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If you need a break from your own reality, but have no hesitation or shame about diving directly into someone else’s, you’ll find just what you are looking for at nurseguidance.com. Nurse Guidance is a site dedicated to nurses’ stories, ideas, experiences and advice.

Our articles are written by nurses, for nurses. Our nurse writers are out there, on the front lines of health care, interacting with patients every day. They write about the practicalities of nursing, the oft-forgotten but essential art of nursing, and they tell their stories – the likes of which most people (ie. non-nurses) would not believe or understand.

Written from the perspectives of clinical nurses, nurse managers and nurse practitioners, some stories might make you laugh or cry, and all are certain to resonate with you one way or another.

  • Take a look at “To Be a Nurse: Mortality, Sadness, and Other Things You Don’t See on TV,” for a vicarious experience in grief.

  • Read BJ Strickland’s (RN-turned-attorney) informative articles about nursing laws, rights and responsibilities.

  • For a boost of adrenaline, “Code 5, Room 623!” is a can’t miss.

It's all there, in Nurse Guidance, the place where nurses are there for each other.

Résumé Tips for Healthcare Professionals

Résumé Tips for Healthcare Professionals We asked some of our resister nurse consultants to share their tips and tricks with us Read More[..]

Do You Have One?

If you are like approximately two-thirds of nurses, you don’t have an advance directive. Surprising as that number is, even Read More[..]

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

When I first started my nursing career, I worked on a busy telemetry unit.  I loved the hustle and bustle Read More[..]

Yelling about Yelp (and other review sites)

These days it seems that everyone you do business with wants feedback about their services; healthcare is no exception. (Press Read More[..]

Honesty

Honesty. It’s supposed to be something engrained in us from childhood, something natural and expected. When it comes to you Read More[..]

The Angel in the Shed

My hat will forever be off to the pediatric nurse. I knew from my very first pediatric patient while in Read More[..]

When the Nurse is the Patient…..

I literally hate writing in first person, so for this article I will become “Pam,” the seasoned nurse who has Read More[..]

Me Too – Nurses and Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has been a hot topic in the news the last couple of months. It is one that most Read More[..]

The Voice of the Nurse

Based on True Events, May this Patient Rest in Peace I’m in the back corner of a large emergency department. Read More[..]

Are You Aware of Workplace Depression?

Most all of our articles in this publication are about our experiences as a nurse working with our patients and/or Read More[..]