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Alene Nitzky, Ph.D., RN, OCN

by smatacale - I have been blessed to interview many nurse innovators and entrepreneurs over the past several months, but none have had as unique a path that leads them to their current career as Alene Nitzky,...

When YOU are the ".001% of Patients" Who Develops the Serious Medication Side- Effect

by smatacale - When YOU are the “.001% of Patients” Who Develops The Serious Medication Side-Effect I am a critical care trained Registered Nurse turned patient who developed one of those RARE side-effects that...

What 5 Innovative Minds Can Do!

by smatacale - This may be one of the coolest and most challenging innovator articles I have written yet! I want to make sure I give justice to this awesome group of nurses who came together with interest in one...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome- The Back End Story

by smatacale - Any of you who have read my articles know that I choose to write about things I know from first hand experience or something of particular interest to me. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a subject...

Cystic Fibrosis- What Does Cystic Fibrosis look like in 2017?

by smatacale - Cystic fibrosis is a disease that has always been a medical topic of interest to me. Unfortunately, its for the fact that this progressive and fatal disease is in my family's gene pool. I have a...

Tim Raderstorf - An Innovator of Innovation

by smatacale - Tim Raderstorf RN, MSN Masters prepared nurse, Chief Innovation Officer at Ohio State University College of Nursing, Speaker, inventor, entrepreneur, consultant……..say what???!!! These are just...

Michelle DeLizio Podlesni - Nurse Innovator

by smatacale - Michelle DeLizio Podlesni, RN - President NNBA Michelle DeLizio Podlesni, RN is a woman whose name has been mentioned to me as being a mentor to several of the last innovators that I have...

When she spoke

by smatacale - When She Spoke - Hope’s Story of Selective Mutism This story is very personal to me and my family. I am certain I will cry my way through writing it, but it is an important story to tell. I...

My First Mammogram- A Comedy

by smatacale - Somehow, much to my surprise, I turned 40 a few years ago. I don’t know how it happened, but I double checked my birth certificate and sure enough...40 years old! Shortly after this shocking...

Meet Ersilia Pompilio RN,MSN,PNP

by smatacale - Ersilia Pompilio RN, MSN, PNPStoryteller, Educator, Producer, Nurse, and Super Cool Lady! I can’t wait to introduce Ersilia Pompilio to everyone at allnurses! As her subtitle reads, she is a nurse...

Psst...New Nurses

by smatacale - I realize that there are so many articles, blogs, books and inspirational bookmarks, coffee cups, and laminated lanyard tags that tell you how to be a great nurse. You learn throughout nursing...

Nurse Navigator - Heather Wright-Renick BSN, RN, CN-BN

by smatacale - Lemons to Lemonade The phrase, “you never know what someone is going thru until you have walked a mile in their shoes”, is perfect for this nurse entrepreneur. May 21st, 2012 was the beginning of...

Innovator Susan Scherer - Advocating For Patient Care a New Approach

by smatacale - Let me introduce you to an amazing woman who took a wealth of nursing knowledge and experience, the love of patient care, and an entrepreneurial mind and spirit and created a one of a kind approach...

There's No Place Like Home

by smatacale - “There’s No Place Like Home”: Understanding the Hospice Experience In nursing school, I was drawn to the “down and dirty core of nursing” that hospice care provides the patient, family and the...

Clifton Joullian- The Nurse Farmer

by smatacale - I chose a beautiful spot outside on this 72 degree day to write about this nurse innovator. It seemed fitting to be surrounded by blooming azaleas, periwinkle, dogwood trees and to hear the birds...


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