There is no doubt, an ICU is a very challenging place to start a nursing career, but it is right for some people. If you have a high attention to detail, thrive in high-stress, constantly changing environments, want to manage your patients with more autonomy, and learn the in-depth physiology of what is happening to your patients, then the ICU might be for you.Read More
It was then I realized, in the scheme of things, we simply don’t get all the answers. I will never know why Johnny died so young or why people who deeply care for each other sometimes do not work out. Furthermore, even if reason transpires, it does not always entertain an elaborate and dramatic story, it just is what it is.Read More
I’m not sure balance actually exists. I think some people are givers and some people are takers; in the end, there is more of one than another. The reason hospitals survive is because of the givers, the nurses, who sway the ratio of givers to takers ten fold.Read More
“…every choice you make as a nurse, every ounce of love and hope you give, can affect someone later in his or her life, even when you don’t see it. This is one of the most beautiful and unique aspects of our career.”Read More
So if I were in a life or death situation, I sure hope to be surrounded by a bunch of average chickens who developed a trusting relationship while drinking their free coffee, because I predict the group of super chickens will be too busy one-upping each other to care about the situation right in front of them.Read More
Because of Rose, every year around the holiday season I think about the love in everyone, including myself, that might have the serendipitous chance of growing or rekindling.Read More
STRESS: “…a particular relationship between the person and the environment that is appraised by the person as taxing or exceeding his or her resources and endangering his or her well-being.”Read More
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