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Who Doesn’t Need Safe Staffing?

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In the recent Midterm Election, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had on its ballot a referendum proposing mandatory nurse staffing.  Unfortunately, the measure was defeated with only 30 percent of the electorate in favor of the measure. Question: Where were the nurses? If Massachusetts has 125,000 registered nurses with an additional 25,000 Licensed Vocational Nurses, where were the nurses? So, what […]

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Lorie Brown Interviews daughter, Jillian Brown on having a Business Owner Mom

Lorie Brown and her daughter Jillian, discuss what it is like to have a mom as a business owner, how it affected their family and the benefits. Jillian also talks about how she was inspired to start her own business, participating in National Novel Writing Month and co-writing a book with her friend. The email to Jillian’s book is ElementsBook1@gmail.com. […]

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Interview with Beth Hawkes (Nurse Beth) of AllNurses & NurseCode.com

Lorie Brown, Nurse Attorney, from YourNurseAttorney.com and EmpoweredNurses.org interviews Beth Hawkes, MSN, RN-BC. Nursing Author, Speaker and Career Columnist with AllNurses.com and CEO of NurseCode.com (also known as Nurse Beth). Beth has also authored “Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job”. Her book will also assist you in finding a position if your nursing license is […]

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Nurses Are Geniuses

  Recently I attended the National Nurses in Business Association.  Each year they have a “shark tank” competition, like the TV show, and this year was the best so far.  I can’t believe these business and product ideas created by these amazing nurses. Gwen Jewell is a wound care nurse and founder of jewellnursingsolutions.com.  She created a product which, unlike […]

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Massachusetts Mandatory Minimum Nurse Staffing

As of today, California is the only state requiring mandatory minimum nurse staffing.  However, in November, Massachusetts citizens will vote on a ballot question as to whether mandatory nurse staffing should be required in that commonwealth. There are vehement forces on both sides of this referendum question.  One physician wrote an article published in Becker’s Clinical Leadership and Infection Control […]

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Update On Nurse Alex Wubbles

Today, September 28, 2018, The Indiana State Nurses Association is hosting among its keynote speakers a nurse who was in the national spotlight late last year. You may remember the July 2017 story about Alex Wubbles, RN, the Salt Lake City nurse who was caring for a patient in the University of Utah emergency room when a detective entered the […]

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The Nurse Tribe

  Recently on “Show Me Your Stethoscope” Facebook group for nurses, I said, “Let’s spread some positivity!” and asked, “What do you love about your job?” I received almost 400 comments and what was most surprising to me was that the majority of the responses noted that their favorite part of their job was their co-workers.  I realized that in […]

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To Strike Or Not To Strike, That Is The Question

  In the midst of the nursing shortage, nurses have authorized, by an overwhelming majority, a strike against 15 facilities of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada and Texas. Nurses are in dispute over pay, staffing and security.  Their goal is to provide excellent patient care and they’re taking a stand to have this happen. […]

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What Is Your “Marketing Pie”?

  The way to get known in your business is to be omnipresent which means being everywhere. I ask all my new clients how they found me, and I learned that there are a number of ways that they came to select me to assist them. Think about this. Coca-Cola is the name of company that has several soft drink […]

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Nursing Brain vs. Business Owner Brain

  As a nurse, we are usually employed by somebody who provides us with a paycheck and benefits for the hours that we work. They usually provide continuing education as well as all the supplies and equipment for us to do our jobs … sometimes even the scrubs! However, as business owners, it is up to us to provide everything. […]

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