How to Sabotage a Shift (Niki Meets a Service Dog)

Chapter 56 Never, ever think your shift is easy and you may go home early. It’s the quickest way to sabotage it. The shift started well enough. I did vitals and passed meds for the two post-open heart patients first. They each have private rooms, and I chatted a bit with their respective parents. Transferring […]

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It’s Not All Cute Print Scrubs and Bunny Blankets (Niki Floats to Pediatrics)

Chapter 55   I leave PICU, and report to the pediatric unit. No offense to my pediatric nurse colleagues, but no PICU nurse enjoys floating to pediatrics. Not because you aren’t incredibly good nurses, you are. It’s because you work way too hard in a way different from PICU nursing. In the PICU, I’m assigned one […]

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Not a Morning Person (Niki Starts Dayshift)

Chapter 54 I am not a morning person. The alarm of my cell phone rings loudly while the device vibrates maniacally against the top of the nightstand. Trying to silence it, I accidentally knock it to the floor where it continues to thrash. I get up and turn the damn thing off, replacing it on […]

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