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6 Months of Nurses Supporting Nurses

6 Months of Nurses Supporting Nurses

Today, I am celebrating 6 months of Nurses Supporting Nurses! 6 months ago, I wanted a way to help my fellow…

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Amazon Essentials for the Nursing Student

Amazon Essentials for the Nursing Student

It's that time of year- back to school! I know nursing school is such an exciting and overwhelming time! Today,…

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Self Care: A necessity to preventing burn out

Self Care: A necessity to preventing burn out

If I'm honest, I don't really care for the word burn out. I have experienced burn out many times over…

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From Nursing to Web? A nurses journey to a new career.

From Nursing to Web? A nurses journey to a new career.

Covid life changes I mentioned in a recent life update post  that I was now working with my husband's business- HypedUp Studios…

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The Less Glamorous Side of Travel Nursing

The Less Glamorous Side of Travel Nursing

Last week- I shared the reason I loved being a traveling nurse and five reasons you should be one too. Today, in…

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Five Reasons to Become a Travel Nurse

Five Reasons to Become a Travel Nurse

I am not currently working as a travel nurse (or bedside nurse) but I did travel nursing for two years…

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Journal Prompts August 2022

Journal Prompts August 2022

July got a little busy and time got away from me, so I'm getting the August journal prompts out early!…

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New to Practice Nurse Support Group

New to Practice Nurse Support Group

Hello! I hope your week is off to a good start! I am excited to announce the newest offering from Nurses…

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Contracting C-19 is not a Moral Failing.

Contracting C-19 is not a Moral Failing.

Life Update A little life update- my husband and I both tested positive for Covid last week. My husband on…

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Journal Prompts- June 2022

Journal Prompts- June 2022

In honor of the One Line a Day Reflection Journal I published, as well as the importance mental health and self care…

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Roe v Wade Overturned: Actionable Steps & Resources

Roe v Wade Overturned: Actionable Steps & Resources

Friday, we received the devastating news SCOTUS overturned Roe v Wade- setting up for multiple state to severely restrict or…

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Happy CNA Week 2022!

Happy CNA Week 2022!

Happy CNA week to all the CNAs, STNAs, HHAs, PCTs, and any other title for the amazing work of being…

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One Line a Day Communication: Text Support Line

One Line a Day Communication: Text Support Line

  I am proud to introduce the newest offering of support from Nurses Supporting Nurses, our "One Line a Day Communication:…

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Blog Posts & Resources for the New Grad Nurse

Blog Posts & Resources for the New Grad Nurse

Transitioning to practice as a nurse comes with its own unique set of challenges. Add in starting during a global…

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“One Line a Day Reflection Journal”

“One Line a Day Reflection Journal”

Hello! I hope you are doing well. I wanted to do a post to share an accomplishment I am excited…

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“Alone is No Longer Enough”

“Alone is No Longer Enough”

Alone in Mental Illness I have had anxiety since I was a young child (though not diagnosed), honestly as long…

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End the Stigma: Mental Health Awareness Month

End the Stigma: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. A lot of stigma lies around mental illness and this can have severe and…

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Happy Nurses Week! & Nurses Supporting Nurses

Happy Nurses Week! & Nurses Supporting Nurses

Happy Nurses Week to all the healers! Nursing is such a beautiful profession. We help humans all across the lifespan,…

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PLN Blog’s 6th Anniversary!

PLN Blog’s 6th Anniversary!

I'm excited to share today is the 6th anniversary of the blog! Hard to believe I have been writing on…

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4 Simple Nature Practices to Heal the Weary Nurse: Guest Blog Post

4 Simple Nature Practices to Heal the Weary Nurse: Guest Blog Post

Who cares for the nurse when the nurse has been so overstretched, she/he feels more like a Gumby doll that…

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My Experience Working in Long-Term Care as a Nurse

My Experience Working in Long-Term Care as a Nurse

The Christann Gainey, LPN case has a lot of people talking, like all the sad and scary charges against nurses right now.…

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Christann Gainey, LPN Criminal Charges

Christann Gainey, LPN Criminal Charges

Background Christann Gainey, LPN was caring for Herbert R. McMaster SR., an 84 year old Resident of Cathedral Village senior…

