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What makes the perfect nursing job?

What makes the perfect nursing job?

Dear Nightingales, I often hear these questions from nurses: "I don't know if I can do this job." and, "How do I know if I am in the right place?"  Is there a perfect place for me?... At one time or another in your nursing career, you will ask yourself these questions...

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3 Things To Know About Me

3 Things To Know About Me

Sometimes it can seem like we are working on different planets.  We seem to talk different languages.  We seem to have different perspectives about what departments should be doing with our patient.  People seem disconnected.   Does my patient see and feel the...

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Welcome Note from Audrey

Welcome Note from Audrey

Hello Nightingales and Friends!  THANK YOU! for your time, your compassion, your brilliance and your caring!  Do you know how much your presence and knowledge makes a difference in another person's life?  Do you know you also influence each other??  I want nurses to...

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Welcome back!

Dear Nightingales and Friends, After months of reconstructing, reviewing comments and reviews and re-formulating, Nursing Wit and Wisdom is back and I am so excited to share with you what I have got planned! I absolutely love writing posts on my Nursing Wit and Wisdom...

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Thank You for a great job!

Hello Nightingales, Do you remember the last time you were formally thanked for a job well done?   How did it feel?  Recognition feels great!  It can boost your self-esteem and your confidence!  It can reduce physical and emotional fatigue!  It can motivate and...

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No One Will Buy Me Dinner

Dear Nightingales and Friends, Are you having fun precepting other nurses? It doesn’t matter what unit you work on, there is a lot to teach when you are precepting new nurses.  If you really sat down to think about it and write it all down, the topic list would be...

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3 Steps to IV Drips

3 Steps to IV Drips

Dear Nightingales and Friends, As a preceptor to new nurses and nurses new to our units, there is a lot to teach, isn't there?  Regulations, Unit Based Information, Skills, Knowledge, People, Resources and basically, the most important one… where to find stuff. In...

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Like Stars in the Skies

Like Stars in the Skies

Have you ever wondered how many ways there are to be a nurse?   How many nursing specialties there are?  How many places nurses can work.  How many ways nurses can touch your heart.  And how many ways you can touch ours. Over the hundreds of years of nursing history,...

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