My previous posts have been advice and encouragement for you, the student. My hope was to inspire you to stay strong through school and see the reward that becoming a nurse can offer. You have many years of stability, security, … Read the rest
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The patient wasn’t mine, of course. We all worked as a team, so it didn’t really matter, though.
My basic understanding of him was that he was delirious for some reason. I wasn’t sure if he was an alcoholic, mentally … Read the rest
So your first day of clinical is fast approaching? Do you have a twisted feeling in your gut? Anxious? Nervous? You are not alone. We have all been there. Day one of clinicals feels part exhilarating, part frightening, and part … Read the rest
The environment is our most precious resource, and many conscientious people are doing all they can to protect it in their personal lives.
What about when you are at work, though? Hospitals and other facilities are large places with enormous … Read the rest
I recently married my boyfriend of 10 years. In our time together, he has learned to tolerate some of the things that come out of my mouth. My career as a nurse has shaped me into an individual that sometimes … Read the rest
As I write this, I can’t help but appeal to you the reader as a nurse, but also as someone who is all too familiar with hurricanes. My hometown is in Florida. I have family and friends scattered all over … Read the rest
If there is anything that the situation in Utah has taught us, it is that nurses are constantly up against difficult, ethically ambiguous situations. The nurse in that situation dealt with it heroically, but how can every nurse deal with … Read the rest
In Utah, we followed the case of a nurse who refused to draw blood on a patient who was unable to give consent to the procedure. This, of course, was the right ethical action.
Not only are there risks associated … Read the rest
Bedside time management is something that just takes time to establish. Every nurse finds a routine that works best for them. I still draw little boxes next to each medication and lab that needs to be drawn and check them … Read the rest
Just as patients have a bill of rights when entering a hospital, so should every nurse and member of the medical team across the board. With increasing illness, violence, natural disaster, and terror in the country, hospital staff are inundated … Read the rest