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I Am A Nurse, I Am An Advocate by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Guest Post by Lynn Visser RN, BSN, CEN As I think back to nursing school, I clearly remember being told “Be a patient advocate!”  I always held that message close to m ... Read on »
Sometimes the Giving Is In the Receiving by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Many years ago, after conducting a seminar out of state, I went to the hotel dinning room for dinner. I noticed one of the seminar attendees sitting alone and I asked if I ... Read on »
What Would Florence do? (WWFD) by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Guest post by Kat, Student Nurse That is: What would Florence Nightingale do? I’m a fourth semester nursing student now. It’s hard to believe it…. the time is flyi ... Read on »
Advice for New Nurses Seeking Work Part 3 by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing New nurses, it’s time to look in new directions for employment and to utilize new ways to find and get those jobs. The nursing job market is tight in most parts of the cou ... Read on »
Nursing’s Future: The door has opened but are we prepared to enter? by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My latest guest blog post at American Nurse Today online: As the world around us changes, the demographics and health care needs of the population are evolving and cos ... Read on »
Your First Year as a Nurse – 2nd edition! by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I am excited to announce that the long-awaited second edition of my first book, Your First Year as a Nurse  – Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Profess ... Read on »
Politics is Nursing With Power by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing When she first ran for office, now?U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski explained her transition from social worker to officeholder by claiming that, “Politics is social ... Read on »
Are 12-hour Shifts Safe for Nurses and Patients? by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing They’re popular with staff nurses but the research shows that they are adversely affecting nurses and patients alike. Read my recent guest blog post at American Nurse Toda ... Read on »
Advice for New Nurses Seeking Work Part 2 by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing OK new grads, fill out those online applications if you want and send in your resumes and cover letters to the human resource department of area hospitals if you must. But ... Read on »
Self-Care: Follow-up from one year ago by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing It has been one year to the day that I wrote my last self-care blog post (See Self-Care: Walking the Walk October 3, 2009). At that time I vowed not to take on any new vol ... Read on »
Advice for New Nurses Seeking Work Part 1 by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing In case you’re not already aware of this, the job market for ALL nurses across the country is very tight right now with a few exceptions such as Texas, New Mexico, Phoenix ... Read on »
When Talking, Patient Privacy an Issue and a Right by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A growing number of nurses and other healthcare workers have been fired from their jobs for postings on social media sites deemed to violate patient privacy.  This is a re ... Read on »
Is Nursing Boring - Or Is It You? by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I once heard someone say, “Life is not boring; people are boring.” The implication is that if someone feels bored, it is his or her own fault because there is always somet ... Read on »
Florence Nightingale pledge - out of date? by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I recently came across the Florence Nightingale pledge, the one I took 35 years ago when I graduated from a hospital-based diploma nursing program. When reading it on the  ... Read on »
Donna‚Äôs Top Ten Book Picks for Nurses by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing We in the nursing profession spend a lot of time reading clinical journals and books. But an equal amount of time needs to be devoted to personal and spiritual growth and de ... Read on »
Has anyone ever been mean to you? by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing While recently speaking at a nursing conference, the speaker before me was trying to make the point that nurses don’t support each other. One more sweeping generalization to ... Read on »
Self-Care: Walking the Walk by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My life has been spinning out of control. The entire last year has been particularly “full” with business activities, new products and projects (I worked on 3 book projects ... Read on »
New TV Show: Mercy by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I just watched the premier of the newest medical drama “Mercy” on NBC which seems to focus on the lives of several key nursing characters. OK so it’s TV and it’s a drama s ... Read on »
Twittering away by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I’m finally on Twitter www.twitter.com/donnacardillorn and Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/donna.wilkcardillo. Have been on LinkedIn   but am now actually using it. Twitte ... Read on »
New Nursing Book by Donna C. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My latest book, A Daybook for Beginning Nurses is hot off the presses. It was written for new graduates to inspire, motivate, and inform. There are 365 daily quotes, tips, a ... Read on »