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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.

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[..]

Crossing the Boundary

Have you ever shared personal information about yourself with a patient or known of another nurse who got “too involved” Read More[..]

Is Your Social Media Showing?

Even under the best of circumstances, social media can pose legal and ethical risks for professional nurses. Consider the three Read More[..]

Facing Nurse Burn-Out: The Elephant in the Room

With the increase in workplace violence among healthcare workers, nursing shortages and staffing crises, now is the time we need Read More[..]

The “Roto-Rooter” Test

As we all age, there seems to be more and more physically “that we need to keep an eye on Read More[..]

Working with Law Enforcement

Several weeks ago news outlets aired video of a Salt Lake City police detective roughing up a nurse in the Read More[..]

Being a Patient Advocate

In the wake of the Alex Wubbels, RN arrest, nurses everywhere are rallying together in her support. The common issue Read More[..]