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”

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”

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”

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”

Heroic Symbol: A Nurse

I first saw the picture of nurse Grace Cindric a month ago in our local newspaper, the News & Observer. In the photo, there’s a swagger in Cindric’s stride, a steely resolve in her sunglasses and respirator mask. In a sleeve of tattoos, there’s a friendly-looking panda staring out from her arm. The Pandemic isContinue reading “Heroic Symbol: A Nurse”

What Would Flo Think?

The last day of Nurses Week ends today on Florence Nightingale’s Birthday: May 12. Would Flo be surprised that a special day, May 6, had been dedicated to nurses in 1982, and in 1990, that day grew into a full week that ended on her birthday? Would she be pleased that the World Health OrganizationContinue reading “What Would Flo Think?”

Why Does It Take a Pandemic to Recognize Nurses?

I’m reblogging Suzanne Gordon’s post: Why Does It Take a Pandemic to Recognize Nurses? I have long followed Suzanne Gordon who is not a nurse but has been a relentless advocate of nursing over the years. She is a journalist and author of many books about the health care system. She co-authored Silence to Voice:Continue reading “Why Does It Take a Pandemic to Recognize Nurses?”