Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

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You Are Not Alone

It’s okay to be afraid.  It’s okay to be scared.  It’s okay to be worried.  It’s okay when you come home to wonder whether you will be carrying the virus on you to cause you or a family member to fall ill.  These and many other concerns are all legitimate.  You are not alone.  We all think about these things. […]

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Nurse Heroes

When the WHO (World Health Organization) determined that 2020 would be the Year of the Nurse, who knew that nurses would be at the epicenter of a pandemic?  I am concerned that we are putting our nurses and frontline responders at risk. On March 11, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order to boost the respirator mask supply.  Because of […]

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2020 Is The Year Of The Nurse And The Midwife

In celebration of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the World Health Organization has chosen 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.  Recognition and awareness will be given due to the critical shortage of nurses around the world. Frankly, I think every day should be the Day of the Nurse.  Nurses deserve to be celebrated daily […]

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Faith Or Fear

As a business owner, we can make decisions from faith or decisions from fear.  Making decisions from fear will probably keep you stuck versus making decisions from faith knowing that your business will be successful and what you’re doing now is ultimately going to help it grow. A lot of times I hear business owners make excuses that they don’t […]

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Budget Cuts Could Impact Nursing Education

The proposed budget cuts which would eliminate Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs could significantly affect nursing education.  These programs provide loans, grants, education and training to help professionals and connect them with underserved areas. From 2016 to 2017, 575,000 future and current healthcare providers were working in 8,400 training sites. This program also could affect the Nurse Corps Program […]

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Health Systems Must Prioritize Nurses Now!

A recent article on Becker’s Clinical Leadership & Infection Control, written by Patti Hart, DNP, MSN, RN, the Chief Nursing Officer of Medical University of South Carolina Health Charleston Division, discussed how taking care of her staff and ensuring quality and safety of care is so vitally important. You can check out the article here. Ms. Hart believes, as do […]

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How Committed Are You To Having A Successful Business?

I always joke I was an overnight success … and it only took me 5 years! It actually did take me that long and it should not have.  Part of the reason for the delay was commitment. There are 5 levels of commitment: LEVEL 1.    YOU DON’T CARE – Obviously, you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t care. LEVEL […]

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Your Patients Are Listening

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Years ago, my mother was in a coma for several months.  We practically moved to the state where she was hospitalized to be with her. I admit it, we were the family from h—. The SICU nurses and physicians were trying to reign us in as we thought we were going to lose her.  Fortunately, she recovered. Though she does […]

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It’s Finally Happening

Both Ohio and Kansas have pending legislation to allow advanced practice nurses to treat patients without physician oversight.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has endorsed this legislation.  The FTC relied on research showing that autonomous advanced practice R.N.s and physicians have comparable prescribing practices and patient outcomes.  Currently there are 22 states that allow full practice authority for advanced practice […]

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Top Questions Nurses Ask When Starting A Nurse-Owned Business

Maybe you’re frustrated with nursing or maybe you’ve had a dream that you’ve always wanted to turn into a reality.  When is now a good time to start? Nurses are uniquely qualified to start their own businesses because they have excellent organizational skills, they have critical thinking and have great relationships with their patients.  Unfortunately, nurses are used to relying […]

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