nursing station is often the hub of
activity in a hospital ward. It's
like Mission Control: it's where patient
information is kept, where monitoring
devices are located, and where doctors
and visitors can make inquiries about
what is happening on the ward.
Why are nurses identified by R.N.
after their names? R.N. stands for
Registered Nurserevealing an
important point in nursing history.
There was a time when nurses were
not educated in any particular waythey
were just a kind of paid domestic
servant. After nursing schools were
established, graduating nurses were
placed on a list, or registry,
and so became Registered.
This distinguished them from those
nurses who didn't graduate from a