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High Powered Editor Turned Night Shift Nurse

This article, written by an editor of the Wall Street Journal, describes his career side-trip into burn nursing.

The article is extremely well-written and easy to read. It describes this man’s foray into nursing starting at age 40. It also does a great job of describing the bewilderment of being a new nurse, which was my favorite part of the whole article.

It also goes into why he had to leave his short-lived career as a nurse to return to the world of “war and Anna Nicole Smith.”

Too bad. The way he described himself, he sounds like the kind of nurse we need at the bedside.

(Thanks to PixelRN for the link!)

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You’re right, he sounds like a good nurse, just too smart to work for peanuts.

wow. that was an awesome read!

I had read the article, but missed hearing that he had quit and gone back to a desk job! Wonder why.



So, what brought you to the hospital today?

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  • profileI am Gina. I have been a nurse for 15 years, first in med/surg, then CVICU, inpatient dialysis, CCU and now hospice. This blog is about my experiences as a nurse, and the experiences of others in the healthcare system - patients, nurses, doctors, paramedics. We all have stories!

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