The Nurse License Exam: the UK vs. the USA

Tweet The process In the USA the process to become a nurse and the taking of the exam is different in each and every state. There is not a common consistency, the variables are different anywhere you go. There are educational bounds and expectations, as well as an expected compliance regarding drugs, compliance with the […]

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Nurse or pencil pusher?

Tweet So when did nursing get to be a job where 90% of what you do everyday consists of filling out 20 different forms documenting the care you are supposed to provide? Of course that is if you have time after all that writing. Why is it that nursing is not nursing anymore? Why can’t […]

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Pissed off nurse.

Tweet Ok, you are catching me in a bad mood today! All of this healthcare reform talk has got my feathers puffed up like a crazy rooster about to attack (except for the fact that roosters are male and I’m not but, you get the point). All I keep hearing over and over is how […]

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Nurses intuition.

Tweet This post is more of a question to you, the readers, than it is a definitive statement.  My question is this: what is a nurse to do when there’s a conflict between her clinical suspicion and a doctor’s orders? I vividly remember an incident that occurred on a surgical floor when I first started […]

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When the patient is Houdini, it’s not my fault.

Tweet Most of us have been in the situation where things happen beyond our control. Well….when a patient gets the bright idea to rip out some tube or line or other very important and most often not easily reinserted piece of medical equipment….who gets the blame most often? NURSES. Now, I really do not find […]

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Become a CNA, Then a Nurse

Tweet (This is guest post by Sandra Stevens, a Career Blogger. For more information on Certified nursing assistant Training you can visit her blog over at http://cnatraininghelp.com) Have you been thinking about a career as a nurse?  Are you looking into nursing schools for your new career or to attend upon graduating from high school?  […]

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Are nursing unions necessary?

Tweet Are nursing unions really necessary? I am trying to look at this from all angles of medicine. The first point of view I am going to take is that of being a patient. I have been very fortunate in my times as a patient to be surrounded by amazing, educated and capable nurses. A […]

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