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Things that Nurses CAN, but the Doctors CANNOT

Things that Nurses CAN, but the Doctors CANNOT

“They’re just nurse, simply a doctor’s assistant”…a cliché that is nothing new to us. In fact, some patients would treat us as if we are their paid servant. As a professional health care provider, we would usually marginalized such perception and focus more on our patients. However, for the “nth time”, it would also be...
Why Nurses Pursue Other Healthcare Degrees?

Why Nurses Pursue Other Healthcare Degrees?

In the past decade, nursing has been one of the most sought of course by incoming college students as well as aspiring second coursers. Every year, new nursing applicants would work hard to be able to pass a stringent list of requirements to be accepted in a prestigious nursing school. Some by God’s grace will...
How to Take Care of Your Nurse’s Cap

How to Take Care of Your Nurse’s Cap

The “Capping and Pinning Ceremony” is one of the highlights of being a nurse. It signifies a lot of things and besides passing the battery exam, it can be the start of the real nursing life where you will start to be exposed with different hospitals and signifies the start of your “duty days” or...
Dilemma on Pursuing Master in Nursing

Dilemma on Pursuing Master in Nursing

After the 4-year-Bachelor of Science in Nursing, one can opt to proceed for the Graduate Studies route. They can take up Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) or Master in Nursing (MN). Both have the same choices of specialization such as Master in Medical-Surgical Nursing or Master in Public Health, so on and so forth,...
Filipino Nurses Now and Some Options for You

Filipino Nurses Now and Some Options for You

From 1997 to July 2013 there are 481, 786 nursing board passers. Include the passers before 1997 I wouldn’t know how many registered nurses the Philippines now have. While a bite in the pie of nurses are employed overseas, not even half of this number practice the profession in any given healthcare setting. Now why...
Types of Co-workers in your Station Part I

Types of Co-workers in your Station Part I

So you have passed the board exams, breezed through applications and interviews and now you have been hired on your first job. In preparing yourself for this new journey, there are things that you need to be aware of aside from the company’s policies and procedures. Day by day we encounter different types of people...
10 Things to Never Say to a Nurse

10 Things to Never Say to a Nurse

Let’s face it: Nursing is a job that requires a powerful gut that can withstand the most disgusting, most stomach-crunching, most out-of-this-world scenarios. Nurses are always within the environmental limits of human excreta, blood, and other fluids. Together with this, nurses are always in contact with various clients, doctors, dieticians, housekeeping staff, and all other...
Types of Co-workers in your Station Part II

Types of Co-workers in your Station Part II

Few days ago I have posted the different types of co-workers you might meet in your nurse station. If you haven’t had enough of that we have more for you on this second part. Today, we shall explore the other types of employees you might encounter in the station or the workplace. The obsessive-compulsive –...
I Miss You White Uniform

I Miss You White Uniform

In a mall, while eating on a table I saw people in white passing by. They’re neat, handsome and pretty and I think they’re cool. I noticed happy faces despite their elevated stress levels at work. They don’t have salary with 5 figures but I believe they have this special kind of joy that others...
7 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in Nursing School

7 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in Nursing School

All things are new and amazing when you’re in nursing school. What you seem don’t exist will be taught to you from peculiar diseases to absolutely appalling surgeries. You will believe every piece of information from your preceptor assured that it would be good enough when you get to the real world. After years of...

Of Doctors and Referrals

You chart, check for medications, and then prepare for your nursing care. Suddenly, the buzzer sounded loudly and you check the room number on the monitor.It is your post-surgery patient at the room at the far side of the hall. You immediately rush to the room and as you opened the door, you see everyone...
The Locker: It’s just my opinion

The Locker: It’s just my opinion

After seeing the short video I just really don’t know what to feel for various reasons. Wanting to feel relieved that someone has to speak and express what most nurses waiting to express for long years. Have the feeling of being proud how we value our profession which I consider one of the noblest or...
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