by Jim Keogh - The healthcare industry is changing quickly. That's not news. However, these changes can have a dramatic effect on nursing as a career. The trend is for healthcare... Read More →
by VivaLasViejas - I have been a political animal all of my life. From the time my grade school held a vigil for Bobby Kennedy and a mock Presidential election in the same year, I've... Read More →
by jaycam - “Well why didn’t you just get a new inhaler?” I felt a sinking pit in my stomach. I was at a follow up visit to my doctor after ending up in the ER a few weeks... Read More →
by NRSKarenRN - Mary Eliza Mahoney (May 7, 1845 - January 4, 1926) grew up in the Dorchester area of Boston, Mass. At the age of 18, she started working at the New England Hospital... Read More →
by jadelpn - It seemed at one time, nurses were defined by their practice. Being a good nurse meant that you were careful, confident in your abilities (or at least your charge... Read More →
by cav5 - I am never a better nurse than when I have just been a patient. A recent ER visit highlighted this fact. I was in pain, anxious, and very very tired of being sick... Read More →
by jayp - The United States of America is a nation known and heralded worldwide for its democracy, freedom, and wealth. Through our commerce, we have become a prosperous... Read More →
by TheCommuter - For starters, an individual is eligible to vote if he or she is a citizen of the United States who is at least 18 years of age, and has not been deemed legally... Read More →
by TheCommuter - CEO is a widely used acronym in the corporate world that stands for 'chief executive officer.' The CEO of a hospital or healthcare system is the top executive in... Read More →
by Kate_Peds - We all know someone that we consider to be "entitled." They believe, and in many cases demand, special privileges that they have not worked to earn. Working with... Read More →
by TheCommuter - The following is a psychic reading that will eventually prove accurate with every single person in existence today: we're all going to die.
The fact is that... Read More →
by NotReady4PrimeTime - Alternative title (courtesy of Brian Booth): How much is that cheap thing you bought going to cost you in the long run?
Once upon a time, the Powers-That-Be,... Read More →
by Jb4564 - Sentiments run high regarding the Affordable care Act, but whether one supports the new law or believes it to be a case of government over-reach, the fact is that... Read More →
by gypsyd8 - The following reflection will describe my understanding of the current status of health care quality and safety and my ideas for the best way to improve patient... Read More →
by gypsyd8 - The student applied for and was awarded the grant to attend the Professional Organization conference. Due to the intransigence of an administrative assistant, the... Read More →
by fraziea2 - National nursing licensure promotes more effective licensing than does state licensure by alleviating the ever-present nursing shortage and promoting mobility among... Read More →
by NRSKarenRN - While rummaging in my parents basement after my mothers death, I ran across a scrapbook of stamps with a loving note from Mom " these are for Karen".
In it was... Read More →
by AllynaBerry - It was Tuesday, 3:20 PM. The phone on my desk rang and I saw the extension was "1961"...
I knew. This was it!
Our Chief Nurse wanted to meet with me in... Read More →