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Walk In My Shoes Before Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth

On April 18, 2019, Maureen Walsh, a senator in the Washington state legislature, stuck her foot in her mouth.  No, not literally but figuratively. Not since comedian and TV host Joy Behar said to a nurse wearing a stethoscope, “What is that thingy around your neck?” has such a gaffe on our profession been made publicly. When arguing about legislation […]

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Nursing Burn Out Can Happen To You

Surely this can’t be happening to me.  I love what I do.  Yet the signs were so insidious and I thought, as most nurses do, that I could do it all.  In the beginning, I stopped doing yoga, then meditation and then eating properly.  My self-care went down the drain.  I was irritable with my children and frustrated with myself.  […]

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That Little Voice In Your Head

You know that little voice in your head that tells you that “You can’t do this!  Who are you to start your own business?  Go back to nursing because that’s what you know!”  Because of those little whisperings, we have all these fears of actually going out and talking to potential clients. Did you know that we all are born […]

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Biggest Reason Nurses Fail In Business

Anyone who has a dream of owning a business consciously wants to succeed but their subconscious may have other plans for them. Our subconscious and conscious are 2 parts of our mind.  The subconscious is formed by the age of 7 and basically everything that we’ve heard or made up about an event, we believe to be true.  If we […]

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Will Nurses Become Obsolete?

As much as we may believe nursing is all about the care, health care these days basically has taken most of the “care” out of nursing.  We have devices like the one that can take blood pressure and put those readings into the medical record.  We also have machines that dispense medications. While nurses are more than just machines, we […]

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It’s Decision Time

By no means am I a football fan!  Frankly, I didn’t even know who was playing in this year’s Super Bowl until I noticed that all of California seemed to be rooting for the Rams. I believe a football game is a metaphor for your business.  The Patriots had a decision to make.  They could have used one strategy or […]

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The Biggest Poison In Nursing

We all have an ego which serves the purpose of keeping us safe. One thing it does in protecting us is it causes us to judge others which then makes us feel better. Now you’ve got it. The biggest poison in nursing is judgment. We, as nurses, don’t even realize how judgmental we are. Even though in nursing school we […]

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Top 10 Things I’ve Learned This Year

If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. Maybe as a nurse and a generally a healthy person, I have taken my health for granted. This year has shown me that if I don’t take care of myself, no one else will. Using S in GIFTS, you’re the source of everything that happens in your life. If you […]

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Interview with Blayne Miley of ISNA

LAB:   Hey, everybody.  It’s Lorie Brown with empowerednurses.org and today’s special guest is Blayne Miley, Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Indiana State Nurses Association.  Blayne also is an attorney so I’m really excited to be with him because I want him to hear about how nurses can go about making change, how nurses can be active in the […]

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The 1 Thing Nurses Would Change In Nursing

Lorie Brown, Nurse Attorney, discusses her recent informal survey on Show Me Your Stethoscope on the 1 thing that Nurses would change in Nursing. The results may surprise you – or maybe not! If you are interested in reading the Empowered Nurses’ Bill of Rights, you can click on this link: https://empowerednurses.org/nurses-bedside/empowered-nurses-bill-of-rights/

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