• Think about the future0

    New international text Nurses and Nursing leads off with chapter by Truth leaders March 2017 – The exciting new textbook Nurses and Nursing: The Person and the Profession includes a chapter on nursing’s image by Truth leaders Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers. Edited by Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh, RN, EdD, the thought-provoking new textbook from

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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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  • You gotta keep the devil way down in the hole0

    London Free Press on firing of Ontario CNO for understaffing report June 17, 2016 — Today the London Free Press (Ontario) ran a piece by Jonathan Sher reporting that the city’s largest hospital had fired its chief nursing officer apparently because of her role as president of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), which

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  • The doctor school dropout0

    NCIS: Los Angeles investigates nursing stereotypes October 23, 2016 – In tonight’s episode, the popular CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles engaged briefly with some nursing stereotypes, especially those that apply to men in nursing. In the episode, Special Agent Kensi Blye has been partly paralyzed in a helicopter crash and lies in a coma in

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  • Forward?0

    Abby Wambach on NPR’s Fresh Air:  Title IX was really about escaping nursing September 14, 2016 — Today soccer star Abby Wambach appeared on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air to promote her new memoir Forward. In discussing Title IX, Wambach asserted that the historic legislation was not intended mainly to strengthen women’s sports, but instead

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