A Physician’s Story

   I haven’t posted any stories about what physicians face when working on the front lines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Of course, my Blog is about nursing. In more recent years, the collaboration between nurses and physicians has grown. The professions work together with more mutual respect than when I began my nursing career. AndContinue reading “A Physician’s Story”

Nurses Gain the Attention They Deserve

Since the beginning of the Pandemic, the visibility of nurses continues to increase. It is unfortunate that it took the Covid-19 virus to open a door allowing the general public to witness what nurses actually do: they save the lives of their patients as they risk their own, jeopardizing the health and lives of their familiesContinue reading “Nurses Gain the Attention They Deserve”

Olden Days of Nursing: A Pioneer of the Past Spurs Others Forward

Olden Days of Nursing: A Pioneer of the Past Spurs Others Forward by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Freund I talked with Marianna the other day about the book I’m writing (more about that later). She referred me to a post on her blog from a couple of months ago, a post describing the olden days of nursing. SheContinue reading “Olden Days of Nursing: A Pioneer of the Past Spurs Others Forward”

Impressive List of Nurse Experts

This post highlights what The Truth about Nursing does to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the contribution nurses make to our country’s health care system.  When Sandy and Harry Summers noticed that nurses were not represented on the Biden-Harris Covid Advisory Panel, they did the following: Requested that nurses take part in a letter writing campaignContinue reading “Impressive List of Nurse Experts”

Thanksgiving Tradition

Looks like I have started my own tradition. I am posting Happy Lasagna Day on my Blog during Thanksgiving week for the third time since 2016. That year, my husband and I chose to spend Thanksgiving alone. Last year, although we enjoyed a traditional turkey meal with my daughter, son-in-law and the grandkids, I posted Happy Lasagna Day forContinue reading “Thanksgiving Tradition”

Let’s Talk About Eggs

I’m taking a break from discussing writing methods or how nurses are dealing with the COVID-19 virus.  For this week’s post, I’m talking eggs.  I went to the North Carolina Farmers Market last Friday to drop off an empty egg carton and buy another dozen jumbo “free range” eggs from the Cox farm stand.  JanieContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Eggs”

What was my Memoir really about?

It has been two years since my book was published on November 6, 2018. Shortly afterward, I wrote this for She Writes Press Blog: What was my memoir really about? November 2018 By Marianna Crane This guest post was written by Marianna Crane, author of Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers. Marianna CraneContinue reading “What was my Memoir really about?”

Three Trailblazing Nurses

Lorraine Starsky writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about three “extraordinary” Pittsburgh women who happened to be nurses. Each woman had provided services beyond the boundaries of the nursing role.  My hope is that in the World Health Organization’s 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife more “extraordinary” nurses will be the subject of mediaContinue reading “Three Trailblazing Nurses”