Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN's Nursing Blog

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN

Hi! I am Julie, a pediatric nurse who recently became a CPNP-AC and a DNP. I am excited to help other nurses here at allnurses.com now that I am not buried alive in school work!

The following are articles I have written and shared with the nursing community. If you enjoy an article please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Ebola - My Right to Accept or Refuse an Assignment

Ebola. The very name of this evil virus is striking anxiety in the bravest of nurses. Nurses everywhere are facing the question of “what will I do when it comes here?” We ask ourselves if we would accept the assignment of caring for the patient, or refuse it. We consider the cost of risking our lives to care for the sick – and - what about my children? What about my loved ones? If I accept this assignment, am I putting my family at risk? I have heard an array of comments on the... Read More →

Does God Make Mistakes?

I looked up at the doctor across the crib who is still hovering over him and checking his ventilator and trachea. Wildly he flailed as the doctor touched his abdomen. I tried to calm him by holding his hand. This is the first I noticed his fingers, some webbed together nearly to the ends, and the digits not coming from the palm in a normal way, but more like a sunburst. I looked more closely at him then. His legs were small and his feet were clubfoot. He has a feeding tube in his... Read More →

I wish I were blind

i wish i were blind by julie reyes he was huge, from the floor up and side to side. he walked down the hallway, never looking up, never acknowledging our presence. as he walked past the nurses’ station he stared at his shoes. icky 'gangster' shoes, shorts nearly touching his ankles and baggy t-shirt with some annoying pictures printed on the front, hanging down past his rear end. “geesh!” i thought. “sloppy!” he had one of those scraggly hair gone wild goatees that only covers... Read More →