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Professional wellness

By | 2015-12-07T17:48:37+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Categories: Nurses stories, Your Stories|

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.

Online education

By | 2015-12-07T17:47:08+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Categories: Nurses stories, Your Stories|

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.

Thank you

By | 2015-12-07T17:44:57+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Categories: Nurses stories, Your Stories|

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

Ian Morlock

By | 2015-12-07T17:31:34+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Categories: Nurses stories, Your Stories|

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)

My door into global community health: Nurse’s path to Uganda starts with a special mentor

By | 2015-11-09T18:24:03+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Categories: Nursing news, Your Stories|

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

Like an angel

By | 2015-09-18T16:57:12+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Categories: Nurses stories, Your Stories|

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

End-of-life policies

By | 2015-08-25T14:29:09+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: Nurses stories, Your Stories|

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

Climate change and allergies

By | 2015-08-25T14:14:23+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: Nurses stories, Your Stories|

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