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Jennifer Fink, RN, BSN

About Jennifer Fink, RN, BSN

Jennifer is a professional freelance writer with over eight years experience as a hospital nurse. She has clinical experience in adult health, including med-surg, geriatrics and transplant; she also has a particular interest in women’s health and cancer care. Jennifer has written a variety of health and parenting articles for national publications.

The history of National Nurses Week

The history of National Nurses Week

Did you know that Nurse’s Week didn’t start until the 1970s, or that President Eisenhower missed his chance to become a hero to nurses everywhere?

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Can nurses fix healthcare?

The United States ranks dead last for healthcare. Do nurses have what it takes to rescue our less-than-adequate healthcare system?

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Nurse paintings worth a lot of money

A painting of a “naughty nurse” recently sold for almost $6.5 million. Some say the painting (and others like it) demean nurses. Others see value in the paintings. What do you think?

Nurse Cake Wrecks!

Nurse Cake Wrecks!

What were they thinking? Check out this hilarious gallery of unfortunate (and unappetizing!) nurse-themed “treats.” Ugh!

Nurse fights for right to wear crucifix

Nurse fights for right to wear crucifix

Should nurses be allowed to wear necklaces at work? How about symbols of personal faith?

“Crucifix nurse” loses discrimination claim

“Crucifix nurse” loses discrimination claim

Is it discriminatory to require a nurse to remove an object of faith while at work? A London court says no. Now, the nurse plans to appeal the ruling and has issued a blistering criticism of her employer.

Another insurer recognizes NPs as primary providers

NPs have struggled for years for full recognition and equal pay. Little by little they are advancing.

Long hours linked to patient deaths

Statistically, patients are more likely to die when nurses work twelve hour shifts.

Vanderbilt revamps application language after protests

Questionable language inflames abortion foes. What do you think the words, “provide a high-level of care to women receiving … abortions” mean?

Facebook photo leads to dismissal from nursing school

It was bound to happen: Four students have been kicked out of nursing school after one posts a photo to Facebook.

More hospitals switch to color-coded uniforms

Gunderson Lutheran in Wisconsin joins Cleveland Clinic and others in requiring nurses to wear white.

2011: The year of the BABE

2011: The year of the BABE

A new campaign may unwittingly reinforce the sexy nurse stereotype.

Beware of website spoofing

An attack on at least one hospital website leads to call for caution.

SoCal nurses plan to strike at Christmas

At issue: pay and staffing ratios.

Nurses sue over “English-only” policy

Should nurses be restricted from speaking their native languages on the job?