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Nurses Say “Aloha” To Hawaii

It’s interesting that Hawaii nurses get the best annual pay of all nurses in the country: $104,060.00 per year.  Story.  At the same time, California nurses get the highest pay per hour at $54.44 per hour.  Nurses in those 2 states are mostly unionized. If you want to go to the Aloha state for your nursing practice, you will have […]

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Covid Fatigue Is Real!

The number of nurses in acute care is dropping as they are leaving the profession in droves. It is scary to think that we’ve had a nurse shortage even before the CV-19 pandemic erupted but we now are seeing nurses walking away from their careers in even larger numbers.  Today’s nurses have never faced such devastation, disease, and death in […]

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Discrimination Complaints In Nursing School

Imagine you are a member of a minority who is being discriminated against at a nursing school that is costing you over $50,000.00 a year? That is exactly what has been going on a Yale School of Nursing.  Who would have guessed that one of our most prestigious Ivy League universities would see a rise in racism complaints? See article. […]

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Will 2021 Be Your Year?

Every year in December I have a retreat with my staff but because of the CV-19 pandemic, this time around we are holding it next month instead.  We meet to plan for the year ahead. Back in the day I used to run my legal nurse consulting business in my garage (every good thing, like Apple Computers, started in garage, […]

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Nurses Sue Hospital For Endangerment

  A group of healthcare workers and their union filed an action against Riverside Community Hospital, an HCA owned facility in southern California.  [Story]  The Plaintiffs are 4 healthcare professionals that state claims they were not provided adequate protective equipment and that they were pressured to sacrifice safety precautions to meet quotas. Additionally, the hospital failed to alert staff to […]

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Year Of The Nurse

2020 was supposed to be the year of the nurse.  What we thought would be a year of celebration was actually a year of strife where nurses were thrust into the frontline without adequate PPE, staff or support.  Never has a year taken such a toll on our most trusted health care providers. Time Magazine named Joe Biden and Kamala […]

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A TALE OF 2 SURVEYS

In a recent COVID-19 nurse survey performed by HOLLIBLU and Feedtrail of 1200 nurses affiliated with 400 hospitals from all 50 states stated that 61% said they are likely to leave their current position or specialty.  67% said they were planning to leave the facility or industry altogether and 74% currently are experiencing high levels of anxiety and emotional stress. […]

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North Dakota Allows Covid Positive Nurses To Work

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state law, health care workers who test positive for COVID-19 yet remain asymptomatic are allowed to work on a COVID-19 unit as the governor just announced in North Dakota. This is both somewhat shocking and scary because it is hard enough for nurses to work with COVID-19 positive patients but […]

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Nurses Who Vote And Nurses of Hope

I consider politics to be something personal but there were 2 interesting things that happened recently that I would like to share. While volunteering at a poll for her first time, a nurse saw a woman pass out while waiting to vote at the Lucas Oil Stadium poll in Indianapolis.  Colby Snyder stepped up to use an automatic external defibrillator […]

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You Are The Face Of Your Business

I am often asked by nurse business owners, “Can I hire someone to do my sales?” If your business is new, you are the face of your business.  No one can share your passion and values like you.  People need to know, like and trust you before they will want to work with you.  Your story of how you got […]

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