United Kingdom Nursing Students Work on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

In my post on September 22: Nursing Students Provide Insights into the Pandemic, I spotlighted the thoughts and experiences of the nursing students from Seton Hall University, New Jersey, as they cared for Covid-19 patients.  Today’s post has the same focus but this time nursing students from the United Kingdom share their stories about working onContinue reading “United Kingdom Nursing Students Work on the Front Lines of the Pandemic”

Trying Something New

I want to write like Brian Doyle. I discovered him not too long after he died in 2017 at the age of 60 when I read His Last Game. Not only did it bring tears to my eyes but throughout my reading I felt a tightness in my chest and a longing that the story would endContinue reading “Trying Something New”

The Power of Nurses

The World Health Organization designation of 2020 Year of the Nurse and Nurse Midwife has taken a back seat to the sensational political news alerts that fill our lives as if nothing else is important. This post is just a reminder that nurses still are on the front lines of COVID-19 and make a difference in ourContinue reading “The Power of Nurses”

Nursing Students Provide Insights into the Pandemic

The media mainly focuses on the nurses and doctors who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rarely do we hear what nursing students are experiencing.  Below is a repost from the Setonian, the official undergraduate newspaper of Seton Hall University. ********************************** Seton Hall nursing students and faculty provide unique insights into pandemic Posted By AlexanderContinue reading “Nursing Students Provide Insights into the Pandemic”

Meet the Six Nightingale Awards Winners of 2020

A deep thank you to my friend and fellow writer Michele Murdock who sent me the first Star Nurses publication, which documents the collaborative effort between the Washington Post and the American Nurses Association (ANA) to nominate six nurses from across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia who “go above and beyond.” Hopefully, we will haveContinue reading “Meet the Six Nightingale Awards Winners of 2020”

Crazy-Good Change

This essay speaks to change, which is something I have always welcomed in my life. In this time of the pandemic when we may long for the familiar and routine, Chris Hilicki challenges us to seek out what it is that we need, not just to get by, but to live “with an authenticity thatContinue reading “Crazy-Good Change”

The End of Writerly Silence: On a New (to Me) Workshop Model

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
By Kailyn McCord I grew up in what I’d call a traditional workshop. Non-genre specific, usually involving between six and twelve people, this model will be familiar to any in the capital-C capital-W Creative Writing world. In it, the writer under critique listens, verboten from speaking, while peers…

The Trip to the Farmers Market

I drive to the Farmers Market on this dreary Friday. Frankly, it’s nice to have a break from the sunny, humid days. The gray skies impersonate an early Fall and lift my spirits.  This trip gets me out of the house and into a semblance of normalcy that I remember before the COVID-19 pandemic andContinue reading “The Trip to the Farmers Market”

Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing

Originally posted on NurseManifest:
We are excited to announce a series of web discussions “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing” starting on September 12th, and every week through October 10th! This initiative is in part an outgrowth of our 2018 Nursing Activism Think Tank and inspired by recent spotlights on the killing of Black Americans…