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April 2013 - Posts

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The 24/7 Nurse
April 22, 2013 7:38 PM by Mia Ross
In the past weeks, there has been much discussion surrounding the nurse who allegedly denied an elderly woman CPR at an independent living center in California. The 87 year old resident passed away while the nurse argued with a 911 dispatcher about the Read More...
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Being the Nurse Your Patient Wants and Needs You to Be
April 22, 2013 3:50 PM by Frank Visco
Generally speaking, I try to be a friendly conversationalist when taking care of patients. I’m a big believer in the personal touch nurse’s can add at the point of care, so I do my best to make connections while providing nursing services. Most patients Read More...
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Assuming the Role of the RN- Trials and Tribulations
April 19, 2013 12:55 AM by Lorenzo Ortega
After 5 weeks on the unit in my new job I am realizing just how steep the learning curve is as a new grad. I am proud of my progression thus far, but I have to say that with this pride comes a great deal of frustration. Nursing school taught me so much, Read More...
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The Perfect First Job: Reality or Illusion?
April 1, 2013 4:09 PM by Mia Ross
One of the most distressing times of my life was the interim between nursing school graduation and obtaining my first job as an RN.I shudder with the pressure I put myself under.After merely one year of study and clinical rotations (I graduated from an Read More...
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