Meetings to attend…all in a nurse’s stressful day.

During these challenging times, some hospitals are hiring fewer nurses, so current staff work longer and … Read the rest

How to juggle nursing and your personal life

Posted on July 15, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Nursing is more a lifestyle than a profession. Sometimes, it can become all-consuming and lead you to neglecting other aspects of your life.

One of the aspects that easy to neglect is your personal life. It can be easy to … Read the rest

6 nursing quirks at home

Posted on July 10, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

I was sitting around the house the other day, when for the umpteenth time, I shouted at the TV. No, I was not watching a sports game.

I was watching someone do a horrible job at CPR!

I realized – … Read the rest

ARNP Dermatology

Posted on July 9, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

I am a Dermatology NP and I had a patient coming in for surgery (Excision for skin cancer) with a migraine for several days.

She said that she took Imitrex 4 hours prior to coming in, said her migraine was … Read the rest

A nursing career dialed my number

Posted on July 9, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

My mom has been a nurse for almost 40 years.

She has worked at the same hospital on the same floor for almost 40 years!

She has won numerous prestigious awards. My mom lives nursing and is very good at … Read the rest

If I can do it, anyone can

Posted on July 9, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

During nursing school I had the worst time of my life.

I started getting sick in the first semester.

I began to have stomach problems that ranged from pain to GI bleeds.

Throughout nursing school I averaged one to two … Read the rest