The Adventures of Nurse Niki Chapter 9 is Posted: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

The Adventures of Nurse Niki
The Adventures of Nurse Niki

The Adventures of Nurse Niki Chapter 9 is posted!

In this week’s post, Niki unintentionally stands ER nurse Corey up for breakfast after her patient’s early morning code. As if that wasn’t enough, Niki meets a traffic cop on her way home from the hospital.

Off the Charts has this to say about The Adventures of Nurse Niki:

This blog is made up entirely of first-person episodes told by a fictional nurse named Niki. Each episode is short, detailed, and engaging, and it’s easy to keep up with it on a regular basis, or quickly catch up if you haven’t yet read any episodes.

                      Jacob Molyneux, AJN senior editor/blog editor

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Slow Cooked Steel-Cut Oats


A well-used slow cooker photo: jparadisi

If you have a home full of visiting relatives this week, here’s a quick, easy and healthy breakfast recipe. It also saves time in the mornings when working a stretch of busy day shifts or clinicals. As a nurse, I have found “cook once, eat twice” (or more) a slogan to live by.

6 cups water or milk

1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats

raisins, nuts, brown sugar, or other toppings of choice.

Before going to bed, combine the water or milk and steel cut oats in a slow cooker. Cover and set on low overnight. Serve first thing in the morning with the brown sugar, raisins, nuts, and milk or cream. Refrigerate leftovers, and reheat in microwave prn (medical jargon for “as needed”).