The dirty secret that is destroying nursing

Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Let me begin by saying this is just my beliefs and thoughts on the subject. I love being a nurse and I love working at the facility I am at.

However, there is a major injustice being done to nurses … Read the rest

How nurse initiated protocols can change healthcare

Posted on November 18, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Nurses are on the front line of healthcare, and it is only obvious to those who actually work as nurses. Most of the management and administrators are tasked with making policy changes and affecting the way patients are cared for.… Read the rest

Top 10 things nurses secretly steal

Posted on November 13, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Do you engage in a little bit of petty theft where you work? I don’t. (That’s what you should say if anyone ever asks you that in real life). But you probably really do. And this is probably what you … Read the rest

4 annoying nurses you’ve probably met

Posted on November 11, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Every unit has them. The nurse who has peculiar quirks that can be annoying at times. Since you spend so much time with your coworkers, it is only natural that some traits get on your nerves.

Sometimes, these annoying traits … Read the rest

48 ways for a nurse to leave a shift happy

Posted on November 5, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Being a nurse is not the easiest on your body.

There’s a lot of negative things that can go wrong on your shift.

But on the other side here’s a list of things that can happen to help a nurse … Read the rest

8 nursing lessons from Breaking Bad

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

I’m going to go out on a limb here and make some connections between lessons in nursing – and lessons from Breaking Bad! You might say nursing is definitely not the same as dealing in drugs – but is that … Read the rest

45 signs you might be a nurse

Posted on October 27, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

Being a nurse is like no other profession in the world! You develop traits that only a nurse will understand. You might be a nurse if…….

  1. You can read a doctor’s handwriting.
  2. You’ve seen dead people, and it doesn’t bother
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A sane guide to Ebola for Nurses

Posted on October 21, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

It seems everyone is talking about Ebola right now. You can’t swing a stethoscope without hitting someone who is scared of it, opining about it, or just plain ignorant of the facts.

In fact, I saw on Amazon the other … Read the rest

7 things a nurse should do before every shift

Posted on October 15, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

“Great, I’ve got work tomorrow.” “Oh man, I have to go in for work later today.” Those thoughts got you down?

Do you dread your upcoming shifts, repress it from your mind, and stress out the day before? Here are … Read the rest

What to do when you’re asked to come in on your day off

Posted on October 13, 2014 by in Nurse Stories

You’re sitting in your living room, watching your 60-inch television, your feet propped on an ottoman, and you’re eating bon bons. Suddenly, the phone rings, and you feel a pang of dread as you realize your work is calling on … Read the rest