When friends and family first learned I was writing a novel, the mainstream response was nothing short of shock. They’d say, “But you’re a nurse, not a writer.” Wrong! I’ve been writing longer than I’ve been a nurse. My very first published piece was as a nursing student at Arizona State. Our final project was to demonstrate our entire nursing school experience in any format – … [Read more...] about Why I Won’t Give Up My Day Job: A Nurse’s Inspiration to Write
Being a new nurse on the floor can present many terrifying, wonderful and insane experiences (usually all in the same day). Any nurse would be lying if they said that their first year in the workplace was a walk in the park. Sometimes there are ups and downs, often times there are patients that test you, and invariably, there are days full of learning. The unit might not be an … [Read more...] about New Nurse Survival Tips
Being the night shift nurse is a grueling job. Though, it is the shift many nurses start on in their career. I have worked as a labor and delivery nurse for the last 10 years, 8 of them on the night shift. I have come up with these 5 tips that helped me get through it with two kids, a husband, and a dog. Night Shift Nurse Survival Tips Schedule It Right Many nurses, like me, … [Read more...] about 5 Survival Tips for the Night Shift Nurse
The practice of nursing is guided by certain state education laws, rules, regulations, and the code of ethics. According to these, nurses are morally bound to care for and treat all patients regardless of disease entities, socio-economic status, cultural views, religion and sexual orientation, and so forth. Nurses are to care for all people. My nursing school motto was, “Amicus … [Read more...] about Can a Nurse Refuse Treatment of a Patient?
I just wanted to share about my NCLEX experience.I graduated June 21 and took my NCLEX shortly after. I put a lot of time and effort into studying, but still struggled with recognizing many of the medication names/classes along with their actions/side effects and with several other big areas. I could have postponed, but I just wanted to get it over with.I knew failing … [Read more...] about An NCLEX Experience with Tips and Advice