Nursing Blogs 2021 – #6 – Nursing Stories – Marianna Crane Profile

I am honored that my blog has won 6th place in the Top Nursing Blogs of 2021 sponsored by IntelyCare. This honor is an especially important recognition to me because the nursing community voted. The prize is a feature profile on the IntelyCare Website. See below: Marianna Crane is the author of Nursing Stories and the sixth…… Continue reading Nursing Blogs 2021 – #6 – Nursing Stories – Marianna Crane Profile

Photos of the Patients I wrote about in my book: Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers

This past Saturday, I received a box in the mail filled with old photos. The nurse practitioner who took my place when I left the Senior Center sent this delightful surprise. “Rita Wisniewski” (I changed all names in my book except for my immediate family) said in her note that sending me the pictures of…… Continue reading Photos of the Patients I wrote about in my book: Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers

Alphabet Challenge: W

I’ve signed onto The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2021. The challenge is to blog the whole alphabet in April and write at least 100 words on a topic that corresponds to the letter of the day.  Every day, excluding Sundays, I’m blogging about Places I Have Been. The last post will be on Friday, April…… Continue reading Alphabet Challenge: W

Country Music

I’m not writing my second book whose working title was to be “Home Visits.” The Pandemic has cast a spell on my brain, resulting in lethargy and an inability to focus on structuring another book. So, instead, I’ve decided to take each home visit story and submit it to a literary magazine for potential publication…… Continue reading Country Music

Home Visits Can Be Fraught With Danger

As I write my second book, which is about the home visits I have made over the years, I am resurrecting memories from my mind and the pages of my journals. Today’s post shows a time when I didn’t use common sense and how home visits can be fraught with danger.  One day in early…… Continue reading Home Visits Can Be Fraught With Danger

NURSES REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  Reblogged from 07/22/2012 in recognition of 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Betsy, a writer friend, emailed me the story she had read in our workshop since I had to miss the class. She knows I hang on every episode of her life in Ireland where her second child was born and she…… Continue reading NURSES REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE

THE WEIRDEST HOME VISIT

Originally posted on Nursing Stories & Other Tales:
When I worked in the home care program at a VA hospital in Illinois, medical students sometimes came along with us nurse practitioners while we made our visits. I enjoyed showing them the reality of delivering care in the patient’s home—where we were guests—the subtle line between…

Home Visits Can Be Fraught with Danger

  One time, long ago, at a nursing conference, I sat fixated as a fellow nurse told a story about the time she rang the doorbell at her patient’s house, and he didn’t answer. It was later that she found out he had been murdered. And in hearing more detail, she discovered that the murderer…… Continue reading Home Visits Can Be Fraught with Danger