The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital by Alexandra Robbins follows the stories of a few nurses working in a handful of hospitals in one unnamed local area. In between the (very short) stories about the nurses’ days are essays on everything from drug abuse in the nursing community to “eating their young” to ridiculous patient satisfaction surveys to what people can do while in the hospital to make it easier on nurses. Some of these essays are interesting. Some are boring. Some are so incredibly longer than they need to be. Overall, the book was extremely well written. It just would have been much better if there were fewer/shorter essays and more nursing stories.
3 (out of 5) Stars
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