Travel Nursing – Creating an Unbreakable Bond
Apr02

Travel Nursing – Creating an Unbreakable Bond

Everyone remembers where they were on 9/11. For rookie travel nurse Rene Carlson it was in Denver, right as she was waking up to her first day on a 3-11 shift at a local hospital. She had just moved to the big Colorado city from a small town in southeast Iowa and knew no one. “I woke up to the radio telling about the first tower being hit, and then jumped out of bed to turn on the TV to see what was happening,” Rene recalled. When the...

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Coming to Grips with Emotional Loss
Mar18

Coming to Grips with Emotional Loss

A nurse friend once shared with me that she had a really tough day. “I lost one of my patients,” she explained. “I’m so sorry!” I replied. “What happened?” “I went out to get her meds and when I came back she was gone,” she said. “Was she critical?” I questioned. “Wait, no, I mean she got up and left the room and I couldn’t find her!” my friend clarified. “We found her down in the courtyard.” After enjoying a good laugh, she began...

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