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It Should’ve Been a Nurse

Imagine that the messaging from the beginning surrounding the pandemic was delivered by a nurse. Where would we be now if the most trusted...

A Tale of Two Nurses

Nadine got the vaccine in April. She usually wears a mask whenever she is in public. Every Friday, she goes out to dinner to...

Remember this number: 1,154

Honoring by action. As of August, the pandemic has taken more than 1,154 nurses’ lives.  It has also taken the energy, health and souls of...

Simone Biles: what if nurses followed her lead?

On July 27th, Simone Biles withdrew from an Olympics all-around finals round because of mental health concerns. Sponsors and coaches applauded her decision. I...

The Dauntless Nurse: The greatest innovation of all

Illustration by Xanthea Carlson. “What would health care look like if it was a car," I asked nurses. It was a game they were curious enough...

The Dauntless Nurse: A nurse’s perspective on the Derek Chauvin trial

National and world news covered hourly developments in the Derek Chauvin trial as the public prayed for justice. But as a nurse I have been...

The Dauntless Nurse: Had Enough Yet? The latest on nurse burnout

A recent study by the International Council of Nurses found that burnout rates in Nursing were 40 percent before the pandemic – and now...

The Stories That Never Get Told – Compassion

Compassion and caring at the heart of nursing. It was too late. I could never speak to him again. By the time I was notified that...

The stories that never get told: Relationships

“I can lend you a dress for the Christmas party,” Judy offered. “I don’t fit into them anyway right now.” I was surprised at the...

The stories that never get told: Connection

As soon as he stepped out of the elevator, I froze but my mind raced… “Maybe he has a gun? Why is he here?...

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