Category: Nurse life

Dear Unsupportive Nurse

So, define what you’re doing and just do it. This confidence will give you the motivation to overcome the barriers of the unsupportive nurse, because when you truly know yourself and your purpose, the unsupportive nurse only evokes pity. In fact, when you know yourself, the unsupportive nurse induces further support, so…

Dear Unsupportive Nurse,

I support you.

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Nurses: My Hope For You…

So maybe my hope is a coping mechanism, but either way I think it’s something more people should have. I hope for rom-com happy endings. I hope for love and peace. I hope one day I’ll add Harvard to my resume, but for now I just have that t-shirt in the picture. I hope for my friends’ and families’ happiness and I hope I graduate from this crazy pursuit. I hope I write a book. I hope you all try to accomplish your dreams, whatever they may be.

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Dear Cancer, Kindly Fuck Off

I will never forget the moments he gave me. I will never forget his name, his courage, and his deep brown eyes. He was the first patient to show me what a real fight was. He taught me true empathy and humility. I will never forget the day he struggled to stand up or the nurse who relentlessly encouraged him stand. Without that nurse and her persistence, I truly believe he wouldn’t have ever made it home.

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Ode to the Healers

We are healers at the molecular level. We love our patients and truly try to know them. We strive to give them one good day even if their future is grim. We sing to them, we bring them flowers, we smile when it seems like an impossible feat, we anticipate their needs, we give them joy – recognizing that joy is medicine

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A Response to Dr. David Glener from a Nurse with an Adequate IQ

I do not know Dr. Glener in real life, I only know him from these comments. What I do know, is that despite everything, if he were my patient, I would care for him the same way I would care for a nun, my mother, a criminal, the president, a VIP client, or a regular Joe – wholeheartedly and expertly, because that is my core and that is truly what nurses do.

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My Name is Danielle, RN, CCRN and I Will Be Running this Code

About this time, the patient lost a pulse. I started compressions and asked for a backboard. While doing compressions, I noted the time we started coding, and delegated the jobs of medications, recorder, bagger, and someone to switch with me when I became tired. I directed the nurses on how to connect an ambu bag and how to place the defibrillation pads on the patient’s chest. It was like riding a bike and my years of experience reminded me to stay calm. While the nurses and techs didn’t know exactly what to do, they were incredibly receptive and trusted me.

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Private vs. Public Nursing School

I cannot express to you enough that it is not about the letters after your name or the privilege of attending a fancy school. It is about your grit, passion, determination, and love for the profession. There will be some nurses who attend private schools who will do extraordinary things, but there are plenty of nurses who attend public schools who will also do extraordinary things. Choose what is right for you, your budget, and your life, and you cannot go wrong.

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