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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Hello!! I am the Content & Community Director for allnurses and have been a member since 2006. As a BSN RN for more than 35 years, I have experience in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nursing, Home Health, Psych, Parish Nursing and Social Media. Please don't hesitate to contact me about questions or comments regarding the site.

The most wasted of days is one without laughter. e.e. cummings

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    Security certificate?

    Access is fine for me.
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    Should I join LinkedIn?

    Great advice, Nurse Beth! Networking is so important.
  3. Hi Mary - I submitted a Florence Nightingale article last week but it appears it is still not published. Just want to make sure it didn't get lost through the cracks. Thanks!

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      tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

      We received your article. It has taken us a while to review all the articles, format, and select images.  Some of the articles have been published and we will be publishing the remaining articles over the next couple of weeks.

      Thanks so much for your excellent article submission.  I hope you will become an active member of allnurses and continue to share content with our nursing community.

      Mary - allnurses Community Director

       

  4. We will fix it.
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    Compassionate Combat

    allnurses is participating in the virtual AACN -NTI conference this week. We have enjoyed meeting some of our members in person as we attended the conference every year for more than a decade. But COVID got in the way. Last year the conference was canceled. This year is the first year AACN has hosted a virtual conference, While it doesn't provide quite the exhilarating experience as coming together in person, it is great to connect in this way. Dr. Anthony Fauci was the featured speaker at yesterday's Super Session. He had plenty of words of admiration and appreciation for nurses as well as words of wisdom and hope for the future. There is usually a Nurses Out on Wednesdays, but tonight it will be Nurses Night In with Keith Urban. Too bad this is not in person... One of the songs that was shared with the attendees is "Compassionate Combat". I want to share this with all of you. We are in this together as we continue to fight the war... Thank you for your heroic efforts that are "all in the day of a nurse".
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    National Nurses Week Contests are HERE!

    @Hannahbanana, click on my name to go to my profile. Look for the envelope on the right side. Click that and see if you can send me a PM.
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    National Nurses Week Contests are HERE!

    Hannahbanana - The win was for your response to the question posed in the article - "Should nurses be allowed to refuse to administer COVID vaccines?" Your response was the best all- around response.
  8. Hi Mary - I tried to send you a private message, but the system would not allow me.  Is there any way I can get in touch with you about my profile and my entry into the article contest?  I tried to get into my profile but accidentally created a new profile through my gmail account.  

    Thank you,

    Patti Purcell

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      tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

      Hi Patti

      I just sent you a PM.  You should be able to receive it since I am an Admin.

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    National Nurses Week Contests are HERE!

    AND THE 2021 NURSES WEEK CONTEST WINNERS ARE... CONTEST #1 Unexplained Diarrhea and Weight Loss | Case Study WINNER: @evastone CONTEST #2 Can You Identify the Medical Equipment? WINNER @pstrother CONTEST #3 Davey Do Toon Caption Contest WINNER: @BunnyBunnyBSNRN CONTEST #4 Nurses Refusing to Administer COVID-19 Vaccinations!? WINNER: Hannahbanana, BSN, MSN CONTEST #5 Your MOST Memorable (or Unforgettable) COVID Moment WINNER: JBMom CONTEST #6 Gross Me Out 🤮 Contest WINNER: @angeloublue22  CONTEST #7 Toon Caption Contest | Student Nurses Day WINNER: @Avill Congratulations to all the winners. Watch for a Private Message with instructions on how to retrieve your prize. While these contests have come to an end, you can still participate in the final contest that will remain open until June 4. The allnurses Nurses Month Article Contest - What Would Florence Nightingale Say if She Could See Us Now? has the largest prizes of all. 5 winners will each receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Get your article(s) submitted now. The sooner you submit your article, the sooner others will be reading and being inspired by your article, and the more views and likes you will receive. Who knows...You could be one of the 5 lucky prize winners.
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    Gross Me Out 🤮 Contest | Nurses Week

    How Gross Can We Get??? Thanks to all who participated in the Gross Me Out Contest. This contest just goes to show how many gross situations nurses have to handle. While we try to remain professional at all times, some of these stories made me gag and made me remember some of my own gross stories. As a student and new grad nurse (back in the day), I had a very sensitive gag reflex. I never quite "lost it" in front of the patients, but at times had to make a quick exit to the nearest bathroom. Anyway... AND THE WINNER IS... angeloublue22, BSN, RN who submitted this gross moment in the life of a nurse. YUCK!! Thanks for the memories... Congratulations angeloublue22! Watch for a Private Message with instructions on how to retrieve your prize. Enjoy your prize! While this contest has come to an end, you can still participate in the final contest that will remain open until June 4. The allnurses Nurses Month Article Contest - What Would Florence Nightingale Say if She Could See Us Now? has the largest prizes of all. 5 winners will each receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Get your article(s) submitted now. The sooner you submit your article, the sooner others will be reading and being inspired by your article, and the more views and likes you will receive. Who knows...You could be one of the 5 lucky prize winners.
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    Student Toon Caption Contest | Student Nurses Day

