Guest Blogger: Lisa Marie Walsh, RN, BSN, MSN(c)I recently encountered a nurse on my floor who respectfully told the charge nurse that she was not comfortable taking on a 7th patient. She had been floated to our floor and this was not her regular patient population. The house supervisor came to the floor to speak to her and she continued to maintain her position. She did … [Read more...] about Safe Staffing: Are You Part of the Problem or the Solution?
American Nurses Association
Guest Blogger: R.Nixon, RN (Nurse Becca) The American Nurses Association is busy working on a revised code of nursing ethics. Among topics are the standards and codes we all are expected to live by as nurses. If you are a seasoned nurse or novice nurse, you can get membership at the American Association website and stay in tune to new topics and health care information. The … [Read more...] about Nurses Speak Up! ANA Call for Input on Code of Ethics
When I discovered nursing informatics, it was like a dream come true. I was completing my BSN coursework, and I began researching options to further my education in nursing. I realized fairly quickly that I wasn't interested in most of the education pathways that many of my nursing peers were following. Somewhere in the midst of that research I stumbled onto "Nursing … [Read more...] about Becoming an Informatics Nurse: Going Beyond the Bedside
Nurses week is celebrated every year from May 6th until May 12th, which is also Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This static celebration has been in place since 1993 in order to facilitate better planning. This weeks serves as an opportunity to take special notice of the contributions that nurses make to the community. For a brief history on nurses week you can visit the … [Read more...] about Give Yourself a Pat on the Back: Celebrating Nurses Weeks 2012
The executive director of the Iowa Nurses Association made a comment on the American Nurses Association’s facebook page in response to other comments made on a wall post by Terri Polick questioning the censorship of the ANA. This representative of the Iowa chapter of the ANA essentially called Vernon Dutton (a nurse advocate and social media enthusiast) an ass and questions his … [Read more...] about The Iowa Nurses Association Needs a Lesson in Social Media Etiquette