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Nurses serve the citizens of Puerto Rico

By: Julie Cullen

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today

As we’re all aware, the citizens of Puerto Rico continue to suffer months after the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Continuing intermittent power outages and supply shortages mean that those who live in Puerto Rico are leading very different lives than they were this time last year.

But immediately after the hurricane (and still today), many nurses have made caring for this population a priority. This video from November 2017 is a testament to that fact. Forty nurses from the New York State Nurses Association flew to Puerto Rico in November to help. You can learn more about current conditions and needs here.

Julie Cullen, managing editor of American Nurse Today and a curator of online content for the American Nurse Today website, is most definitely not a nurse, but she admires what all of you do everyday. In her Off the Charts blog she shares some of her experiences as a patient and family member of patients, thoughts and ideas that occur to her during her work editing nursing content, and information she thinks you might find interesting. Julie welcomes your feedback. You can submit a comment on the website or email her at

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