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About This Issue ( Spring 2019 Edition)

For the 17th consecutive year, nursing was named The Most Trusted Profession” by the annual 2017 Gallup poll. Why has the public ranked the nursing profession number one year after year? The 2019 Spring issue of the allnurses Magazine is devoted to sharing why nursing is thought so highly of by the American public. In this issue, you will learn more about the history behind Nurses Week and a get challenge to imagine a world without nurses. Some of our members have shared their most memorable moments from nursing, and a seasoned nurse shares some of her "memories of a lifetime in nursing". Whether you are just beginning your nursing journey or have been part of the nursing profession for many years, you will find something that inspires you. Nurses, we celebrate with you and thank you for all you do.


    And, the Award Goes To...

    NURSING! For the 17th consecutive year, Nursing was named the most trusted profession by the annual Gallup poll. More than 4 of every 5 Americans rated the honesty and ethical standards of nurses as “


    The Future of Nursing: Reflections of a Nurse Educator

    Before I studied nursing, I studied communications. So, when I think about the technology-driven future of healthcare, I automatically see an increasing demand for more effective interpersonal communi…


    It Can Happen to You

    I’ve represented over 500 nurses in dozens of states (I work with co-counsel in states where I am not licensed) and every one of them has said, “I never thought I would be called before the Board.” Y…


    Nurses Make a Difference: Memories of a Lifetime in Nursing

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The standard question from grown-ups to kids always elicited the same response from me, starting at age 4, “A nurse!”


    Career Dilemma: Outpatient Setting - Will I like it or not?

    Dear Nurse Beth, I have a dilemma regarding a position which I have just been offered. I have been a nurse for 20 years at a hospital setting. However, I was searching for an outpatient setting and fi…


    Imagine a World Without Nurses

    It takes only a brief reflection to imagine a world without nurses when you consider the profession’s contribution to society. Nurses are a constant in meeting the health needs of individuals from bi…


    Why We Celebrate Nursing - History Behind Nurses Week

    Nurses have a lot to celebrate in 2019. We are at the bedside, in the home, insurance company, behind the computer, in the lab, supervising, teaching, in any capacity you can imagine, nurses are there…


    What is One of the Most Memorable Moments in Your Nursing Career?

    Whether you are just starting out or you have years of experience, all nurses have those moments, good and bad, they will never forget. These moments have an impact on us as they are etched into our …

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I really enjoyed the Articles in this issue.

Brenda Johnson did a great job with the history behind Nurse's week.  And, Joy Eastridge's closing comment in the Article, Memories of a Lifetime in Nursing, was very eloquent ... "As nurses, we walk through the department store of experiences and fill our buggies with patient encounters that help shape us, with responsibilities that stretch and grow us, and eventually with the wisdom to practice our profession well, becoming a credit to our peers."

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