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What Are the Best Scrubs for Nurses That Are Pregnant or Nursing?

I went through 2 pregnancies and nursing of babies as a nursing student/nurse. Knowing what maternity scrubs to buy and where to buy them was a challenge. I was also on a budget and didn’t want to spend a lot of money on scrubs I would only wear for a few months. At the time, I didn’t know any pregnant nurses and didn’t even think to turn to Google for help. I really could have used …

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Are You Cut Out For Nursing? Would you Make a Good Nurse?

Whether or not you are a nurse or hoping to become one, you may ask this question: Am I cut out for nursing? Or, would I make a good nurse? You are not alone in asking this question. I sometimes ask myself the same thing! It is common as a new nurse or after a particullarly hard day to wonder if you are cut out to be a nurse.  It is easy to question our abilities …

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7 Strange Truths About the Hospital

As you may know, I am a Registered Nurse. I work on a busy medical floor in a large hospital. After working there for nearly 3 years I have grown accustomed to the hospital environment. I have realized though that a hospital is a strange place. There are things about it that are anything but ordinary. In many ways, it has its own culture. I recently took care of a patient who was 95 and had …

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Why I Became a Nurse

Growing up… I never thought I would become a nurse when I grew up. It simply wasn’t on my radar. I was lucky to not have to spend any time in hospitals so I really had no idea what a nurse even did. I don’t even remember seeing the school nurse. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I had a few different ideas. Actor, Veterinarian, and later Band director. Settling on …

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Raising Awareness of Kidney Disease: Thoughts From A Kidney Nurse

Today is World Kidney Day! In honor of this special day, I thought I would share my thoughts about kidneys and also raise awareness of kidney disease and failure. I worry about my kidneys a lot. Probably more than the average person (the average person might not even know what the kidneys do). This is because I have seen first hand how important they are to our overall health as a Registered Nurse. Kidney Disease is …

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