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“How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they’re giving you an enem by Single Dad Posted Sun 31 Jul 2011 3:47pm Sorry for the lack of posting lately. It’s been a rough ride the last few weeks with non-Pearlsky stuff. We are now getting close to a year with the state’s investigation into the head nurse for the school district. At least they did not deny my complaints out of hand, but this is getting ridiculous. I [...] Read on »
Int. Nursing and Nursing Informatics Day: the big 'C' and little 'c' in nursing by h2cm Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:37pm 12th May is International Nurses Day and International Nursing Informatics Day: so have a great day! Even though the vast majority of people use information and communication technology in their work - and this includes nurses - there are many within and without the profession who will wonder what has nursing to do with 'IT'? Surely 'nurs ... Read on »
Travel Nursing - Per Diem Nursing - Local Contract Nursing by David S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Apr 2010 12:00am When hospitals & health systems seek supplemental nursing help, they typically ask for help in 1 of 3 ways. This article will highlight the 3 traditional forms of healthcare staffing. (1) Travel Nursing. Travel nursing jobs are usually 13 weeks in duration but can be as short as 4 weeks and as long as the hospital has a need…often up ... Read on »
From "Room Nurses" to "Idiot Nurses": Filipino nurses wage against demoralization by Nurse Alvin Dakis Posted Sun 03 Mar 2013 6:26am 1 Comment My attention was called again when a certain Grace Delacruz Manabat said that those nurses who are "accusing" her senatorial bet are 'idiots'. Well I do expect some supporters to rally behind their senatorial bet but to call those nurses who just wanted to ask Mrs. Villar to properly address the profession as idiots, then clearly someo ... Read on »
Global Research Nurses’ Network discussion: Nearly Free Nursing Colleges - Mental Health Nursing Rwanda by h2cm Posted Tue 23 Jul 2013 4:01pm Dear Peter, How are you? I still enjoy your blog. [ I am fine thank you Nicola and greatly appreciate your interest. How times flies since Jordan in April. ] Are you registered with GHD online? [ Yes, but I struggle for time. ] This discussion came up and I thought of you. [ I've copied one reply, editing a little, with links and h ... Read on »
MENTAL HEALTH NURSING – A FIELD OF ITS OWN by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 12:00am Feb 05               Ten years ago I practiced as a registered nurse in the field of in-patient and outpatient mental health.  The settings were both adult psychiatric units that dealt with a host of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, o ... Read on »
Care management is a growing nursing field. by Merrilee Fullerton Medical Doctor Posted Mon 19 Nov 2012 10:04pm Care management is the management of medical care. What do care managers and care management groups do? Care management involves coordinating care between primary care doctors, specialists, physical therapists counselors and any other medical service providers. The care manager or care management company ensures that all services are prov ... Read on »
Nursing Jobs in demand – Shortage of nurses grows by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 6:25pm 1 Comment The article brings up a good point about nurses, are they members of the medical team or just another pair of helping hands?  Sometimes as cut backs are beginning to occur the duties of a nurse may slip over in to other areas where it is really outside the realm of the occupation as well. Leadership roles are important as well.  In the Los Ang ... Read on »
Specialist Nurses - (Certified Nurse Anesthetists) Earn More Than Family Doctors - Report by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 16 Mar 2010 8:05pm The difference in this study shows about 10k a year difference compared to family practice doctors, and the article states this was the 4th year in a row where the CRNA’s were recruited at a higher rate of pay than family practice doctors.  For some reason or another this just does not compute real well as doctors will have 405 years more scho ... Read on »
Should Nurse Practitioners with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice be Called Doctors? by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 27 May 2010 8:43am 4 Comments Nurse Practitioners – Doctors? [Original post is published on The Health Care Blog ] By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA My recent post on The Health Care Blog , “Nurse Practitioners – Doctors?”  addresses the issues surrounding nurse practitioners obtaining a doctorate degree. I’d like to thank all those readers of The Heal ... Read on »