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NSN Support Group: Session 1

NSN Support Group: Session 1

The Nurses Supporting Nurses Support Group had its last meeting of our first session last night. I am so thankful…

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Reflection: RaDonda Vaught Trial

Reflection: RaDonda Vaught Trial

Background If you haven't heard about the RaDonda Vaught trial, you can read my recent blog post. She is a nurse who…

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Verdict: Vaught Trial & What You Can Do

Verdict: Vaught Trial & What You Can Do

Verdict On March 25, 2022- after 6 hours of deliberation- the jury found former nurse Radonda Vaught guilt of criminally…

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Recent Post on the Blog- 3/25/22

Recent Post on the Blog- 3/25/22

Hello, friends! Happy Friday! It feels so good to be spending more time in my little corner of the internet…

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Self Care & Reflection

Self Care & Reflection

Journaling One of the things I have been doing on my mental health healing journey is journaling. I'll admit I'm…

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RaDonda Vaught Criminal Trial

RaDonda Vaught Criminal Trial

Today we are discussing a criminal trial against a nurse that began yesterday, Monday March 21, 2022 in Tennessee. Background…

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Behind the Covid Unit Doors- One Nurse’s Perspective

Behind the Covid Unit Doors- One Nurse’s Perspective

This post is from the perspective of me, a covid travel nurse. This does not represent the opinion of any…

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My Nursing Journey- CNA to BSN

My Nursing Journey- CNA to BSN

CNA TWELVE years ago (Oh my that's hard to believe) I was in my last semester of high school and…

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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

Happy International Women's Day to all the strong, caring, intelligent, amazing women of the world! International Women's Day is an…

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Healing Journey- Starting Therapy

Healing Journey- Starting Therapy

If you read my post in December, you know I am taking some time away from nursing. What started as a 2…

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PLN’s 100th Blog Post!

PLN’s 100th Blog Post!

Today we are celebrating Peace Love Nursing 100th Blog Post! It's hard to believe I have had this blog for…

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Nurses Supporting Nurses: Support Group

Nurses Supporting Nurses: Support Group

I am excited to share that I will be facilitating a support group for nurses! The past 2 plus years…

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Self Care Wednesday: Read a Book or a Blog

Self Care Wednesday: Read a Book or a Blog

Happy Hump Day! Today's self care activity is to read a book or a blog. I encourage you to read…

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Virtual Valentine 2022

Virtual Valentine 2022

Happy Valentine's Day! I Love Nurses It wouldn't be Valentine's Day on Peace Love Nursing if I didn't talk about…

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Valentine’s Self Care Week

Valentine’s Self Care Week

Hello! Happy Saturday! I hope everyone had a good week. Let's be honest, I say it a lot, but the past…

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Black Nurses Leaders- Black History Month

Black Nurses Leaders- Black History Month

February is Black History Month and we are celebrating it today on the blog by discussing three influential Black nurses…

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Thank You + Mental Health Check-In

Thank You + Mental Health Check-In

Thank You, Thank You I want to take a moment to send a sincere and heart felt thank you to…

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Stepping Away from Nursing

Stepping Away from Nursing

I debated on what to title this blog post- because I didn't want anyone to get here and feel like…

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Travel Nurse Contract # 5

Travel Nurse Contract # 5

Saturday morning I clocked out of my last shift for travel contract #5! It's hard to believe I have been…

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Life Lately- Spring 2021

Life Lately- Spring 2021

Hello! Sharing a little catch up on what we have been up too the past few months. We are still…

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One Year as a Travel Nurse

One Year as a Travel Nurse

It is so hard to believe that a year ago I was sitting in orientation for my first travel nurse…

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Floating:The Nursing Nemesis. Tips from a Float Pool Travel RN

Floating:The Nursing Nemesis. Tips from a Float Pool Travel RN

Ahh Floating... You either love it or hate it. I find that most nurses are the latter, totally dreading floating…

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Assignment #3, Covid Vaccine, and RV Life

Assignment #3, Covid Vaccine, and RV Life

Hi, friends! It's been a while! How are you doing? We are getting settled into our new home for the…

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A Look Back at 2020

A Look Back at 2020

We made it out of 2020! I think that is definitely worth celebrating. I hope everyone was able to enjoy…

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A Merry Little Christmas- 2020

A Merry Little Christmas- 2020

Hello, friends! It's really hard to believe Christmas is just a few short days away. I know Christmas is filled…

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Next Stop: The Space Coast, Florida

Next Stop: The Space Coast, Florida

I have officially signed the contracts and finished onboarding for my third travel nurse assignment so I decided it was…

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Travel Nurse Contract #2: Washington, D.C.

