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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

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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 very […]

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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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The High Rate Of Nurse Suicides

High Rate of Nurse Suicides

A study was released last year that found nurses are 23% more likely to take their own lives than the general population.  Adding to that shocking statistic is that nurses are 4 times more likely to commit suicide than people working outside of the medical field.  This is all so tragic and sad. Nurses have access to lethal medications, which […]

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The Spiritual Nurse

  Years ago, when I was practicing nursing, I had a young patient who said she “didn’t feel quite right.”  Her vital signs were good, and her assessment was normal, but I couldn’t put my finger on what exactly was going on.  I knew in my gut something was wrong.  Then she started screaming, “God, I’m coming!” as we rushed […]

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Patient Satisfaction Scores

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I have wanted to write an article on this for a while.  I was surprised to learn that the government has chosen to include patient satisfaction into the mix of hospital reimbursements! Let’s realize that we are dealing with a population (patients) comprised of individuals who are ill to begin with.  When one is ailing, they are distracted by their […]

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