#METOO in Nursing

Sexual harassment is pervasive in nursing. Many nurses have been subjected to sexual harassment and sexual assault throughout their careers. However, there has been very little these nursing can do short of leaving their jobs or even their career. We need to change this! As nurses it is up to us to end this abuse. […]

Elder Care in the Future

What do you think the future will be like for the elderly? Are you worried about becoming disabled or finding yourself with a terminal condition? Do you feel that this is the wrong time to be part of the aging population or having a relative that is aging and will soon be in need of […]

Do You Think Resilience is Important in Nursing?

I have been thinking a great deal about resilience lately. Living in Rockport, Texas where Hurricane Harvey made landfall I have been able to observe a variety of people and have seen the way the hurricane has affected their lives. Some have been able to “weather the storm” while others have been unable to pull […]

Do Patients Really Want to Be Empowered?

Do patients want to be empowered? What is patient empowerment anyway? If you ask a variety of health care professional and patients “What is patient empowerment?” I am sure you will receive a multitude of responses. These responses could range from the patient asking questions about a variety of treatment options and asking about the […]

Multi-tasking: Don’t Do It

As nurses we have prided ourselves on how well we multi-task. In many ways it is a necessary part of our job. Whether we are providing patient care, case managing, triaging, or doing some other type of nursing care we ultimately have to multi-task at some time. We all do it. Most of us can […]

It’s The Little Things

As I look back on my many years of nursing it is often the little things I remember and hold dear. I can of course think of some of the big things when I know my nursing skills had a profound effect on someone life or their survival. However, the little things are what makes […]

Finding Your Place in Nursing

One of the things I find so wonderful about nursing is that there are so many different types of nursing and so many different ways to be a nurse. I started out in psychiatric nursing, then moved into public health nursing and eventually into case management. I didn’t even know about the field of case […]

Do You Ever Stop Being a Nurse?

I recently heard someone say, “I once was a nurse, but I’m retired now, so I’m not a nurse anymore”. I was a bit surprised by this. I can understand being retired and not renewing your nursing license. However, I find it difficult to think of myself as ever saying I’m not a nurse anymore.  […]

Spring Is a Great Time for Renewal

After what can seem like endless, cold, bleak days of winter, the longer days of sunlight during the spring are a great time for rejuvenation. Spring can feel so fresh and vibrant as we emerge from winter. By the time we get to the end of winter which can begin to feel a bit too […]

Do You Miss Nursing Uniforms?

Do you miss the days of starched white uniforms and starched white nursing caps? Do you think nurses are more professional when they are dressed in all white? Do you think the public saw nurses differently when we wore nursing uniforms? I certainly did not like my student nurse uniform. I thought it was very […]