All tagged nursing lifestyle

LPN to DNP: the Story of Nurse Lo

This week Adrianne wakes her friend, night nurse and Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Lo from her slumber to bring you the dish on the DNP life. They cover a lot of ground including the trajectory of Lo's career from LPN straight through to DNP with no breaks. She also talks about what it's like to do it all as a mom. 

What's in My Nursing Work Bag?

Well, folks, today we're digging through Adrianne's giant bag that she drags to her job as an intermediate pulmonary nurse. Unlike the very anti-climactic 'What's in My Pockets?" episode from a while back, this time she's got way more to dig through. You see, she's what you call an over-packer. Reserve your judgement as you listen and then go clean out your own bag, locker, car, or whatever. 

A Travel Nurse & Her Adventure Muppet: Part 1

This week you're dropping in on the conversation Adrianne had with her old pal Lindsay, a traveling nurse and cool human that she can literally talk to for hours and hours on end. They cover many topics in this episode including how Lindsay caught the travel bug, weighing the pros and cons of different contracts and locations, her adventure dog, licensing for travelers, and getting tricked into wiping butts of patients who really can do it themselves.

Talking with a Medical Examiner Investigator Pt. 2

I think part two of my talk with Dorothy is as profound as it is irreverent. Dorothy explains how people die as they lived and we ponder elements of 'a good death'. We absolutely must address the need for a morbid sense of humor in high-stress, high-trauma fields, as evidenced by almost every joke we crack. Then we dig deeper into her work as a medical examiner investigator and explore the classification system used to document death by the Medical Examiner.

Calling Patients Wrong Names, Relationships with Management, and Report Styles

In this conversation between Adrianne and old pal Andrew Craig they topic-hop, as usual. They discuss the horrors of calling a patient by the wrong name, more comparisons between day and night shift (since Andrew has officially been working days), relationships with management, and personal preferences in getting and giving report. If you've been paying attention, you will also know that they talk about a hundred other little things along the way.