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Kristen Smith

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I am a full time 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.

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."
Tribute to Oncology Nurses

A Tribute to Oncology Nurses

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

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."
Mother Holding Newborn

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.
9 Bad Career Shift Choices for Nurses

9 Bad Career Shift Choices for Nurses

Here’s a list of some careers that nurses CAN’T do!
6 Ways Nurses Goof Around with Medical Equipment During a Slow Work Day

6 Ways Nurses Goof Around with Medical Equipment During a Slow Work Day

Here are a few ways a nurse will goof around with medical equipment on a slow day.
10 Funny Signs You’re a Pediatric Nurse

10 Funny Signs You’re a Pediatric Nurse

Here are 10 signs that you’re a pediatric nurse!
10+ Unwritten Rules for New Nurses

10+ Unwritten Rules for New Nurses

Here are a few unwritten rules for new nurses to help make the transition a little easier for you.
10 Differences: Textbook Nursing vs Real Life Nursing

10 Differences: Textbook Nursing vs Real Life Nursing

"This is not what I've signed up for..."

2017 Year of the Healthy Nurse

The American Nurse Association (ANA) has implemented the 2017 Year of the Healthy Nurse!

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