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Nurses and Stink Bugs???

Nurses and Stink Bugs??? Just Stay With Me Here... Tonight I read my kids a story about a bug who got mugged, robbed, beat up and left for dead on the side of the road. So far sounds like a lovely...

"Safe Injection Houses"- What's This?"

A "safe house" for drug users to use drugs with clean equipment and trained professional supervision using public funding.....what the what????!!! Am I reading this correctly? This instantly...

My Sweet Daughter's Smile

Let me start by saying that I am a Nurse and my husband is a Physician and neither one of us go anywhere near Pediatric patients in our professions. We don't even pretend to know what's up with that...

My First Mammogram- A Comedy

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

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

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

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

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...

Am I Still a Nurse?

Am I Still a Nurse? The Question I Am Asked Too Often I will start by saying, "Yes I am a nurse and I have been one for 21 years".......after that, things get more convoluted. I don't remember...

ER Nurse's "Funky Flu" Video Goes Viral

We've all had these moments after working a particularly insane shift. We have to vent. Your brain is still reeling, you are exhausted yet still in overdrive. Sometimes it's related to coworkers or...

Alene Nitzky, Ph.D., RN, OCN

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

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!

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

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?

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...


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