Travel Nurse Contract #2: Washington, D.C.

After six months, our time in Washington, D.C. has come to an end! I worked night shift in the float…

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Our First Year of Marriage- Life As Newlyweds

Our First Year of Marriage- Life As Newlyweds

On October 12th Bradley and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary! It is hard to believe it has been…

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Hometown Newspaper Article + Weekend Happenings

Hometown Newspaper Article + Weekend Happenings

Hello, friends! I hope you all are doing well. I woke up Friday morning to something really cool! I was featured…

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My First Travel Nurse Contract: My thoughts and experiences

My First Travel Nurse Contract: My thoughts and experiences

Wow! I really can't believe 13 weeks have passed and I am officially done with my first travel contract! 3…

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Travel Nurse Adventures: The Face Palm Moments

Travel Nurse Adventures: The Face Palm Moments

I’m officially hitting the two month mark of my travel nurse contract and it feels I’m great! I’m finally starting…

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How Are You Doing? Mental, Emotional, Physical Health Check-In

How Are You Doing? Mental, Emotional, Physical Health Check-In

One of my favorite healthy living/lifestyle bloggers Brittany from A Healthy Slice of Life shared a post Monday with a health check…

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Culbertson’s Go Tiny

Culbertson’s Go Tiny

The Dream To Travel Traveling has been a dream for Bradley and I pretty much since we started dating over…

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Happy CNA Week! 2020

Happy CNA Week! 2020

Thank you to all the CNA, HHA, PCT, STNA, and PCAs out there! Happy CNA (Certified Nursing Assistance) Week! Thank…

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My First 2 weeks as a Travel RN

My First 2 weeks as a Travel RN

I have officially finished my first two weeks as a travel nurse! I realize I am very much in the…

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4 year blog anniversary!

4 year blog anniversary!

It's hard to believe I have had this space on my little corner of the internet for 4 years! As…

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Self Care & Support While Social Distancing

Self Care & Support While Social Distancing

This is such a weird, sad, scary time, isn't it? I go from feeling okay with social distancing and enjoying…

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 10 reason I LOVE Nursing

Happy Valentine’s Day! 10 reason I LOVE Nursing

Happy Valentine's Day! I know some people think it's corny or a "fake" holiday, but I always have had a…

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Influential Nurses- Celebrating Black History Month

Influential Nurses- Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I am sharing three nurses who contributed greatly to the nursing profession. These nurses,…

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Nurse Burn Out: Pt 2

Nurse Burn Out: Pt 2

In my bachelors program I did a lot of research papers and my final capstone on nurse burn out and…

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Q&A: RN to BSN program

Q&A: RN to BSN program

Hello! I have officially been back to blogging consistently for a month and I have to say it feels good…

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Burn Out & Journey to Recovery

Burn Out & Journey to Recovery

I love nursing. Becoming a nurse is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love my fellow…

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When you don’t get the “dream job”

When you don’t get the “dream job”

The "Dream" Job I had clinical on various labor and delivery units and instantly fell in love! I was the…

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Happy CNA Week!

Happy CNA Week!

CNA week was actually last week (June 13-19). Unfortunately, life has been busy with wedding, school, work (& overtime) so…

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Happy Nurse Week 2019: Thank you, Nurses

Happy Nurse Week 2019: Thank you, Nurses

I truly believe nurses are the heart of healthcare. We are the beings that put all those orders and medications…

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Nurses: Life Savers Not Card Players

Nurses: Life Savers Not Card Players

Nurses took to social media to share their frustrations over a comment made by Washington State Senator, Maureen Walsh (R).…

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Life Update

Life Update

Hello! Happy Wednesday! I decided to write a little life update with some pictures just for fun before we start…

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Hello World: Part 2. Back to the blog.

