• American Horror Story: “Ratched”0

    Netflix and Ryan Murphy plan two-season TV origin story for one of the most damaging anti-nurse stereotypes in history September 7, 2017 – Today media sources reported that Netflix bought the new Ryan Murphy project “Ratched,” which will be an origin story based on the archetypal battle-axe nurse character from Ken Kesey’s novel and Milos

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  • Nurse assaulted for advocating for patient0

    Nurse Alex Wubbels was assaulted by Salt Lake City police officer Jeff Payne after she refused to violate an unconscious patient’s rights by collecting blood to test for alcohol. See the full video here–it is bookmarked where it starts to unravel, but you can scroll back to see preceding events: The best reporting on this

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  • The right stuff0

    Acting Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, PhD June 29, 2017 – With today’s announcement that Indiana health commissioner Jerome Adams, MD, has been nominated to be U.S. Surgeon General, it appears that the tenure of Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, PhD, as Acting Surgeon General is drawing to a close. Still, her months on the

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  • Founder of nursing is not your robot assistant0

    Nuance’s electronic scheduler gets own name wrong Take Action! May 27, 2017 – Today we learned of Nuance’s new electronic scheduler, designed specifically to help physicians, which the company has thoughtfully named “Florence,” after the modern nursing founder and public health pioneer Florence Nightingale. What an honor! After all, Nightingale was well known for meekly

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  • Unskilled. Lowly. Servile.0

    Paul Krugman says nursing is “menial,” not “cognitive,” in blog post Nobel-winning economist apologizes after nurses give cognitive feedback April 15, 2017 — On February 24, Paul Krugman posted a short item on his New York Times blog listing “nurses” as one example of those who perform “menial work dealing with the physical world.” The

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  • Puzzler0

    People crossword says RNs are “E.R. assistants” March 14, 2017 – The clue for 29 Down in People magazine’s crossword “puzzler” this week was “E.R. assistants (abbr.),” seeking a 3-letter answer. Can you guess it? Yes, it is “RNs.” In fact, though, nurses are autonomous professionals who use their advanced skills to save lives and improve

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