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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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Call to Action

  Maybe I am dating myself but when you used to look at those ads in the Yellow Pages you likely saw that they all looked alike and said the same thing. This was especially true with ads for attorneys. “If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call ME!” At that time, investing in a Yellow Pages ad was […]

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Is Nursing Your Life’s Purpose?

  When I was 10 years old and at an overnight camp, I was horseback riding and fell off the horse.  Fortunately, I was wearing a helmet, but I still lost consciousness.  When I came to and opened my eyes, I could make out a woman bending over me, all dressed in white with the sun shining behind her, like […]

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Life Lessons For Nurses From Yoga

In February, I participated in a “yoga challenge.”  Now, mind you, I am not the yoga type, but as I only recently started practicing it, I found that I absolutely love it. I used to dread exercise, but it’s really true that finding something you like to do makes such a difference.  I don’t necessarily like how I feel while […]

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