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A Nurse’s Guide to Social Media

Social media can be a tricky business, especially for a profession struggling with how and when to use our voices…
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A Pioneering Spirit: The SCARF Model

Healthcare professionals struggle to get their messages about mask-wearing and social distancing out to a skeptical public and even their…
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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…

Are school nurses OK?

We are certainly in extraordinary times, as exemplified by this “Public Advisory” issued from the Washington Education Association. The message…

Creating a positive workplace

Countless research studies show that having a positive attitude leads to good health, happiness, and feelings of wellbeing and self-worth.…

Dangers of digital media addiction

The World Health Organization as well as several tech companies are encouraging on-line gaming with discounts and slogans such as,…
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Heavy Reading: Inside Nursing

Diversity, equity, and inclusion can’t be authentically incorporated into curricula when faculty assign textbooks that harm those whose health they…

Hot off the press!

Have you ever jumped in the deep end of the pool? That’s how I felt when I was invited to…
Turn ideas into reality

I have an idea! Now what?

Nurses often reach out to me for advice — they have an innovation idea and don’t know what to do next. This…
It Should've Been a Nurse

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…

Making things possible

From time to time, I receive messages from readers of  The Relentless School Nurse blog. I am always touched and…

No More “Just a Nurse”

In the time of COVID-19, nurses and nursing are getting much more media attention than is typical. I see this…

Nurses and emotional Teflon

Nurses work hard, and the nature of their labor exposes them to many emotionally-charged situations, strong feelings, moral and ethical…

Nursing fiction?

Imagine the year is 2030… Casey, a Complex Labor and Delivery nurse, notices that her patient, a young mother, rarely…

On being human during crisis

When we show vulnerability it does not mean we lack resilience – it means we are human. Typically, leaders in…

Purpose in Life During COVID-19

Dr. Martha Abshire is an assistant professor and Dr. Mona Shattell is an associate dean at Johns Hopkins University. The…
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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…
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Should we pray about it?

Many years ago, I read about an intriguing randomized controlled trial out of Harvard Medical School, looking into the therapeutic…

Take Care of Yourself

How many of you hear the phrase “self-care” and roll your eyes? I know. Because that’s my reaction, too. As…

Tattooed scars of war

The sounds of helicopters and alarms signaling that we were under attack haunt me to this day.  I completed two…

The nurse as their own worst critic

Even though nurses are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and serve as the veritable backbone of the industry,…
School Nurse Jobs

Trending jobs | School nurse

School nursing is an independent specialty practice that combines the best of public health and pediatric nursing. School nurses are…

We Are Nurses!

School nurse Jenna Palmisano posted this YouTube video to comfort her students and other children who may be confused or…
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We’re distracted. You can Google it.

Within the Tate Galleries in London hangs one of history’s most evocative paintings depicting patient care—the 1887 painting by Sir…

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