Category: Nursing Practice

Compassion, Aspiration and Balance

On Friday, May 18, 2018, Amanda Simonton, MSN, RN, and doctoral student, gave an address to the Class of 2018, encouraging them to live up to their goals of providing excellent health care, but also of taking care of themselves.

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How Technology Is Changing Nursing Education and Care

Life has really changed since most of us have grown up. Gone are the days of cabbage patch kids, slinky and Mr. Potato Head. Board games, while still in existence, have been replaced with high tech Wii and Xbox or

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Did You Hear the One About …

Humor, noun, hyü-mer, the amusing quality or element in something Humor is important in nursing. Some may argue that there is no place for silliness in such a serious field, but I would have to disagree. Humor is a natural

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Where Seldom Is Heard

In the late 1800s, an otolaryngologist named Dr. Brewster M. Higley wrote the words to the familiar cowboy song “Home on the Range.” The last line promises that “seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy

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How Do Nurses Go From Healing to Hurting?

Cases of abuse in nursing are few and far between, but sadly they do exist. How can a person who swore at graduation to uphold the Florence Nightingale Pledge then go on to harm a patient? To many it is

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Patience vs. Patients

Recently I read a story sent to me by email. I was busy and really didn’t have time to sit down and read the attachment, but this email grabbed my attention. When I finished reading the relatively short passage, I

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