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What Motherhood Has Taught Me….

A mom shares lessons learned as she juggles her family and career….

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Defining Moments…

I am honestly not sure why it is I chose to become a nurse.  If you ask my best friend from high school what career path she thought I would have chosen she wouldn't say nursing, but rather she tell... Continue Reading →

The doctor’s appointment joke…

   I finally broke down and made a doctor's appointment today.  After 2 weeks of coughing and hacking my brains out I decided that I had had a enough and I'd better go get checked out.  Even though I was... Continue Reading →

Irony…

I work with sick people on a daily basis. I am routinely subjected to some pretty nasty and resilient germs as patients cough in my face, breathe all over me, and at times puke in my direction. Despite all of... Continue Reading →

Today I was the nurse….

   Today I had to look a family in the eyes and tell them that the needed to prepare themselves for the worst - that their mom, their sister, their friend might die.  Today I looked into the eyes of... Continue Reading →

Vindication for my 14+ hour, 12-hour shift

Just recently I returned to bedside nursing after having spent almost the last five years in nursing education. ┬áThe transition back wasn't nearly as anxiety ridden as I had anticipated, however the hours were definitely longer than I remembered. ┬áRegardless... Continue Reading →

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