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Geriatrics, Health Care Services

NURSE PRACTITIONER VERSUS PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT

Last week in a restaurant in Lyon, France, my tablemate turned toward me and asked, “What’s the difference between a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant.” My husband and I were on a tour. Our traveling buddies consisted of older folks like ourselves. The woman knew I was a retired NP and had told me… Continue reading NURSE PRACTITIONER VERSUS PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT

Home Health, Nursing, Nursing Stories, Writing blogs, Writing the Book

24-Hour Woman

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” —Gabriel Garcia Marquez I remember Sadie Rooney handing me a brown paper bag on my visit that autumn day in the early 90s. Her husband, Jim, a self-taught preacher, had died the month before. At first… Continue reading 24-Hour Woman

Health Care Services

WHAT A NURSE DOES BEST

I found this article last February. It saddens me that we nurses are still at the mercy of others trying to define and rename us. Nurses do have many roles and titles and I suppose the general public still gets a bit confused. (See Jane Van De Velde’s guest post last week) My simplistic, but… Continue reading WHAT A NURSE DOES BEST

Geriatrics, Health Care Services, Home Health

ONCE A NURSE, ALWAYS A NURSE By Jane Van De Velde, DNP, RN

My nursing career has taken me down many paths over the years. Presently, I am a Reiki Master Teacher as well as the founder of a nonprofit organization called The Reiki Share Project. People often ask me what I “do.” And I usually begin by telling them that I am a registered nurse. Their next… Continue reading ONCE A NURSE, ALWAYS A NURSE By Jane Van De Velde, DNP, RN