Posts Categorized: Nurse Interns

The Golden Standard of Nursing

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During internship orientation, we were lectured about optimal patient care, learning how to make each admission experience as smooth as possible. With a high acuity and stressful patient load, nurses often have inadequate time to ensure that patients (and their family members) feel that they have received care that goes above and beyond the call… Read more »

Where I’m Supposed to Be

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Nursing is a profession that requires skill, ambition, persistence, and compassion – all of which cannot be derived from a textbook, or learned in a lecture hall. This is why I sought an internship with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. I knew that this experience would give me the chance to prove that I… Read more »

The Most Valuable Skill

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The nurses that I have had the privilege of working alongside during my time in the PICU have shown me incredible things! They’ve shown me how to perform dosage calculations, how to flawlessly draw blood from tiny little veins, and how to coordinate numerous drips when the patient only has two working lumens. Most important… Read more »