From The Floor

Wisdom and advice from a director of nursing and teacher of nursing management.

 Ebola in America: What We Learned

Ebola in America: What We Learned

The outbreaks, the hysteria and the science

Props. 45 and 46: How Will You Vote?

Props. 45 and 46: How Will You Vote?

Healthcare issues are on the November 4 ballot

New Legislation That Impacts Nursing

New Legislation That Impacts Nursing

Stay informed and get involved

Courtesy Counts in Nursing

Courtesy Counts in Nursing

Being busy is never an excuse for being rude

New Grad RN Residency Programs

New Grad RN Residency Programs

Excellent programs at LAC+USC and City of Hope

Nurses Answering the Call

Nurses Answering the Call

Hurricanes, floods and earthquakes are no match for heroic nurses

Anatomy of a BRN Complaint and DUI Investigation

Anatomy of a BRN Complaint and DUI Investigation

What to expect during the process -- and when you need a lawyer

Nurse Practitioners' Ongoing Struggle for Autonomy

Nurse Practitioners' Ongoing Struggle for Autonomy

The batle ahead to expand scope of practice in California

The Nursing Shortage Paradox in California

The Nursing Shortage Paradox in California

The RN supply gets a failing grade, but new grads can't find jobs

A Tale of Rabies

A Tale of Rabies

The only hope was a radical experimental protocol

Split-Shift Floating

Split-Shift Floating

A quick-fix solution with serious consequences

The Protocol Predicament

The Protocol Predicament

What happens when following the rules jeopardizes your patient?

What Makes a Great Nurse?

What Makes a Great Nurse?

There is more to nursing than experience alone

Electronic Health Records Are Here to Stay

Electronic Health Records Are Here to Stay

To make the process better, get involved!

Charting While Off the Clock

Charting While Off the Clock

The practice is illegal, irresponsible and breeds staff resentment

Managing Doctors' Assumptions About a Chronic Condition
When My Daughter Became a Patient

When My Daughter Became a Patient

Treating others as our own

A Cure for HIV? What Nurses Need to Know

A Cure for HIV? What Nurses Need to Know

The successful treatment of an HIV-positive baby offers reason for hope, but it is too early to celebrate the demise of AIDS

Updating the Amanda Trujillo Case
A Long Shift in Nursing Perception and Practice

A Long Shift in Nursing Perception and Practice

The most important change in nursing over the past decades is the shift in the status of the profession

Should the Flu Shot be Mandatory for Nurses?
The Gift

The Gift

What has your nursing career brought you?

Nurse Anesthetists

Nurse Anesthetists

The controversy surrounding physician supervision of CRNAs

Nurses and Workers Compensation Reform

Nurses and Workers Compensation Reform

Understanding the implications of SB 863

The Great Opioid Debate of 2012

The Great Opioid Debate of 2012

Balancing the need for pain management with the potential for abuse

Banning the Bottle

Banning the Bottle

Breastfeeding is the best choice, but must it be the only choice

The Politics of Nursing Advocacy

The Politics of Nursing Advocacy

That season is upon us again: election season, that is!

The Curious Case of Amanda Trujillo and the Arizona Board of Nursing
Nursing is Not Just a Job, it's an Adventure

Nursing is Not Just a Job, it's an Adventure

Some of our biggest challenges happen off-duty

Did Anyone Notice the BRN Ceased to Exist?

Did Anyone Notice the BRN Ceased to Exist?

If you're qualified, throw your hat into the ring

Home, Sweet "Medical Home"

The Veteran's Administration explores an exciting new model of care

The New Healthcare Law Gets Its Day in Court

The New Healthcare Law Gets Its Day in Court

The Supremes face the music

My Little Deer Hunter

My Little Deer Hunter

Vignettes in Nursing

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

What nurses don't know about pain management

Mistakes Observed on the Nursing Floor

Mistakes Observed on the Nursing Floor

Making room for improvement

Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles

Helping others to succeed in their dream of becoming a nurse

Good Little Soldiers - NOT!

Good Little Soldiers - NOT!

Are you justified refusing an order or questioning a chart entry?

Moral Courage in Nursing

Moral Courage in Nursing

The astonishing story of two brave nurses who refused to turn a blind eye

Beyond the Baby Blues

Beyond the Baby Blues

How nurses can recognize postpartum depression

Normal is as Normal Does: The Patient History Is Only Part of the Story

Normal is as Normal Does: The Patient History Is Only Part of the Story

What a little girl with a head injury taught our PICU

Memories of Caring for Burn Patients in the PICU

Memories of Caring for Burn Patients in the PICU

What do you do when an airplane crashes onto your small patient?

What is the Role of Simulation in Nursing Education?
Working the Christmas Shift

Working the Christmas Shift

Be gracious for the sake of your patients and fellow nurses

Doctor Nurse? Read on to see if the new DNP degree is right for you

Doctor Nurse? Read on to see if the new DNP degree is right for you

As the profession evolves, so do the letters after our names

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