Heart of Healthcare

I'm just a nursing student working my way through the RN program.
So far I'm surviving.. Let's hope it stays that way..

Anyways this blog is designed so that I can rant out the life and times of an average nursing student..
As of this moment all I can tell you is it takes a lot energy, patience and perseverance..
Oh and let's not forget the lack of sleep and social life!

Ha scare you yet?

I can actually picture myself as a nurse during the war times… it would be a challenge but totally worth it

I can actually picture myself as a nurse during the war times… it would be a challenge but totally worth it

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Nurse

1) Pays better then fast food, though the hours aren’t as good.
2) Fashionable shoes and sexy white uniforms.
3) Needles: “Tis better to give than receive”
4) Reassure your patients that all bleeding stops…eventually.
5) Expose yourself to rare, exciting and new diseases.
6) Interesting aromas.
7) Courteous and infallible doctors who always leave clear orders in perfectly legible handwriting.
8) Do enough charting to navigate around the world.
9) Celebrate all the holidays with your friends- at work.
10) Take comfort that most of your patients survive no matter what you do to them.

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
Val Saintsbury

(Source: quotegarden.com)

charlotte-student-nurse:

Nurse kitty is very wise :) and cute !

Haha love it! Personally I’d go for prune juice, or fruit lax, or lactulose.. Anything but going through the other way!

charlotte-student-nurse:

Nurse kitty is very wise :) and cute !

Haha love it! Personally I’d go for prune juice, or fruit lax, or lactulose.. Anything but going through the other way!

(via charlotte-student-nurse-deactiv)

The Health Experiment: What is nursing school like?

thehealthexperiment:

I am a licensed practical nurse two semesters away from my registered nursing degree. This is what my nursing school is like:

  • 15 hours a week of classroom time. Learning complex diagnosis, lab values, and medications. This week I need to memorize the onset, peak, and duration of all the…

Can we talk about death?

warmsummersun:

Very insightful post on how the health care profession does not adequately equip professionals in the field to deal with death and dying.

Also, it mentions the play Our Town. I’ve read it twice, both before and after becoming a hospice RN. It’s taken on a much greater significance since I started working with the dying.

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