PEDIATRIC CALCULATIONS

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One main difference between adult and pediatric nursing is that children come in all different shapes and sizes. We get infants all the way up to 26 year olds! Because of this, the majority of pediatric nursing is based off of the patient’s weight in kilograms. Knowing how to do these calculations is imperative because kids are extremely sensitive to being given too much fluid or having too much taken out. I developed this quick cheat sheet of common calculations to help keep our pediatric patients safe! Read More





THE TRAVELING NURSE

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It is officially time for my The Traveling Nurse dreams to become a reality…Why the heck is my site called “The Traveling Nurse” if I am not a traveling nurse!? I began The Traveling Nurse for many reasons: to guide people into and through nursing, life, and travel. However, the main reason this platform exists is for so much more than that… Read More


2019

img_7427_polarr-12018 was a roller coaster. With every milestone in my professional career came a personal life setback. I began and completed my nursing residency program while I parted ways with one of my best friends, someone who I would not have made it through nursing school without. I moved into my own place and began to establish myself as an individual, my own entity, just Chandler. I had to find a way to be happy alone, and I am finally there! Read More



HANDLING NURSE BULLYING

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I wish this was not a common theme amongst most hospitals…but unfortunately it remains ever-present. Some places less than others, some more than most. Nurse bullying is real and it happens more often than not.

How does one handle such situations? I’ll share with you the best ways I have gotten through sticky situations the right and wrong ways. Read More


MY BEACH COTTAGE

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It feels oh so wonderful being entirely independent. Do you ever have those moments where you pinch yourself…thinking is this actually my life? Did I actually accomplish everything I planned on? For being 25, I have accomplished so much and am able to financially support myself…and treat myself! Read More