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Raises For Nurses

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Ballard Health, located in east Tennessee and southwest Virginia, announced during Nurses Week that it was putting a massive investment of 10 million dollars to increase the wages for all direct patient care nursing and supporting back wages for acute care registered nurses, licensed practice nurses and nursing assistants with primary responsibility in providing direct patient care.  The announcement read: […]

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Are You Hungry?

Many have dreams of starting their own business.  Some act on those dreams while most don’t.  The ones who act may send out some mailings a couple of times, not get the results they seek and then quit.  That is not hunger, it’s called desire. In order to have a successful business, you have to be hungry.  You have to […]

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The Nursing Shortage Is Exploding

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Nurses comprise the largest workforce in the hospitals and are highly trained.  Yet, in your practice, I’m sure you feel that the nursing shortage is not only here but is with us in full force.  We are asked to do more with less. Mandatory staffing initiatives that went before a number of state legislatures were struck down due to creative […]

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Nursing Now And Then

As we celebrate Nurses Week, Business Insider recently published an article titled “Then and Now: Here’s How Being a Nurse Has Changed in The Last 50 Year.” 1.      In 2019, nurses not only make up the largest work force in health care but it is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. 2.      In the 1960s, nurses were […]

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Walk In My Shoes Before Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth

On April 18, 2019, Maureen Walsh, a senator in the Washington state legislature, stuck her foot in her mouth.  No, not literally but figuratively. Not since comedian and TV host Joy Behar said to a nurse wearing a stethoscope, “What is that thingy around your neck?” has such a gaffe on our profession been made publicly. When arguing about legislation […]

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Nursing Burn Out Can Happen To You

Surely this can’t be happening to me.  I love what I do.  Yet the signs were so insidious and I thought, as most nurses do, that I could do it all.  In the beginning, I stopped doing yoga, then meditation and then eating properly.  My self-care went down the drain.  I was irritable with my children and frustrated with myself.  […]

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That Little Voice In Your Head

You know that little voice in your head that tells you that “You can’t do this!  Who are you to start your own business?  Go back to nursing because that’s what you know!”  Because of those little whisperings, we have all these fears of actually going out and talking to potential clients. Did you know that we all are born […]

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Biggest Reason Nurses Fail In Business

Anyone who has a dream of owning a business consciously wants to succeed but their subconscious may have other plans for them. Our subconscious and conscious are 2 parts of our mind.  The subconscious is formed by the age of 7 and basically everything that we’ve heard or made up about an event, we believe to be true.  If we […]

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Will Nurses Become Obsolete?

As much as we may believe nursing is all about the care, health care these days basically has taken most of the “care” out of nursing.  We have devices like the one that can take blood pressure and put those readings into the medical record.  We also have machines that dispense medications. While nurses are more than just machines, we […]

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It’s Decision Time

By no means am I a football fan!  Frankly, I didn’t even know who was playing in this year’s Super Bowl until I noticed that all of California seemed to be rooting for the Rams. I believe a football game is a metaphor for your business.  The Patriots had a decision to make.  They could have used one strategy or […]

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