Sean Dent: Happy re-birthday to me. The day I should have died. 15 years later. – My Strong Medicine

http://mystrongmedicine.com/happy-re-birthday-to-me-the-day-i-should-have-died-15-years-later/

8 Inspiring Nursing Quotes to Keep You Going

http://nurseslabs.com/nurses-notes-8-inspiring-nursing-quotes-keep-going/

From Inside the Orlando Shooting: Meet the Nursing Student Who Was There – Scrubs – The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing ArticlesScrubs – The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing Articles

http://scrubsmag.com/from-inside-the-orlando-shooting.-how-a-nursing-student-saved-a-life/

Orlando.

Marina's Musings

After finally having the chance to hear about and read up on Orlando, there are some things I need to express, though I’m not sure I’ll be the most composed or well-written about it.

First, all of my love goes out to the LGBT+ community of Orlando and their families as they wait for more news of the victims going forward. I cannot fathom the personal tragedies they must be going through.

What’s important to understand at this time, though, is that it’s not about how we feel about this, so much as what are we going to do about it. This is not an issue that can be de-politicized. This was the deadliest mass shooting in US history, and one that could have been prevented. Sensible gun control is not about “the government taking away all our guns” — it’s about maybe (just maybe) not allowing untrained civilians easy…

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Sorry I’ve Been Such a Stranger…

Last day of clinicals today. So much to say, no energy to say it.

More to come…

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On Burnout

I’m tired. My brain is tired. My body is tired. I keep thinking that I’m getting to old for this s#*t, and then I have to remind myself that my grandmother was older than I am now when she finished nursing school. She had four children and three grandchildren to look after. I have a cat and two part-time jobs. And then I suck it up.

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Just five more weeks in the semester…

4 Myths About Nurses

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-f-cipriano-phd-rn-neabc-faan/4-myths-about-nurses_b_9852058.html

‘You want a description of hell?’ OxyContin’s 12-hour problem #InvestigatingOxy – Los Angeles Times

http://static.latimes.com/oxycontin-part1/?fb=true%23track%3Dlat_social__content-promotion_facebook_fb-ad_oxy-part1_______20160505

A Moment: The Nurse and the Med Student

She was a professional nurse at our hospital, not much older than me, and with no time during shift-work to see her private gynaecologist, she made the scary decision to come to the hospital’…

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I’m sure I’ve been this tired before, I just can’t remember when…

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I was trying to sort the assignments I need to work on this week and my brain literally quit. I had no idea for a moment what I was even looking at.

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Tomorrow is a clinical day, so I’m just going to prep for that, and maybe eat in the shower so I can sleep in my bed.