Top 100 Nursing Blogs Of 2020 That Matter

My Blog, Nursingstories.org, was selected by Nurse Buff: Nursing Humor & Lifestyle Blog as one of the best 100 Nursing Blogs and/or Websites in 2020. While I am honored with this selection, I am also so impressed that we nurses are now publishing our stories on the internet in impressive numbers. Rather than add anContinue reading “Top 100 Nursing Blogs Of 2020 That Matter”

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?”

Nurses Transform Lives

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? ThisContinue reading “Nurses Transform Lives”

Wonderland Book Club

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 inContinue reading “Wonderland Book Club”

Just a Nurse

Originally posted on Nursing Stories:
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…

Stories that Need to be Told

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. NotContinue reading “Stories that Need to be Told”

Revisiting “The Artist’s Way”

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 doContinue reading “Revisiting “The Artist’s Way””