Raising The Salary for Nurses Across the Board

Recently I posted about the pros and cons working as a salaried nurse verses hourly. Kevin Ross, of Innovative Nurse, has responded in a youtube video but has shifted the focus of the discussion to the wages of nurses in general. So let’s continue the conversation.

Kevin is a nurse consultant and was surprised after a discussion with another nurse hen he learned what the average pay for nurses is currently. And let me be completely honest when I say that I think nurses are reimburses well, compared to many other jobs I’ve done, but there is always room for improvement.

The Meaning Use Rap [Video] and a Little Nerdy Info about HIEs

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If you work in healthcare it is pretty likely that you’ve heard the term “Meaningful Use.” While many find it to be much more annoying than beneficial, I find that many people actually do not have any idea what it means.

The “Meaning Yoose Rap” does a great job of giving a general idea of what meaningful use is, what it does for patients, and how providers can benefit from implementing.

iOS 6 Maps Show Multiple Dimensions [Parody]

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Some people have complained that the maps in iOS 6 are inaccurate. If you’re are using your iPhone integrated maps feature, you might be finding yourself lost. Have no fear. “Apple” has decided to set the record straight in this parody video.

It’s not that the maps in iOS 6 are inaccurate, they just show dimensions we don’t have access to.

Amazon Prime App is Finally Available on iPad!

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I have be longing for an Amazon Prime app for ages. Now I feel the Apple TV was a very sound investment since I can fully utilize my actual TV for all my on demand movie services. Especially since Apple TV just got the Hulu App. Now, at least for the time being, I can watch Amazon Prime on the TV with mirroring. I know that it could be argued that there are other devices that already do this like Roku, but I’m a fan of the simplicity of most Apple products. (I say most, because unfortunately my Macbook Pro experience was less than exceptional.)

Unforgettable Family Fun at Rocky Branch Railroad and Old West Ghost Town


Recently we made a trip to the Rocky Branch Railroad and Ghost Town.

We had family come to town and didn’t want to be the old bumps on the logs we normally are. Since my husband and I had been talking about taking Ty to a nearby old west ghost, we figured this would be a great time. It was also a great thing to take Pappy and our niece and nephew to.

The price of admission was very reasonable compared to many of the other attractions we attended during the week (including Zoo Atlanta, The Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coke, and The Fernbank Museum). For $10 you got a hay ride, a trip on the train, alligator exhibit, an 1880’s Variety Show, a gun slinging show and even robbed at gunpoint by train robbers (oh my!).

Innovative Car Technology Used During the Kia Rio Scavenger Hunt


One of my favorite things about the Kia Rio is the available UVO Technology (Powered by Microsoft®) which gives you features that were once only reserved for high-end luxury vehicles.

Here are just a few of the features that are part of this package:

Latest Bluetooth Technology
Rearview Camera
Digital Jukebox
Innovative USB Jack
And much much more!

Need to Consult a Trauma Surgeon? There’s an App for That!


Technology continually improves healthcare and our daily lives.

The video below is a fantastic example of technology saving lives by providing improved access to trauma surgeons in areas that don’t have them on staff. Trauma surgeon Rafael Grossmann MD(@ZGJR) reached out to me on twitter and shared with me the video. In it, he discusses iPod Teletrauma: the $229 130 million sq. ft. Trauma Room.

The Murses: Male Nurses Show How it’s Done

Over on Impacted Nurse, the Murses are running amok. They’re busy saving liver… er… elbows and such and giving their pre-Hollywood interviews. Haven’t heard of the The Murses yet? Well they are male nurses who are stepping up to the plate and forging a path to potential YouTube success. This EPIC style short film is […]

Short Takes: Narratives by Nurses – What I Love Most About Nursing


As part of Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, a group of nurses were asked a series of questions and in recorded their own video responses. I was honored to be asked to participate in the promotion of nursing. I’ll refrain from making this another post about the fantastic things that Johnson and Johnson are doing, but I will say that they honor and uplift nurses and for that I am very thankful.

These are the 2nd in the webisode series in which nurses where asked “What do you love most about nursing.” You’ll find the answers below. I encourage you to share yours with us in the comments section below as well.