This issue is rippling and cyclical, negatively impacting the nursing profession and shadowing our inherent talents on the broadest level – and that really breaks my heart. So, nurse burnout and retention, is it rocket science? No, the rocket science part has been done – it’s doing what is morally right.Read More
Category: Nurse Love
Below are some of my favorite items from my “I am a Great Nurse” box. They might look like nothing to you, but they are everything to me, which is what makes them so special.Read More
Then, I will wake up tomorrow, I will wear my smile, and I will proudly be that bitch – the one I would request to care for my family members. And I will do it for the sake of my patients, my career, my degree, my calling, and this life for which I am ever so thankful.Read More
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.Read More
You are not a saint, you are not a nun, you are not a sex symbol, you do not work for free, and this may have not been your calling, but there is a reason you are a nurse, conscious or unconscious.Read More
A Review: Oh Sh*t, I Almost Killed You! A Little Book of Big Things Nursing School Forgot to Teach You
Sonja pulls the pieces together and enlightens the reader making me want every person in my family to read the book so I no longer have to explain the “nursonality” myself.Read More
However, most importantly, it is empowering to be able to give an accurate report and have the necessary information on your patients at all times to tell to various providers. For instance, a patient is crashing and you need to intubate. The physician wants to use succinylcholine for rapid sequence intubation and asks, “What is the patient’s potassium level?” You will know because you have it on your report sheet.Read More
This may be one of my favorite life lessons. Listen, don’t judge, validate, love and you’ll get along better with all kinds of folks. Life is complicated for everyone these days, single or married, kids or no kids, grad student or not. So be nice and save the envy for another day.Read More
Just because someone knows every interleukin and cytokine in the immune system, doesn’t mean they can save a dying patient – some food for thought.Read More
Dani’s favorite word, also happened to be my favorite word – fuck. I found this so hilarious. I never heard Dani speak, other than in videos, because she was intubated and trached while I cared for her, but when she finally opened her eyes, they proclaimed nothing but, “fuck this mother fucking cancer.”Read More
This is what worked for me because I have made it work for me. Have I made mistakes? Yes, about 10,000. Could I have done things differently and made the transition smoother? Yes. Would I change it? No.Read More
- Why Nurses Swear &%$#@
- Nurse Retention and Burnout: Is it Rocket Science? No.
- Do you have an “I am a Great Nurse” box? Start one now.
- Food For Thought: Med-Surg Nursing is a Specialty
- The Internal Paradox of Being an RN + B.I.T.C.H.E.
- Dear Unsupportive Nurse
- Nurses: My Hope For You…
- Dear Cancer, Kindly Fuck Off
- Ode to the Healers
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