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Hi. I’m the nurse. We’ve never met.

Today, when stereotypes are rampant and when confusion is the common prescription in health care, I find it necessary to share my views of a...
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The Dark Side Of The Shift

I’ve always envied those who can flip flop back and forth between day shift and night shift. How do they do it? I think I’ve...
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Top 7 Reasons Why I Love Being a Nurse

We all have good and bad days when it comes to working as a nurse. On my best days, I can’t imagine working in any...
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Let’s Talk Nerves

The other day at work, during a particularly bad hemorrhage in the OR, I went to open a package of laps and then “throw”...
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Survival Mode Time!

I had a rough shift the other night—you know, the one where you start off with a BIG assignment, run behind on everything the...
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Study Shows Working The Night Shift And Workplace Incivility Increases Nurse Turnover

A recent study focusing on why there is higher employee turnover for nurses will have you saying, uhh, yeah, we know. It should come as...
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Your First ‘Code’

Lately I’ve been reflecting a lot on what it was like being a new nurse. Everybody remember their first code? Here’s a blog post...
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Nursing Stats You’ve Never Heard Of — Until Now!

The creator of this infographic hesitates to call it an infographic in the truest sense. However, that’s what we’re calling it! And it’s a...
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It’s Not Always About The Money

Here is an open letter to any and all hospital administration who cares to listen. Dear Administration Team: We nurses understand the importance of Press Ganey,...
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Get The Job Every Time: 5 Resume Tips For Nurses

One of the best things about being a nurse is that your job is always in demand. There’s currently an ongoing nursing shortage that’s...

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