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    Kristen Smith, R.N.

    I am a full-time registered nurse, wife and new mom. I've recently started writing part-time and I love it! My family is my life. I enjoy spending time with them in my free time.

    8 Ghost Stories as Shared by Nurses

    Here are eight creepy stories witnessed by fellow nurses on the job!

    7 Fun Halloween Activities Nurses Can Do With Pediatric Patients

    Here are a few ideas that we can do to help make our patients’ holiday a little more enjoyable!

    Pearson Apologizes for ‘Racist’ Material in a Nursing Textbook

    a publication by Pearson has caused an uproar on social media.

    12 Funny Things That Wake Nurses at Night

    One crazy and, sometimes, an annoying phenomenon about being...

    10 Clever Labor and Delivery Nurse Life Hacks

    Here are 10 secret life hacks from an L&D nurse!

    20 Nursing Slang and Code Words

    Here are some of the most common nursing slang terms and codes!

    A Tribute to Hospice Nurses

    "You smile as I enter the room to check on you for the hour. You mumble that you’re not in pain, but I see the pain on your face as I reposition you."

    A Tribute to Oncology Nurses

    Thank you, oncology nurses for the impact you have not only on your patients but on families.

    A Tribute to Emergency Room Nurses

    "At that moment, my son was your son. Your feet weren’t aching. Your stomach wasn’t growling, and your bladder wasn’t bursting."

    A Tribute to Labor and Delivery and NICU Nurses

    There are no words to thank you enough. You may not remember my name, but I will never forget yours.