• Mashability0

    New York Times and Mashable items show range of nursing expertise Wendy Lu’s July 2017 Well blog post on the New York Times site told how her home care nurse saved her life by inserting a new tracheostomy tube after hers became blocked. And Giancarlo Mezzofiore’s October 2017 Mashable piece explains that the U.K. cancer

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  • Love heals all things0

    A message to nurses from Angel Williams, the woman at the center of the 2010 Dr. Oz naughty nurse segment January 28, 2018 — We recently received a phone call from Angel Williams, the woman who appeared on a 2010 episode of The Dr. Oz Show to demonstrate how she was able to lose weight

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  • $3 for seven days of night shift0

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    • February 2, 2018

    Reports from Zimbabwe show lack of resources for nursing May 2015 – This month news items from Zimbabwe showed that the salaries of nurses in some settings remain absymally low. On May 6, a short Associated Press piece reported that night shift nurses at the nation’s public hospitals had gone on strike in protest of

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  • Ratched or Wretched?0

    Netflix Should Support Women, Not Damaging Stereotypes by MarySue Heilemann, RN, PhD, FAAN Dear Nurses and Allies, I’m writing because the Nurse Ratched show in development at Netflix has not been canceled. Production is scheduled to begin soon in 2018. This means that Netflix will be creating what has been called a “monster” nurse character working in the

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  • Who’s who0

    AARP magazine sends mixed messages on nursing roles January 2015 – Recently AARP The Magazine has published items explaining the roles of various health professionals, especially nurse practitioners (NPs). In the August / September 2014 edition, the magazine ran a short but excellent piece by Sylvia Smith, “Nurse Practitioners Fill the Gap.” The item focuses

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  • Angels and advocates0

    The nurses of Fox’s Red Band Society February 2015 — Fox’s Red Band Society was a teen hospital drama that featured three recurring nurse characters, each somewhat stereotypical, yet each displaying some health care ability. The show lasted 13 episodes, until February 2015, with its silly core premise: that a group of teenagers with illnesses

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