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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...

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 nurse. I came straight out of nursing school and was privileged to work...

Clifton Joullian- The Nurse Farmer

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...

Raising the Next Generation of Nurses

As a mother of a nine year old daughter, and a nurse, I often think of the importance of raising a child in the world today. This task encompases instilling and fostering certain qualities that will...

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Peripartum or postpartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare cardiac condition that causes enlargement of the heart and weakening of the cardiac muscle. This decreases the ability of the heart to deliver...

Cystic Fibrosis: What Is It?

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

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...

Michelle DeLizio Podlesni - Nurse Innovator

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 - 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 believe it will help me heal in some way and help others as...

Nurse Innovators - Meet Deanna Gillingham RN, CCM

By definition, an innovator is "a person who introduces new methods, ideas, or products". Allnurses.com will be featuring nurses that are innovators as a regular series to encourage other nurses to...

Sisters in Support

In the days since the national march for women occurred, I have spent much time reading, thinking and listening to what this momentous time in our history means to people. As a woman I wear many...


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