Hello World: Part 2. Back to the blog.

Hello, friends! It's been way too long! 1.5 years to be exact. I cannot believe it has been over a…

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My NCLEX Test Day Experience

My NCLEX Test Day Experience

Two months ago I was on my way to Charlotte, NC to take my NCLEX exam. It's hard to believe…

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My first Official Week as a RN

My first Official Week as a RN

Week 2 of orientation was first week training on the floor. I orient for three weeks on nights- and then…

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New Nurse Orientation- Week 1

New Nurse Orientation- Week 1

Hello! Happy May! It's hard to believe a new month is here already! I am loving the spring weather and…

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One Year Blogiversary!

One Year Blogiversary!

Today is the one year blogiversary of Peace Love Nursing! In honor of the anniversary and the new journey I…

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Megan Weaver, RN!

Megan Weaver, RN!

The years of studying anywhere and everywhere, clinicals, labs, skills check offs, papers, projects, drug cards, ups and downs are…

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Pinning Ceremony Recap- RN

Pinning Ceremony Recap- RN

This was the second pinning ceremony I have had the honor of participating in. My first pinning ceremony was for…

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History and Meaning Behind the Pinning Ceremony

History and Meaning Behind the Pinning Ceremony

The nursing pinning ceremony is a time honored tradition that can be dated back to the 12th century. It is…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Peace Love Nursing! I hope everyone is wrapping up a great holiday season! Mine was filled…

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Setting Your Nursey New Year’s Resolution

Setting Your Nursey New Year’s Resolution

  New Year's Resolutions- people either love 'em or hate 'em. I personally like setting resolutions, as cliche as it…

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! 

Merry Christmas from Peace Love Nursing!  I hope everyone has a wonderful and bright holiday season and gets to spend…

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Thursday Thoughts- 9/1/16

Thursday Thoughts- 9/1/16

Hey Hey! I hope you all are doing well! Life is crazy and busy right now! I started Pediatric Nursing…

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Compression Socks Review

Compression Socks Review

I have been talking about trying compression socks for a long time now, but have never got around to buying…

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“Overcoming Shyness” NurseTogether.com Article

“Overcoming Shyness” NurseTogether.com Article

NurseTogether.com Contributing Author A couple months ago, I received an email from an editor at NurseTogether.com, an online community for nurses and…

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Preparation: The key to a good work week!

Preparation: The key to a good work week!

  Time at the pool, shopping at the mall, dates nights, lunch out with friends, long walks with my dog,…

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Thank You to the CNAs!

Thank You to the CNAs!

Dear wonderful, caring, hardworking CNAs, THANK YOU for being a nurse's eyes and ears during a shift THANK YOU for…

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! I work today, but I did get to enjoy a relaxing weekend of laying by the pool,…

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Sun Safety 101

Sun Safety 101

Summer is officially in full swing! Everyone is outside for pool and beach days, camping, cookouts, festivals, and working in…

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The Rough Shift

The Rough Shift

I love nursing. I became a nurse because I wanted to help people. I hoped to be a ray of…

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Friday Favorites 5-13-16

Friday Favorites 5-13-16

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a great week! I am looking forward to my first weekend off in…

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#NursesTakeDC

#NursesTakeDC

  The day is here! Today, Florence Nightingale's birthday, nurses are taking to the steps of the nation's capital to…

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Happy Nurses Week!

Happy Nurses Week!

Nurses are the heart of healthcare. We walk side by side with our patients to provide hope and comfort in…

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Safe Staffing SAVES Lives!

Safe Staffing SAVES Lives!

ICU nurses are taking FOUR patients. Telemetry nurses are taking EIGHT patients. Medical/Surgical Nurses are taking TEN patients. Psychiatric Nurses…

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Mental Health Nursing: Why It’s Important

Mental Health Nursing: Why It’s Important

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine consisted of working one thirteen hour and one fourteen hour shift! I…

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Hello World!

Hello World!

Hey there! I’m Megan. Welcome to my blog! I’m a Licensed Practical Nurse and a full time RN student. To…

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