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To my colleague: Self-care, finding our voice, and mental health

The world plunged into a global pandemic while I was midway through my MSN program. While preparing for graduation in December 2020, I reflected...

Gun safety

As a nurse, it’s hard to hear news reports about children younger than 5 years old in hospital emergency departments (EDs) with gunshot wounds....

To COVID-19 War Nurses

From this Iraq war nurse to all of you COVID-19 war nurses: I see you. I see your utter exhaustion from long days and extra...

Nurses need to take the lead on medication titration

For decades, critical care nurses have practiced and shared their knowledge related to titration of continuous I.V. medications. These lifesaving medications primarily affect cardiac...

From dream to device: a nurse inventor’s story

As a teenager, Man-Yee (“Karen”) Tsang, BS, RN, CPN, wrote a paper for school that described her desire to be an inventor one day....

The opioid epidemic—a crisis within a crisis

Opioid overdose deaths are skyrocketing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Author Jennie Burke movingly wrote of her brother’s death from a heroin overdose in May...

An epidemic amidst a pandemic: A call for self-care for nurses

The World Health Organization recognized 2020 (extended to 2021) as the Year of the Nurse, and nurses have certainly showed up! Amid the global...

Promoting staff interaction to encourage inclusion

Years ago, when I was working at a community hospital, we decided to host a job fair because we were struggling with high vacancy...

The Conversation Project

Have you ever needed to have a difficult conversation with someone about something very important but avoided it because of the delicate nature of...

Food for thought: Heal well

As nurses, we often say to our patients, “Good luck at home” or “Take care and good luck.” Luck—it’s a funny word. If our...

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