    AND THE WINNER IS... Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry for our Student Toon Caption Contest | Student Nurses Day. The winning caption is “All I did was ask her to tell me what the MOST correct answer was” Congratulations to the winner - Avill, BSN Watch for a Private Message with instructions on how to retrieve your prize. Enjoy your prize! While this contest has come to an end, you can still participate in the final contest that will remain open until June 4. The allnurses Nurses Month Article Contest - What Would Florence Nightingale Say if She Could See Us Now? has the largest prizes of all. 5 winners will each receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Get your article(s) submitted now. The sooner you submit your article, the sooner others will be reading and being inspired by your article, and the more views and likes you will receive. Who knows...You could be one of the 5 lucky prize winners.
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    Davey Do Toon Caption Contest | Nurses Week

    AND THE WINNER IS... Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry for our Davey Do Toon Caption Contest | Nurses Week 2021. The winning caption is "I swear there is no micro-chip in this one" Congratulations to the winner - BunnyBunnyBSNRN, ASN, BSN Watch for a Private Message with instructions on how to retrieve your prize. Enjoy your prize! While this contest has come to an end, you can still participate in the final contest that will remain open until June 4. The allnurses Nurses Month Article Contest - What Would Florence Nightingale Say if She Could See Us Now? has the largest prizes of all. 5 winners will each receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Get your article(s) submitted now. The sooner you submit your article, the sooner others will be reading and being inspired by your article, and the more views and likes you will receive. Who knows...You could be one of the 5 lucky prize winners.
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    Nurses Refusing to Administer COVID-19 Vaccinations!? | Nurses Week Contest

    And the Winner IS... Nurses Week is over and most of the contests are now closed. We hope all of you enjoyed the contests. Thanks to all who participated in the poll and submitted their responses and opinions for the CAN A NURSE REFUSE TO GIVE THE COVID VACCINE? Nurses Week Contest. This proved to be a very active discussion! There were LOTS of well-thought-out responses for this contest. We read all 5 pages /83 replies (more than once) in order to decide which member had the best response to the question - “Can a Nurse Refuse to Give the COVID Vaccine?” And the winner is… Hannahbanana who submitted what we thought was the all-around best response to the question. Congratulations Hannabanana! Watch for a Private Message with instructions on how to retrieve your prize. Enjoy your prize! You can find Hannahbanana’s post on page 3 of this thread. While this contest has come to an end, you can still participate in the final contest that will remain open until June 4. The allnurses Nurses Month Article Contest - What Would Florence Nightingale Say if She Could See Us Now? has the largest prizes of all. 5 winners will each receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Get your article(s) submitted now. The sooner you submit your article, the sooner others will be reading and being inspired by your article, and the more views and likes you will receive. Who knows...You could be one of the 5 lucky prize winners.
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    Resources for Nurses and Nursing Students With Learning Disabilities

    Here are some additional resources that might help lighten your load during the Pandemic: Making Special Education Work for Your Child During COVID Finding Accessible Apartments Helping Kids Deal with Trauma Features of Accessible Apartments Simple Home Modifications for Kids with Special Needs Coping with Covid Stress Guide to Special Needs Trusts
  15. And The Winner Is... Nurses Week is over and most of the contests are now closed. We hope all of you enjoyed the contests. Thanks to all who participated and submitted guesses, opinions, for the Unexplained Diarrhea and Weight Loss: What’s the problem here? | Case Study Nurses Week Contest. We have enjoyed reading your submissions. And now comes the time to announce the winner. Our winner was randomly selected from those who guessed the correct diagnosis. Safety Nurse has just revealed the correct diagnosis and has provided information about Munchausen Syndrome. Have you dealt with any patients who you suspected were presenting with Munchausen Syndrome symptoms? And the winner is… evastone who submitted the correct diagnosis - Munchausen Syndrome. Congratulations evastone!! Watch for a Private Message with instructions on how to retrieve your prize. Enjoy your prize! While this contest has come to an end, you can still participate in the final contest that will remain open until June 4. The allnurses Nurses Week article contest - What Would Florence Nightingale Say if She Could See us Now? has the largest prizes of all. 5 winners will each receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Get your article submitted now. The sooner you submit your article, the sooner others will be reading and being inspired by your article, and the more views and likes you will receive. Who knows...You could be one of the 5 lucky prize winners.
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    Feels bad for not swabbing a vascular access port

    I had hypodermoclysis in both thighs as a small child when I was severely dehydrated. Of course, at the time I didn't know what the name of this was but just knew that it was very painful as it caused quite a bit of painful edema.