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The Dauntless Nurse: Nurses Week and the march on D.C.

Nurses want to celebrate Nurses Week because they love their profession. They’re also marching on Washington, D.C. because they’re suffering. Nurses’ Week 2022 will be...

The Dauntless Nurse: A Beacon for Safety

“Why didn’t Nurse Vaught see that it was the wrong drug? I mean, come on, look at the facts.” While it seems impossible to understand...

The Dauntless Nurse: RaDonda Vaught and the culture of secrecy and shame

How do you feel safe in a system that found a nurse guilty of negligent homicide for a mistake? The call was innocent enough. It...

The Dauntless Nurse: On dysphoria and the travel nursing question

The American Hospital Association has called on the White House to investigate exorbitant salaries paid to travel nurses—as if this situation was the problem...

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...

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