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What do you want to be when you grow up? How many times have you heard this question? How many times have you asked...

Navigating loss induced by COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted virtually every facet of society, infecting millions of people and instilling lingering fear about what is yet to...

The soul of a nurse

In the beginning What is that first spark of desire in the mind of an ordinary person to become a nurse and where does it...

The health professional’s imperative to correct misinformation on social media

Scrolling through Facebook during the interminable COVID-19 pandemic can be a herculean task for the healthcare professional confronted with posts spouting medical jargon and...

I failed—now what? Seven steps to getting past failure

You’re a go-getter when it comes to your licensure or certification, spending hours each day preparing for a test vital for your career. You’re...

In a manner of speaking: Overheard bedside conversations

English is not my first language. And anyone who adopted a second language as an adult can probably relate when I say that certain...

Nurses, please don’t withdraw care

When I started practicing as a nurse in an intensive care unit (ICU), everything I saw and heard seemed so unfamiliar. Like on a...

The rewards of teamwork and productive leadership in healthcare today

Is the combination of teamwork and leadership important in nursing and healthcare? The answer to that question is “Yes!” Strong leadership skills enable teams to...

To err is human: A personal perspective on preventing falls

To err is human. These words keep dancing around in my mind as I sit here as a family member rather than a nurse....

“It Hurt My Heart”

It Hurt My Heart—The Heartbreaks of an ER Nurse is a compilation of my 40 years experience as an ER nurse and the lasting...