LIFE LESSONS ON THE UNIT

musings from nursing school & beyond

whiny-sugar-glider:

BBC - Nature’s Great Events

Me - Getting up for day shift.

I’m tired of non-MH nurses having this attitude towards MH patients, nurses and the field in general. You say that a MH nurse isn’t a “real” nurse? Well, shame on you. You’re saying that MH patients don’t need nursing, that they don’t need to be treated for their illnesses like other patients with physical ailments. You treat the body, but I treat the mind, something intangible, something so complex that sometimes I’m not just protecting my patient from another illness, but from themselves. My field is one of the only sustainable fields for nurses because no machine will ever be able to accurately assess a person’s mood, affect, presentation or untangle a web of conversation. As a nurse you took up the role to provide care and compassion for those in need and you’re saying that MH patients don’t deserve that same treatment. You are turning your back on the sick and the vulnerable and you should be ashamed of yourself. Who’s the “real” nurse, now?

10 Hilarious types of nurses you’ve probably met

Which one are you? =)

“HAPPY NURSES WEEK!”

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This is what each and every nurse should be receiving this week:

I hope that you get it in some form. 

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Yes, your nurses check on you while you’re sleeping. Yes we know it’s a bit creepy.

mydaywasworsethanyours:

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cheonnie:

True story. #prose #nonfiction #nurse #nursing #write #writing #life #lifelessons

cheonnie:

True story. #prose #nonfiction #nurse #nursing #write #writing #life #lifelessons

3 messages about nurses that Katie Duke wants to send the world

“Our media and especially TV/film tend to only portray nursing roles as the promiscuous slut who is out to sleep with doctors, some pill popping nuisance, or some weak-minded ‘Yes, Doctor’ support person. They need to drastically shift this perspective to what we are: highly skilled and indispensable to health care rather than disposable.”

- Excerpt from the article.

(Source: facebook.com)

For any of you who need a little inspiration/motivation/love right now. Found this on my Facebook feed and thought I’d share with all the nurses/nursing students out there on tumblr. Things like these helped me to keep going especially when school or clinical or just life in generally got rough.
Keep your chin up. ^_^v

For any of you who need a little inspiration/motivation/love right now. Found this on my Facebook feed and thought I’d share with all the nurses/nursing students out there on tumblr. Things like these helped me to keep going especially when school or clinical or just life in generally got rough.

Keep your chin up. ^_^v

How Nurses Care

kamikaze-nurse:

For everyone else,

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For ourselves,

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Nurses are expected to meet people, learn their histories, discover their flaws and be with them during a vulnerable time in their lives. Nurses are expected to keep some distance, to remain professional and act like they’re not affected. 

But, we are.

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