Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Category: Empowered Nurses

Top Reasons Nurses Are Leaving The Profession

There have been several studies predicting that over the next several years nurses will be leaving the profession in droves.  Bolstering those predictions are some of the top reasons for this exodus. BURNOUT:  Nurses often experience high levels of stress and burnout due to heavy workloads, long hours, and exposure to traumatic situations.  I remember when my son, Evan was […]

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Nurses: The Heart of Healthcare – Uniting for Positive Change

Nurses, you are the heartbeat of healthcare, the steadfast champions of patient care, and the driving force behind the existence of hospitals. Without your unwavering dedication, expertise, and compassion, the healthcare landscape would be incomplete. In this heartfelt blog, I want to express my deepest gratitude and remind you of the profound impact you have. Let us stand together, recognizing […]

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Mentors Are A Must In Nursing

As nurses, we are assigned a mentor or preceptor at a new job. Mentors are critical in your development and success.  A mentor is an experienced and knowledgeable nurse who guides and supports the nurse still growing in their experience by guiding them to navigate the complexities of the nursing profession and how to help them to gain success in […]

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The Mess In Healthcare

Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, a survey performed by AMN Healthcare, one of the largest staffing agencies in the country, did a survey.  18,000 nurses responded and surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, only 15% of nurses who work in a hospital setting stated they plan to stay in their current position 1 year from now.  But what about […]

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Nurses Speak Up

  You may recall that previously I had written about Julie Griffin RN, a cardiovascular ICU nurse (CV ICU) who was working at an HCA Healthcare hospital in Plantation, Florida near Miami.   Ms. Griffin claims she was fired from her position as retaliation for making whistleblower complaints about short staffing at the facility.  She was required to care for 3 […]

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Good Nurses Gone Bad

Unfortunately, there are some bad nurses who work right alongside the thousands of good nurses. A 29-year-old registered nurse was working in the neonatal intensive care unit of Good Samaritan Hospital in Long Island, New York when a father of one of the infants was filming his infant child through the glass. As he was filming his crying baby, he […]

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Polarity in Nursing

Polarity is the principle that everything has two poles, good and bad, love and hate, attraction and disconnection, and scarcity and abundance. Everything exists at the same time, so we can see people living in abject poverty in tent communities all over the country.  And then we see the royals and celebrities with massive wealth and abundance.  Both sides are […]

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Nurse involved in George Floyd type case


Criminal charges against nurses just keep on coming.  It’s a devastating trend and, in 2020, a nurse and 7 California Highway Patrol officers (CHP) were charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault in the death of a man who had been court ordered to have his blood drawn. I’m not sure why it took so long for this particular case to […]

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A Nurse’s Hero Journey

Just like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz waking up in a new land, imagine one day you wake up wanting to be a registered nurse in a new world of health care. As anyone who has read the Frank Baum classic, we know Dorothy sets out to find her way home after a tornado blows the young girl to […]

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Nurses On Boards

  Only 5% of board members for America’s healthcare systems are nurses. This is shocking and terrible, given that nurses are the biggest group of professionals working in hospitals. At Palo Pinto General Hospital in Mineral Wells, Texas, near Fort Worth, two of the seven board members are nurses. This is extremely rare. Nurses have so much to offer at […]

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