Nurses are not strangers to friends asking for medical advice. And for many of us, being a nurse includes managing family medical responsibilities.
I read your special edition on professional wellness with great interest. The articles hit a nerve. I am an attorney and a retired nurse. I give back to my fellow healthcare providers with a project called the Comfort Corner. I have gathered a group of retired nurses and therapists, whom I call my Halo Helpers.
The focus on online education programs in the July issue of Nurse.com prompted me to tell you my story. I was fortunate to find the master’s in diabetes education and management program at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. It’s an interdisciplinary program, although most of us in the group were RNs. The program is entirely online.
On behalf of the entire Hope Force International staff and cadre of volunteers, we want to thank you for the wonderful opportunity to have Jennifer Meade, our wonderful volunteer nurse who served us in Haiti, featured on the cover of Nurse.com’s October issue. She represents hundreds who have served selflessly to bring help and hope
Best of luck, Ian. You are on the cutting edge of healthcare. You make a difference every day! — Jeanine Zoch, RN, retired community health nurse and professor via Facebook (Nurse.com/Article/Morlock)
By Ian Morlock, BSN, RN I remember very clearly what the first day of classes were like when I began my BSN program at the Denver School of Nursing. It was April 1, 2013. I sat in a pathophysiology class, wondering “What have I done?” as each student took turns introducing themselves. All of us
By Danielle Airaghi, BSN, RN, CARN I remember I first wanted to be a nurse when I became a quasi-nurse at age 15. By my sophomore year in high school, I had perfected safe lifting and ambulating techniques, wound care and medication management. These things are easy to master when you’re highly motivated by your
By Peggy Lynn Wagner, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN When I first met Jen, she was living in a car with her boyfriend and she was pregnant and scared. Years ago, Jen had lost custody of her other three children when crack had taken over her life. Faced with a destitute future, she took an overdose of
In response to the article “End-of-life policies affect patients/RNs” (Nurse.com/Article/End-of-Life-Laws), I want to remind nurses that patients in Oregon who ask about physician-assisted suicide or death with dignity should receive information on how to contact the Compassion & Choices organization to help facilitate the request. These patients have a legal right to use medication to
Thank you for the online story on the National Resources Defense Council report, “Sneezing and Wheezing” (Nurse.com/Article/Smog-Ragweed). As we see more patients who suffer from allergy symptoms and asthma, it’s crucial that we understand the scientific evidence showing the link between climate change and increased ragweed prevalence and ozone smog. As patient advocates, it’s our