dareese MSN, RN

Health Writer, School Nurse, Nurse Practitioner

A freelance nurse health content writer with 37 years nursing experience.

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dareese has 19 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Health Writer, School Nurse, Nurse Practitioner.

Donna Reese MSN, RN, CSN has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in her local community clinic and as an RN in home health, rehabilitation, hospital, and school nursing. She utilizes her personal experiences to write from the heart to apply to her writing for various health publications, including BLOGS, newsletters, and educational materials and videos.

Donna is passionate about the profession of nursing and supporting others. Self-care and work-life balance are the focus of her BLOG, Nurses Need Care Too. In addition, Donna runs an online support facebook group, Polymyalgia Rheumatica USA-Our Stories. Her book “The Other Side of the Stethoscope - A Guide to Empathy in Healthcare from a Patient and Nurse Perspective” is in the final editing stage and will be available on Amazon soon.

A Pennsylvania native, Donna, loves to explore new places with her husband, “glamping” and spending time with her two daughters and large and extended family.

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    War on Nurses

    Sure. I believe that there are LPN to RN programs. I enjoyed working with LPNs at the beginning of my nursing career. I was the charge nurse and the LPNs worked under me. I did not have to spend time directly supervising them as they were compete...
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    War on Nurses

    Appreciate your weighing in from an educational perspective. Excellent points!
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    War on Nurses

    Wow-what a shame! Hospitals are missing out on great nurses if this is a trend nationwide. Are other hospitals across the country similar in this practice?
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    I just read an article called "Medicare Support for NP Training Addresses Nursing Shortage" https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966228 where Medicare is considering support for clinical training for NPs. Although the title is deceiving (support ...
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    I see that some nursing homes are starting to think outside of the box like the one mentioned in this article. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2022/01/10/nursing-home-worker-shortage-ripples-through-communities Maybe it is a start...
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    War on Nurses

    I agree about utilizing home care more. I still can't understand why insurance is willing to pay for hospital services but home care reimbursement is very limited. It seems to be a win-win to be in the comfort of your own home when ill especially f...
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    War on Nurses

    Our local hospital has a 1-year new grad intern program which seemed to be a little long in my opinion but apparently, it is necessary by the comments on this thread. These newbies are eased into nursing responsibilities very slowly and I would imag...
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    War on Nurses

    Well, that's a shame if hospitals are not hiring new grads or utilizing LPNs as they should. I am starting to see a common thread here....
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    War on Nurses

    Well, that's a shame!
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    War on Nurses

    This is a very interesting thread regarding the downfall of healthcare in the 70s which I was unaware of. Who would have ever thought that it would come to this, our current state of affairs.
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    War on Nurses

    I'm not sure if I was unclear. No, I am not saying that these practical nurses would get their BSN immediately. It would be more like a practical nurse program for an LPN with additional training over time to build on their education. The goal wou...
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    War on Nurses

    This hierarchy of nursing roles had worked for decades. Smart administration! And I bet that the RNs appreciate the help.
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    War on Nurses

    I am actually surprised to hear that many nurses do not feel that there is a shortage of nurses in hospitals and nursing homes. Is it just in my neck of the woods? We were always operating short prior to covid with open positions. It seems that if ...
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    War on Nurses

    Great ideas! I would love to figure out a way to consolidate all of our collaboration and somehow get it to land on the desks of those who make decisions regarding our hospital systems. Are there any administrators or nurse recruiters out there who...
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    War on Nurses

    I agree that a shorter education may be a problem. But what other options are there? Maybe it can be a stepped approach like LPN where the responsibility is less. Certainly, a BSN nurse would have more responsibility. Yes, I think it will take bu...