nurse keith’s corner

2020: The Year of the Nurse lifts off

When the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 2020 would be designated The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, enthusiasm rippled throughout the global nursing community. Coinciding…
COVID-19 nurses

COVID-19 and The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

In 2019, with the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth pending in May of the following year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the invaluable contributions of nurses…
public health, work, American Nurse

Nurse Keith’s Corner: Public health’s PR problem

Does public health need a George Clooney? Public health has always had a public relations problem. While innumerable nursing school graduates have pursued ICU, emergency nursing, trauma, and…

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 dilemmas, and the slings and arrows of being…
out of the box

Out-of-the-Box Nurses Setting the Pace

If you ask the average American on the street what a nurse does, the answer will most likely involve hospital-based patient care. While that characterization is indeed a…

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, there are many ways in which nurses themselves…
nurse leader

Want to be a Nurse Leader? You Already Are

In nursing and healthcare, there’s nothing quite like an inspired and inspiring nurse leader. Organizations live and die at the hands of those who hold the reins, and…

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