"Vector of lips on bright blue"

With apologies to David Letterman…the top 10 things patients have said to me: 10. “How much would it cost for you to date my son? I’m...
"Two hands holding another"

My mom and I were at the Bloomsburg Fair, an annual week-long event in central Pennsylvania; I couldn’t have been more than a teen...
"Woman with blue and white hair"

Nowadays the range of hair color options—from buttery blonde hair to luscious "bronde" to lively unicorn hair color shades—makes it so tempting to experiment with...
"Expecting couple"

A prospective study of more than 20,000 nurses aged 20-45 years, 88% of whom had worked night shifts, reported their most common health issues,...
"Woman's hand holding cigarette in car"

Technology is supposed to make us more productive and efficient but people are working harder and for longer hours than ever before. Some employees...
"Silhouette walking through the fog"

To sleep, perchance to dream…have you had any of these five nightmares when you get the chance to sleep? What do nurses dream about when...
"Sparkling magic wand over hand"

Scrubs don’t protect the average wearer against much. I routinely get peed on, bled on, vomited on (when I can’t dodge) and am generally...
"Man stuffing head in a pipe"

When I think about the history of my scrubs, I say to myself, “Oh Lord Oh Lord Oh Lordy Lordy Lord.” Then I go and...
"Sad looking hotdogs on a BBQ"

All in good fun, we’ve concocted a summer wish list we think any nurse can appreciate. Of course, we don’t presume to know all of your...
"Vintage baby blue volt meter"

A truly hectic day for a nurse pretty much redefines the word “stress.” That’s why it can be so hard to assess the level of...