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MONEY IS EVERYWHERE, YOU JUST HAVE TO ASK

In our society, there is a mentality that rich people are evil.  When I was growing up, all the rich people on TV programs were not nice.  There was J.R. of DALLAS, George Jefferson of THE JEFFERSONS and the Howells of GILLIGAN’S ISLAND along with many others.  The television shows normalized people who don’t have money and are always trying to make it.  Just look at the shows like ALICE as well […]

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AFTER 75 YEARS, STILL A WORKING NURSE!

Florence Rigney, who goes by “SeeSee”, started her career as a nurse in the same era that penicillin was being developed. Graduating from nursing school in 1946, if you do the math, you’ll realize that she has been a nurse for 75 years, three-fourths of a century! And all but those first 5 years were at MultiCare Tacoma General in […]

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Nursing Shortage Due to Lack of Faculty

  The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) conducted a survey that found that 80,407 qualified applicants were denied spots in the nation’s nursing schools.  The reason?  The survey cited that it is due to difficulty in obtaining qualified faculty members.  Faculty salaries are much lower than those in clinical nursing practice and, therefore, many nursing schools are just unable to attract qualified faculty.  The faculty shortage greatly contributes to the shortage of nurses for the simple […]

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Everything Is Energy!

Wherever your energy goes … attention flows.  And, of course a business takes energy.  However, so many times our energy gets diverted in other directions. When I first started working from home, I would see a messy room and feel compelled to clean it.  I would have to run and errand.  I would look at the overflowing laundry and the […]

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Safe Staffing?

Can you believe that mandatory minimum staffing in nursing homes is now a law in New York?  Interestingly, last year Governor Cuomo was exposed for requiring nursing homes to accept COVID-19 positive patients when New York hospitals were overflowing and then not being truthful about the number of deaths of nursing home residents.  However, New York recently passed laws and Governor Cuomo […]

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Is Starting A Nurse Owned Business Right For Me?

There’s never been a better time to start a business.  With the growth in technology and most people doing business online, many brick-and-mortar stores are going out of business and the days of those remaining are numbered.  Just look at our malls.  Many of the stores are closing because just about anything you need can be purchased through Amazon. Starting […]

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Nurses Take the Streets for Advocacy

  I am pleased and proud that nurses in my San Diego community have banded together and have taken their passions and advocacies to the streets and were recognized by the American Nurses Association of California with their 2021 President’s award. So, what is inspiring about these nurses? In May 2020, a group of registered nurses volunteered to treat people […]

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Nurse Fired For Wearing Hospital Scrubs Gets His Job Back

  Not too long ago I wrote about a nurse, Cliff Willmeng, R.N., who was terminated from his emergency room position for refusing to wear his own personal scrubs while working. Instead, he insisted on wearing hospital issued scrubs which he could leave at the facility to disinfect and clean rather than risking his family’s health by bringing home possibly […]

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Epic Fail For National Nurses Week

For Nurses Week, Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center in California gave its nurses a ROCK! Can you imagine what the heck may be going on if you received from your employer the gift of a rock for this special occasion? The rock was blank but came with a message saying, “Encouragement Stone … please take one.  Take a moment to […]

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Stress And Preventable Medical Errors

A recent Ohio University study revealed a correlation between stress and medical errors.  Even before the pandemic, in a study of critical care nurses nationwide, 40% reported depressive symptoms, more than 50% experienced anxiety and over 60% rated their physical health as low. This is so sad that we have such a number of depressed, anxious, and unhealthy nurses in […]

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