There was a time when Nursing was a stable occupation and if you were a nurse you were pretty much assured of a job. When other jobs were scarce and work was hard to find a nurse could find work somewhere. Even though there is a shortage in nursing today it is still not guaranteed […]

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Most everyone is aware that there is serious shortage in Nursing and other health care disciplines. Why and can it be changed? I am sure that there are many reasons for it, and I certainly hope it can be turned around. One thing that might make a difference is how staff is treated. Leadership in […]

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My focus is in support for nurses, but when you think of it, it pertains to leadership in general. Some may think that support means that you are a softie. This is very far from being true. If you are kind and supportive does that mean that you have no control over others? I certainly […]

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I personally love going to school.  I, so, wish I was still in college.  I love everything about college.  I love being on campus and the whole atmosphere, but I especially love going to class and learning.  Oh, I am sure I got overwhelmed with all of the work at times and complained about all […]

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What is respect?  Merriam Webster defines it as “to feel admiration for (someone or something):to regard it as being worthy of admiration because of good qualities”.  Urban’s definition states, “But, you must give respect to receive respect.  No one owes you respect until you have earned it, so there is no such thing as I […]

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I was just reading something on Facebook and it started me thinking about this question.  What if a patient asks you if they are dying or what if a family member asks you this?  How do you answer? When I was a student nurse and then when I first started my career we were told […]

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Good question.  How does she feel at the end of her day?  You can guess, but do you really know?  In order to answer this question you need to put yourself in her place.  I do this all of the time and even then it is only a guess and sometimes the guess is wrong.  […]

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I just got something on facebook from my grandnephew.  He was thanking all of the people in the family that have played an important part in him growing up.  It was very touching to me. He graduated from high school in June and went into the army in July.  This is the first experience any […]

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I am not sure if guilt trips is even the right word.  I thought of using ultimatums or negative reinforcement and a few other words, but none seem to be just right.  The thing I am exploring is motivation and how different approaches work.  It seems like the appropiate time to talk about this as […]

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This morning on facebook, I got something that dealt with nurses making a difference.  I thanked the person that sent it because all too often nurses are not told this or made to feel like they don’t make a difference.  Most nurses know that they make a difference in lives, but it is nice to […]

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