Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Category: Empowered Nurses

Nurses? Wearing Garbage Bags?

I find it incredulous that many nurses in New York and London have been wearing garbage bags because of the lack of protective garb.  It is beyond appalling that nurses are having to resort to this questionable protection. Click here on NEW YORK CITY and LONDON to read more. The United States is a wealthy nation and should be able […]

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How Many?

In this international pandemic, can we fathom how many of our professional sisters and brothers we are going to lose? I am appalled at hospitals which are requiring nurses to work without personal protective equipment (PPE).  Prior to this outbreak, the CDC regulatory requirement was for a healthcare provider to wear an N95 mask which would be disposed every time […]

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It is OK to feel fear during Pandemic

The COVID-19 Global Pandemic has everyone, including Nurses, fearful. I want you to remember that it is ok to feel the fear and that you can manage your mind to manage the fear. I am creating a video series “COVID-19 Survival Guide for Nurses and Health Care Practitioners”, as a way to say Thank You and provide you with tools […]

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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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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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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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