I am happy to pass along a gift from my publisher, She Writes Press, plus SparkPress. Together they are offering free She Writes University classes. Timely since we, writers/authors, are sequestered in our homes because of COVID-19. I, for one, will be happy to learn something new while taking a break from thinning out my … Continue reading She Writes University Classes–Free Until May 31
I don't know how Tim Holt does it but he grinds out an entertaining post every week. I could be one of his little old ladies shuffling along in my black church shoes with a grin on my face. However, I don't wear church shoes or walk with a shuffle--yet. I do, however, have a … Continue reading Some Needed Levity
I found the best advice for writing in the time of Covid-19 in BREVITY’S Nonfiction Blog, Wednesday March 18, 2020. Written by Brenda Ridley I am reblogging here: Ten Tips for Writing While Quarantined by Dinty W. Moore by Brenda Ridley Assuming that you are up and about during the COVID-19 pandemic, you could … Continue reading Best Tips for Writing in the Time of a Pandemic
This wonderful article was published in Nursing Times OPINION: In stressful times it’s important to remember how many lives nurses transform 06 MARCH, 2020 BY MEGAN FORD If you had the chance to reunite with a patient after 10 years to see the difference you had made to their life, would you do it? This … Continue reading Nurses Transform Lives
Last Friday I discussed my book, Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers at the Wonderland Book Club, which was held at a local independent bookstore. The audience was quite engaged and we shared discussions not only of my book but of the status of nurses, problems within the health care industry in … Continue reading Wonderland Book Club
Reblogged from 10/25/2015
This is from Suzanne Gordon’s Blog. Ms Gordon is a journalist and stanch supporter and promoter of all things nursing.
Recently she asked nurses to respond with their version of “Just a Nurse.” I am delighted to see their feedback. May nurses continue to tell the public what they do and how important their job is.
I would like to post all the ” Just a Nurse” submissions people have sent me. See below. What do you think? I think they are all great. Thank you so much, all of you.
I’m just a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse. I just manage my patients’ drips to keep to their vital signs in a stable range. I just make sure their medications are safely administered. I just make sure the physician is informed of any small but meaningful change in their condition so we can work together to prevent…
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How fitting to look at this again since 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
I found an interesting study regarding nurses’ satisfaction with their career choice. Note the respondents were middle-aged (45 – 64) and predominately female.
Since my specialty is gerontology, I have included the comments made by three older nurses. Yes, Yes, I know they are all positive.
I look forward to a study that includes younger nurses and more males. Would there be differences in the outcome?
Most Nurses Have Few to No Regrets About Career Choice
by Alicia Ault
Medscape, January 25, 2017
When asked what they liked best about their career, most nurses could not narrow it down to just one answer — instead, they gave multiple reasons, with relationships with patients, being good at what they do, and having a job they liked being among the top answers, in a new survey by Medscape.
The Medscape Nurse Career Satisfaction Report for 2016 surveyed 10,026 practicing nurses in the United States…
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I almost forgot about Dennis. That’s what Carol Novembre thinks his name was. Carol and I worked together in the early 60s at Pollack Hospital in Jersey City. It was a county-run hospital. Dennis was head of maintenance. I learned a lot from him about the political corruption that went on behind the scenes. Not … Continue reading Stories that Need to be Told
I’m calling myself out for being, or trying to be, so positive about aging. I have written often in my Blog about the favorable aspects of aging. I jump on anything that smacks of an older person challenging the stereotypes: the 80-year-old male model that struts down the runway, biceps rippling; old women in New … Continue reading Pollyanna No More
A friend recently lamented that she wished she was more creative. “I am so left brain,” she said. “Everything I do is regimented. I would love to lose myself in some artistic project.” She had retired about three years ago and needed some help in reinventing herself after a successful nursing career. That night—I do … Continue reading Revisiting “The Artist’s Way”