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How long has it been going on?
Posted 2/5/2013 9:39:28 AM
Nancy Brent discusses the problems of poor nursing care....
Posted 12/12/2012 8:41:01 AM
Quite some time ago, I uploaded a photograph of myself for the Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future Mosiac. ...
Have we lost our ability (and our sensitivity) to communicate in healthcare?
Posted 10/1/2012 10:35:36 AM
Donna Cardillo, MA, RN writes about communication. ...
Why can’t we get along?
Posted 10/1/2012 10:30:35 AM
In her latest blog, Nancy Brent discusses the challenges of support and collaboration among nurses....
What some people didn’t learn in school
Posted 7/16/2012 3:40:43 PM
Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first blog from Nancy Brent. As a nurse attorney, Nancy brings a special perspective to the issues facing today’s nurses. ...
The times—and the nursing job market—they are a changin’
Posted 7/5/2012 4:02:22 PM
The job market for nurses has shifted permanently. ...
Nurses and customer service: A new annoyance or an old standard?
Posted 4/16/2012 9:48:10 AM
I recently overheard a nurse bitterly complaining about the staff on her unit being asked by their manager to address patients by name each time they enter the patient’s room and asking them, while there, if they needed anything else. ...
Launching yourself in nursing leadership
Posted 6/15/2012 2:57:58 PM
Editor’s note: At American Nurse Today, we believe every nurse can be a leader. This article is the first in what will be occasional guest blogs by Rose O. Sherman, founder of the Emerging RN Leader blog (www.emergingrnleader.com). In addition to her guest blogs, Rose will contribute articles on a regular basis to help nurses achieve their leadership potential....
Nursing culture: Time for a paradigm shift
Posted 10/14/2011 10:07:17 AM
October's guest, Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, writes a thought provoking article on the culture of nursing. ...
Are we jeopardizing healthcare’s future by not hiring our new grads today?
Posted 8/9/2011 10:00:32 AM
You’re probably aware that many hospitals (and other healthcare
facilities) across the country are not hiring new graduate nurses or are
hiring very few. ...
‘Uniformity’ in nursing: It’s about time…again.
Posted 6/14/2011 10:26:59 AM
June’s guest, Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, looks at the trend of consistent uniform colors for nurses.In case you haven’t heard, there is a national movement underway to have hospital nurses wear a “uniform” scrub color unique to that facility. This...
Can a nurse be too old to work at the bedside?
Posted 3/25/2011 11:53:13 AM
A recent New York Times article begged the question, "How old is too old for doctors to continue practicing medicine?"...
Nursing’s future: The door has opened but are we prepared to enter?
Posted 3/28/2011 12:40:06 PM
As the world around us changes, the demographics and health care
needs of the population are evolving and costs continue to escalate out
of control. As a result, the healthcare system in the US is reinventing
itself in significant ways to meet the needs of current and future
Are 12-hour shifts safe?
Posted 3/28/2011 12:41:19 PM
12-hour shifts have become the norm in hospitals and most nurses love them. One can work 3 days and have 4 days off, there is one less major shift change to contend with, and patients have fewer names and faces to get acclimated to in a 24-hour period....
Does higher education lure nurses away from the bedside?
Posted 3/25/2011 11:47:09 AM
June's guest, Donna Cardillo, MA, RN looks at higher
education and whether it lures nurses away from the bedside. There is a widespread belief among nurses that once a nurse has a BSN or MSN, he or she will no longer want to work at the bedside. In other words, the degreed nurse will not want to “dirty” his...
Is nursing a profession or a job?
Posted 3/4/2013 11:39:12 AM
February's guest, Donna Cardillo, MA, RN looks into
Nursing as a profession and not just a job. I recently read an article on the web where the nurse author's stated intent was to "enlighten" future and prospective nurses to the "harsh realities" of the profession. The piece listed things like the physicality of the job, the necessity of doing shift work, and a proclamation that nursing is not a profession but just a job. Holy encephalopathy, Batman! Are we still having this conversation? ...
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