Controversy

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Do “new nurses” scare you, too?

I’m finding more and more ‘newer’ nurses who think they know everything. And I cannot shake the feeling that the ‘newer’ nurses scare me just a little.

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Would you show up to work in a disaster?

Who will actually show up when a disaster occurs? And if staff nurses are unwilling or unable to fill a sudden critical need, what then?

Nurses Say Stress Interferes With Caring For Their Patients

Nurses Say Stress Interferes With Caring For Their Patients

Article from NPR.com written by Alan Yu ___ Jordin Purcell-Riess has worked as a registered nurse at the emergency department at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., for three years. She describes her workplace as phones going off, voices everywhere, every room […]

The Opioid Epidemic: It’s time to place blame where it belongs

The Opioid Epidemic: It’s time to place blame where it belongs

Original Article from KevinMD.com ____ The media is full of stories about the current opioid crisis. But unlike many national crises, such as the Flint lead-contaminated water crisis, the focus is on solutions and not blame. A few weeks ago, the […]

The “go to the ER” Mentality of American Medicine

The “go to the ER” Mentality of American Medicine

Original article HERE by Edwin Leap, MD  ___ Currently, in American health care, experts are wringing their hands in confusion.  I mean, people have insurance, right?  And yet, health care is still expensive and dang it, people just keep going […]

Kaiser Permanente Nurses Have Begun Their 7-Day Strike

Kaiser Permanente Nurses Have Begun Their 7-Day Strike

___ Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente nurses hit the picket line on Tuesday to kick off a seven-day strike, calling for a deal that includes increased pay and staffing. Registered nurses at Kaiser’s flagship Los Angeles Medical Center started picketing at […]

Donald Trump Releases Healthcare Reform Plan

Donald Trump Releases Healthcare Reform Plan

Below, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Marco Rubio argue about Trump’s plan to replace Obamacare. This article was originally published on CNN. — Donald Trump on Wednesday laid out for the first time how he will reform the U.S. health […]

Did you read it? — “An open letter to The View’s Joy Behar and Michelle Collins”

Did you read it? — “An open letter to The View’s Joy Behar and Michelle Collins”

“I come from a medical family of nurses and doctors. You clearly need some educating, so allow me to tell you about a nurse who is near and dear to my heart.”

“Nursing is my talent”: #NursesUnite after commentary from “The View” hosts

“Nursing is my talent”: #NursesUnite after commentary from “The View” hosts

Social media is abuzz with support for nurses in the aftermath of The View’s commentary—find out what our Nurseonalities had to say here!

What do nurses think about tattoos?

What do nurses think about tattoos?

We asked for your opinion on nurses having tattoos…and here’s what you had to say.

Let’s talk understaffing…just don’t say “understaffing”

Let’s talk understaffing…just don’t say “understaffing”

Because we suspect you have a lot to say about this taboo topic.

Why nurses over 50 can’t find jobs

Why nurses over 50 can’t find jobs

It isn’t because we aren’t valuable. In fact, it may be just the opposite.

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A nurse’s confession about staffing and infection rates

Do higher patient loads equal higher patient infection rates?

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To tat or not to tat?

“Visible tattoos are so unprofessional,” says Angela. “As long as you can cover them up, it’s okay,” says Sara. So, what do YOU think? Should nurses forgo tattoos?