Corrections Facility Nursing- Why it’s different.

I recently, in the last 4 months, started working in the local jail infirmary as a nurse.  My previous experience as a nurse has been mostly hospital but recently some nursing home experiences. Nursing is a rewarding but sometimes thankless and stressful profession.   In the hospital, nursing is all about Care planning, coordination of care …

Agency Nursing

I am currently an agency nurse.  Agency nursing can be great and sometimes it can be hard. I have been doing this for less than a year and have survived a winter season.  The seasonality here where I live is due to the annual migration of the snow birds to the state. They bring their …

How to be a good patient.

As an RN I see many people when I am working. Here are some tips on how to be a good patient. Please refrain from swearing at your nurse, nurses aide or physician.  We are trying to help you. We do not do this job for the glamour. Do not abuse your healthcare worker.  If …

Waiting

I put my application in for the nursing program at USF and I thought they said two to three weeks from time of application but as it turns out its two to three weeks from the deadline. So I have a long wait. I’m all nerves just waiting to find out of I will get …

More confident

Here I am nearly 9 months into my nursing career and I have had students with for probably 3.5 of those months. Sometimes it blows my mind to have students because I still remember being one of those students. I get students from my very own alma matter wearing those whiter than white tunics with …

What I learned today

I say in a Trauma interdisciplinary conference today. The topic was Thoracic Trauma. My area of interest. What I learned today. 1. I don’t think I want to be an oncology nurse. My interest doesn’t lie there apparently. Chest medicine is where it’s at for me. 2. I miss the vents, and the occasional excitement …