Nurse Lifestyle

The Nurse Lifestyle is complex. We wear have different priorities, wear different clothes, and have a different perspective on the world than “normal” people. The Nurse Lifestyle category focuses on topics devoted to improving the lifestyle of nurses.

Life after NCLEX: How to Advance Nursing and Your Nursing Career

5 Points of Consideration when taking the next step in nursing: Motivation, Education, Positive Attitude, Networking, and Integrity. Whether you are a fresh new graduate, or a nurse with years of experience, the future of nursing and your personal nursing career is in your hands. The ball, is in fact, in your court, do you shoot, pass, or let the …

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Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. (See Also Nursing)

That Einstein, a real genius. Ok, so I added the last part, but call it poetic license if you will. For all the grief my 6th grade English teacher Mrs.Barnett gave me, she gave me one sweet reward: Poetic license, but I digress. Back to the statement at hand: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different …

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Autonomy in Nursing: How to Have it Stolen From You

Nursing is the first job I have ever had where a “boss” was not constantly breathing down my neck. I get to plan my day and do things as I see fit. I have the ability to use clinical judgment skills to decide to give and hold medications. I have the right, ability, and duty to question inaccuracies in care. I also have the right to be able to practice as a nurse without being placed under a microscope by others.

—Yes, another post about bullying, mobbing, horizontal violence, lateral violence,how nurses eat their young, or whatever term you want to phrase when a nurse is constantly targeted.

Fearing Zombies and Being a Nurse

Zombie Childrens book

So why zombies?

Well, honestly, I encounter the dead a lot more frequently that most members of society. Its not terribly often, mind you, in fact, its usually less than one a year. However, that is still more than I would if I were not in this profession.
Every time I have performed post-mortem care I am on pins and needles. I can’t get over the nagging sensation that at any moment they could moan, groan, vomit, or leap off the bed in a feverous attempt to eat my brains.

Respect and Dignity: A Nurses Guide to Bullying in Nursing

Bullying in nursing isn’t a new phenomenon. Nurses experience it in alarming numbers whether they’re new to the profession or the job. It happens to young and old nurses alike. My Nurse Bullying Experience Lateral violence is a soapbox of mine here. It is the reason why I started this blog in the first place. I was severely bullied by …

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Code Brown, not Nearly as Exciting, but Often More Enlightening than the Blue Variety

How much poop can an old man poop if an old man hasn’t pooped in a week? A buttload. It was inevitable, don’t you think. I am after all, a floor nurse. Many of my patients have had bowel surgeries, or are attempting to avoid them. How long could I have possibly gone without writing at least one post about …

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APA Formatting is the Scholarly and Professional Way

I hate formatting a research paper. The research portions and drafting of a paper, of any sort, have never bothered me much. What I hate is the absurdly strict punctuation and citation rules associated with them. By the time I am done with most of my papers, they look more like algebra equations than scholarly works. I also have a …

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